AFC North News and Rumors

  • Andy Dalton eager to get elusive road prime-time win

    Andy Dalton eager to get elusive road prime-time win

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    CINCINNATI -- Andy Dalton's best football has been played before the sun goes down. At night he hasn't fared quite as well. Dalton has a 2-4 career record in prime-time games. For a quarterback who ranks among the few all-time who have won 30 games in t…
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  • Steelers' Mike Tomlin takes ownership of critical play call

    Steelers' Mike Tomlin takes ownership of critical play call

    ESPN.com 2 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH – Mike Tomlin, who pulled rank on offensive coordinator Todd Haley during a critical juncture last Sunday in a 27-24 loss, said the Steelers didn’t play conservatively when they needed just one first down to close out the previously winless T…
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  • Tomlin will allow celebration within reason

    Tomlin will allow celebration within reason

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- Mike Tomlin’s response to addressing the penalties that have plagued the Steelers through the first quarter of the season is to have referees at practice this week -- and to put players on notice that if they can’t celebrate within the con…
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  • West says Browns will go with the “hot hand” at running back

    West says Browns will go with the “hot hand” at running back

    Veteran tailback Ben Tate suffered a knee injury in Week One. Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell performed well in his absence. Now that he’s back, will there be enough touches to go around? “We’ll see,” Tate told reporters on Tuesday, via comments distri…
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  • Browns add long snapper to practice squad

    Browns add long snapper to practice squad

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    BEREA, Ohio -- A long snapper can never breathe easy. If he struggles, teams do not wait long to make a move. The Browns added a long snapper to the practice squad a few hours after practice on Tuesday, which can’t help Christian Yount’s REM sleep much.…
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  • Jordan Cameron feeling better, but thinks shoulder will be issu…

    Jordan Cameron feeling better, but thinks shoulder will be issue all year

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The bye week has done some good for Browns tight end Jordan Cameron. Cameron said Tuesday that the sprained AC joint in his right shoulder is feeling better than it did heading into the bye week. “I feel good. I feel healthy,” Cameron said, via Nate Ulr…
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  • Browns lead league in 12-men penalties

    Browns lead league in 12-men penalties

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    BEREA, Ohio -- The most penalized person for the Cleveland Browns through the first three games of the season? The bench, otherwise known as the coaches. The Browns have been penalized for having 12 men on the field or in the huddle four times, the most…
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  • Marlon Brown passes Jacoby Jones on Ravens depth chart

    Marlon Brown passes Jacoby Jones on Ravens depth chart

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Jacoby Jones isn't just dropping passes these days. He's dropping down the Baltimore Ravens' depth chart as well. Jones has been surpassed by Marlon Brown as the team's No. 3 wide receiver, based on the snap counts. It's been a tough start to the season…
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  • NFL enjoys record TV ratings despite Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson …

    NFL enjoys record TV ratings despite Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson scandals

    yahoo.com 21 hours ago
    Despite the public relations nightmare the NFL has endured throughout the first month of the season, football fans continue to watch in record numbers, according to Reuters. Following Roger Goodell's highly criticized two-game suspension of former Balti…
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  • Bengals think Vontaze Burfict can return from concussion this w…

    Bengals think Vontaze Burfict can return from concussion this week

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The Bengals are back from their bye week and readying their preparations for Sunday’s attempt to extend their winning streak to four games against the Patriots on Sunday night. Part of that process will involve doctors taking a look at linebacker Vontaz…
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  • The Film Don't Lie: Ravens

    The Film Don't Lie: Ravens

    ESPN.com 23 hours ago
    A weekly look at what the Baltimore Ravens must fix: There used to be a time when quarterbacks feared throwing against the Ravens' safeties. That's a distant memory now. When the Ravens line up Sunday against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, …
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  • Quarter-season comparison to 2013 Steelers, Part II

    Quarter-season comparison to 2013 Steelers, Part II

    ESPN.com 24 hours ago
    PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers’ defense fixed one problem only to have another one surface at a most inopportune time. The Steelers could not stop Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon late Sunday afternoon as the second-year man threw for 245 yards in the sec…
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  • John Harbaugh: I’m interested in Brady Hoke being the coach of …

    John Harbaugh: I’m interested in Brady Hoke being the coach of Michigan

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    A report over the weekend that the University of Michigan was interested in Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for Brady Hoke was answered by another report that Harbaugh wasn’t interested in the job. Harbaugh delivered the same messa…
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  • Ron Rivera: We want to unleash Cam Newton, but have to do it th…

    Ron Rivera: We want to unleash Cam Newton, but have to do it the right way

    profootballtalk.com Sep 30 (yesterday)
    The Panthers have been routed by the Steelers and Ravens the last two weeks and they’ve had Cam Newton run four times for 14 yards over the course of those two games. That’s not the Newton that ran for 28 touchdowns over the last three seasons and it’s …
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  • Video - Josh Gordon Speaks About Suspension 02:29

    Josh Gordon Speaks About Suspension

    Sep 30
    In an interview recorded two weeks prior to his year-long suspension being reduced to 10 games, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon talked about what he learned from this experience.
  • Video - DDFP TV: Which teams are for real? 04:48

    DDFP TV: Which teams are for real?

    Sep 29
    Which 3-1 teams are here to stay? Dave Dameshek and Daniel Jeremiah break down why the Cowboys, Chargers and Ravens fast starts are no fluke.
  • Video - Around the NFL: Panthers vs. Ravens recap 03:37

    Around the NFL: Panthers vs. Ravens recap

    Sep 29
    Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling breakdown the Baltimore Ravens Week 4, 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers and rehash Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith's first game against his former team.
  • Video - Game Balls: Carolina at Baltimore 02:12

    Game Balls: Carolina at Baltimore

    Sep 28
    Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley's game ball goes to receiver Steve Smith. In his first game against his former team, Smith had seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Jerricho Cotchery gets the honor from Panthers reporter David Newton.

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    Sep 30
    Read the Rest of Peter King’s Week 4 Mailbag Why we devoted a page of the Monday Morning Quarterback to Derek Jeter. Plus, the Saints’ road troubles, Cam Newton’s body language, and the future of the Titans Read Peter King’s On Further Review Column Who…
  • One Giant Discovery

    Sep 30
    One of the things that’s fun about the NFL is the invention of new stars. Well, sometimes they’re not stars, but just players who pop up and all of a sudden, within a week or two, they’re irreplaceable. This year, Justin Forsett of the Ravens is one of …
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    Sep 30
    Many of you responded—negatively, almost exclusively—to the section of my column on Monday devoted to NFL people talking about Derek Jeter. So, because I like to try to explain much of what I do and why I do it to you in this forum, give me a few senten…