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It’s known that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has a torn biceps. It’s not known whether Suggs will be able to play with the injury. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Suggs is still waiting for specific input and advice from physiciansUpvote Share Tweet
Bengals place Sanu on IRBengals receiver Mohamed Sanu has developed into the team’s best receiver not named A.J. Green. The Bengals will now have to navigate the rest of the season without the rookie from Rutgers. He has been placed on injured reserve, after suffering a foot iUpvote Share Tweet
AFC North quarterback report cardA look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 13: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Stats: 25-for-39 (64.1 percent) for 211 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Comment: Dalton once again had problems with interceptions after not…Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North… Up For Grabs?whodeyfans.com Dec 4, 2012Come to the NFL’s version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and see what the Candy Man might be conjuring. Few of us called that Charlie Batch would beat the Ravens on Sunday… in one of the toughest stadiums around to get a road win. But he did. AnUpvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Harrison's impact on SteelersAFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about the impact that James Harrison has on the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012Every loss matters at this point, even for those safely in the playoff field. For two teams, Week 13 defeats could prove especially costly as the postseason nears, Don Banks writes.Upvote Share TweetTodd Heap’s time in Arizona is done. The Cardinals have released Heap, a 12-year veteran tight end, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. A 2001 first-round draft pick of the Ravens, Heap has been to two Pro Bowls. But he’s been a disappointment in ArizonaUpvote Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Upvote Share TweetWith the soreness in Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shoulder and chest starting to diminish, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says Roethlisberger could start on Sunday against the Chargers. “Ben will be given an opportunity to prove whether or noUpvote Share Tweet
Hines Ward: “If you want to prevent concussions, take the helmet off”In the NFL’s ongoing effort to reduce concussions, former Steelers receiver Hines Ward thinks helmets are doing more harm than good. Ward said on the Dan Patrick Show that helmets are used more to allow players to deliver big hits than to protect playerUpvote Share TweetThe Baltimore Ravens are unsure about linebacker Terrell Suggs' status with torn biceps injury but the team expects linebacker Ray Lewis to return to practice Wednesday, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder. Lewis tore his triceps a little over seven weeks ag…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: Harbaugh downplays hot topicsHope everyone is having a great start to their Tuesday. In case you missed it last night, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is seeking a second opinion so he can play with torn biceps. And, in case you missed it last night, Robert Griffin III gave the Rav…Upvote Share Tweet
I Suck at Football, Week 13: Human Kindness Is Overflowinggrantland.com Dec 4, 2012"WheelsUp ... Back to Cali on a business trip," the Cincinnati Bengals' Vontaze Burfict (born in Los Angeles in 1990) tells his 4,862 Twitter follower...Upvote Share Tweet
PTI Big Finish December 4thDec 4PTI runs down Tuesday's top stories.
Blogger Blitz: Harrison's ImpactDec 4AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about the impact that James Harrison has on the Steelers defense
Big Ben Working To Return SundayDec 4Ed Werder says Ben Roethlisberger is doing everything he can to get ready to play Sunday against the Chargers.
Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13Dec 4Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13Dec 4The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…Dec 4LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…