December 2012


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Andy Reid stuck around after he was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles, meeting with players, encouraging staff and shaking hands with the man who let him go.
So many teams' futures are up in the air after nearly a quarter of the coaches are canned on New Year's Eve.
Black Monday certainly lived up to its nickname, as seven head coaches and five general managers were fired by 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, one day after the final regular-season game.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson rushed for 210 yards at Green Bay the first time. He was, uh, limited to 199 yards for Minnesota in the most recent meeting.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo sat alone on the Dallas bench, his stare frozen at the ground on a cold night in Washington.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- As Jim Harbaugh sent the 49ers into a mandatory three-day break to ''rest their minds, rest their bodies,'' San Francisco's coach and his staff busily began playoff preparations for the NFC divisional round in less than two weeks.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos finally ran out of wiggle room.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens are healthy and rested.
Trindon Holliday is three wins away from being the answer to one of the great trivia questions in NFL history: the only player ever to go undefeated in a 19-game season . Holliday, a Broncos kick return specialist, is the beneficiary of fortunate circumstance: he played his first five games for the Houston Texans, who went 5-0 over that span. But Houston waived Holliday; Denver then picked him up, and proceeded to go 11-0 to close out the season. [Related: Champ Bailey nostalgic after Broncos wrap up No. 1 seed ] Talk about your lucky charms, huh? Even if Holliday only scored one touchdown all season, you can't argue with the numbers. Denver now has to win only three games for Holliday to go 19-0 over a season, something that no team, not even the 1972 Dolphins, has ever accomplished. Those Dolphins were 17-0, playing in an era of 14-game seasons. (Funny how they never mention that when they break out the champagne every time the last undefeated team of each season loses.) The New England Patriots went undefeated in the regular season and won two games in the playoffs before the New York Giants and Manning-to-Tyree derailed them in the Super Bowl. [Hat tip: The Phinsider .] -Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee .- Related NFL video from Yahoo! Sports Other popular content on the Yahoo! network: • New Year's resolutions for Mike Trout, A-Rod, Marlins' owner • Kentucky's lackluster body of work could harm tournament seeding • Alex Ovechkin is off the market, engaged to Maria Kirilenko • Y! TV: Charlie Sheen apologizes for homophobic slur
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers parted ways for good with running back Brandon Jacobs on Monday, an expected move after the outspoken player was suspended for the final three regular-season games.

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