AFC North News and Rumors
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said last week that he thought coaches should be able to challenge any call during games and it didn’t take him long to get more fuel for that fire on Sunday. On a second down play on the first Browns possession of the game…
Steelers able to throw early, lead Dolphins 7-3Updated 12 minutes ago Share TweetThe snow might be keeping some people from throwing the ball, but Ben Roethlisberger seems right at home. The Steelers quarterback was 5-of-5 passing in the first quarter for 57 yards, including a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders which has given them …Share TweetAs FOX broadcasts a pair of games in the snow, a new technology is being implemented for public consumption. In both the Lions-Eagles and Vikings-Ravens game, FOX periodically is superimposing the field markings (including the yard numbers) over the sno…
Led by Andy Dalton, Bengals off to fast start against ColtsUpdated 36 minutes ago Share TweetIn a matchup of division leaders, the AFC North pace-setters struck first in Cincinnati. Andy Dalton hit Marvin Jones for a 29-yard TD pass to give the Bengals a 7-0 first-quarter lead against AFC South-leading Indianapolis. On the play, Jones beat Colt…Share TweetWhen Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas injured his ankle last month, word out of Miami was that he would miss the rest of the season. That word turned out to be erroneous. Thomas is in the lineup for the Dolphins for Sunday’s game against the Steelers…
Browns going with Hanie as Campbell’s backupUpdated 1 hour ago Share TweetThe Browns were fortunate to get starter quarterback Jason Campbell back after missing time with a concussion. But for a backup plan, they’re going with a guy who arrived this week. The Browns deactivated Brandon Weeden (who hasn’t been cleared from his…Share TweetThe Ravens are getting one of their most trusted receiving targets back, but they’ll be without one of their most-needed pass-rushers. After the Ravens brought tight end Dennis Pitta back to the active roster, they deactivated tight end Dallas Clark. Th…Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- Ryan Clark has a problem with Mike Wallace, and it has nothing to do with how the latter left Pittsburgh following four seasons with the Steelers. "He has terrible running form and it's so frustrating," Clark said. "I do all…
Welcome to Cincinnati for Colts-BengalsUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetCINCINNATI -- Welcome to snowy Paul Brown Stadium, where the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for an important AFC clash. Seeding is what's at stake for both teams Sunday afternoon as the Colts look to hold onto their No. 3 playof…Share TweetAfter being deactivated last week against the Houston Texans following three straight games with a fumble, New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley will play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Steelers will indeed lose a late-round pickUpdated 4 hours ago Share TweetYes, $100,000 will come out of the paycheck of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for his Thanksgiving sideline side step. But that’s not the end of the punishment. While Peter King of TheMMQB.com said during Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that …Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Indianapolis Colts' visit to the Cincinnati Bengals. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as w…
AFC North Notebook Cleveland's Josh Gordon emerges as top receiverUpdated 17 hours ago Share TweetTackle Mike Adams could get second chance with Steelers; Bengals seek undefeated home recordThe confidence of star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has kept pace with his rapidly increasing production this year.Source: baltimoresun.comShare TweetThe Steelers need some help on the offensive line. They’ll get some Sunday, sort of. Matt Spaeth, regarded as one of the top blocking tight ends in the NFL, has been activated from the injured reserve list. A third-round pick of the Steelers in 2007, he…
49ers top Seahawks; Saints edge Panthers: Dennis Manoloff's NFL predictionsUpdated 23 hours ago Share TweetBrowns AFC North foes all picked to win this week.Source: cleveland.com
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones 29-yard touchdownDec 8Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a perfectly-placed pass to wide receiver Marvin Jones for a 29-yard touchdown.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller 22-yard catchDec 8Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finds tight end Heath Miller wide open for a 22-yard pick up.
Mind-blowing stats: Which five-win team has the best shot at the playoffs?Dec 6Rod Smith, Willie McGinest and Darren Sharper offer their two cents on which five-win team could find itself playoff-bound.
'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati BengalsDec 6The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated at home, will they stay that way or can the Indianapolis Colts break the streak? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks down this battle of first place teams.
What Can This Brown Do? A LotDec 6Since the Browns’ bye week, Josh Gordon is averaging 208 yards and over a touchdown per game. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) Browns second-year wideout Josh Gordon has had his share of ups and downs during his brief NFL career. A second-round pick in the s…
San Francisco 49ers have to prove they can hang with rival SeahawksDec 6After getting pushed around in their past two meetings, the 49ers need a statement win against Seattle Sunday to prove they can keep pace with their division rivals, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Game 150: The VideosDec 6Side judge Mike Weatherford checks his watch pregame. (John DePetro/The MMQB) In November The MMQB was granted unprecedented access to an NFL officiating crew during the week of the Nov. 17 Ravens-Bears game in Chicago. My video partner, John DePetro, a…
John Clayton: Who could be the next Texans coach?Dec 6John Clayton takes a look at 10 candidates for the now-vacant Texans' head coaching position.