ATLANTA (AP) During their dismal first season, the Atlanta Falcons' mascot - a real bird - apparently decided he had seen enough bad football.
OAKLAND (1-3) At ATLANTA (5-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE - Falcons by 9 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 1-3; Atlanta 4-1
SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 7-5
DENVER (2-3) At SAN DIEGO (3-2)
Monday, 8:30, ESPN
OPENING LINE - Chargers by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 2-3; San Diego 3-2
SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 55-48-1
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers announced they've signed center Thomas Austin to replace Ryan Kalil on the 53-man roster.