NFC South News and Rumors
Panthers missing both starting guards, and yet another RB
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It seems like it wouldn’t be a week in Carolina without another running back injury, but now that the backups to the backups are getting hurt, it’s getting ridiculous. According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, replacement back Chris Ogbannaya lef…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet calls and tweetsprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoThe Saints will host the Packers on Sunday Night Football in a game that the 2-4 Saints could really use if they are going to return to the playoffs this season. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune will join Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of …Upvote Share Tweet
How things have changed for Nos. 1 and 2 defenses at Seattle, CarolinaESPN.com 3 hours agoCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ron Rivera turned on the film and liked what he saw. Players were swarming to the runner and pressuring the quarterback. They were making crisp, physical tackles and maintaining containment. They were disciplined. The Carolina Panther…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints cornerbacks Corey White, Stanley Jean-Baptiste focus aheadESPN.com 3 hours agoMETAIRIE, La. -- Corey White is sporting a new look this week. The New Orleans Saints cornerback shaved off his familiar mohawk (which had gone through various shades of orange, gold, black and even pink for breast cancer awareness this year). White sai…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoRunning back Reggie Bush missed practice for the second straight day on Friday, but said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, that he will play against the Falcons at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The team isn’t quite as confident. Bush has been li…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoThe Falcons had wide receiver Harry Douglas at practice for the second straight day on Friday, leading to more hope that the team will get him back in the lineup after four games on the sideline because of a foot injury. While it’s a good sign that Doug…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 6 hours agoRecent history suggests we could be in for a lot of points in prime time when the New Orleans Saints (2-4) host the Green Bay Packers (5-2) on Sunday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The past three meetings between Saints quarterback Drew Brees…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'ESPN.com 7 hours agoLions coach Jim Caldwell has been so impressed with Falcons returner Devin Hester that he says Hester has changed the way returns and returners are viewed.Upvote Share Tweet
Week 8 N.F.L. Matchupsnytimes.com 8 hours agoThis week’s games include a matchup between the Eagles and the Cardinals, who have unexpectedly taken control of the N.F.C. West.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Debating who is better between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers really isn’t a debate. Statistically, Wilson wins almost every category. Perhaps the debate should be on whether Wilson …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly says he didn’t get a personal apology from the league, which has admitted it made a mistake when referees ejected the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from Sunday’s 38-17 loss at Green…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoIt will be another week without running back DeAngelo Williams for the Panthers. Coach Ron Rivera said Thursday that Williams is not sufficiently healed from his ankle injury to play against the Seahawks this Sunday. That will make four straight games o…Upvote Share TweetBecause the trade deadline is coming up, and because the Buccaneers are in flux, and because Vincent Jackson is 31, it’s reasonable to think he’ll make phones ring. But the veteran wide receiver said Thursday he wants to stay put, and fix things with th…Upvote Share Tweet
Saints receivers re-emerge in ‘pick your poison’ offenseESPN.com 22 hours agoMETAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints re-discovered their downfield passing game last week, with receivers Marques Colston and Kenny Stills both gaining more than 100 receiving yards in a 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions. If that’s a sign of things to …Upvote Share Tweet
Bryan Cox on Falcons' D-line: 'We have a job to do'ESPN.com 23 hours agoSurprisingly, Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox didn’t resort to foul language in describing the play of his unit thus far. Cox, however, is far from satisfied with the effort. And he primarily pointed to one person in particular. "Not…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 24 hours agoMETAIRIE, La. -- Eric Olsen was admittedly frustrated when the New Orleans Saints released him last season after he suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in the summer that sidelined him for about two months. But the journeyman guard/center said he understood…Upvote Share TweetDefensive tackle Gerald McCoy looks at the Buccaneers defense from a different vantage point from outside observers but he’s reached the same conclusion. It’s not a good unit. The Bucs are allowing more yards per game than any team in the league and McC…Upvote Share Tweet
Buccaneers sign linebacker Orie Lemon away from ChiefsThe Bucs filled an unexpected roster spot Thursday, finding another defensive player to take the spot created by Da’Quan Bowers‘ two-week PED suspension. The team announced they had signed linebacker Orie Lemon off the Chiefs practice squad. Lemon has b…Upvote Share TweetTony Dungy thinks New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could “take a page out of Aaron Rodgers’ book” and needs to relax. “Their defense is not holding leads, they're giving up some big plays. So Drew is feeling like, ‘I gotta score every time I've…Upvote Share TweetLions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Bir…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 23 (yesterday)Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT’s Week Eight picksLast week, as the Saints built a supposedly insurmountable lead over the Lions, I taunted MDS with a link of Homer Simpson singing When the Saints Go Over There. And I scoffed when he suggested I was celebrating prematurely. Which of course cemented the…Upvote Share TweetMETAIRIE, La. -- Aaron Rodgers has been one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks for seven years now. But this season, the Green Bay Packers star has cranked it up another notch. He’s gone to ludicrous speed. Rodgers has thrown for 18 touchdowns with just on…Upvote Share TweetBoth the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions spent the early part of the week soaking in the sights and sounds of London. Now it's time to get to work. We will see if either team shows lingering effects from the trip across the pond as they prepare to…Upvote Share TweetDon't expect any fine offensive displays Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. That's because the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both are struggling on offense. The Vikings (2-5) and Bucs (1-5) are starting young quarterbacks and ranked near the …Upvote Share TweetThe Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers are reeling as they enter Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game at Bank of America Stadium. The defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks have lost two straight games to fall to 3-3, two games behind Arizona in the NFC West. Th…Upvote Share Tweet
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