1. Carolina Panthers Land Zero Players on NFC Pro Bowl Team

    Not one single member of the Carolina Panthers was selected to the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl Wednesday. The Panthers are 6-9, can that really be that big of a mystery? Well, yeah, there ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 2,919 reads 27 comments

  2. Roddy White, Thomas DeCoud Should Be Outraged at Pro Bowl Snubs

    When the 2013 NFC Pro Bowl roster was announced Wednesday, the list was short two very worthy Atlanta Falcons . Even though they both had the numbers and resumes for inclusion, wide receiver Roddy White and free safety Thomas DeCoud were snubbed...

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  3. Could Ray Edwards Sign with Seattle, Help Seahawks Oust Atlanta from Playoffs?

    In his 25 career games with the team, defensive end Ray Edwards didn ’t do much for the Atlanta Falcons . Now, it may turn out that he will be working against his former team come playoff time...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 3,982 reads 41 comments

  4. Rams vs. Buccaneers: Turnovers Are Haunting Tampa Bay

    Turnovers. Untimely turnovers. Limiting turnovers. It was impossible to talk about anything other than turnovers Sunday after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned the ball over five times and lost to the St...

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  5. Raiders vs. Panthers: Cam Newton Shows a Little Bad, a Lot of Good

    When it comes to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and his attitude, it’s either fire or ice. I’ll take fire, like we saw Sunday when the Panthers beat the Raiders 17-6...

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  6. Saints vs. Cowboys: Extraordinary Is Par for Course with New Orleans in 2012

    Overtime. The New Orleans Saints were driving. Marques Colston ran a short slant route, caught a Drew Brees pass, was quickly hit at the 24-yard line and fumbled the football forward...

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  7. Falcons vs. Lions: Even with 13 Wins, Atlanta Still Being Overshadowed

    The Atlanta Falcons beat down the Detroit Lions Saturday, 31-18, and secured the NFC’s No. 1 seed in the playoffs and home-field advantage throughout...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 5,677 reads 26 comments

  8. Atlanta Falcons Progress Report: Home-Field Advantage Is Crucial

    With one more win, the 12-2 Atlanta Falcons will secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Playing in the Georgia Dome couldn’t be more important for the Falcons and their postseason efforts...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 2,069 reads 9 comments

  9. Carolina Panthers Progress Report: Rivera Must Go for Rebuilding Effort to Soar

    There isn’t much left to say about the 2012 Carolina Panthers season. Disappointing. A letdown. Underachieving. There’s two trains of thought on how to react...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 3,248 reads 20 comments

  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Progress Report: Team in Win Mode After Playoff Elimination

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a nice run for six weeks after their bye. From Week 6 to 11, the Bucs were 5-1 and every bit in the playoff conversation, even after a 1-3 start to the season...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 1,650 reads 21 comments

  11. New Orleans Saints Progress Report: Playoff Hopes Minute, but Existent

    When the New Orleans Saints put 41 points on Tampa Bay Sunday and kept the Buccaneers from scoring, it did more than just give a small taste of how good it’s been over recent years...

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  12. Media Opinion Isn't Really Wrong, Atlanta Falcons Are More Lucky Than Good

    After the Atlanta Falcons ’ 34-0 pasting of the New York Giants in Week 15, the players and the fanbase had a bit of ammunition in the year-long battle both have been fighting with the national media...

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  13. Panthers vs. Chargers: Carolina Finally Playing Up to Preseason Expectations

    Do you remember all the preseason hype about the Carolina Panthers ? All that talk about how this football team was on the cusp of making the playoffs—of how quarterback Cam ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 2,241 reads 9 comments

  14. Buccaneers vs. Saints: Tampa Bay Should Just Give Up on December Games

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have serious trouble winning in December. Sunday’s 41-0 beatdown by the New Orleans Saints is the Bucs' fourth straight loss. Their woes in the final month of the calendar year continue...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 1,597 reads 9 comments

  15. Buccaneers vs. Saints: New Orleans' 41-Point Thrashing a Beacon of Hope

    In any of the New Orleans Saints ’ seasons of recent memory, a 41-point beatdown put on any team wouldn ’t be a huge story. But the 2012 season hasn ’t been normal by any stretch of the imagination...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 2,238 reads 6 comments

  16. Giants vs. Falcons: Atlanta Finally Shows the NFL How Good It Can Be

    Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon responded with one word when asked if Sunday’s 34-0 win was a little bit of payback from last year’s 24-2 playoff loss. “Zero,” said Weatherspoon , without the hint of a smile...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 6,233 reads 59 comments

  17. In Playing by the Rules, Are Falcons Missing Grit from Dirty O-Line Days?

    New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told the The Star-Ledger that the Atlanta Falcons ’ offensive line wasn’t “dirty” like they were last season...

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  18. Don't Be Fooled; Looming Sean Payton Reinstatement Just Sad PR Move from Goodell

    An ESPN report released Wednesday mentioned that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considering reinstating New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton early from his suspension...

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  19. Atlanta Falcons Progress Report: This Team Is Nowhere Near Playoff-Ready

    One of the most important aspects of being playoff-ready in the NFL is peaking at the right time. Perfect examples of this phenomenon were offered over the last two seasons when ...

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  20. Roger Goodell, NFL Owe Saints a Huge Apology for Bountygate Nonsense

    Paul Tagliabue made sure that the passion and the vernacular of the NFL locker room remained strong in his 22-page ruling on the New Orleans Saints bounty case Tuesday...

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  21. New Orleans Saints: What's Wrong with QB Drew Brees?

    When it comes to statistics, the NFL is used to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees leading the league. In each of the last three seasons, Brees led the league in completion percentage...

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  22. Cam Newton: Breaking Down How Panthers QB Returned to Superman Form

    Maybe the phone booth door was jammed or possibly he had trouble with the buttons on his shirt. Whatever the reason, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had trouble early ...

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  23. Saints vs. Giants: Drew Brees' Turnovers Are Keeping New Orleans from Winning

    There were moments after the New Orleans Saints ’ Sunday loss to the New York Giants when I sat, brain hurting, trying to find out what this 52-27 loss meant for the Saints’ playoff picture...

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  24. Eagles vs. Buccaneers: Tampa Bay Starting Another Late-Season Skid

    Just 23 days ago the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished off the Carolina Panthers and moved to 6-4 on the season. Three weeks have gone by, and three losses have been added to the tally sheet...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about over 2 years ago 1,425 reads 19 comments

  25. Falcons vs. Panthers: Cam Newton Continues to Grow in Carolina's Big Win

    Cam Newton didn ’t care that the Atlanta Falcons were 11-1 and his Carolina Panthers were 3-9. He showed as much by going off Sunday, leading his team to a 30-20 victory...

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