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Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Falcons' Weatherspoon likely out for season

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in Sunday's win over Carolina, likely ending his season.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Raiders strike late, knock off Ravens

BALTIMORE - Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes, the last to Michael Crabtree with 2:12 left, and the Oakland Raiders beat the previously undefeated Baltimore Ravens 28-27 on Sunday.
By David Ginsburg

Falcons' offense lights up Panthers

ATLANTA - Matt Ryan shredded Carolina's defense, passing for a team-record 503 yards and four touchdowns, Julio Jones had 12 receptions for a Falcons-record 300 yards, and Atlanta beat the ...
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Panthers seek to find winning rhythm

ATLANTA - When Carolina made its most recent visit to Atlanta, all the talk was about the 14-0 Panthers' try for a perfect season.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Bills to lose Watkins for two months

Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will miss at least eight weeks resting an injury to his surgically repaired left foot after the team placed him on the reserved-injured list.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

News is good for late-arriving Bryant

FRISCO, Texas - Dez Bryant appeared in the locker room Thursday and seemed to be in a good mood, which was more than the Dallas receiver could say for the first two days of the week.

Panthers won't have top running back against Falcons

Carolina coach Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart will miss his second consecutive game this Sunday with a hamstring injury when the Carolina Panthers visit the Atlanta Falcons.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Falcons thriving in red zone

The Atlanta Falcons have scored touchdowns on eight of their past 10 trips inside the opponents' 20-yard line. That's a major improvement from last year's struggles and a slow start this season.
By George Henry

Newton plans to deliver the ball quicker

Cam Newton says he needs to get rid of the football quicker in Sunday's game against Atlanta - and get it to his big wide receiver a little more, too.

Texans place Watt on injured reserve

HOUSTON - J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season with an injured back, leaving the Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL's best ...
By Kristie Rieken

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Quinn pleased with strides made by Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanat Falcons coach Dan Quinn loved watching his offense, defense and special teams make enough plays to win at New Orleans. That might sound obvious, but Quinn tries to ...
By George Henry

Back injury could sideline Watt for rest of season

A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition says he re-injured his back and the Houston Texans expect him to be out until at least December, and possibly the entire season.

Falcons hammer Saints

NEW ORLEANS - Tevin Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, Matt Ryan passed for two TDs, and Deion Jones returned an interception 90 yards for a score to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the winless ...
By Brett Martel

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Zimmer's defense has Vikings on a roll

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best.
By Dave Campbell

Giants want Beckham to behave on the sideline

The Giants got what they wanted out of Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday when he was on the field. He caught seven passes for 121 yards and stayed away from any altercations with nemesis Josh Norman. ...

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Vikings shut down Newton, end Panthers home streak

Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak 22-10 on Sunday.
By Steve Reed

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Saints, Falcons meet on 10th anniversary of reopening of Superdome

NEW ORLEANS - Saints coach Sean Payton sees Monday night's matchup with rival Atlanta as a separate event from the 10th anniversary of the Superdome's reopening after Hurricane Katrina.
By Brett Martel

New England might need another quarterback

The New England Patriots could be looking for yet another quarterback - or two - after third-stringer Jacoby Brissett injured his right thumb in Thursday night's victory over the Houston Texans.

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Panthers are in favor of game in Charlotte going on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thomas Davis said the Carolina Panthers' game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings should "absolutely" be played as scheduled, even with the city being under a state of emergency ...
By Steve Reed

Newly signed linebacker Schofield is ready to go for the Falcons

Outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield believes one week of practice will have him ready to play in the Falcons' game at New Orleans on Monday night.

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