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NFC West News and Rumors
Richard Sherman denies report claiming accidental Adderall use, Brandon Browner implies a sample switch
Well, this just got interesting. On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Seattle Seahawks cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner were facing four-game suspensions for violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The specific violation …Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Harbaugh has watched each of his two quarterbacks lead the San Francisco 49ers to big wins in hostile road environments.Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday, Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley kicked 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone in the back of the helmet. On Monday, the Associated Press reported that Bunkley won’t be suspended. Boone was flagged and ejected for the maneuver, which occuUpvote Share TweetThe facts: The Seattle Seahawks fell to 6-5 with a 24-21 road defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Quarterback Russell Wilson set a rookie record with 16 consecutive completion…Upvote Share TweetThe bad news keeps on coming for the Cardinals offense. The Cardinals confirmed a report from Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic that center Lyle Sendlein will miss the rest of the season with a torn MCL in his left knee. Sendlein suffered the injury e…Upvote Share Tweet
Kolb factor: Fitzgerald's targets by QB2012 Targeting Fitzgerald Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals' offense suffered through another rough day Sunday, particularly in the second half. Their 31-17 home defeat to St. Louis extended the Cardinals' losing streak to seven games. Quarterb…Upvote Share TweetIt sounds like rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley will get another shot to start for the Cardinals, after his four-interception debut. But as with all things Cardinals quarterbacks this year, that comes with an asterisk. Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt said Mo…Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Rex Ryan anticipates Tim Tebow will be "ready to go" in the New York Jets' next game against the Arizona Cardinals in spite of the backup quarterback's two broken ribs.Upvote Share Tweet
AccuScore: Seahawks minus cornerbacksThere's no word yet as to whether Seattle cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner are going to miss time to NFL suspensions for performance-enhancing drug use. While the process plays out, AccuScore has simulated the Seahawks' remaining schedule…Upvote Share TweetHow do we explain the Rams’ distinguished play against NFC West foes?Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins got a win over the Seahawks at home on Sunday afternoon and safety Jonathon Amaya went out until the wee hours of the morning celebrating the win. There’s not much to celebrate about the way the night ended for Amaya, however. NBC Miami repUpvote Share Tweet
Aldon Smith passes Reggie White as fastest NFL player to 30 sacksIf you’re an NFL pass rusher, it doesn’t get much better than hearing yourself compared to Reggie White. So consider this item the ultimate praise for 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. On Sunday in New Orleans, Smith was credited with 1.5 sacks, which givUpvote Share TweetThe most athletic quarterbacks in the NFC West played the best in Week 12. Seattle’s Russell Wilson (league-high 90.7 Total QBR) and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick (72.3) repeatedly made "wow" plays, both with their arms and their feet. Wilson showcUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 26, 2012Looking for a crazy playoff race? Try the bizarro NFC, which has six teams fighting for the last spot. But huge news from Week 12 could shake everything up, Peter King writes.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Nov 26, 2012Bush and Bush score simultaneous touchdowns At exactly 54 seconds past 2:03 Eastern Time on Sunday, both Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins and Michael Bush of the Chicago Bears hit the end zone. Ray Rice's amazing fourth-and-29 conversion This might beUpvote Share TweetAround the NFC West: Nov. 26, 2012 Drew Brees, Vernon Davis and Alex Smith played leading roles in a memorable New Orleans-San Francisco playoff game last season. The Saints were counting on Brees during the rematch Sunday. The 49ers won even though Dav…Upvote Share TweetNot that the Seahawks don’t have bigger problems, but they left Miami last night seething over a penalty they felt was unfairly called. Seahawks safety Earl Thomas was flagged for roughing the passer, after catching Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill wUpvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Will 49ers Stick With Kaepernick?Nov 26Episode 224: Wendi Nix and Tim Hasselbeck discuss the 49ers decision to start Colin Kaepernick. Giants punter Steve Weatherford breaks down the development of Eli Manning. The NFL32 crew discuss the AFC Playoff race.
Bigger story: San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick or 49ers D?Nov 26Find out if our analysts think the bigger story is San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick outdueling New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees or the dominance of the 49ers defense against a high-powered offense.
Can Seattle Seahawks grab NFC Wild-Card spot?Nov 26Will the Seattle Seahawks' road struggles keep them out of the playoffs? Find out in a special "water cooler talk" between Heath Evans and Darren Sharper.
'The Coaches Show': Jim Harbaugh's QB situationNov 26Brian Billick and Dennis Green debate on if San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is handling the quarterback situation correctly between Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith.
Peter King: As we hit home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC playoff chaseNov 26Prelude to a diss: In the last 52 weeks, the Packers have met the Giants three times. Green Bay has allowed 35, 37 and 38 points, and an average of 419 yards a game, and nine Eli Manning touchdown passes. Time for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to fig…
Don Banks: Giants serve notice to league with pressure-packed win over Pac…Nov 26EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes I think Tom Coughlin's Giants team should come with a disclaimer label attached: "For best results, apply pressure.''