New Orleans is not Falcons receiver Roddy White's favorite city. Not by a long shot.
"I don't like nothing about the Saints," White said Saturday. "The colors. The city. Nothing. But they've got some good food. Other than the food, nothing."
Two years ago, White's tweets about the city included profanity. He apologized soon after.
White also dislikes New Orleans because the Falcons are 2-5 there in his career. (That includes last season, when the Saints kept QB Drew Brees in the game late in a rout to break the NFL record for passing yards in a season.) And he knows the NFC Soutch-rival Saints would love to beat the undefeated Falcons today. "This would make their whole entire month of November if they can mess up our record," White said. "You don't have to get people up for this game in the locker room."
Patriots: Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was activated from injured reserve and will play today. Tight end Aaron Hernandez remains a game-time decision with a sprained ankle.
Raiders: The 4-year-old son of defensive line coach Terrell Williams died Friday at Oakland Children's Hospital, days after celebrating his birthday. The boy became unexpectedly ill this month, but the team did not elaborate on his illness.
Steelers: Receiver Emmanuel Sanders said he will appeal the league's $15,000 fine for faking an injury. He went down with a leg cramp late against the Bengals on Oct. 21 — saving a timeout — but two plays later sprinted to down a punt. The Steelers were fined $35,000.