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Report:  Terrell Suggs has torn biceps

Report: Terrell Suggs has torn biceps

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
The injuries keep coming for the Ravens. Linebacker Terrell Suggs, who returned in October from a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered in the offseason, has a torn biceps, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Suggs previously alluded to the fact that his arm i
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  • Charlie Batch Also Had To Put His Dog To Sleep Last Week

    Charlie Batch Also Had To Put His Dog To Sleep Last Week

    Old man Charlie Batch didn't just beat the Ravens yesterday to keep the Steelers' AFC North title hopes alive. He did it just days after having to put down his dog, a five-year-old rottweiler rescue named Roxie. On Thursday, Batch posted the above photo…
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  • John Harbaugh: Handshake with Mike Tomlin was a non-issue

    John Harbaugh: Handshake with Mike Tomlin was a non-issue

    A year after his brother engaged in a confrontational postgame handshake in Detroit, Ravens coach John Harbaugh says there was nothing confrontational at all about his postgame handshake with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Sunday. Many viewers thought th…
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  • Nick Lachey got kicked out of Sunday’s Bengals-Chargers game, t…

    Nick Lachey got kicked out of Sunday’s Bengals-Chargers game, tweeted his responses

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    It's hard out there for a Cincinnati Bengals fan who also happens to be a boy-band veteran, as Nick Lachey learned Sunday. The 98 Degrees star was hanging at the Chargers-Bengals game in San Diego, being a good fan, cheering on his team, and all of a su…
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  • Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    There’s plenty to talk about during Monday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Erik Kuselias, Mike Florio and Rodney Harrison will do their best to cover it all. They’ll hit on big road wins for the Steelers, Seahawks and Colts, unsettled qua
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  • Upon Further Review: Browns

    Upon Further Review: Browns

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Revisiting the Cleveland Browns' 20-17 win at the Oakland Raiders: Of all the Browns' moves to improve the offense this year, none had better value than the one that landed Josh Gordon. Cleveland used a second-round pick in the supplemental draft on Gor…
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  • Upon Further Review: Ravens

    Upon Further Review: Ravens

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Revisiting the Baltimore Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium: It's been well documented that the Ravens rarely lose at home. They also rarely lose games when leading after three quarters. Sunday's loss was the Ravens' f…
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  • Upon Further Review: Bengals

    Upon Further Review: Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 20-13 win at the San Diego Chargers: BenJarvus Green-Ellis gained over 100 yards for a third consecutive game. But not all the games have been the same for him. On Sunday, he gained 74 of his 118 yards rushing after fi…
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  • Leading Off: For the Chiefs, a Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

    Leading Off: For the Chiefs, a Day of Sorrow and Inspiration

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    At the end of a sorrowful weekend, the Kansas City Chiefs and their admirable coach rallied together.
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  • Browns employee who died at facility was member of groundskeepi…

    Browns employee who died at facility was member of groundskeeping crew

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    The news quickly came and went in the minutes preceding Sunday’s games.  A Browns employee had been found dead at the team’s facility on Saturday, after the team had left for its game in Oakland.  The employee had hanged himself in an equipment shed
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  • Pittsburgh Steelers gained new life after upsetting Ravens

    Pittsburgh Steelers gained new life after upsetting Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Dec 3, 2012
    By winning Sunday, AFC North rivals cut Ravens' four-game lead in division by half and kept alive their hopes of making the playoffsIn 2005, the Steelers had dropped three consecutive games, causing some to question whether Pittsburgh was deserving of a…
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  • How Steelers can lessen loss of Taylor

    How Steelers can lessen loss of Taylor

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Just when the Steelers got back Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu, they will lose their best cornerback for possibly the rest of the regular season. Ike Taylor is expected to miss three to six weeks after injuring his right ankle in the first series against…
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  • Reed: 'Powder puff' football making NFL worse

    Reed: 'Powder puff' football making NFL worse

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed offered a pointed critique of the NFL on Sunday night, specifically about the way the league has been policing its defensive players.
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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with…

    Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hearts

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    A cloud hangs over Kansas City, but for three hours the Chiefs found escape. Peter King goes inside their inspired win with the coach who bravely led his team through the sorrow.
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  • Forgetting Ray Rice is losing proposition

    Forgetting Ray Rice is losing proposition

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- It was only a week ago when running back Ray Rice saved the Ravens in the fourth quarter by converting a fourth-and-29. So, how could the Ravens ignore him in the fourth quarter against Pittsburgh on Sunday? Ravens coach John Harbaugh and o…
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  • Childress shows up to testify in bounty appeal

    Childress shows up to testify in bounty appeal

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    The appeal hearing in the bounty case continues on Monday, and an unlikely witness is testifying. Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress has made the flight from California to Louisiana to testify before former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, accordin…
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  • Week 13 Quick Hits: Colts' Luck Plays Like Big Ben

    Week 13 Quick Hits: Colts' Luck Plays Like Big Ben

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    Andrew Luck will be compared with Peyton Manning for the rest of his life. A more apt comparison would be Ben Roethlisberger.
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  • Ravens' Reed lashes out at league

    Ravens' Reed lashes out at league

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- After another nasty game in the nastiest rivalry in pro sports, Ed Reed stood in the Baltimore Ravens' locker room, the last player left, and he dished out a few final hits.
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  • Video - NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns 01:00

    NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns

    Dec 3
    Get a sneak peek of the Travel Channel's new show "NFL Road Tested: The Cleveland Browns." Take a behind the scenes look at how the Browns get to and from the games and the experiences that go with it.
  • Video - Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis 1-on-1 04:02

    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis 1-on-1

    Dec 3
    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis joins "Around the League" to discuss the Bengals recent success, and his expectations for the rest of the year.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 13 03:27

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 13

    Dec 3
    Antonio PIerce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Ed Reed Criticizes NFL 02:40

    Ed Reed Criticizes NFL

    Dec 3
    Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski discuss comments made by Ed Reed , who said the NFL is turning into "powder puff" football.

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  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …