Panthers QB Cam Newton suffers back injury in car accident
2014-12-10

The team's report capped a hectic few hours as reports of Newton's crash in Charlotte, N.C., hit social media. Local reports showed that Newton's car overturned. Other shots taken at the scene showed that Newton was taken from the scene in an ambulance after being placed on a stretcher

Steve Crump of WBTV said Newton did not want to be transported to the hospital but was taken anyway as a precaution.

The Panthers originally said on Tuesday afternoon that Newton was in "fair condition and undergoing tests at Carolinas Medical Center and will remain there overnight for observation." The team later revealed the injury. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo also dealt with transverse process fractures earlier this year.
The Observer said it was a two-car crash on the Church Street bridge in Charlotte over Interstate 277 at about 12:30 p.m. ET. Mark Becker of WSOC 9 in Charlotte said Newton's truck flipped four times, according to witnesses.

The Observer said the other driver, who was driving a Buick sedan, was also taken to the hospital.
Newton, 25, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn, has become one of the NFL's rising stars. He is a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback who won the NFL's offensive rookie of the year award in 2011.




NFL announces security, fan guidelines for 2013 NFL Draft
2013-04-23

Everyone entering Radio City will nfl football betting Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Odds be subject to security screenings, including metal detectors, pat-downs, and other special security checks. Spectators choosing not to consent to the NFL's security requirements will be refused admission. Fans with tickets are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays and expedite entry for everyone. The NFL will open the doors to fans earlier than normal for all rounds, including Thursday night beginning at 5:30 p.m. The NFL Draft is a free event. However, seating is very limited (see below for information for access to Radio City).

The NFL, Radio City and the New York Police Department strongly recommend that spectators minimize the number and size of all items carried into the stadium. Fans are urged to bring nothing larger than a very small purse. All items carried by fans will be carefully inspected. The NFL and Radio City will not hold prohibited or excluded items for spectators (see below for list of prohibited items).

"The NFL and its clubs have operated with a very high level of security since 9/11 for all of our games and events," said Jeffrey Miller, NFL vice president and chief security officer. "With the help of the FBI, New York Police Department, Radio City and our private security partners, we will enhance our already comprehensive plans for the safety of our fans and other attendees." The NFL Draft begins with Round 1 slated for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Fans who pick up wristbands the night before will be able to enter the venue beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. Rounds 2 and 3 will be held on Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, beginning at noon ET.


NFC West Preview 2010
2010-08-19

If you’re in to football betting, then you should pay attention to what I’m about to say about the NFC West. Now, the NFC West isn’t nearly as competitive as he other NFC conferences, much less the NFC East, but there’s still a few teams who are worth your football betting.

The NFC West consists of the Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49ers, the St. Louis Rams, and the Seattle Seahawks. Leading the charge in the NFC West were the Arizona Cardinals, who finished the 2009 season at 10-6. The Cardinals went to the NFC Playoffs, and we all remember the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the NFC playoffs. The Cardinals came out on top of the Packers in a 51 to 45 overtime win. In that game, there was 1,024 combined total yards for both teams. In fact, just in passing yards alone, the two teams racked up 779 yards. This was quite an epic game, one which the Cardinals pulled out all the stops and found a way to win. The Arizona Cardinals would then go on to face the eventual Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints, in the second round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, the Saints were keen on reaching the Super Bowl, and dispatched the Cardinals, 45-14 on January 16.

Well, the Arizona Cardinals got rid of star receiver Larry Fitzgerald. I don’t know why, but they did. Plus, there’s been rumors that sophomore quarterback Matt Leinart will be taking over the reigns in the upcoming 2010 season. This may be of some concern for all those interested in football betting because Leinart only played one game in the 2009 season. For a guy that’s supposed to take over your franchise, you better work with him a lot on his game. Last season, Leinart only played two games for the Cardinals, throwing for 316 total yards in both games, both losses, to the St. Louis Rams and to the Green Bay Packers. The good news about the Cardinals’ rushing attack is that they have a solid, two-back system with Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower. The ground game was good last season, and there’s no reason to suspect anything less in 2010.

The San Francisco 49ers had a decent season in 2009, going 8-8. Things looked pretty bad starting in week five with a 45-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers followed this beatdown by losing three more consecutive games. San Francisco ended this four game skid by narrowly escaping with a 10-6 victory over NFC North foe the Chicago Bears. If you’re into football betting then the fact that the San Francisco 49ers used two quarterbacks in the 2009 season should be of concern. The San Francisco 49ers used quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Alex Smith. Hill played the first five games of the season, and completed 87 out of 155 passes for 943 yards, five touchdowns and only two interceptions. Hill’s passer rating was a mere 79.6 in those five games. On the other hand, quarterback Alex Smith did a great job spreading the ball to his receivers. In the 2009 season, Smith completed 225 out of 372 passes, which works out to 60.5 percent, he threw for 2,350 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, and three fumbles. Smith’s passer rating for 2009 was 81.5, much better than that of Hill’s.

The San Francisco 49ers lost about 90 percent of their games by two touchdowns or less; a few of those games came within three or four points of going in the San Francisco 49ers’ favor. I think if the 49ers hadn’t used Hill for the first five games of the season, then the 49ers could have very easily have gone 13-3 in their 2009 season. I think that Head Coach Mike Singletary is great for the San Francisco 49ers organization. He’s very motivated and pushes his players to succeed. Also, the 49ers finally have some young talent at the wide receiver position. Plus, even though I criticized the 49ers for using quarterback Shaun Hill for the first five games, the kid wasn’t all bad.

For my choices for football betting, I would have to go with the Arizona Cardinals being back atop the NFC West pile come 2010. But I believe that that the San Francisco 49ers will be right on their heels if they can fix some of their offensive problems and get quarterback Alex Smith playing all 16 games and not starting his season after a five week break; he’s your starter and most experienced player at the position, let him play and win you some games. The current favorite to win the NFC west according to www.sportsbook.com is the SF 49ers at -150. This will be a close division race that they all have a shot at.