December 2009 - Football Wiretap

Saints Get Home Field, Eagles Could Get Bye
Minnesota's loss to Chicago on Monday night severely clouded the playoff picture in the NFC.

Troy Smith Requests Trade
Troy Smith is done in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun

Holmgren Hasn't Decided Mangini's Fate
The Browns have won three straight, but Mike Holmgren will judge Eric Mangini on the whole season.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

McCarthy Mum On Plans Against Cardinals
Aaron Rodgers may not carry a full load on Sunday.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Chiefs Want Charles To Reach 1,000 Yards
Jamaal Charles needs 139 yards to hit 1,000.

Chicago's Tillman Suffers Rib Injury
Charles Tillman had to be wheeled off the field on a stretcher.


Manning, Coughlin Apologize To Fans
The Giants were eliminated from the playoff picture on Sunday.


Bills Hope Fitzpatrick Can Face Colts
Ryan Fitzpatrick could face the Colts on Sunday.


Eagles Lose Center Jackson To ACL Tear
Eagles center Jamaal Jackson will miss the remainder of the season.


Panthers Unlikely To Fire Fox, Staff
The Panthers saved their staff and front office by thumping the Giants on Sunday.


Colts Owner Defends Decision To Sit Starters
The Colts lost for the first time on Sunday.


RealGM's Week 16 Rundown
The Jets defeated the Colts on Sunday afternoon to ensure that we'll have no undefeated teams in the NFL this season.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Falcons Give McKay Five-Year Extension
Rich McKay is co-chair of the league's powerful competition committee along with Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Umenyiora Hints He's Done With Giants
Osi Umenyiora thinks he's done with the Giants.

New York Daily News

Caldwell: Important Season Is Coming Up
Jim Caldwell pulled his starters in the third quarter.

New York Times

Cowboys Clinch Berth, Eliminate Giants
The Cowboys and Eagles will play for the NFC East title on Sunday.


Janikowski Hits 61-Yard Field Goal
Sebastian Janikowski made the fourth-longest kick in NFL history on Sunday.


Packers Earn Playoff Berth
The Packers are headed to the postseason.


Stokley Ejected After Making Contact With Ref
Brandon Stokley threw his fist in the air in anger and inadvertently poked the ref's finger.


T.O. Makes 1,000th Catch Against Falcons
Terrell Owens is one of just six wide receivers to have 1,000 career catches.


Carolina's Smith Suffers Broken Arm
Steve Smith broke his arm as the Panthers kept the Giants out of the playoffs on Sunday.


Peyton Is Fourth To Pass For 50,000 Yards
Peyton Manning has accomplished something that just three other quarterbacks have in their career.


Pats Thump Jags, Lock Up AFC East
Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, three of which went to Randy Moss.


Bengals Clinch AFC North Title
The Bengals defeated the Chiefs on Sunday to clinch the AFC North title.


Saints Lose Thomas To Bruised Ribs
Pierre Thomas had 60 yards and a touchdown before the injury.


Colts Pull Starters, Lose First Game
The Colts had won 23 straight regular-season games.

Yahoo! Sports

Meyer Changes His Mind, Takes Leave Of Absence
Florida head football coach Urban Meyer changed his mind on Sunday and will take an indefinite leave of absence instead of resigning.


Cowher Would Be Interested In Bucs' Job
The Buccaneers are 2-12 under rookie head coach Raheem Morris.

Pro Football Talk

Brohm Expected To Start For Bills
Brian Brohm is expected to face the Falcons.

Shanahan Removes Name From Consideration In Buffalo
Mike Shanahan has removed his name from consideration for the Bills head coaching job.

Buffalo News