December 2012


The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have waived running back Brandon Jacobs, ending a relationship that was rocky from the start.
Most consecutive seasons by NFL teams without winning a playoff game since 1933 (first season of NFL playoffs), according to STATS LLC:
The Kansas City Chiefs own the No. 1 overall pick for the 2013 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 25-27.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- There is an obvious reason why the New York Giants went from a Super Bowl champion to a frustrated team that missed the playoffs.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- While several coaches around the NFL found themselves without a job Monday, the Carolina Panthers' Ron Rivera escaped unscathed - at least for now.
(Reuters) - Heads continued to roll for under-achieving head coaches across the National Football League as the Philadelphia Eagles' Andy Reid, Buffalo Bills' Chan Gailey and Cleveland Browns' Pat Shurmur were all fired on what has become known as Black Monday. The unemployment ranks swelled even further later on Monday with the Chicago Bears' Lovie Smith, Kansas City Chiefs' Romeo Crennel, San Diego Chargers' Norv Turner and Arizona Cardinals' Ken Whisenhunt also getting the axe to bring the total to seven teams with head coaching vacancies. ...
* Eagles' Reid pays for disappointing season * Bears surprisingly drop Smith after 10-6 record (Adds Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Bears firings) Dec 31 (Reuters) - Heads continued to roll for under-achieving head coaches across the National Football League as the Philadelphia Eagles' Andy Reid, Buffalo Bills' Chan Gailey and Cleveland Browns' Pat Shurmur were all fired on what has become known as Black Monday. ...
The San Diego Chargers officially fired coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith on Monday.
 1. Denver Broncos: “D” makes them complete package: held K.C. to 119 yards of offense. 2. New England Patriots: Ridley fifth Pats rusher with 1,200 yards; first since 2004. 3. Atlanta Falcons: Injuries to Robinson, Abraham not what Atlanta wanted in Week 17. 4. San Francisco 49ers: Akers’ shakiness a big concern heading into postseason. 5. Seattle Seahawks: Went 8-0 at home, but won’t be playing in Seattle in playoffs. 6. Green Bay Packers: Needed a bye badly; a scary team when everyone is healthy. 7. Houston Texans: Stumbling into playoffs, but match up well with Bengals. 8. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With steroids easy to buy, testing weak and punishments inconsistent, college football players are packing on significant weight - 30 pounds or more in a single year, sometimes - without drawing much attention from their schools or the NCAA in a sport that earns tens of billions of dollars for teams.

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