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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…Share Tweet
Buccaneers review after bye, mull over possible changestampabay.com Oct 8, 2012By 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 quaShare TweetI 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 fShare Tweet
Redskins optimistic RG3 will play vs. VikingsWashington 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.Share TweetRedskins 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 WeatheShare TweetA 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.Share TweetOf 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 seasoShare TweetBilly 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 wakShare TweetDespite 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 agaiShare Tweet
PFT Live: Redskins talk with Rich Tandler and a look back at SundayWhat 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 onShare TweetWe 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 toShare TweetSunday 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’tShare TweetAs 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 beShare Tweetyahoo.com Oct 8, 2012The 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…Share Tweet
Saints weren’t allowed to show Payton on video screenYes, 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 proShare Tweet
That Winning FeelingCNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012The 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.Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 8, 2012When 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 …Share Tweet
Cris Collinsworth Knows More About What's Going On With The San Diego Chargers Than Norv Turnerdeadspin.com Oct 8, 2012Cris 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…Share TweetDrew 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.Share Tweet
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 5Oct 8Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
LaDainian Tomlinson talks Drew BreesOct 8LaDainian 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.
Top 5 NFL QuarterbacksOct 8Ron Jaworski ranks his top five NFL quarterbacks.
Magnitude Of Brees' RecordOct 8Ron Jaworski discusses Drew Brees' record-setting performance and where it ranks among QB records.