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. NEXT: at Vikings, 8:20 p.m. Thursday. NFL Network, Ch. 32; 620-AM, 103.5-FM

. tonight: Lions at Bears, 8:30. ESPN; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

. patriots win in ot: Jets have chances but fail to complete rally. 4C


baseball playoffs

NLCS: Ryan Vogelsong keeps Giants alive vs. Cards, 6-1. 3C Tonight: Game 7, at San Francisco, 8:07. TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM

Monday, October 22, 2012 , Section C | 


NFC SOUTH W L T PCT. div. next
Falcons 6 0 0 1.000 1-0 at Eagles
Bucs 2 4 0 .333 1-1 at Vikings
Saints 2 4 0 .333 1-1 at Broncos
Panthers 1 5 0 .167 1-2 at Bears

Titans 35

Bills 34
Cowboys 19

Panthers 14
Colts 17

Browns 13
Vikings 21

Cardinals 14
Raiders 26

Jags (OT) 23


Giants 27

Redskins 23
Texans 43

Ravens 13
Packers 30

Rams 20
Patriots 29

Jets (OT) 26
Steelers 24

Bengals 17

Scenes from Raymond James

Failure after first down at Saints 1. Bucs' Roy Miller: Blame the defense. Sprint costs Bucs seven. 6-7C

Gators solidify No. 2 rank

UF strengthens its BCS standing as it gets ready to face Georgia with a chance to clinch the SEC East. 9C

NOTB 10/21/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:41pm]
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