Mon December 31, 2012
The Two-Way

NFL Firings Begin: Bears, Bills, Browns, Chiefs And Eagles Dismiss Coaches

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 12:12 pm

Andy Reid as he left the field Sunday in New Jersey. His last game as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles was a 42-7 loss to the New York Giants.
Elsa Getty Images

They're calling it "Black Monday" over at

It's the Monday morning after the end of the National Football League's regular season, and some teams that didn't make the playoffs are wasting no time in parting ways with their coaches.

So far, no huge surprises in who's being fired:

-- Lovie Smith, from the Chicago Bears.

-- Chan Gailey, from the Buffalo Bills.

-- Pat Shurmur, from the Cleveland Browns.

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Sun December 23, 2012

New NFL Record Holders Could Be Crowned This Season

Originally published on Sun December 23, 2012 10:41 am

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the sports news of the week, including some NFL records that could be topped this season.


Wed December 19, 2012
Around the Nation

Lottery Winners Donate To School's Football Stadium

Originally published on Thu December 20, 2012 3:44 am



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Sun December 16, 2012

College Football's 'Coaching Carousel' In Full Effect

Originally published on Sun December 16, 2012 7:11 am

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about college football coaches and the wisdom of the Washington Redskins' backup quarterback.


Tue December 11, 2012
The Two-Way

NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.
Chris Szagola CSM /LANDOV