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Childress, Vilma testify at bounty hearings

Childress, Vilma testify at bounty hearings

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
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.
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Happy with title, but plan to keep pedal to me…

    Atlanta Falcons: Happy with title, but plan to keep pedal to metal

    ajc.com Dec 3, 2012
    Back 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 …
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  • Panthers coach to play youth despite status

    Panthers coach to play youth despite status

    Panthers 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.
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    It’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
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  • Bobby Hebert Is Convinced It Was "African-American" F…

    Bobby Hebert Is Convinced It Was "African-American" Falcons Fans Who Egged The Saints' Bus

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    When 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 »
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  • Bucs tried to blow up Peyton’s victory formation

    Bucs tried to blow up Peyton’s victory formation

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Forgotten 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 games
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  • Belcher shot himself behind a car

    Belcher shot himself behind a car

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    KANSAS 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.
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    The 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 pa
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  • Falcons can clinch NFC’s top seed next week, with help

    Falcons can clinch NFC’s top seed next week, with help

    The 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…
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  • Bucs remain in playoff hunt

    Bucs remain in playoff hunt

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Sunday’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 (8-4
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  • Crennel stands tall: It was a tough day for the Chiefs, who fou…

    Crennel stands tall: It was a tough day for the Chiefs, who found a wa…

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    It 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.
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  • Highlights from Sunday's NFL action

    Highlights from Sunday's NFL action

    nola.com Dec 3, 2012
    Four teams clinched playoffs berths; Falcons win NFC South
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  • Video - GameDay: Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs highlights 01:14

    GameDay: Carolina Panthers vs. Kansas City Chiefs highlights

    Dec 3
    After 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.
  • Video - GameDay: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos highlights 01:51

    GameDay: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos highlights

    Dec 3
    Catch the highlights from Denver as Peyton Manning leads the Broncos to a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Video - No victory formation for Schiano 00:48

    No victory formation for Schiano

    Dec 3
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos scuffle after head coach Greg Schiano sends his team to blitz Peyton Manning in his victory formation.

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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On 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 …