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Panthers sign S Griffin, DT Love to 1-year contracts (The Associated Press)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:33:33 PDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have signed safety Michael Griffin and defensive tackle Kyle Love to one-year contracts.



NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:49:10 PDT

The Washington Redskins officially placed safety DeAngelo Hall and center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve, and signed veteran center John Sullivan. The team also signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter to the active roster, added cornerback Tye Smith to the practice squad and released linebacker Amarlo Herrera from the practice squad.



AP Power Rankings: This time it's Pats, Denver tied at No. 1 (The Associated Press)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:13:39 PDT

The Denver Broncos are off to a perfect start under quarterback Trevor Siemian. The New England Patriots also are 3-0 despite playing without superstar Tom Brady. The past two Super Bowl winners also share the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll released on Tuesday.



FANTASY PLAYS: Dixon, Prescott, Howard and other Week 4 adds (The Associated Press)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:12:30 PDT

The fantasy football waiver wire won't be as active the next couple days compared with last week, when a plethora of injuries resulted in role changes throughout the NFL.



Redskins put C Kory Lichtensteiger on IR, sign John Sullivan (The Associated Press)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:50:17 PDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have put center Kory Lichtensteiger on injured reserve with an injured calf and signed free agent center John Sullivan.



Week 3 NFC Targets/Touches (Rotoworld)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:06:00 PDT

Justin Bailey reviews the Targets and Touches Report for the NFC in Week 3.



Waiver Wired: Howard's Turn (Rotoworld)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:05:00 PDT

Raymond Summerlin discusses Jordan Howard, Terrelle Pryor and the other top waiver adds for Wk 4.



Vikings add rookie guard Willie Beavers to active roster (The Associated Press)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:13:28 PDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have promoted rookie guard Willie Beavers from the practice squad for depth on an offensive line that's been dogged by injuries this season.



Getting Defensive: Week 4 (Rotoworld)

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:01:00 PDT

Jeff Brubach breaks down fantasy kicker and D/ST options for Week 4.



NFL Power Rankings: How high can the Philadelphia Eagles fly? (Shutdown Corner)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:31:59 PDT

Through three games, the Philadelphia Eagles have a legitimate claim as the best team in the NFL. If you thought the Eagles’ 2-0 start was a product of playing two bad opponents, and that Carson Wentz would be exposed against a real opponent, Week 3 was startling. The Eagles destroyed the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-3.



Zimmer's defense has been dominant for unbeaten Vikings (The Associated Press)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:53:27 PDT

The defense that Mike Zimmer has deliberately built since he became Minnesota's head coach has been gradually ascending into one of the league's best. The Vikings have sure begun this season with a bang. For the second straight game, they turned an NFL MVP into a flustered, ineffective quarterback.



Coach Rivera: Missed opportunities, penalties hurt Panthers (The Associated Press)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:14 PDT

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says two things became apparent to him after looking at tape of the Panthers' 22-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. ''The missed opportunities was probably the biggest thing, more so than anything else, and some of the penalties,'' Rivera said Monday. Rivera said those missed opportunities, as well as protecting quarterback Cam Newton, need to be corrected as Carolina opens a three-game stretch of NFC South division games starting Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.



Giants' first loss under McAdoo a repeat of last year (The Associated Press)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:21:50 PDT

The Giants' first regular-season loss under Ben McAdoo looked like many of the crushing defeats from their last year under Tom Coughlin. In falling 29-27 to the Redskins on Sunday, the Giants (2-1) blew a late lead, turned over the ball three times, had dumb penalties, and sustained a couple of injuries that are going to leave them short-handed heading to Minnesota next Monday night. While Odell Beckham Jr. was OK on the field in his matchup with cornerback Josh Norman, the receiver had meltdowns on the sideline that McAdoo said were a distraction.



Wentz, strong defense have Eagles off to 3-0 start (The Associated Press)

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:02:55 PDT

Carson Wentz has already been compared to Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, the defense is dominating, and the Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0. No one saw this coming except maybe coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles dismantled the Steelers 34-3, shutting down Ben Roethlisberger and a high-powered offense and having their way with a defense that's been cruel to rookie quarterbacks - 19-2 against them since 2004 - not named Wentz.



Vikings put brakes on Newton, end Panthers' NFL home win streak (AFP)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:38:14 PDT

The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, holding the Panthers scoreless for 50 minutes in a 22-10 NFL victory in Charlotte, where the contest went off without incident despite unrest in recent days. Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford authored three second-half scoring drives and the Minnesota's defence sacked Newton eight times and intercepted him three times. At 1-2 the Panthers have lost one more game than they lost in all of the 2015 regular season.



NFL-Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games (Reuters)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:10:38 PDT

(Adds final Sunday game) Sept 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games: Vikings 22, Panthers 10 Minnesota held Carolina scoreless for the final 50 minutes, and quarterback Sam Bradford engineered three second-half scoring drives in a 22-10 comeback victory in Charlotte. The Panthers (1-2) have lost one more game than in all of the 2015 regular season.



Bears fall to 0-3, really have very little to get enthusiastic about (Shutdown Corner)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:38:42 PDT

If you’re Chicago Bears head coach John Fox, what can you hang your hat on with your 0-3 team that now has been beaten badly in prime time two weeks running? Your starting quarterback, Jay Cutler, is out. Your starting running back, Jeremy Langford, left Sunday’s 31-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on a cart.



