Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

New Orleans secondary to face stiff challenge against Atlanta

New Orleans defensive backs Terrence Frederick and Pierre Warren are part of a secondary overhaul that got results last Monday night in Chicago, but likely will be tested much more against Atlanta ...
By Brett Martel

Cowboys star Murray is questionable for Colts

DeMarco Murray is listed as questionable against Indianapolis after the NFL rushing leader did some work in practice this week for Dallas with a broken left hand.

Panthers wait on word from doctors about Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton "seems to be right on track" to play Sunday, according to coach Ron Rivera.
By Steve Reed

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Todman's TD run lifts Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jordan Todman juked one defender and stiff-armed another on his way to a 62-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee ...

Falcons expect to have hands full with Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans.
By George Henry

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

49ers release McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

Defensive lineman Ray McDonald was released by the San Francisco 49ers amid an investigation by San Jose police into McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault.

Ryan isn't feeling added pressure vs. rival

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.
By George Henry

Newton returns to practice; status still unclear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Whether or not he starts Sunday against the ...
By Steve Reed

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Falcons prepare plans around Jones' status

Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is making contingency plans for wide receiver Julio Jones to play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Saints take control of NFC South with win

CHICAGO - Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead.
By Andrew Seligman

Vincent: No regrets about Peterson conversations

Troy Vincent says he has no regrets about speaking with Adrian Peterson about getting back on track.
By Rob Maaddi

Pitt coach waiting on Wisconsin

While the former Wisconsin player and offensive coordinator said he talked to the Badgers about the vacant head coaching position, he hasn’t heard anything concrete. 
By Stephen Hawkins and Will Graves

Brown's Manziel humbled in debut

The Browns rookie quarterback said that his first NFL start, a 30-0 loss that eliminated Cleveland from the playoffs, was the toughest day he’s ever had on a football field.
By Tom Withers

Falcons place Alford on injured reserve

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have placed starting cornerback Robert Alford on season-ending injured reserve with a broken wrist.

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Cowboys outlast Eagles to take NFC East lead

PHILADELPHIA - Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray ran for two more scores as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
By Rob Maaddi

Falcons lose game, not playoff hopes

ATLANTA - Even with a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons can still make the playoffs by winning their final two games against division rivals New Orleans and ...
By Paul Newberry

Bengals' fans denied in the Dawg Pound

It's been a rough year on the road for Cincinnati Bengals fans in the front row.

Cincinnati spoils Manziel's NFL debut

CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel spent his first start being tormented and taunted by Cincinnati defenders as the Bengals rudely welcomed the rookie quarterback to the league with a 30-0 drubbing on Sunday.
By Tom Withers

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Michaux: NFC South is NFL's stepchild

There is a certain amount of pride that must be suspended these days to root for Georgia’s flagship football franchises.
By Scott Michaux

Browns release place-kicker Cundiff

The Cleveland Browns waived slumping kicker Billy Cundiff Saturday and replaced him with veteran Garrett Hartley, who will likely kick against the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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