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Heading into Sunday, five NFL teams had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Four of them succeeded. The Patriots, Broncos and Falcons all clinched their divisions on Sunday, while the Texans clinched a spot in the AFC playoffs. But the Ravens, who would…Upvote Share Tweet
tampabay.com Dec 2, 2012DENVER -- A week after being held to his lowest per-carry average of the season (2.4 yards) against the Falcons, Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin had another uninspiring performance today here at Mile High. Martin rushed for 56 yards on 18 carries (3.1 yards …Upvote Share TweetPeyton Manning threw three touchdowns, including one to defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, to help the Denver Broncos wrap up the AFC West with a 31-23 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Upvote Share Tweet
Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 2, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”Beating the Panthers will be a temporary relief for the Chiefs. But it was all they could do today. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel didn’t want to delve too deeply into the events of Saturday - when linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then hUpvote Share TweetAgainst the backdrop an unthinkable tragedy, the Kansas City Chiefs gave themselves a reason to be proud Sunday -- and perhaps the impetus to let the healing begin.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 2, 2012Setting aside for a moment the events surrounding the obvious and tragic incidents that weighed heavy on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend -- and that's in no way meant to minimize them -- the team's 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers can be see…Upvote Share Tweet
Halftime thoughts: Buccaneers-BroncosIf you’re not watching the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos, you might want to get to a television quickly. The Bucs are in position to pull off an upset that could mark a key turning point for a team with a first-year head coachUpvote Share TweetNothing that happened on the field is going to comfort the Chiefs. But for a moment, this will help. A day after one of their own committed murder and then suicide, the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 win over the Panthers. The Chiefs played a clean game fro…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 2, 2012KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered sympathy Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family."Upvote Share TweetWe’re back to a full slate of games in the late afternoon slot this week, which is a good place to be in the football season. The teams playing in those games have handed in their lists of inactive players, which we’ve compiled right here. BuccaneersUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 2, 2012Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden will miss a fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury. McFadden was injured in a Nov. 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but still leads the Raiders with 455 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. In add…Upvote Share TweetThoughts on the Carolina Panthers' 27-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday: What it means: The Panthers fall to 3-9, and this one isn’t going to help coach Ron Rivera’s job security. Carolina lost to a team that had won only one game this seasoUpvote Share Tweet
Halftime thoughts: Panthers-ChiefsThe Carolina Panthers have a decent chance at their first two-game winning streak since Weeks 15 and 16 of last season. At halftime, they trail the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14. Kansas City scored a touchdown on the final play of the second quarter. But th…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Mike Sullivan on BC's radarWe’ve known that New Orleans assistants Aaron Kromer and Pete Carmichael were on the radar for the head-coaching job at Boston College. But, apparently, they aren’t the only NFC South coaches being linked to the job. ESPN’s Adam Schefter just reportUpvote Share Tweet
Man falls out of Panthers stadium during college gameThe Panthers arrived in Kansas City yesterday for another team’s tragedy, but had one unfolding in their stadium last night. A fan at the ACC Championship Game fell from a fourth-floor ramp in Bank of America Stadium and suffered life-threatening injuriUpvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Panthers-Chiefs RecapDec 2Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Chiefs' 27-21 win over the Panthers
Sunday Blitz: Buccaneers-Broncos RecapDec 2Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Broncos' 31-23 win over the Buccaneers
Buccaneers postgame press conferenceDec 2Buccaneers react following game with Broncos
Broncos Clinch AFC WestDec 2Peyton Manning threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Broncos over the Buccaneers 31-23.
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher trag…Dec 2Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.