Stacy Revere/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has agreed to pledge $11 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- it's the largest contribution by any individual in the history of the establishment.
$10 million of Benson's donation will go towards the renovation of Fawcett Stadium, which will be renamed "Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium."
The remaining money will be used for the Hall of Fame's Legends Landing Program. This program will be a mixed-use residence that includes a room for retired players and Hall of Famers.
He has also challenged the other 31 owners to match his $1 million donation towards the Legends Landing Program.
"This is a donation that I feel very strongly about," Benson said in a statement. "I have taken great pride in the recovery and renaissance of my home city, New Orleans, not only prior to but, more importantly, post-Katrina. We have done great things in our city, and today we can proudly present New Orleans as a city that is a role model to other communities. We are proud of that. So when approached to make a donation to the Pro Football of Fame in Canton, Ohio, I did not think long at all about why we should help."
Benson has owned the Saints since 1985, and is one of the NFL's longest tenured owners.
NBA via New Orleans Pelicans(NEW YORK) -- The injury bug has bitten New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon once again after separating his shoulder during Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz.
Gordon got tangled up with Jazz guard Alec Burks in the second quarter of the game, causing him to fall to the ground and injuring his shoulder.
There is no set time table for Gordon's return, but he isn't expected back anytime soon.
The timing of the injury couldn't be worse for Gordon and the Pelicans. After a tough start to the season, Gordon was starting to come around offensively. Last season, the 25-year-old Gordon played in 64 games, the most he's played in one season since his rookie year during the 2008-2009 season when he played in 78 games. He's averaged about 46 games played the past five seasons.
In 12 games this season, Gordon was averaging 9.5 points per game, but has averaged 17.2 points for his career.
Tom Lynn /Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Eddie Lacy compiled 138 yards of offense and two touchdowns to help the Green Bay Packers edge the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 Sunday.
The win, coupled with the Lions' loss to the Patriots, puts the Packers (8-3) in sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
Lacy ran for 125 yards on 25 carries in the win.
"He's agile for a guy his size," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of Lacy. "He's got a great spin move. He takes care of the football. He does all the things you want."
Rodgers didn't fair too poorly himself. The former league MVP completed 19 of 29 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
The Vikings (4-7) made a game of it late in the fourth quarter. With 3:23 left to play, Teddy Bridgewater threw a five-yard strike to Greg Jennings in the end zone to put Minnesota down by three, but Lacy ran the ball five straight times to kill the clock and secure the Packers a win.
Next up for the Packers is a visit by the New England Patriots (9-2) next weekend. Meanwhile, the Vikings will host the Carolina Panthers (3-7-1).
Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Peyton Manning threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes to help the Denver Broncos erase an 11-point deficit and pull out a victory over the Miami Dolphins 39-36 Sunday.
The Dolphins took a 28-17 lead when Ryan Tannehill found Jarvis Landry for a five-yard touchdown, but the Broncos scored 22 unanswered points to take a 39-28 lead with 3:13 left in the game.
The Dolphins then marched down the field and scored on another Tannehill to Landry pass. Lamar Miller ran in the two-point conversion to put the Dolphins down three with less than two minutes to play.
The Dolphins attempted an onside kick, but it was recovered by the Broncos' C.J. Anderson, securing a Denver win.
"I thought the best thing our team did was we stayed pretty calm," Manning said. "We just had a real calm demeanor the entire game. Everybody did. And that definitely proved to be a key factor late in the game."
Anderson ran for 167 yards and a touchdown in the win.
The Broncos (8-3) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Dolphins (6-5) will be in New Jersey on Monday, Dec. 1 to take on the New York Jets.
Jim Rogash/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns and the New England Patriots defense held the Detroit Lions in check all game en route to a 34-9 victory Sunday.
The Patriots (9-2) took command of the game in the second quarter. After Matt Prater kicked a 20-yard field goal to put the Lions within one point of the Pats, New England scored 17 unanswered to go into halftime with a 24-6 lead.
The second half is when the Patriots defense stepped up, allowing one field goal in six Lions' drives.
LeGarrette Blount, who was cut by the Steelers and then signed by the Patriots this past week, carried the ball 12 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns.
Detroit (7-4) couldn't get anything going on offense. Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate combined for only eight catches while being blanketed by Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis all afternoon.
The Patriots have now won seven straight and will head to Green Bay next weekend, where they will take on the Packers (8-3). Meanwhile, the Lions, which have lost two straight, will host the Chicago Bears (5-6) on Thanksgiving.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Cleveland Browns let a nine point fourth quarter lead slip away, but kicker Billy Cundiff hit another game winning field goal as time expired to give his team a 26-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw three picks, but found a way to lead his team down the field in the final minute to set up the Cundiff game winner.
Browns Josh Gordon pulled in eight passes for 127 yards in his first game since being suspended for 10 games due to violating the NFL substance abuse policy.
"I knew the guys weren't going to quit on me," Gordon said. "I definitely wasn't going to quit on them."
Hoyer admitted that he was not happy with his performance even though the Browns came out with the win.
"Nothing to lose, really," Hoyer said when asked about the final drive. "Go out and play fearless. That's all I have at that point."
iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds as New Orleans (7-5) silenced the Utah Jazz (5-9), 106-94 on Saturday night.
Davis was 16 for 23 from the field and 11 for 12 from the free-throw line. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday contributed 19 points and eight assists while forward Tyreke Evans had nine points and seven rebounds.
The Jazz entered the fourth quarter trailing by five points at 77-72. They would be unable to close the gap as the Pelicans went on 10-2 run to take an 87-74 lead with 9:28 remaining.
Guard Gordon Hayward led the way for the Jazz with 31 points and eight rebounds, while guard Trey Burke added 20 points and four assists.