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Sizing up the AFC North Updated Aug 24, 2013
With a nod to Jim Mora Sr. (who I seem to quote at least four times a year), it's time for the midway preseason observations of the AFC North, otherwise known as things I think I know, but really don't know.
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  • Observation deck: Bengals-Cowboys Aug 24, 2013
    In the Cincinnati Bengals' sloppy 24-18 preseason loss at Dallas, the mistakes made by cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick stand out the most. Here's the nightmarish performance by Kirkpatrick: one touchdown allowed in coverage, two pass-interference penalties a…
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  • Observation deck: Browns-Colts Aug 24, 2013
    The Cleveland Browns offense delivered its worst output of the preseason just four days after Brandon Weeden was officially named the starting quarterback. In a 27-6 preseason loss at Indianapolis, the Browns failed to score on their six drives against …
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  • Bengals capitalize after Cowboys’ punt hits scoreboard Aug 24, 2013
    Only at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. One of the odder sequences in NFL history unfolded in Saturday’s Cincinnati-Dallas game. In the latter stages of the first quarter, the Cowboys’ Chris Jones had a punt hit the bottom of the gigantic videoboard at Dallas C…
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  • Steelers broadcaster says Troy Polamalu will someday be in the Hall of Fame in … Akron? Aug 24, 2013
    Canton is a significant place in the history of football. The NFL was founded at a Canton car dealership. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton. It's a bucket list destination for all hardcore football fans. Akron is a really nice place. LeBron Jam…
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  • Roethlisberger rolling in Pittsburgh Aug 24, 2013
    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is having a big night. Roethlisberger is avoiding pressure, throwing on the run, showing off a strong arm and generally doing everything the Steelers need him to do in the third preseason game against the Chiefs. …
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  • Colts’ starters look good on both sides of the ball Aug 24, 2013
    If the third game is the time in the preseason when we get the best idea of how a team is going to look in the regular season, then Indianapolis has to feel very good right now. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and receiver Reggie Wayne appear to be in mid…
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  • Jones, Allen, Johnson will play for Steelers Aug 24, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- From the what-was-I-thinking file, of course running back Felix Jones is playing Saturday night. The guy has less than a week to make the team, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to give him a look as a kickoff returner as well as as a…
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  • Steelers aim for big strides against Chiefs Aug 24, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers’ preseason game against Kansas City on Saturday is the final time the regulars will play extended snaps before the start of the regular season. They need to play well after uneven performances -- and that is putting it charita…
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  • Tracy Morgan's Sweaty And Hanging Out With The Baltimore Ravens

    Tracey Morgan came thru today — VontaLeach44 (@vleach44) August 24, 2013Read more...
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  • With Von Miller's suspension, Champ Bailey's injury and losing Elvis Dumervil to the Ravens, Broncos' Super Bowl plans take a hi Aug 24, 2013
    It’s been a brutal few months for Denver, starting with Elvis Dumervil, the latest with Von Miller, cornerback Champ Bailey’s foot injury and, in between, two high-ranking members of the front office getting suspended by the team after being charged in …
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  • It's OK For Joe Flacco To Just Be Boring Aug 24, 2013
    One of the most entertaining subplots going into the NFL season is finding out just how uninteresting Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco can be. (He's had a strong offseason. His own dad called him "dull," and he plans to stare at the mon…
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  • Video - Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck throws interception 00:38

    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck throws interception

    Aug 24
    Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck's pass goes right through the hands of fullback Stanley Havili and into the hands of Cleveland Browns defensive back Tashaun Gipson.
  • Video - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cobi Hamilton touchdown dive 00:41

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cobi Hamilton touchdown dive

    Aug 24
    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cobi Hamilton dives into the end zone for the 4-yard touchdown.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton's 34-yard touchdown catch 00:27

    Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton's 34-yard touchdown catch

    Aug 24
    Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver Markus Wheaton hauls in a spectacular, over-the-shoulder touchdown catch from quarterback Bruce Gradkowski in the third quarter.
  • Video - Luck Sparks Colts Win 00:28

    Luck Sparks Colts Win

    Aug 24
    Andrew Luck threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 27-6 win against the Browns.