November 2012


METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt scoffs at the idea that Drew Brees' recent and uncharacteristic interception epidemic is to blame for New Orleans' fading playoff hopes.
(Reuters) - The first weekend of December football signals the start of the NFL stretch run with Houston, New England, Denver, Baltimore and Atlanta poised to clinch playoff spots, while others fight to stay on the postseason path. American Football Conference (AFC) division races look close to being locked up, but the National Football Conference is full of question marks with five weeks left in the regular season. "This is when you need to be playing your best ball, heading into the playoff atmosphere," New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said this week. ...
Nov 30 (Reuters) - The first weekend of December football signals the start of the NFL stretch run with Houston, New England, Denver, Baltimore and Atlanta poised to clinch playoff spots, while others fight to stay on the postseason path. American Football Conference (AFC) division races look close to being locked up, but the National Football Conference is full of question marks with five weeks left in the regular season. "This is when you need to be playing your best ball, heading into the playoff atmosphere," New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said this week. ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Coordinator Perry Fewell has added a new wrinkle to the New York Giants' defense with veteran safety Kenny Phillips back in the lineup.
ARIZONA CARDINALS at NEW YORK JETS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four Raiders and one Bengal were fined $26,250 each for fighting in last Sunday's game.
NEW YORK (AP) -- In David O. Russell's ''Silver Linings Playbook,'' Bradley Cooper plays an unstable former teacher trying to improve himself after exiting a mental institution. When his character, Pat Solitano, consults his otherwise level-headed psychiatrist Dr. Cliff Patel (Anupam Kher) on whether a Philadelphia Eagles' jersey is appropriate attire for a dinner party, Patel questions which jersey. On hearing that it's star wide-receiver DeSean Jackson, he responds unequivocally:
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- For the third consecutive game, the Steelers will be without their star quarterback. At least it appears as if they'll have the quarterback of their defense and the reigning team MVP back on the field.
CANTON, OHIO (AP) -- First-time candidates John Lynch, Michael Strahan and Jonathan Ogden were among 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2013 class announced Friday.
Eli Manning came off the bye week and tore up the Packers. But can he do it again against RG3?

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