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Josh Gordon knocks the rust off in Browns win

Josh Gordon knocks the rust off in Browns win

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated 3 hours ago
Wide receiver Josh Gordon got thrown back into the fire in his first game back from a 10-game suspension on Sunday afternoon and there were ups and downs for him and quarterback Brian Hoyer on the way to a 26-24 victory over the Falcons. On the down sid…
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  • Sean Payton's message to Saints: Season starts now

    Sean Payton's message to Saints: Season starts now

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    METAIRIE, La. -- A new six-game season kicks off tonight for the New Orleans Saints. That's the message coach Sean Payton sent his team heading into tonight's home date with the Baltimore Ravens (6-4). Payton showed players a chart at the beginning of t…
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  • Buccaneers need to focus on future

    Buccaneers need to focus on future

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    CHICAGO – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a game Sunday, 21-13 to the Bears. But the amazing thing is they didn’t lose any ground in the NFC South standings. They’re 2-9 and, believe it or not, they remain in playoff contention. That’s what happens when y…
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  • Despite inconsistency, Panthers need to keep feeding Kelvin Ben…

    Despite inconsistency, Panthers need to keep feeding Kelvin Benjamin the ball

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There are times when Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin makes a catch that makes you say "wow," like the juggling 22-yarder falling backwards in the end zone during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 19-17 loss to A…
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  • Tom Benson makes record donation to Hall of Fame

    Tom Benson makes record donation to Hall of Fame

    The Pro Football Hall of Fame has embarked on an ambitious plan to construct a Hall of Fame Village. Saints owner Tom Benson has given the project an enormous chunk of seed money. As reported last night by Peter King of TheMMQB.com on NBC’s Football Nig…
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  • Falcons clock management comes into focus after loss

    Falcons clock management comes into focus after loss

    It looked like the Falcons had done just enough to win Sunday’s game against the Browns. As it turned out, they left Cleveland just enough time to turn that victory into a defeat. On second and nine from the Cleveland 42 with 1:03 to play, the Falcons g…
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  • Desmond Trufant competes with Josh Gordon, but defense doesn't …

    Desmond Trufant competes with Josh Gordon, but defense doesn't finish

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    ATLANTA -- The passion was evident in Desmond Trufant's tone as his lip quivered with every response. One could tell how much the Atlanta Falcons cornerback wanted this one; how badly he wanted to make a difference on defense. Trufant had the undesirabl…
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  • Josh McCown has rough outing in homecoming

    Josh McCown has rough outing in homecoming

    ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    CHICAGO – This time, there were no tears. But there certainly could have been. Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown’s play in Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field was nothing to smile about. He threw two interceptions and lost a fumbl…
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  • Falcons foiled as offense falters late in fourth quarter

    Falcons foiled as offense falters late in fourth quarter

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    ATLANTA -- Roddy White thought victory was in hand. He truly did. With 4 minutes, 59 seconds left in regulation on Sunday and his Atlanta Falcons trailing the Cleveland Browns 23-21, White figured the momentum had just turned in the Falcons' favor. He w…
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  • Buccaneers collapse in epic fashion

    Buccaneers collapse in epic fashion

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    CHICAGO -- A few weeks ago, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith playfully said that his team would make an "epic climb" at some point. You want epic? The Bucs delivered an epic collapse Sunday. For a team that has lost in just about every w…
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  • Bears win second straight, beat Buccaneers 21-13

    Bears win second straight, beat Buccaneers 21-13

    Led a playmaking defense, the Bears rallied for a 21-13 victory over the visiting Buccaneers and former Chicago head coach Lovie Smith on Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field. In securing their second straight win, the Bears (5-6) forced four turnovers, in…
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  • Cundiff Field Goal Leads Browns Past Falcons 26-24

    Cundiff Field Goal Leads Browns Past Falcons 26-24

    nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    After being suspended for Cleveland's first 10 games, Josh Gordon had no trouble remembering how to play the game.
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  • Hoyer shakes off INTs, rallies Browns to win

    Hoyer shakes off INTs, rallies Browns to win

    ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions, leading the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
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  • Jorvorskie Lane's injury 'serious'

    Jorvorskie Lane's injury 'serious'

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    CHICAGO -- Observed and heard in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room after their 21-13 loss to the Bears. The injury news wasn't good for the Bucs. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane suffered what coach Lovie Smith called a "serious leg injury." It so…
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  • God, The NFC South Is So Awful

    God, The NFC South Is So Awful

    deadspin.com 18 hours ago
    Mike Smith and the Falcons used poor clock management and sheer willpower to lose on a last-second field goal to the Browns today. (Congrats, Browns!) Atlanta is now 4-7, and still has a chance at first place in the NFC South after the week's over, beca…
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  • Tashaun Gipson carted off after collision with Joe Haden

    Tashaun Gipson carted off after collision with Joe Haden

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The Browns are clinging to a lead in the fourth quarter against the Falcons and they’ll need to protect it for the final 9:31 without safety Tashaun Gipson. Gipson and cornerback Joe Haden collided with each other while trying to make a play on a pass t…
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  • Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Rapid Reaction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    CHICAGO -- Some quick thoughts on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on Sunday: What it means: The Bucs had a chance to put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season. They failed. Despite jumping o…
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  • Bears lose Briggs, Fuller to injury vs. Bucs

    Bears lose Briggs, Fuller to injury vs. Bucs

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs left Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a groin injury in the second quarter, and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for the second half.
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  • Mike Evans does it again

    Mike Evans does it again

    profootballtalk.com 20 hours ago
    Remember when it took time for first-round receivers to hit their stride? In May, the Buccaneers took wideout Mike Evans No. 7 overall. And on Sunday in Chicago, Evans hauled in his eighth TD of the season to give Tampa Bay a 7-0 second-quarter lead. Ev…
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  • Week 12 early inactives

    Week 12 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Browns at Falcons Browns: TE Jordan Cameron, WR Marlon Moore…
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  • Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    Reports: Lavonte David to sit out Sunday’s game at Chicago

    The Buccaneers will not have the NFL’s co-leader in tackles in the lineup at Chicago. Weak-side linebacker Lavonte David won’t play in Sunday’s game vs. the Bears at Soldier Field, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported this morning. David sat out …
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  • Saints' Patrick Robinson again showing his resilience

    Saints' Patrick Robinson again showing his resilience

    ESPN.com Nov 23 (yesterday)
    METAIRIE, La. -- Say this for New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson: He’s resilient. The former first-round draft pick’s entire career has been a non-stop roller-coaster ride because of his highs and lows on the field and injury issues off the …
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  • NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    NFL Weather Watch — Week 12

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23 (yesterday)
    The weather forecasts suggest snow is unlikely to be seen in any of the outdoor NFL games on Sunday. However, fans of a certain age might have occasion to hum a few bars of “November Rain.” Precipitation is possible for Buccaneers-Bears in Chicago and P…
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  • Video - Brees Ready For Monday Night 01:54

    Brees Ready For Monday Night

    Nov 23
    Mike Tirico speaks to QB Drew Brees and previews the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Saints and the Ravens.
  • Video - Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago 01:18

    Game Balls: Tampa Bay at Chicago

    Nov 23
    Bears reporter Michael Wright's game ball goes to David Bass, who was waived on Oct. 7, and brought back to the active roster on Nov. 11. Bucs receiver Mike Evans gets the game ball from Patrick Yasinskas after three catches for 47 yards.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Bears Recap 01:38

    Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Bears Recap

    Nov 23
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Browns-Falcons Recap 02:13

    Sunday Blitz: Browns-Falcons Recap

    Nov 23
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Browns' 26-24 win over the Falcons.

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