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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.

Falcons have shown 'no give up' in games lately

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons, who showed plenty of fight at Lambeau Field before their second-half comeback came up just short on Monday, carry some momentum into Sunday's game with Pittsburgh.
By Paul Newberry

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Falcons' Jones is expected to play on Sunday

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith expects receiver Julio Jones to play on Sunday against the Steelers,
By Charles Odum

Peterson's appeal denied

The league-appointed arbitrator for Adrian Peterson's appeal affirmed the unpaid suspension until at least next spring,

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Cardinals stop Rams with four field goals

ST. LOUIS - Chandler Catanzaro's four field goals were all the Arizona Cardinals needed to beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 on Thursday night.

Newton glad to be alive

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is not worried about when he'll return to the football field - he says he's just happy to be alive.

Falcons still share top spot in NFC South

The Atlanta Falcons have played just well enough to control their fate in the much-ridiculed NFC South, even though they can't finish the regular season with a winning record.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Newton is out for Sunday's game

Cam Newton will not play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while recovering from an automobile crash that left him with two fractures in his lower back.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Falcons coach hopeful Jones, Moore will play

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Falcons coach Mike Smith said the "intention" is for wide receiver Julio Jones to play against Pittsburgh after hurting his hip.
By Charles Odum

Eagles try to get back on track

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Eagles went from being considered Super Bowl contenders to longshots in a one-week span.
By Rob Maaddi

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