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Cecil Newton says Cam needs to change his attitude in post-loss…

Cecil Newton says Cam needs to change his attitude in post-loss press conferences

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
No longer the flavor of the month, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has mustered only one win in the first full month of the NFL season, with his team at 1-4 at the bye week. Newton has come under criticism for a variety of things, including his demeanor…
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  • Buccaneers review after bye, mull over possible changes

    Buccaneers review after bye, mull over possible changes

    tampabay.com Oct 8, 2012
    By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Monday, October 8, 2012 TAMPA - The Bucs spent the bye week losing more ground in the bottom-heavy NFC South, where three of the division's four teams have one win apiece.So as Greg Schiano's club begins the second qua
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  • NFC South evening update

    NFC South evening update

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    I just arrived back at NFC South Blog headquarters, so let’s take a spin through the afternoon’s top stories from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Jeff Schultz writes the Falcons’ win over the Redskins was the highlight of a bad sports weekend f
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  • Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is optimistic that Robert Griffin III will play next weekend after the rookie quarterback suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Mon…

    Shanahan says Robert Griffin III has no concussion symptoms Monday

    Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn’t just talk about kickers at his Monday press conference. As expected, he provided an update on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s status after the rookie suffered a concussion on a hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weathe
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  • Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    Cousins: RG3 'doing well' following concussion

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    A teammate says Robert Griffin III "seems to be doing well" a day after suffering a concussion in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
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  • Newton posts league-low Total QBR

    Newton posts league-low Total QBR

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Of the 26 quarterbacks to start Sunday, Carolina’s Cam Newton had the lowest Total QBR: 15.1. That came in a loss to Seattle. Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert (19.7) had the only score that was even close to Newton’s. New Orleans Drew Brees had a seaso
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  • Shanahan not sure what Redskins will do with Billy Cundiff

    Shanahan not sure what Redskins will do with Billy Cundiff

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Billy Cundiff got a reprieve in Week Four when his last field goal went through the uprights and deflected attention away from his three misses earlier in the Redskins’ win over the Buccaneers. Coach Mike Shanahan was offering no such pardons in the wak
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  • Saints still rank last in defense

    Saints still rank last in defense

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Despite getting their first win of the season Sunday night against San Diego, the New Orleans Saints still have the league’s worst defense. That’s according to the NFL rankings, which came out Monday morning. The Saints are No. 32 overall, No. 29 agai
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  • PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Su…

    PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    What was the most memorable takeaway from Sunday’s action? Was it Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass? A second straight dominant performance by the 49ers? The Colts coming back from 18 points down on
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  • Superlatives on the Saints

    Superlatives on the Saints

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    We weren’t able to do this in the first four weeks because they didn’t win. But now that they have, it’s time to take a look at some statistical superlatives on the New Orleans Saints’ 31-24 victory against the San Diego Chargers. We’ll turn to
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  • Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    Jimmy Graham in walking boot after Saints win

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Sunday was a night for celebration in New Orleans. The Saints finally got a win, their beleaguered defense came up with big stops in the second half and Drew Brees broke a long-standing record for consecutive games with a touchdown. All the news wasn’t
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  • Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    Falcons adopt businesslike approach to 5-0 start

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    As well as the Falcons are playing right now, they’re convinced they could be better. Despite getting off to a 5-0 start for the first time in franchise history, the true mark that this team is getting it was in the attitude adopted by the team after be
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  • Jets get all the buzz, but Texans are the real story in Monday …

    Jets get all the buzz, but Texans are the real story in Monday night’s matchup

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    The NFL is full of interesting stories right now. From the Atlanta Falcons, who are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, to the utterly shocking 4-1 Minnesota Vikings, to what five different rookie starting quarterbacks are doing this year, it w…
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  • Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screen

    profootballtalk.com Oct 8, 2012
    Yes, Saints coach Sean Payton was allowed to attend Sunday night’s game between the Chargers and the Saints. No, the Saints weren’t allowed to acknowledge it via their in-house camera system. Jay Glazer of FOX noted during the game that the league pro
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  • That Winning Feeling

    That Winning Feeling

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Saints' 31-24 win over the Chargers was more than the first success of their season, writes Chris Burke. Amid a year of turmoil, New Orleans found its magic formula once again.
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  • Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in …

    Chargers blow a great chance to grab an early two-game lead in the AFC West

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    When Ryan Mathews made a magnificent dive into the end zone, San Diego led 24-14 in the third quarter against an 0-4 Saints team. A Chargers team that has a laughable reputation for starting slow seemingly every season seemed poised to move to 4-1. The …
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  • Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San…

    Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turner

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    Cris Collinsworth predicted exactly how this game would end after noticing Jared Gaither lumbering before the final play, noting "Gaither looks lame, he's gonna have to get some help here or Wilson's gonna get a sack to end this game." And wou…
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  • Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    Brees sets record, throws 4 TDs as Saints win

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    Drew Brees broke a half-century-old NFL record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game, and the New Orleans Saints won for the first time this season, 31-24 over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night.
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5 05:19

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5

    Oct 8
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - LaDainian Tomlinson talks Drew Brees 04:05

    LaDainian Tomlinson talks Drew Brees

    Oct 8
    LaDainian Tomlinson explains his thoughts on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' performance on Sunday night, and where the New York Giants and Chicago Bears fall in the NFC.
  • Video - Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks 02:05

    Top 5 NFL Quarterbacks

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski ranks his top five NFL quarterbacks.
  • Video - Magnitude Of Brees' Record 01:05

    Magnitude Of Brees' Record

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski discusses Drew Brees' record-setting performance and where it ranks among QB records.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....