December 31, 2010 |
The Carolina Panthers announced the dismissal of Coach John Fox on Friday, signaling the end of a nine-year run in which he led the franchise to its only Super Bowl. Owner Jerry Richardson said the contracts of Fox and the rest of his staff wouldn't be renewed after Sunday's game at Atlanta. Fox said he expected the firing. "It's not new," he said. "It's something I've been preparing for actually for a couple of years. " Fox was first denied a contract extension after the 2008 season.
January 22, 2005 |
A major winter storm projected to dump as much as a foot of snow on Philadelphia and Pittsburgh should pass in time for Sunday's NFL conference championship games. The approaching storm caused the New England Patriots to fly to Pittsburgh a day ahead of schedule Friday night to avoid expected travel delays today. Atlanta will fly to Philadelphia this morning, 4 1/2 hours ahead of schedule, in an attempt to avoid travel issues.
December 25, 2000 |
Georgia's players backed up their lobbying to have fired Coach Jim Donnan lead them into a bowl game. Terrence Edwards ran five times for 97 yards and caught eight passes for 79 yards and the Bulldog defense scored two touchdowns to give No. 24 Georgia a 37-14 victory over Virginia on Sunday in the Oahu Bowl. It was a school-record fourth consecutive bowl victory for the Bulldogs (8-4) in Donnan's final game.
November 15, 2004 |
The New England Patriots watched the Boston Red Sox show off their championship trophy, then played as if they're headed for another one of their own. In their most dominating performance of the season, the Patriots rolled over the Buffalo Bills, 29-6, on Sunday night at Foxboro, Mass. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked five field goals, and Corey Dillon rushed for 151 yards for the Patriots.
October 4, 2004 |
Tom Brady's arm and Richard Seymour's legs. You can't accuse the New England Patriots of running out of winning combinations. The quarterback and the defensive end teamed up to secure the Patriots' record-tying 18th straight victory, a 31-17 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills. Brady's performance was no surprise, as he put New England ahead for good with a two-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham four minutes into the fourth quarter, breaking a 17-17 tie.
October 13, 2003 |
The New England Patriots proved that statistics don't win football games -- defense and perseverance do. Outgained 199-29 in a first half in which they had just one first down, the Patriots rallied behind Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk and beat the New York Giants, 17-6, on Sunday. "We're just an emotional team," said defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who had two deflections that were turned into interceptions and a sack that stopped what looked like a New York touchdown drive.
October 3, 2009 |
Kyle Boller will make his first start at quarterback for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday as Marc Bulger rests his injured shoulder. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Friday that if Bulger dresses for the game, it will be as the third quarterback. Rookie Keith Null will be the backup. Bulger did not throw during Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for the game at NFC West rival San Francisco (2-1). "He took some snaps," Spagnuolo said. "He did some handoffs.
September 9, 2009 |
Minnesota Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams will be able to play in the season-opener at Cleveland this weekend, regardless of what happens with their court case against the NFL. The Williamses, who are not related, are challenging four-game suspensions handed down by the league for violating the league's drug policy last summer. The case is still tied up in court, but NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday the suspensions will not begin this weekend in any event.
January 12, 2004 |
Kicker Gary Anderson retired Sunday, a day after his 22nd season ended in the Tennessee Titans' 17-14 divisional playoff loss at New England. "That's a great group of guys here, both coaches and players, that made it a lot of fun for me and my boys," Anderson said. "I'm really pleased that I came and played for the Titans." Anderson, at 44 the NFL's oldest player, left a trout stream in Colorado in September to sign with Tennessee for one last chance at the Super Bowl.
September 2, 2007
Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson was suspended for five games by the NFL on Saturday for buying and using performance-enhancing substances. Wilson, a 48-year-old former NFL quarterback, also was fined $100,000. He said he took the drugs to try to "improve the quality of my life" after living with diabetes for more than 20 years. He acknowledged he acted without "proper medical supervision." Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wilson would return to his job after his suspension ends Oct.