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NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Cam Newton proving a quick study in the team’s offense

Cam Newton signed with the Panthers on Nov. 11. He played nine snaps three days later and started and played all 51 snaps Sunday. The quarterback has completed 24 of 31 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also has 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Newton has proved to be [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Jaycee Horn at Panthers practice Wednesday

The Panthers welcomed first-round pick Jaycee Horn back to the practice field on Wednesday. Horn broke his foot in the third game of the season and the cornerback went on injured reserve a few days later. The timeline for his return was said to be two-to-three months, so this would be early in that window. [more]

Brian Flores: Michael Deiter will return to practice on Wednesday

The Dolphins are getting healthier along their offensive line as they head into Week 12. Head coach Brian Flores told reporters in his Wednesday press conference that center Michael Deiter will practice in the day’s session, which means the club is designating Deiter to return from injured reserve. Deiter has been out since suffering injuries [more]

Week 12 NFC playoff picture: Cardinals back on top

The top of the NFC playoff picture looks different after Week 11. The Packers went into the weekend with the top spot in the NFC playoff picture, but their loss to the Vikings and the Cardinals’ win in Seattle moved Arizona back up to the No. 1 spot. Green Bay holds the tiebreaker by virtue [more]

Matt Rhule: Good teams don’t give up 190 rushing yards

The Panthers got a big win in Arizona in Week 10, but they crashed back to Earth at home on Sunday against Washington. Washington racked up 190 rushing yards and controlled the ball for nearly 36 minutes in a 27-21 win that drops Carolina to 5-6 on the season. That has them among several teams [more]

Jonathan Allen believes last two weeks may have saved Washington’s season

The Washington Football Team went 2-7 to open the 2020 season, but closed with five wins in their final seven games to take the NFC East and advance to the postseason. It seems like head coach Ron Rivera’s team likes digging themselves out of big holes. Washington went 2-6 before a Week Nine bye, but [more]

Lions take big lead in 2022 NFL draft order

After falling to 0-9-1 on Sunday, the Lions are in great shape in one respect: They’re now the overwhelming favorites to earn the first overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. Thanks to the Lions’ loss and the Texans’ win, Detroit remains winless while every other team in the NFL has won at least twice. [more]

Cam Newton: Today didn’t turn out how I wanted, but still a special day

Cam Newton made his first home start as the Panthers quarterback since early in the 2019 season on Sunday and scored a pair of first half touchdowns, but the second half saw Washington move in front and secure a 27-21 road win. Newton didn’t like losing, but he reflected on why it was still “a [more]

Ron Rivera returns to Carolina, comes away with 27-21 win as Taylor Heinicke stars

The Carolina-Washington storyline was Cam Newton vs. Ron Rivera. Newton returned to the Panthers last week and on Sunday made his first start in his second stint in Carolina. Rivera spent nine seasons in Carolina, drafting Newton with the No. 1 overall choice in 2011. But Taylor Heinicke played the part of hero, delivering a [more]

Cam Newton’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey draws Panthers even

Cam Newton fired a strike to strike to Christian McCaffrey from 27 yards out, drawing Carolina even with the Washington Football Team. The teams are tied 21-21. Newton is 14-of-18 for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He threw only eight touchdowns in 15 games with the Patriots last season. He also has run for a [more]

Washington takes first lead on Taylor Heinicke’s third touchdown pass today

Taylor Heinicke threw his third touchdown pass of the day, with his 4-yard toss to DeAndre Carter on third-and-goal giving Washington its first lead. Washington leads 21-14 after the first drive of the second half. Heinicke is 12-of-16 for 157 yards and a 145.1 passer rating. In the first half, Heinicke threw a 6-yard touchdown [more]

Taylor Heinicke has two touchdown passes as Washington forges 14-14 tie

Cam Newton ran for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass in the first half, but Taylor Heinicke answered with two touchdown passes. The Panthers and Washington Football Team are tied 14-14 at halftime in Ron Rivera’s return to Carolina. Heinicke’s second touchdown pass, a 12-yarder, went to Terry McLaurin with nine seconds remaining in [more]

Cam Newton runs for a touchdown to give Panthers 14-7 lead

Cam Newton is doing it all today. After throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass, he has run for a 24-yard score. The Panthers now lead Washington 14-7. It is the 44th game of Newton’s career with a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown. That is the most in NFL history, with Steve Young second with 31. [more]

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