1. Bucs RB Charles Sims: We've Got to "Play 60"

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Charles Sims talks about facing the Detroit Lions defense this past Sunday, one of the toughest pass rushes this Bucs team has had to face this season...

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  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers: Breaking Down Tampa Bay's Game Plan

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now in the driver’s seat to claim the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft, but they’ve still got three opportunities to grab a morale-boosting victory that could take them out of the running...

    Luke Easterling Written by Luke Easterling about 16 days ago 2,546 reads 4 comments

  3. Inconsistency Hamstrings NFC South; NFL's Weakest Division Limps Toward Playoffs

    The NFC South isn't just the weakest division in the NFL this year. It's cringingly weak. Historically weak. Challenging-the-NFL's-entire-competitive-model weak...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 16 days ago 14,420 reads 85 comments

  4. Report: Saints Bench Kenny Vaccaro This Week

    Saints coach Sean Payton promised changes in New Orleans this week after their meltdown against Carolina . He's delivered.....

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  5. Report: Saints to Bench S Vaccaro This Week

    More severe changes: The # Saints are benching talented 2013 1st rounder Kenny Vaccaro, who has earned several game balls. Incredible...

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  6. Panthers Likely to Prepare for Tampa Bay Without Cam Newton Again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the second time this season the Carolina Panthers likely will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without starting quarterback Cam Newton .....

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  7. At 5-8, Falcons Still Have Keys to the Playoffs

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  8. Debate: Is Sean Payton's Time with the Saints Over?

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  9. Mike Evans Reaches 10 Touchdown Receptions as a Rookie

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans caught his ninth and 10th touchdown passes of the season in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Detroit Lions , becoming just the fourth rookie ...

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  10. Julio Jones Records Career High in Receiving Yards for 2nd Straight Week

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught 11 passes for 259 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 43-37 loss to the Green Bay Packers, setting a career-high mark in receiving yards for a second straight week, per Around The NFL on Twitter ...

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  11. Eyewitnesses on Cam Newton's Car Crash

    The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 days ago 1,904 reads 0 comments

  12. Panthers Know They Can Count on Derek Anderson

    With quarterback Cam Newton recovering from a lower back injury from today's car crash, the Panthers might have to turn to backup Derek Anderson with their season on the line...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 days ago 477 reads 0 comments

  13. Declining Drew Brees Can Still Lead Saints, but Future Plans Cannot Be Ignored

    Father Time catches up with everyone. With the new year looming, the New Orleans Saints have to wonder about the long-term viability of Drew Brees as the team's starting quarterback...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 16 days ago 13,041 reads 74 comments

  14. UPDATE: Panthers' Newton Suffers Back Fractures in Crash

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  15. Report: Saints Waive WR Morgan

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 16 days ago 219 reads 0 comments

  16. Cam Newton Injury: Updates on Panthers Star's Back Following Car Crash

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered a pair of transverse fractures in his lower back in a car accident on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The quarterback won't face charges for the crash, according to Charlotte police...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 16 days ago 652,565 reads 496 comments

  17. Bucs' Danny Lansanah Could Have Future at Middle Linebacker

    TAMPA, Fla. -- In an otherwise dismal season, linebacker Danny Lansanah has been a bright spot for the Buccaneers . He could be an even brighter spot in the future.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 26 reads 0 comments

  18. Smith: "No More Destination Phoenix"

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  19. Panthers' Path to the Playoffs Is Now Clear

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are only half a game out of the NFC South lead with three games to go thanks to Atlanta 's 43-37 loss at Green Bay on Monday night.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 12 reads 0 comments

  20. Week 14 QB Report: Efficient Day for Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater

    Let's take our weekly deep dive into the Sunday performance of five NFL quarterbacks, using data supplied by analyst Jacob Nitzberg of ESPN Stats & Information. After all, the numbers don't always speak for themselves...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  21. Youth Movement Should Involve WR Stephen Hill

    When the Carolina Panthers signed WR Stephen Hill to their practice squad back in September, I honestly thought he would have found his way onto the 53-man roster by now.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 16 reads 0 comments

  22. Despite 155-Yard Day, Jonathan Stewart Still Not Carolina Panthers' Starter

    As one Carolina Panthers running back starts to look like the rusher of old while the other one gets older, Carolina coach Ron Rivera is still hesitant to name the more effective back the starter...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 13 reads 0 comments

  23. Carolina Panthers Celebrate Dominant Sunday with Working Monday

    The Carolina Panthers celebrated their first win in two months by attending team and positional meetings for much of the day at Bank of America Stadium...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  24. Explosive Julio Jones the Key to Falcons Season Now More Than Ever

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Julio Jones ' every move was deliberate as he hobbled through the locker room, gently sat down by his locker, then struggled to bend over and put his clothes on before addressing the media...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 65 reads 0 comments

  25. Julio Jones Admits He Left TD on Field

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For all the great things Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones did at Lambeau Field on Monday night, there was one play he'd like to have back.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 184 reads 0 comments