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  • Sunday’s NFL peak performers

    For 09-27-2010

  • Falcons survive Saints in overtime

    NEW ORLEANS – It should have been a routine chip shot for Saints playoff hero Garrett Hartley, a 29-yard field goal in overtime to keep New Orleans unbeaten. Somehow, the …

  • Edwards’ latest charge could compound legal troubles

    New York Jets star wide receiver Braylon Edwards told a police officer he’d been partying and drinking before being pulled over in his luxury SUV, but he suggested letting him …

  • NFL notes: Bush out six weeks with broken leg

    Reggie Bush’s broken leg likely will sideline him about six weeks but not the rest of the season, a person familiar with the injury said. Bush was expected to be …

  • Rice’s No. 80 retired by 49ers

    SAN FRANCISCO – Jerry Rice’s No. 80 now hangs from the upper deck at Candlestick Park alongside all the other San Francisco 49ers greats. Rice appreciated getting to say goodbye …

  • Defense comes up big as Saints edge 49ers

    SAN FRANCISCO – Last season, the New Orleans Saints won their games with a high-flying offense. This year, it’s been all about defense. Garrett Hartley kicked a 37-yard field goal …

  • In brief: Rookie QB Clausen to get start for Carolina

    The Jimmy Clausen era is under way in Carolina, ahead of schedule. Panthers coach John Fox said Monday he’s benching the struggling Matt Moore and will start the rookie from …

  • NFL in brief: Starting QBs struggle

    After a Sunday full of injuries and interceptions, seemingly half the league heads into Week 3 with a quarterback quandary. The Titans’ Vince Young was pulled after his third turnover …

  • Baltimore accepts challenge, edges Jets

    The Baltimore Ravens starred in this version of “Hard Knocks,” punishing the New York Jets with plenty of them. The Jets intrigued audiences in the preseason with their no-holds-barred, behind-the-scenes …

  • Norman Chad: NFL has become one big fantasy

    The National Football League – America’s last refuge of undeniable world dominance – began its 91st season Sunday. (Traditionally, Major League Baseball unofficially opens its season by having the president …

  • Final mistake most costly for Dallas Cowboys

    LANDOVER, Md. – Donovan McNabb put on a different uniform, and finally found a way to beat the Dallas Cowboys. It helped that his defense scored a huge momentum touchdown …

  • AFC

    East Division 1. New York Jets

  • NFC

    East Division 1. Dallas Cowboys

  • Saints open season on winning note

    NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees and the Saints extended New Orleans’ post-Super Bowl euphoria for at least another week and handed Brett Favre a second straight loss in the Louisiana …

  • NFL starts with an encore: Saints vs. Vikings

    NEW ORLEANS – The Saints’ first Super Bowl title was so big in New Orleans that Mardi Gras, a revered local institution dating back well more than a century, became …

  • NFL briefs: Cardinals hand Anderson start

    Derek Anderson will start at quarterback again for Arizona when the Cardinals play Washington on Thursday night in their final preseason game. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will use the …

  • We need dem Saints

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – One helmet is an ancient symbol of rebirth, an eternal emblem of hope. The other helmet is footwear for a horse.

  • Offensive sparks forecast in Miami

    MIAMI – Hoosiers and Who Dats. And, oh yes, the two best teams in the NFL also happen to be on hand for today’s Super Bowl.

  • Prospect of Super Bowl overtime scary thought

    MIAMI – Go ahead, try to make heads or tails of this scenario: The Super Bowl is tied after four quarters. The captains from Indianapolis and New Orleans trudge wearily …

  • OT win sends New Orleans to first Super Bowl

    NEW ORLEANS – A 40-yard field goal in overtime by a little-known kicker could become as famous as jambalaya in these parts. The New Orleans Saints, a team with no …

  • Indy’s rally silences brash Jets

    INDIANAPOLIS – This is perfect for the Indianapolis Colts: They have Peyton Manning and they’re back in the Super Bowl. The four-time MVP threw three touchdown passes and the Colts …



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