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ATLANTA -- A few thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons' 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night: What it means: The Falcons now find themselves in unfamiliar territory -- on the outside looking in. Since 1990, only 9 percent of teams have made …Upvote Share Tweet
Falcons' Dent exits with ankle injuryATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons starting linebacker Akeem Dent exited Sunday night's game againt the New England Patriots with an ankle injury. Dent suffered the injury attempting to make a tackle as Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount broke free for a 4…Upvote Share TweetNew England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork left Sunday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons with an ankle injury in the first quarter, limping off the field on the Falcons' first drive of the game. He won't return.Upvote Share TweetThe Patriots entered the game as the league’s worst red zone offense. But they weren’t the ones having problems early on. The Falcons overcame some early red zone issues, but Matt Ryan just found tight end Tony Gonzalez for a 21-yard touchdown pass to a…Upvote Share TweetDashon Goldson wiggled out of a suspension less than two weeks ago for a hit on New Orleans running back Darren Sproles, getting it overturned on appeal. Will the Buccaneers safety be that lucky this time around? The NFL will review Goldson's hit in Sun…Upvote Share TweetATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons left tackle Sam Baker exited Sunday night's game in the second quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Baker fell the ground while trying to block, then was helped off the field by the training staff. After a few …Upvote Share TweetThere are more than a few dumpster fires in the NFL at this moment — looking right at you, Giants and Steelers — but hands down, the ugliest personnel situation in the league is writhing its way through the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. In just a f…Upvote Share TweetATLANTA -- A thigh injury will keep Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel from playing against his former team on Sunday night. Samuel tested the injury during pregame warmups but was declared inactive for the showdown with the undefeated Patriots. The same …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch cornerback Patrick Peterson take over Sunday’s game for Arizona with two late interceptionsyahoo.com Updated Sep 29, 2013It's rare to see a cornerback win a NFL game almost single-handedly. But, Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson is a rare player. Peterson, who is one of the NFL's most underrated players because he toils in obscurity with the Cardinals, took over the gam…Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. -- Observed in the locker room after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 13-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Coach Greg Schiano defended the two play calls on which rookie quarterback Mike Glennon threw fourth-quart…Upvote Share TweetGlennon's first start for Bucs foiled by CardinalsUpvote Share Tweet
Mark Barron done for day with hamstring injuryThe Buccaneers defense held the Cardinals off the scoreboard in the first half, but their efforts to remain in front will be hampered by the loss of one of their starting safeties. The team has announced that Mark Barron is done for the day with a hamst…Upvote Share Tweet
Sports of The Times: The N.F.L. Protects the Pocket While Black Quarterbacks Transcend Itnytimes.com Updated Sep 29, 2013Even as the number of starting black quarterbacks increases, the pro football establishment resists their freewheeling style of play.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Sep 29, 2013Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is inactive for today's game against the Atlanta Falcons, despite cautiously optimistic reports that Gronk was ready to return to the field. So what's the hold up? According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, it's Gronkowski's …Upvote Share TweetThe Buccaneers’ starting receivers are suiting up Sunday. Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams are both active for Week Four’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Jackson (ribs) and Williams (hamstring) were each questionable on the injury report, but they…Upvote Share Tweet
Greg Schiano’s job is safe, for nowGreg Schiano has followed a 7-9 record in his first season as the Buccaneers’ head coach with an 0-3 start and a mess at the quarterback position this year. But Schiano’s job is apparently safe. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Glazer family…Upvote Share Tweet
'It's not the position, it's the disposition'METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' defense is operating out of a base 3-4 scheme this year. But it’s been hard to tell that by watching them. For one thing, the Saints have spent most of this season in nickel and dime packages (five or more defens…Upvote Share TweetWhen it comes to big-name players in line for big-money contracts, the Saints like to bide their time. In the case of tight end Jimmy Graham, that could be an expensive proposition. Through three weeks of the 2013 season, Graham has taken more snaps at …Upvote Share Tweet
A 1-2 record really is better than 0-3CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Player after player talked about how much better 1-2 is than 0-3 after the Carolina Panthers steamrolled the New York Giants 38-0 a week ago. Here's how much better. Only Chicago (3-0), New Orleans (3-0), Seattle (3-0), Dallas (2-1) a…Upvote Share Tweet
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady drops snapSep 29The Atlanta Falcons catch a huge break when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fumbles the snap and allows the Falcons to recover.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez 21-yard TDSep 29Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan finds tight end Tony Gonzalez for a game-tying 21-yard touchdown just before the end of the second quarter.
Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Buccaneers RecapSep 29Michele Steele and Tom Waddle break down the Cardinals week 4 win over the Buccaneers.
Payton Looking Forward To Facing DolphinsSep 29Saints coach Sean Payton discusses New Orlean's matchup with the undefeated Miami Dolphins on "Monday Night Football."
Don Banks: Seattle's latest road victory sends message to rest of NFC; mor…Sep 29NASHVILLE, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we review the results of Week 4 in the NFL, and watch the surprising 3-1 Titans dispatch the Jets at LP Field. ...
Clayton's Last Call: The injury factorSep 29Injuries are playing a huge role, writes John Clayton. Plus, the smart Seahawks, the Bucs' bad QB decision and more.