This is the November 19, 2012 news archive. View today's NFC South rumors and news.
NFC South News and Rumors
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are surging, with four wins in a row and a 6-4 record. They host the high-flying Falcons on Sunday, with a chance to narrow Atlanta’s once-insurmountable lead in the NFC South to two games. And 11,000 non-premium tickets are aUpvote Share Tweet
Raiders owner Mark Davis said after Sunday’s loss to the Saints that he expects to see progress, and right now his team isn’t giving him that. Raiders coach Dennis Allen said today that Davis is right to be upset. “Hey, I’m right there with him,”Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 19, 2012NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.Upvote Share TweetTime for a run through the top headlines of the day from around the NFC South. ATLANTA FALCONS The agent for backup center/guard Joe Hawley said his client’s four-game suspension is due to using the prescription drug Adderall in September without fillinUpvote Share TweetCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ron Rivera says based on recent conversations with team owner Jerry Richardson he doesn't know if he'll remain the Carolina Panthers head coach beyond this season.Upvote Share TweetCardinals safety Adrian Wilson has been demoted. Wilson, who was chosen to the Pro Bowl at the end of five of the last six seasons, was not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Falcons, and his playing time was cut sharply - he played only 41 ofUpvote Share Tweet
NFC South programming notesATLANTA -- I’m about to begin the trip back to NFC South Blog headquarters. Keep an eye on our main NFL page for any breaking news while I’m out of pocket. I’ll weigh in on the developments of the day when I get home late Monday afternoon. Looking aUpvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he is donating $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.Upvote Share Tweet
Where they rank on offense, defenseThe New Orleans Saints' defense allowed a season-low 404 yards in Sunday’s victory against the Oakland Raiders. But that still isn’t enough to get the Saints out of last place in the NFL’s defensive rankings. The Saints remain No. 32 in overall defeUpvote Share Tweet
Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has Answersnytimes.com Nov 19, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.Upvote Share TweetWith some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let’s take a look at some statistical superlatives from the New Orleans Saints’ 38-17 victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday: The Saints have won five of their last six games after starting the seasUpvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Eyesores of All Kindsnytimes.com Nov 19, 2012Yipes! Stripes! The Steelers' throwback uniforms were just one reason Sunday's game against the Ravens was tough to watch.Upvote Share TweetNext week, when the Panthers and Eagles prepare to square off on Monday Night Football, one of the guys from the ESPN broadcast team eventually could end up being a candidate to coach not one but both of the teams that will be playing. Awkward. Indeed, …Upvote Share TweetBuccaneers safety Ronde Barber could enjoy yesterday’s win over the Panthers with a bit of familiarity. Because the team he saw on the other sideline was in many ways the same as the one he was on last year, the one that turned a 3-1 start into 4-12 andUpvote Share TweetWith the Eagles’ bye week a distant memory, the question becomes whether a week with one extra day in it will result in a coaching change. Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that Andy Reid will remain the head coach when the Eagles host thUpvote Share Tweet
'The Coaches Show': Mike Smith's challenge mistakeNov 19How did Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith forget that he cannot challenge a turnover? Brian Billick and Dennis Green explain why the new challenge rule needs to be changed.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 11Nov 19Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Clark leaving a mark on Bucs' successNov 19Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Dallas Clark joins "Around the League" to talk about his game-winning touchdown vs. the Carolina Panthers as well as the growth of QB Josh Freeman.
Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas BrownNov 19Former Pro Bowl lineman and Super Bowl champion Lomas Brown discusses his sports memorabilia experiences, including the craziest autograph request he's ever gotten.
Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both good and badNov 19Eleven main characters from an eventful Week 11 that had its share of drama.