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Topic - New Orleans Saints
The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Although the matchup isn't quite what everyone expected it to be seven months ago, there's still a lot at stake for both the 49ers and Redskins.
On top of their games last season, their first as starting quarterbacks, a variety of circumstances have conspired to test each player's aspirations over the past several months. Those issues have fueled in-depth examinations of their performance in a season in which it seemed certain they would ascend to superstardom.
San Francisco averaged 34.8 points per game during a five-game winning streak that lasted into its Nov. 3 bye week. Since returning from the time off, however, the 49ers have encountered a glaring inability to get into the end zone, losing first to the Carolina Panthers, 10-9, on Nov. 10 before falling, 23-20, on the road to the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday.
3 and Out: He might not have been as dominant as he was last season, but Colin Kaepernick is still a threat for the 49ers when they face Washington.
What a juicy matchup the NFL scheduled for Thursday night, a showdown for the lead in the NFC South and maybe for the best record in the conference.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday.
The NFL Players Association will conduct its own investigation into the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
The Colts and Titans would very much like to forget last weekend's debacles. They'll get a chance right away.
Maybe Rob Ryan wasn't the problem for the Dallas defense.
One of John Fox's favorite sayings is "Next man up."
Del Rio went 68-71 from 2003-11 as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars before joining Fox's staff last season. Del Rio will still serve as Denver's defensive coordinator.
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles has left the team's game against the New York Jets to be evaluated for a possible concussion.
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles left Sunday's game against the New York Jets with a concussion.