AFC North News and Rumors
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It's not yet late December or early January. There's no playoff berth on the line, as there was when the Ravens last visited Paul Brown Stadium 10 months ago. There's no division title and first-round postseason bye to secure, like there was when the Ra…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North notebook: Bengals counting on defensive tackle Geno Atkins to regain dominant formbaltimoresun.com 7 hours agoA year ago, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins was the scourge of the AFC North as a practically unblockable interior force.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 8 hours agoThe Raiders have done some roster tinkering the day before they try to make the Browns the first franchise in league history to lose to consecutive winless teams in Week Seven or later. As expected, cornerback D.J. Hayden has been activated from the phy…Upvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens made a change at backup tight end, signing Phillip Supernaw from the practice squad on Saturday and waiving Ryan Taylor. With Owen Daniels out with a knee injury, Supernaw will back up new starter Crockett Gillmore, a rookie third-r…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 10 hours agoThe intrigue as to who will play center for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday -- if there is intrigue about a center -- increased a bit when the team activated Nick McDonald from the non-football injury list on Saturday. McDonald injured his right wrist in…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 11 hours agoCINCINNATI -- Three storylines to watch Sunday when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium: Ravens without Daniels: Baltimore announced Friday it would be without another one of its key offensive weapons at tight end. The…Upvote Share Tweet
A Cleveland Browns Saturday sampler ...ESPN.com 11 hours agoBEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns lost to a winless team in Jacksonville last Sunday. They face another winless team -- the Oakland Raiders -- at FirstEnergy Stadium this Sunday. No team in NFL history has lost consecutive games to winless teams this …Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers hand kickoff return duties to LeGarrette BlountThe Steelers have been miserable running back kickoffs this season, averaging just 17.5 yards a return. As a result, they’ve made a change on the special teams depth chart. Dri Archer, who has been the primary return man so far this year, is being repla…Upvote Share TweetCincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens after sitting out Friday's practice.Upvote Share Tweet
NFLPA says NFL won’t cooperate with its Ray Rice investigationThe NFL Players Association has begun its own investigation into the Ray Rice case. The NFL apparently thinks that’s one investigation too many. According to the NFLPA, the NFL isn’t cooperating with the NFLPA investigation, which is being conducted sim…Upvote Share Tweet
Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probeThe attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case tells The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.Upvote Share TweetA by-the-numbers look at the Indianapolis Colts-Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET. -8: Steelers’ point differential, the worst of any team with at least four wins .810: Colts’ winning percentage in games decided by eight or fewer points…Upvote Share TweetOne of the Steelers’ defensive starters is set to return. Rookie left inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (sprained MCL) is probable for Sunday’s game vs. Indianapolis, according to the injury report.He has practiced fully in each of the last two days. The S…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns' most fascinating position battle not QB this week; it's RBIf the Cleveland Browns ever call to the bullpen at quarterback, the season will get weird in a hurry. But that's not a reality this week. As written here, Brian Hoyer struggling against Oakland and Tampa Bay would qualify as a three-week stretch of bad…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals' Paul Guenther 'yells and screams' through rough weekCINCINNATI -- When Paul Guenther was promoted this offseason to become the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator, some were a little surprised by the move. Those critical of the move mostly felt that way because they viewed Guenther as the antithesis…Upvote Share TweetDuring 2013 free agency, the Patriots signed then-restricted free agent Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet, willing to give up a third-round pick if it meant getting the player away from Pittsburgh on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. The Steelers matched,…Upvote Share TweetThe Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The loss of tight end Owen Daniels couldn't have come at a more inopportune time. The Baltimore Ravens are playing for first place in the AFC North and are going against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that has been repeatedly beaten b…Upvote Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- On the day the Baltimore Ravens announced that tight end Owen Daniels is out for Sunday's game, they essentially revealed that the starting left side of their offensive line will return. Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe and guard Kele…Upvote Share Tweet
Manziel 'thankful' that LeBron keeping tabsJohnny Manziel plans to attend the Cleveland Cavaliers' home opener Thursday against the New York Knicks to support friend LeBron James, who keeps in touch with the Browns quarterback.Upvote Share TweetBEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns likely will have defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin on the field when they play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. “He’s had a good week,” said coach Mike Pettine. “He feels good. He’s been cleared. Obviously feel real good a…Upvote Share TweetAny lingering hopes that wide receiver A.J. Green would return to the Bengals lineup this Sunday are on life support at this point. Green missed practice again on Friday, making it a clean sweep of the three workouts this week, and the team has listed h…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals' third-down woes start on firstCINCINNATI -- In their two losses this season, the Cincinnati Bengals converted just five percent of third-down chances they have had. Yes, five ... percent. Only one of the 20 third-down conversion opportunities have gone favorably for them in the two …Upvote Share TweetBEREA, Ohio -- Brian Hoyer is finding out what life is like for a Cleveland Browns quarterback. Win, and he’s celebrated. Lose, and he’s suddenly asked about the backup. It’s happened for 15 years in Cleveland, since Ty Detmer was given one game to hold…Upvote Share Tweet
Union: NFL, Ravens Not Helping In Rice ProbeOct 24Don Van Natta discusses the attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case telling The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens are not cooperating.
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati BengalsOct 24The "NFL Playbook" team breaks down all of the key factors in the Week 8 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. See why they think tight end Owen Daniels' absence won't be an issue for the Ravens' offense.
'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh SteelersOct 24The "Playbook" crew explains the importance of Ben Roethlisberger spreading the ball around in their in-depth preview of the Week 8 matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hawkins Disapproves Of Son's Favorite PlayersOct 24Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins does not approve of his son's favorite football players.
Football for BreakfastOct 24I have no idea what’s going to happen Sunday when the NFL puts the Detroit-Atlanta game from London on national TV at 9:30 in the morning on the East Coast. No one does. But I do know a lot of important people are wondering about it. “I am as curious as…
Week 8: Percy Harvin Goes GreenOct 23The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowOct 23"I've talked about Dak Prescott since the beginning of the year ... He's the guy and I think it's his to lose." Mel Kiper Jr. on his Heisman candidat...
Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.