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The latest round of appeal hearings in the NFL's bounty investigation have concluded with appearances by former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt and linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Atlanta Falcons: Happy with title, but plan to keep pedal to metalUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetBack in 2010, Atllanta fans hold up a sign proclaiming the team's NFC South champions' status prior to the Falcons clinching home field advantage in the post-season against the Carolina Panthers during the final week of the NFL's regular season. (Kevin …Source: ajc.comShare TweetPanthers coach Ron Rivera isn't overly concerned with his tenuous job security, saying he's committed to playing younger players the next four weeks so he can prepare to coach them next season.Share TweetIt’s been a fairly quiet day in the NFC South with the Falcons taking an extra day off after a Thursday night game, Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano saying the team still is awaiting test results on an injury to kick returner LeQuan Lewis and New Orleans in
Bobby Hebert Is Convinced It Was "African-American" Falcons Fans Who Egged The Saints' BusUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWhen the Saints arrived in Atlanta for their Thursday night game, they were greeted by having their team bus egged by airport workers. Finally, Bobby Hebert had the guts to say what I'm sure everyone was thinking: it was black people, right? More »Source: deadspin.com
Bucs tried to blow up Peyton’s victory formationUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetForgotten in the Buccaneers’ four-game winning streak followed by a one-point loss that happened with Tampa in possession of the ball is the fact that the Bucs have a habit under coach Greg Schiano of contesting victory formation late in one-score gamesSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City police say Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher moved behind a vehicle and shot himself in the team parking lot after he saw police arrive.Source: CNNSI.com
Where they rank on offense, defenseUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe latest NFL stats are out, so let’s take a look at where the NFC South teams rank on offense and defense. The New Orleans Saints continue to have the league’s worst defense. They’re No. 32 overall (No. 32 against the run and No. 30 against the paShare TweetThe Falcons clinched the NFC South title from their collective couch yesterday, when the Broncos beat the Buccaneers. And amazingly, the 11-1 Falcons could wrap up the top seed in the NFC playoffs next week, with a win and some help. According to Pat Ya…Share TweetSunday’s loss by Tampa Bay didn’t completely take the Buccaneers out of the playoff picture. In fact, they remain right on the fringe. If the season ended today, the Falcons, 49ers, Packers and Giants would be in as division winners and the Bears (8-4Share TweetIt was a tough day for the Chiefs, who found a way to beat the Panthers 27-21. Under tragic circumstances, coach Romeo Crennel held his team together, writes Dennis Dillon.Source: CNNSI.com
Highlights from Sunday's NFL actionUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetFour teams clinched playoffs berths; Falcons win NFC SouthSource: nola.com
GameDay: Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs highlightsDec 3After the tragic death of linebacker Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Carolina Panthers in what turns to be an emotional 27-21 victory.
GameDay: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos highlightsDec 3Catch the highlights from Denver as Peyton Manning leads the Broncos to a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
No victory formation for SchianoDec 3The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos scuffle after head coach Greg Schiano sends his team to blitz Peyton Manning in his victory formation.
Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…Dec 3On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …