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Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker made a bet with former pro wrestler Bill Goldberg. If the Washington Redskins had beaten the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, Goldberg, a former Atlanta Falcon, would've had to wear a Washington Redskins jersey. If the F…Upvote Share Tweet
Of whistleblowers and witnessesWhen it comes to the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL has said that whistleblowers must be protected at all costs. When it comes to the original whistleblower in the Saints’ bounty scandal, the NFL inexplicably outed former Vikings defensive tackle JUpvote Share TweetWith the Panthers and Saints on their bye weeks, it’s been a relatively quiet day in the NFC South. But let’s look at the headlines that have popped up around the division. Let’s start with the totally expected. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed thUpvote Share Tweet
A Siena College Baseball Player Is Failing Drawing Class, According To An Academic Advisor Who Emailed The Wrong Persondeadspin.com Updated Oct 11, 2012We got the following email from a reader this afternoon: More »Upvote Share Tweet
Perspective on Tony Gonzalez's fast startWe’ve talked a lot about how Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez seems ageless. At 36, he leads the NFL with 39 receptions through five games. With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let’s put some historical perspective on that. The 39 receptions tUpvote Share Tweet
Brees says bounty penalties based on 'rhetoric'Drew Brees said Thursday that commissioner Roger Goodell seems to have changed his reasoning for punishing Jonathan Vilma and Scott Fujita based on the letters the commissioner sent to both players in re-issuing their suspensions.Upvote Share TweetTo no surprise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home game against the Chiefs will be blacked out. The team has announced the fact that the game won’t be televised in the Tampa area, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Even with the Bucs takingUpvote Share Tweet
Falcons’ bandwagon is growingBeing undefeated has its benefits. Apart from receiving extra praise and/or pastries from family, friends, and fans, more people want to watch the games. In Atlanta, they are. According to Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Falcons hav…Upvote Share Tweet
Time to lock up Matt Ryan for long haulEverything I’ve seen out of Matt Ryan this season makes me think it’s his turn. No, I’m not saying it’s Ryan’s turn to win the Super Bowl, although it might be. I’m not even saying it’s time for Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons to win a playoffUpvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay with a concussion, and Brady Quinn will start an NFL game for the first time since the 2009 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Ray Edwards has become part-time playerThe Atlanta Falcons still list Ray Edwards as their starting left defensive end, but that’s up for debate. Signed to help cure the pass rush in 2011, Edwards has become something of a part-time player this season. He officially has started three games aUpvote Share Tweet
Jake Delhomme understands the pressure on Cam NewtonThere are no real one-to-one correlations to Cam Newton’s place in Charlotte right now. Prior to the Panthers drafting him first overall last year, the city’s biggest sports personality was a basketball player with a national shoe deal which requiredUpvote Share TweetChargers left tackle Jared Gaither gave up the game-sealing sack at the end of Sunday night’s loss to the Saints, and Chargers coach Norv Turner says Gaither shouldn’t have been on the field. Turner said on Wednesday that Gaither strained his groin aUpvote Share Tweet
BloggerBlitz: Offensive changes for BucsNFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about the changes coming to Tampa Bay's offensive line.Upvote Share TweetScott Fujita lashed out at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday, saying that Goodell’s actions in the Saints bounty case have been detrimental to the league. Now Saints quarterback Drew Brees has weighed in, saying he feels the same way. “I agrUpvote Share Tweet
Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta FalconsOct 11NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Atlanta Falcons.
Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersOct 11NFL Films previews the Week 6 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Brees Tired Of Addressing BountygateOct 11Drew Brees joins Mike and Mike to discuss the latest on the NFL's investigation of the Saints bounty program.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Chiefs-BuccaneersOct 11The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Kansas City at Tampa Bay
John Clayton's Last CallOct 11Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: Week 6 PicksOct 11Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 11It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 11The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...