NFL Winners and Losers: Cam Newton gets crushed. Again (Shutdown Corner)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:31:16 PDT

The Carolina Panthers better hope Cam Newton really is the man of steel. Newton took a beating in the season opener and another on Sunday. Newton, under constant pressure, looked nothing like the NFL’s MVP.



NFL Today, Week 3 (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:39:15 PDT

Monday, Sept. 26



The Latest: Cowboys roll with Prescott, lead Bears at half (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:58:45 PDT

Rookie quarterback Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to four scores on four possessions in the first half, giving Dallas a 24-3 halftime lead over the Chicago Bears. Prescott was 12 of 15 for 139 yards and had one of three rushing touchdowns in the half. Lance Dunbar and Alfred Morris had the other two, giving the Cowboys seven rushing TDs for the season after they had eight all of last year, when they went 4-12.



Impressive Carson Wentz has Eagles off to 3-0 start (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:29:43 PDT

Carson Wentz put his athleticism, precision passing and quick decision-making on display all on one play. The rookie quarterback dropped back on third-and-8, saw his first read covered, sidestepped a rusher, stepped up in the pocket, started to scramble, pump-faked, rolled to his right, stopped short of the line of scrimmage and floated a perfect pass down the right side to Darren Sproles. The speedy Sproles turned it into a 73-yard, catch-and-run touchdown that will make all the highlights.



The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:33:11 PDT

The mayor of Charlotte has lifted the curfew on the city after days of protests over the killing of a black man by police. There have been protests every day since 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot to death by Charlotte police on Tuesday. A midnight to 6 a.m. curfew has been in effect since Thursday after the protests turned violent, and National Guardsmen have been stationed throughout downtown each night.



Vikings CB Munnerlyn to Panthers WR Funchess: You're no good (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:44:42 PDT

Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn has a message for Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess: You're not that good. Munnerlyn said the Vikings concentrated on slowing down Carolina's No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who came into the game with 13 catches for 199 yards and three TDs, while largely ignoring Funchess. Funchess couldn't take advantage of seeing mostly single coverage.



Rodgers strikes early as NFL Packers hold off charging Lions (AFP)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:52:08 PDT

Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes in the first half as the Green Bay Packers compiled a huge lead then held on for a 34-27 NFL victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Rodgers's hot start helped the Packers build a 28-point cushion but they needed every bit of it as the Lions roared back with some precision passing of their own from quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Packers bounced back from a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in week two of the NFL regular season.



Vikings stop Newton, snap Panthers' home win streak 22-10 (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:16:18 PDT

The Minnesota Vikings keep finding ways to overcome injuries -and keep finding ways to win football games. Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak 22-10 on Sunday. The Vikings put the clamps on Cam Newton, intercepting the league's reigning MVP three times and getting eight sacks, one of those resulting in a safety by Danielle Hunter.



The 3-0 Minnesota Vikings have a really, really good head coach (Shutdown Corner)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:23:44 PDT

Assuming the New England Patriots don’t somehow get worse when Tom Brady returns, Bill Belichick will be your NFL coach of the year. Mike Zimmer has the Vikings off to a 3-0 start after winning Sunday in Carolina. The Minnesota Vikings lost their starting quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, to a freak knee injury right before the season started.



Cam Newton wears shirt with MLK quote during pre-game warmup (Reuters)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:06:28 PDT

(Reuters) - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton weighed into the Charlotte unrest by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a famous quote from civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of his team's home game on Sunday. The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player took the field for the pregame warmup wearing a black T-Shirt with a King quote on the back in white letters that read "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Newton's on-field statement at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium came five days after a black man, Keith Scott, was fatally shot by a black policeman in Charlotte. Demonstrations have been a constant for nearly a week in the North Carolina city and there was increased police presence outside the Panthers' stadium where protesters were marching as fans arrived for the game.



NFL-Newton wears shirt with MLK quote during pre-game warmup (Reuters)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:53:13 PDT

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton weighed into the Charlotte unrest by wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a famous quote from civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of his team's home game on Sunday. The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player took the field for the pregame warmup wearing a black T-Shirt with a King quote on the back in white letters that read "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Newton's on-field statement at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium came five days after a black man, Keith Scott, was fatally shot by a black policeman in Charlotte. Demonstrations have been a constant for nearly a week in the North Carolina city and there was increased police presence outside the Panthers' stadium where protesters were marching as fans arrived for the game.



Seahawks missing 2 of top 3 running backs against 49ers (The Associated Press)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:36:04 PDT

The Seattle Seahawks were without two of their top three running backs for Sunday's NFC West Division matchup against San Francisco, with both Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise on the inactive list.



NFL quarterback Newton makes T-shirt protest after Charlotte shooting (AFP)

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:29:11 PDT

Cam Newton wore a T-shirt with a famous quote by Martin Luther King Jr. during the pre-game warmup before the Carolina Panthers' National Football League game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. There was a heavy police presence outside the Panthers' stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina after a fifth day of protests prompted by the fatal shooting of a black man, by a black police officer. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," the quote on the back of the Panthers star quarterback's shirt read.