Cam Newton has had some interesting press conferences, some combative ones, some short ones, but none like the one he had on Sunday night. Newton was benched for the first series of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks for a dress-code violation. Panthers coach Ron Rivera wouldn’t get into details, but Newton said it was because he didn’t wear a tie on the team’s flight to Seattle.
By most measures, the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign in Week 13 was a rousing, unquestioned success for the league. Thirty of the 32 teams were in action this past week, and they were able to express themselves and wear custom cleats to help display causes that were important to them. Early on Monday, it appeared that the two teams on bye in Week 13 — the Browns and Titans — were not able to.
Safety Eric Berry decided that the Kansas City Chiefs weren’t going to lose on Sunday. The Falcons took a 28-27 lead with 4:32 left, and went for the two-point conversion to try to go up by a field goal.