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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer answers a question during a news conference after practice at the team facility in Tempe, Ariz. Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons. Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released by the Cardinals, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 02, 2018 - 5:21 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons. Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released Tuesday by the Cardinals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm. He...
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates tight end Tyler Kroft's (81) touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Sunday, Dec 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 02, 2018 - 1:11 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Giddy Buffalo fans are making a surge in donations to Andy Dalton's foundation, their way of thanking the Bengals quarterback for his role in the Bills' long-awaited playoff appearance. Dalton's foundation reported Tuesday it has received more than $100,000 in donations since the...
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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
December 30, 2017 - 8:31 am
There's no question the NFC has been the dominant conference this season, with the South being the top division. The NFC won 41 of the 64 head-to-head matchups against the AFC; that .641 winning percentage is the best for the NFC since going 27-12-1 in 1970, the year of the merger. New Orleans (11-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Kelly Bryant (2) runs past Miami's Sheldrick Redwine (22) for a touchdown during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C.Bryant answered the question of how the Tigers would fare in life without Deshaun Watson. Bryant is completing 67.4 percent of his passes and has also run for 11 touchdowns. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
December 29, 2017 - 2:42 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When you're in the midst of a historic trilogy, it's hard to appreciate what it will mean to the ages. Alabama is focused on beating Clemson. Clemson is focused on beating Alabama. Taking time to savor the first two chapters between these college football juggernauts — and, ohhh...
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James Moran-TigerRag.com
December 29, 2017 - 11:21 am
By JAMES MORAN | Tiger Rag Associate Editor ORLANDO, Fla. — LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada met with the media Friday at the Citrus Bowl for the first time since before the season opener. Here’s what Canada said amid reports that there’s an impending split between him and LSU once the Tigers...
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December 29, 2017 - 9:43 am
By FRED GOODALL | Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Playoff-bound New Orleans can clinch its first NFC South championship in six years by beating the last-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a prospect few envisioned when the Saints opened the season with consecutive losses. "A lot of people just wanted...
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Chris Miller
December 28, 2017 - 11:30 am
You may have noticed Saints running back Alvin Kamara's bright red shoes in the Christmas Eve win over the Falcons. The NFL's uniform police did, too. The bright red shoes apparently were not NFL-approved. Today, Kamara shared on his Twitter account a picture of the fine notice he got from the...
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Chris Miller
December 26, 2017 - 12:51 pm
The New Orleans Saints are guaranteed no worse than the fifth seed in the six-team NFC playoff schedule by virtue of their beating the Atlanta Falcons 23-13 Sunday afternoon. While the chance to compete for another Super Bowl trophy is an important improvement over the last few season, New Orleans...
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Jim Hanzo
December 22, 2017 - 12:22 pm
If the Saints beat the Falcons in the Superdome this Sunday, they are in the playoffs. But Saints fans say it's not a question of if, but when, as we checked in with those who believe. "We're going to kick butt, 21-17," said one woman. "Saints will win this one, 35-20, we're gonna stomp 'em,"...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, file photo, referee Gene Steratore (114) carries a folded piece of paper used to determine a measurement next to Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys in Oakland, Calif. The NFL on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, has told its officials not to use index cards or any other paper to aid in measurements. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 21, 2017 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has told its officials not to use index cards or any other paper to aid in measurements. In Sunday night's Cowboys-Raiders game, veteran referee Gene Steratore tried to slide what appeared to be an index card between the tip of the ball and the end of the chain while...
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