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With win over Bengals, Ravens could take control of AFC North

With win over Bengals, Ravens could take control of AFC North

baltimoresun.com Updated 2 hours ago
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…
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  • AFC North notebook: Bengals counting on defensive tackle Geno A…

    AFC North notebook: Bengals counting on defensive tackle Geno Atkins to regain dominant form

    baltimoresun.com 7 hours ago
    A year ago, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins was the scourge of the AFC North as a practically unblockable interior force.
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  • Raiders shelve Woodley and Young, activate Hayden

    Raiders shelve Woodley and Young, activate Hayden

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Baltimore Ravens add TE Phillip Supernaw

    Baltimore Ravens add TE Phillip Supernaw

    The 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…
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  • Browns add to OL intrigue by activating Nick McDonald

    Browns add to OL intrigue by activating Nick McDonald

    ESPN.com 10 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • W2W4: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    W2W4: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    CINCINNATI -- 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…
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  • A Cleveland Browns Saturday sampler ...

    A Cleveland Browns Saturday sampler ...

    ESPN.com 11 hours ago
    BEREA, 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 …
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  • Steelers hand kickoff return duties to LeGarrette Blount

    Steelers hand kickoff return duties to LeGarrette Blount

    profootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • National Football League Roundup

    National Football League Roundup

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens after sitting out Friday's practice.
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  • NFLPA says NFL won’t cooperate with its Ray Rice investigation

    NFLPA says NFL won’t cooperate with its Ray Rice investigation

    profootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The 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…
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  • Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probe

    Union: NFL, Ravens not helping in Rice probe

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The 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.
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  • What's in a number? Colts-Steelers preview

    What's in a number? Colts-Steelers preview

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    A 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…
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  • Ryan Shazier probable for Sunday vs. Colts

    Ryan Shazier probable for Sunday vs. Colts

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    One 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…
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  • Browns' most fascinating position battle not QB this week; it's…

    Browns' most fascinating position battle not QB this week; it's RB

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    If 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…
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  • Bengals' Paul Guenther 'yells and screams' through rough week

    Bengals' Paul Guenther 'yells and screams' through rough week

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    CINCINNATI -- 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…
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  • Pats will soon get a close look at the one who got away

    Pats will soon get a close look at the one who got away

    profootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    During 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,…
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  • Colts' Wayne Out vs. Steelers With Elbow Injury

    Colts' Wayne Out vs. Steelers With Elbow Injury

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
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  • Who steps up in Owen Daniels' absence?

    Who steps up in Owen Daniels' absence?

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    OWINGS 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…
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  • Ravens' Kelechi Osemele, Eugene Monroe both probable

    Ravens' Kelechi Osemele, Eugene Monroe both probable

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    OWINGS 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…
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  • Manziel 'thankful' that LeBron keeping tabs

    Manziel 'thankful' that LeBron keeping tabs

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Johnny 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.
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  • Ahtyba Rubin listed as probable for Sunday vs. Raiders

    Ahtyba Rubin listed as probable for Sunday vs. Raiders

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    BEREA, 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…
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  • A.J. Green unlikely to play this week

    A.J. Green unlikely to play this week

    profootballtalk.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Any 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…
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  • Bengals' third-down woes start on first

    Bengals' third-down woes start on first

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    CINCINNATI -- 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 …
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  • RE: Brian Hoyer's leash ... how long (or short) should it be?

    RE: Brian Hoyer's leash ... how long (or short) should it be?

    ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    BEREA, 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…
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  • Video - Union: NFL, Ravens Not Helping In Rice Probe 02:10

    Union: NFL, Ravens Not Helping In Rice Probe

    Oct 24
    Don 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.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals 03:33

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Oct 24
    The "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.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 01:53

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 24
    The "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.
  • Video - Hawkins Disapproves Of Son's Favorite Players 00:10

    Hawkins Disapproves Of Son's Favorite Players

    Oct 24
    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins does not approve of his son's favorite football players.

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