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SEATTLE – Russell Wilson has started just 28 NFL regular-season games. You'd never know by watching him.The Seahawks quarterback plays at a level that's uncanny for a second-year player. When the Saints blitzed eight, he hit Doug Baldwin deep on a beaut…Share Tweet
SEATTLE – After the opening kickoff on Monday night, the Seahawks' video board implored the fans to take back the Guinness World Record for crowd noise.The fans probably didn't need to be prodded.A raucous Seahawks crowd, excited for a meeting against t…Share Tweet
Richard Sherman, cheap shot artistSeahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is better at life than Skip Bayless. Sherman is better at delivering cheap shots, too. In the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints, Sherman knocked Saints wideout Kenny Stills off his feet at the back of…Share Tweet
Brett Favre, once a target of the Saints’ bounty program, offers Sean Payton help on earplugsyahoo.com Dec 2, 2013You'd think the last group that Brett Favre would want to help out is the New Orleans Saints. Favre was the biggest name targeted during the Saints' bounty scandal. New Orleans tried to take him out of the NFC championship game at the end of the 2009 se…Share TweetAs expected, wide receiver Percy Harvin is officially inactive for Seattle with lingering soreness in his surgically repaired hip. Harvin didn’t practice for Seattle this week after appearing in his first game with the team two weeks ago against the Min…Share Tweet
Smith likes how Ryan handles pressureAtlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith praised quarterback Matt Ryan for the way he handled playing under duress against a potent Buffalo Bills pass rush. Ryan was sacked a season-high six times in the game -- and was hit nine times -- yet still made som…Share TweetTicket invoices are out for Panthers PSL holders, but team likely must win NFC South to host an NFL playoff game…Click to Continue »Share Tweet
PFT on NBCSN: Week 13 Sunday recapThere’s still one game left to play before Week 13 is in the books, but discussions about Monday night’s Saints-Seahawks matchup will have to wait until we’ve had a chance to take a long look back at everything that happened on Sunday. We had a couple o…Share Tweet
Saints-Rams game flexed to later startWill the New Orleans Saints (9-2) ever play another noon game this year? The NFL announced that the Saints’ Week 15 game at the St. Louis Rams will be flexed to 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 15. That marks the second straight week the Saints have been fl…Share TweetBuccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ status for Week 13 was up in the air until just before kickoff because of a groin injury, but he was able to give it a go against the Panthers. Revis didn’t make it to the end of the contest, although his groin didn…Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I'll finally get to study the Carolina Panthers' next opponent at the same time as coach Ron Rivera. And I'll be on the couch with a bowl of popcorn just like Rivera, as well. There may be a cold beverage involved, too, although River…Share Tweet
Defense finally No. 1, but challenges awaitCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For months, almost every time a member of the Carolina Panthers' defense has been complimented, the response has been how they won't be satisfied until the unit is ranked No. 1. They might have to come up with a new answer. Hello No. …Share Tweet
W2W4: Closing the screen door?The New Orleans Saints' biggest game of the year to date deserves the biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 3 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. With the weather conditions a likely factor t…Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 2, 2013Throwing in the towel would have been easy for the Jaguars. But they're refusing to play for next year.Share Tweet
Tracking 2014 draft orderTAMPA, Fla. -- There haven’t been a lot of positives for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. But there’s one compelling story worth watching closely over the final four games. That is the NFL draft order for 2014. According to ESPN Stats & Informa…Share TweetThe New Orleans Saints’ biggest game of the year to date deserves the biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 2 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints can probably appreciate better tha…Share Tweet
Falcons-Bills draws smallest Toronto crowd yetTwo bad football teams and one bad mayor weren’t enough to put butts in the seats in Toronto on Sunday. According to the Globe & Mail, only 39,869 showed up for Sunday’s annual Ontario NFL fest, the smallest crowd yet for a regular-season game Bills…Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 2, 2013Holy (Edwin) Moses! Did you see what Vernon Davis did on Sunday afternoon? The San Francisco 49ers tight end channeled his inner Lolo Jones, pulling off sweet hurdles on not one but two different plays in a 23-13 win over the St. Louis Rams. The first c…Share Tweet
W2W4: Sherman vs. Graham?The New Orleans Saints' biggest game of the season to date deserves the season’s biggest What 2 Watch 4. This is Part 1 of 4 as we count down toward the Saints’ “Monday Night Football” showdown at the Seattle Seahawks. Two of the NFL’s elite players may…Share Tweet
William Moore bracing for yet another fineFalcons safety William Moore ought to be celebrating today, after helping the Falcons to a rare win. Instead, he’s bracing for yet another fine, which will add to a hefty bill for the year. Moore was flagged for leading with his head on Bills wide recei…Share TweetThe Panthers have been able to withstand the absence of defensive end Charles Johnson the last two games with a knee injury, in part because they have another standout end in Greg Hardy. But Hardy was standing on the sideline watching the start of yeste…Share TweetA review of four hot issues from the Atlanta Falcons' 34-31 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Toronto's Rogers Centre: In the running: The Falcons were able to balance things on offense with a solid rushing attack. Steven Jackson led the …Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A review of four hot issues from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 27-6 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday: The Schiano Watch: During a three-game winning streak, it appeared as if coach Greg Schiano's grip on his job security was gettin…Share Tweet
Panthers, Eagles lead list of dangerous, under-the-radar contendersCNNSI.com Dec 2, 2013They may not be division leaders or locks for the playoffs, but these teams are still plenty dangerous.Share Tweet
Seahawks Lead Saints After 1st QuarterDec 2Tune to ESPN for live action.
Seahawks Lead Saints At The HalfDec 2Tune to ESPN for live action.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham 2-yard touchdownDec 2New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds tight end Jimmy Graham for a 2-yard touchdown.
ProView: Mike GlennonDec 2Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennons discusses how to attack Seattle's defense, the Seahawks' stout secondary and the noise factor of playing CenturyLink Field.
Philly’s Perfect PitcherDec 2What a day. What a weekend. And it’s not over: Game of the Century(Link) tonight in Seattle: Saints (9-2) at Seahawks (10-1), and the only thing up for grabs is home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs when both of those teams view the road as kryptonit…