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The Morning Sports News: 'Don't Play'

The Falcons travel today to Charlotte to take on the 6-8 Carolina Panthers on Christmas Eve tomorrow at 1pm, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly has been cleared to play but the Panthers reportedly will hold him out. Panthers QB Cam Newton says he thinks Kuechly should sit the next two games, he spoke on the importance of taking time with concussions and not wanting to jeopardize Kuechly's future in the league. Hugh said "You can say what you want about Cam, but he spoke from the heart. There's always pressure as a player to play, and when you are a guy like Kuechly it's hard to sit on the sideline and not play and that's a tough spot to be in."

The Eagles upset the Giants last night in Thursday Night Football, as they won 24-19, the Giants loss means the Cowboys have now clinched the NFC East and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.


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