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Source: Tagliabue bounty ruling coming Tuesday

Source: Tagliabue bounty ruling coming Tuesday

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- More than nine months after the NFL first disclosed its bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints, four players will finally get a ruling on whether their initial suspensions are upheld, reduced or thrown out.
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  • Falcons inching closer to new stadium in Atlanta

    Falcons inching closer to new stadium in Atlanta

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    After about two years of discussions, the Atlanta Falcons are a step closer to getting a new downtown stadium.
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  • Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    It isn't often that you fool a quarterback like the Saints' Drew Brees, but it appears the Giants did just that on a key play to open the second half.
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  • Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    I arrived back at NFC South Blog headquarters just a bit ago and there are a whole lot of odds and ends to catch up on from all around the division. Let’s take a rapid-fire look: ATLANTA FALCONS The team’s plans for a new stadium seemed to take anothe
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  • Here's An Unverified Story About Cam Newton Buying Superman One…

    Here's An Unverified Story About Cam Newton Buying Superman Onesie Pajamas

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    Sup, gang. We got this email from a reader a few minutes ago. We're passing it along because, well ... do we really need to explain?: More »
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  • Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Get…

    Greg Hardy Tells The Falcons To Get The Fuck Off His Field, Gets Trolled By Matt Bryant

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    It was Week 4 when Matt Ryan told the Carolina Panthers to "get the fuck off of his field" at the conclusion of his team's dramatic victory over the lowly Panthers. Headed into this week's rematch, it became known that the Panthers were still …
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw having MRI, other tests on knee

    Ahmad Bradshaw having MRI, other tests on knee

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Running back Ahmad Bradshaw left Sunday’s win over the Saints briefly with a left knee injury, but it wasn’t a big of topic of conversation after Bradshaw returned to the game and David Wilson stole all of the attention paid to the Giants backfield wi
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  • Greg Hardy turns Matt Ryan’s words back on the Falcons

    Greg Hardy turns Matt Ryan’s words back on the Falcons

    During the week leading up to Sunday’s game against the Falcons, several members of the Panthers made it clear that they hadn’t forgotten Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan’s message to them after the Falcons pulled out a win in their first matchup of th
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  • Clinching scenarios for the Falcons

    Clinching scenarios for the Falcons

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Even after Sunday’s 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Atlanta Falcons still are in good position for a prime spot in the postseason. We’ve got some updated clinching scenarios, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons can clinch the No
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  • Young Christian, a/k/a ‘Little Fear,’ injects YouTube virality …

    Young Christian, a/k/a ‘Little Fear,’ injects YouTube virality into Tampa Bay Bucs’ ‘Gangnam Style’ dance

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    Like seemingly every other NFL franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to beat this "Gangnam Style" thing into the ground. They've been rolling the monster dance hit into their in-game entertainment for a few months  -- they released the…
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  • Saints loss embarrassing, but not unusual this year

    Saints loss embarrassing, but not unusual this year

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    When the Saints won five of six games to get back to .500 on the season, it became fashionable to mark them a dangerous team, pushing for a playoff berth. But a three-game losing streak that follow has revealed them for what they are, a flawed team that…
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  • The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against Atlanta

    The Math Bowl: Carolina's Win Against Atlanta

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    Atlanta was 11-1 and favored by 3.5 points by the oddsmakers. So why were some statisticians talking up the 3-9 Panthers?
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  • Falcons made it easier for their own doubters

    Falcons made it easier for their own doubters

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Falcons know better than everyone they underperformed yesterday. And they know that the doubters who were in the shadows as as they started the season 11-1 will be out in full force after they lost in embarrassing fashion to the Panthers. “I can hea
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  • NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his critics

    NFL morning after: Cam Newton silences his critics

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    If you don’t like Cam Newton after watching him on Sunday against the Falcons, it says more about you than it does about him. It was such a pleasure to see Newton, the Panthers’ second-year quarterback, look like Cam Newton again in Sunday’s 30-20 u
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Insight: Falcons In Trouble? 02:16

    Countdown Daily Insight: Falcons In Trouble?

    Dec 10
    Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen talk about the week 14 knee-jerk reaction that the Falcons have been exposed and are headed towards a short playoff run
  • Video - 'Double Coverage': More shocking loss: Steelers or Falcons? 01:18

    'Double Coverage': More shocking loss: Steelers or Falcons?

    Dec 10
    Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate which team had the more surprising loss in Week 14: The Pittsburgh Steelers or the Atlanta Falcons?
  • Video - Biggest concern for Falcons? 01:43

    Biggest concern for Falcons?

    Dec 10
    Are there any areas of concern for the Atlanta Falcons that will prevent them from contending in the playoffs? The "GameDay Final" crew gives their answers.
  • Video - GameDay: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers highlights 01:25

    GameDay: Atlanta Falcons vs. Carolina Panthers highlights

    Dec 10
    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton throws for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns, while also picking up a touchdown on the ground, to help the Panthers upset the Atlanta Falcons 30-20 on Sunday.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.