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NFC South News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Every Thursday, MDS joins PFT Live to discuss our game picks for the coming week. This week, we disagree on two games - Cardinals at Rams (which is going on right now) and Falcons at Redskins. We also each have one game that makes us nervous. For MDS,Upvote Share Tweet
Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be in attendance at the Louisiana Superdome for Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.Upvote Share TweetAt the request of Drew Brees, the NFL has given suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis permission to be at Sunday night’s game against San Diego. But at least one of the three reportedlyUpvote Share Tweet
Pierre GarÃ§on says he won’t be 100 percent for a whileThe Redskins got wide receiver Pierre GarÃ§on back for Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, although it was clear he wasn’t 100 percent recovered from his foot injury during the game. GarÃ§on’s biggest play came when he fell on a Robert Griffin III fumUpvote Share TweetIt was pretty easy to predict that the Packers were going to try to beat the Colts this weekend without wide receiver Greg Jennings after Jennings aggravated his groin injury against the Saints, but we thought we’d have to wait until Friday for them toUpvote Share Tweet
Aldrick Robinson recovers from pregame collisionBefore Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather ran into receiver Aldrick Robinson, who was walking with his head down. Robinson was knocked unconscious. Amazingly, Robinson has been cleared to play. Even more amazingly,Upvote Share TweetWell, now we know why the Saints looked at a quintet of free-agent receivers on Tuesday. Lance Moore, who is tied with Marques Colston with 19 receptions for the most among wide receivers, hasn’t practiced this week due to a hamstring injury, accordingUpvote Share TweetThe Panthers have enough issues on defense, but now they appear to be going in short-handed. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Thursday (via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer) that cornerback Chris Gamble wasn’t expected to play this week because of a sUpvote Share TweetEarlier this week, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said that wide receiver Julio Jones‘ lacerated hand contributed to the fact that he finished last Sunday’s victory over the Panthers with just one catch. It doesn’t seem that he cleared tUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons could become next team to use PSLsThe Falcons are hoping to get a new stadium to replace the Georgia Dome. If they do, fans could end up having to pay for the ability to sit in the seats to which they buy tickets. According to 11Alive News in Atlanta, an NBC affiliate, the latest term …Upvote Share TweetAfter watching Cam Newton in his past two games, it occurred to me: I have seen this act before. The incredibly talented Carolina quarterback has been sulking on the sidelines when things don’t go well, waiting nearly an hour to talk to the media afterUpvote Share TweetFor many people, nothing Matt Ryan does in September will ever matter. But it was still a really good September. The Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the month for September, for leading his team to a 4-0 record. Ryan was fairly phe…Upvote Share TweetLet's take a look at the Thursday morning headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS Matt Ryan continues to be talked about as an MVP candidate, but the quarterback doesn’t want to hear it. That’s exactly what I’d expect from Ryan, who doeUpvote Share Tweet
Saints, Buccaneers struggle with YACWhen it comes to allowing yards after the catch, two NFC South defenses are the worst in the NFL. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the New Orleans Saints have allowed a league-worst 636 yards after the catch (YAC). Their percentage of yards al…Upvote Share Tweet
DeAngelo Hall and Mike Smith make upDeAngelo Hall never played for Mike Smith, and they never had the warmest relationship. But they apparently patched things up over mai tais (or something) in Hawaii. Hall was one of the first players shipped out when Smith and general manager Thomas Dim…Upvote Share Tweet
Southern exposure for Week 5Let’s take our weekly look at the506.com to see which games involving NFC South teams will be shown in which television markets around the nation on Sunday. This week is pretty easy because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a bye and we don’t have to waitUpvote Share TweetPat Yasinskas talks about how the Saints' success rate using the play-action pass is falling.Upvote Share Tweet
The Saints' Woes Go Beyond Payton's Absencegrantland.com Oct 4, 2012What's happened to the New Orleans Saints? Unquestionably the most disappointing team in football through four games, last year's 13-3 NFC South champ...Upvote Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-SaintsOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for San Diego at New Orleans
Countdown Daily Prediction: Seahawks-PanthersOct 4The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Seattle at Carolina
Preview: San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans SaintsOct 4NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints.
Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina PanthersOct 4NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers.
After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' first loss ex…Oct 4After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 4The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 4A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...