Why this game is intriguing: Two coaching staffs on high alert in this one, with frustrated owners watching closely to see how they finish. The Kansas City Chiefs were expected to contend for the AFC West crown. The Carolina Panthers, fresh off a promising 2011, had one player guarantee a Super Bowl win. Not so much. Now, both Romeo Crennel and Ron Rivera must finish the season on a solid note, or they might not be back in 2013. The Panthers already took a step that way, beating the Eagles on Monday night. Was that a sign of the future for Cam Newton, or an aberration?
Eagles rookie WR DeVonta Smith will miss a couple weeks with minor knee sprain
DeVonta Smith, the Eagles' prized rookie receiver, will miss a couple weeks of training camp with a knee sprain. If Smith indeed misses more than a week, he'll likely be out for the club's preseason opener against the Steelers on Aug. 12.
Bucs watch Olympian Anna Cockrell, sister of CB Ross Cockrell, advance to 400-M hurdles finals
Buccaneers players gathered to watch Anna Cockrell, sister of CB Ross Cockrell, run in the semifinals of the women's 400-meter hurdles in the Tokyo Olympics. She rewarded them by finishing second in her heat and advancing to the finals.