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The Atlanta Falcons placed backup tight end Tommy Gallarda on injured reserve Tuesday with a shoulder injury suffered in last Sunday’s 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Gallarda appeared in all nine games for the Falcons and recorded just one catchUpvote Share Tweet
After Sunday’s 31-27 loss to the Saints, Falcons center Todd McClure took issue with the idea that poor blocking was the sole place to point blame for the team’s lackluster showing in short yardage near the New Orleans end zone. “It is in every aspeUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons take no solace in the “pressure’s off” argumentWhen the season’s two months old before you lose for the first time, it’s tempting to look for silver linings. But the suggestion that the pressure of talking about being undefeated is off the Falcons now is no solace after Sunday’s loss to the SainUpvote Share TweetTampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black will miss the remainder of the season after injuring his neck making a tackle.Upvote Share TweetIn the middle of a wave of offensive line problems, the Panthers are apparently turning to a guy they’re familiar with. Jeremy Bridges, who was waived off injured reserve by the Cardinals recently, will be signed by the Panthers, according to Aaron WilsUpvote Share Tweet
NFC South afternoon updateTime for a quick run through some odds and ends from all around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS In this Insider post , Vince Verhei takes a look at how the Bucs have put themselves in the playoff picture. Along with some positives, he points to what …Upvote Share TweetThe abrupt decision of the Atlanta Falcons to release defensive end Ray Edwards has sparked speculation that something happened to prompt the decision. Per a league source, it was simply a numbers game. Edwards no longer was a starter. The source says …Upvote Share Tweet
Where major awards races stand after W10CNNSI.com Updated Nov 13, 2012Breaking down league's major awards races after Week 10Upvote Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Upvote Share TweetAtlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith will not address accusations that his players Sean Weatherspoon and Jonathan Babineaux deliberately interfered with the New Orleans Saints' pregame warm-up routine Sunday, a source told ESPN.Upvote Share Tweet
Stock Watch: NFC SouthFALLING Atlanta’s offensive line. This team is a yard away from being 9-0. But the Falcons are 8-1 because they couldn’t score when they were at the goal line late in the game. Running back Michael Turner has taken tons of criticism and it’s obviousUpvote Share TweetThe same day the Panthers fired their special teams coach after the touchdown that wasn’t, the assistants that remained were freshening up resumes, and making sure everyone knew the kind of job they were doing. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott pointUpvote Share Tweet
Drive of the Week: Saints two-minute drillNov 13The Saints executed an 8-play, 69-yard drive in under two minutes at the end of the half for a go-ahead score against the Falcons. Brian Baldinger shows how they did it.
White Says Falcons 'Gave' Victory To SaintsNov 13Damien Woody discusses the Saints' win over the Falcons and Roddy White's comments about the loss.
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11Nov 13The Philadelphia Eagles managed the near-impossible Sunday: They out-dumbed America's Dumbest Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
Don Banks: As proven in Week 10, concussion recognition still an inexact s…Nov 13Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler …
Peter King: Big Ben injury puts Ravens in AFC North driver's seat; mailNov 13In the wake of the Week 10 news:
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 10Nov 13The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.