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Bucs need to sell 7,400 tickets to lift blackout for Falcons game Updated Nov 19, 2012
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 a
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  • Dennis Allen: I’m just as disappointed and frustrated as Mark Davis Nov 19, 2012
    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,”
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  • Ravens' Reed gets 1-game ban Nov 19, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • NFC South evening update

    Time 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 fillin
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  • Rivera feels secure as Panthers coach ... for now

    CHARLOTTE, 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.
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  • Cardinals demote Adrian Wilson, Ken Whisenhunt says it worked Nov 19, 2012
    Cardinals 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 of
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  • NFC South programming notes Nov 19, 2012
    ATLANTA -- 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 a
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  • Saints' Brees giving $1 million to Sandy relief Nov 19, 2012
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he is donating $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense Nov 19, 2012
    The 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 defe
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  • Have an N.F.L. Question? Judy Battista Has Answers Nov 19, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, will answer questions from readers.
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  • Statistical superlatives on the Saints Nov 19, 2012
    With 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 seas
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  • Leading Off: Eyesores of All Kinds Nov 19, 2012
    Yipes! Stripes! The Steelers' throwback uniforms were just one reason Sunday's game against the Ravens was tough to watch.
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  • The Gruden leverage game accelerates Nov 19, 2012
    Next 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, …
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  • Ronde Barber knows the formula for Bucs turnaround Nov 19, 2012
    Buccaneers 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 and
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  • Report: Reid will coach on Monday night Nov 19, 2012
    With 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 th
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  • Video - 'The Coaches Show': Mike Smith's challenge mistake 02:46

    'The Coaches Show': Mike Smith's challenge mistake

    Nov 19
    How 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.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 11 03:44

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 11

    Nov 19
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Clark leaving a mark on Bucs' success 06:16

    Clark leaving a mark on Bucs' success

    Nov 19
    Tampa 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.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas Brown 03:31

    Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas Brown

    Nov 19
    Former Pro Bowl lineman and Super Bowl champion Lomas Brown discusses his sports memorabilia experiences, including the craziest autograph request he's ever gotten.