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CHARLOTTE Nick Bosa Jersey , N.C. (AP) — Saints hanging in his locker, some omnipresent motivation after what happened a year ago when the Panthers met up with their NFC South rivals.New Orleans swept Carolina, winning both regular-season games in 2017 before eliminating the Panthers from the first round of the playoffs in January with a 31-26 win at the Superdome.The rematch is never far from Newton’s mind.Article continues below ...“If you need any type of boost, kind of chip on your shoulder versus (these guys) I have a constant reminder each and every day when I look in my locker,” Newton said, who will renew acquaintances Monday night with the Saints, a team he said “doesn’t like.”Newton said the broom came from the Saints, although he wouldn’t disclose which player.Newton also received a bottle of “Jordan” red wine this past offseason from nemesis Cam Jordan, the Saints dominant defensive end. Jordan had promised to send Newton some “juice” if the Saints swept the Panthers.“Disrespectful,” Newton said flatly.The broom remains in its plastic wrapper and Newton said he would like to stamp it “return to sender” if Carolina (6-7) can somehow manage to beat New Orleans twice in the next three weeks and sneak into the playoffs as a wild-card team. The Panthers currently trail the Vikings by a half-game in the battle for the second wild card spot, but are given only a 9 percent chance of making the postseason.Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said: “I know about the wine, not the broom — but whoever sent the broom is a comedic genius.”Meanwhile, the Saints (11-2) have already locked up their second straight division title and are aiming for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Rams are also 11-2, so there’s no room for error.“They got the juice, but at the end of the day we are coming Monday with a cup for our own Dwayne Haskins Jersey , too,” Newton said.“Listen, they’re a prideful group,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “They’re well-coached and their backs are against the wall, so we’re going to get their best performance.”STIFLING STREAKThe Saints’ defense has been among the NFL’s best the past five games after looking like arguably the worst through the first three weeks of the season.A 48-40 opening-week loss to the Buccaneers and 43-37 overtime win vs. the Falcons had New Orleans ranked last in points allowed per game through the season’s first few weeks. Now, the Saints are on a five-game run of allowing 17 or fewer points, the latest being a 28-14 victory at Tampa Bay last Sunday.Linebacker Demario Davis said the transformation stems from players staying focused on their goals, learning from mistakes and trusting the coaching staff.“You want to throughout the season perfect your process and, at this point, your process should be pretty much perfected,” Davis said.JORDAN STEPPING UPJordan has been a big part of the Saints turnaround with 12 sacks.“He’s exceeded my expectations,” Davis said of Jordan. “I knew he was one of the top pass rushers in the league, but to see firsthand the impact he has on games it’s phenomenal.”STOPPING McCAFFREYThe Saints will surely be keying on Christian McCaffrey, who has become Carolina’s all-purpose running back in the same mold that Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner once used Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson.McCaffrey rarely leaves the field for Carolina, and with 926 yards rushing and 701 yards receiving http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/marquise-brown-jersey-cheap , he has a legitimate shot to join Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players in league history with 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.He has also scored 12 touchdowns in the past seven games.NO SMALL BREEZEBrees has averaged 302.4 yards passing with 13 TDs and four INTs in past seven games vs. Carolina.Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the key will be to get pressure on Brees up the middle, similar to what the Cowboys were able to do against the Saints a couple of weeks ago, and to not fall for his pump fakes.“We have to stay discipline,” Rivera said.INGRAM’S MARKRunning back Mark Ingram can make his mark on the Saints’ franchise record books with one more touchdown run. He has 49 for his career, tying him with Deuce McAllister.McAllister is still around team headquarters often. He is a color commentator on radio broadcasts of Saints games. Ingram has referred to McAllister as a mentor and Saints second-year running back Alvin Kamara said it’s apparent that McAllister wants Ingram to break his record, which has stood for a decade.“When the team has success, individual accolades will follow,” Kamara said. “So that’s just a testament to him, not focusing on him, but focusing on the team and what helps the team get better and be successful.” CLEVELAND (AP) — ‘Tis the season for giving, and Hue Jackson’s about to get something before Christmas he can’t return.Fired by the Browns in October after winning just three of 40 games as Cleveland’s coach, Jackson will return Sunday for the first time to face fans who haven’t forgotten or forgiven him.“I’m sure he’ll get booed a lot, the fans will probably give him a hard time,” said Browns guard Joel Bitonio. “I think he understands that Jaylon Ferguson Jersey , too.”Article continues below ...Jackson figures to receive a frosty ho-ho-homecoming as the Browns (6-7-1) try to complete a two-game sweep of the Cincinnati Bengals (6-8), who hired Cleveland’s former coach as a special assistant shortly after his dismissal.Jackson’s decision to join a division rival so quickly irritated several Browns players, who showed him their displeasure when the teams met last month.After first predicting a win, safety Damarious Randall intercepted a pass near Cincinnati’s sideline and handed the ball to Jackson, who awkwardly accepted it during the first half of the Browns’ 35-20 victory on Nov. 25.But the coldest moment came after the game when Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield gave his former coach an abbreviated handshake and then called Jackson “fake” in an Instagram comment the next day when the QB’s behavior was criticized.Mayfield offered no regrets then for his actions or remarks, and this week said his relationship with Jackson hasn’t warmed.“I said what I said,” Mayfield said. “We have to be able to come in, be able to block out the distractions, block out the outside noise like we have week to week every time this season and be able to do our job.”Mayfield later said “no comment” when asked whether he or Jackson had reached out to the other since their previous meeting.Jackson figures to have an uncomfortable visit to FirstEnergy Stadium, which is expected to be sold out. Since he left Cleveland, the Browns have turned their season around by going 4-2 — with a pair of road wins — under interim coach Gregg Williams.The Bengals, on the other hand, have dropped five of six with Jackson serving again alongside coach Marvin Lewis.Some of the Browns remain upset with Jackson and are using his slight to inspire them.Unlike his teammates, Myles Garrett has moved on.“Since he’s there, that’s still a motivating factor for them to try to get after it a little bit differently Quinnen Williams Jersey ,” said the Pro Bowl defensive end. “But I want to beat them into the ground and I want to win. That’s with every team. It doesn’t matter who they are.”The Bengals may be looking for payback to support Jackson, and that’s fine with Mayfield.“Football is an angry, violent game,” he said. “If you play anything but (ticked) off, I do not think that you are doing it right.”STRONG FINISHThe Browns’ playoff push may come up short, but they still have a lot to play for. Cleveland hasn’t won more than seven games since 2007, the club’s most recent winning season.Also, with wins over Cincinnati and Baltimore in the final two weeks, the Browns could finish 4-1-1 in the AFC North.As far as Mayfield’s concerned, if any player has another goal, he can show them the door.“We want to win our last two games,” he said. “If the guys on this team don’t want to do that, then you can get out.”MIXON’S THE MANWith receiver A.J. Green out for the season with an injured toe, running back Joe Mixon has become the focal point of the Bengals’ offense.He’s run for 100 yards in each of the past two games and is tied with receiver Tyler Boyd for catches in the two-game span as well. Boyd hurt his right knee last Sunday, leaving Mixon as Cincinnati’s last http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/trysten-hill-jersey-cheap , best option to move the ball.“I feel great, not sore,” the second-year running back said. “It’s been a pretty heavy workload, but I’ve been waiting for it. I’m handling it the best way I can.”DANGER ZONECleveland’s efficiency inside the red zone has been spectacular under offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, who took over when Todd Haley was fired the same day as Jackson.The Browns have scored on 15 of 16 trips inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in the past six games.BASEMENT BOUND?A loss would consign the Bengals to last place in the division. They’ve finished last only once during Lewis’ 16 previous seasons, in 2010.For a team that was thinking about the playoffs after a 4-1 start, merely trying to avoid the basement isn’t much of a rallying point. Even if they win their final two games, the Bengals will have matched their longest postseason drought under Lewis — three straight years.“We definitely don’t want to finish last, but I can’t say we have any extra motivation just because of that,” defensive end Carlos Dunlap said.

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