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Ben Roethlisberger, London Fletcher headline Week 14”²s initial practice participation reports Updated Dec 5, 2012
Our initial spin around the Week 14 NFL injury and practice participation reports begins with the final reports for Thursday night's game between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. The Raiders have ruled out defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who wi…
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  • James Harrison says KC tragedy not a gun problem Dec 5, 2012
    Steelers linebacker James Harrison has never been afraid to take an unpopular stand. But the avid gun collector said Wednesday that the fault for last weekend’s murder-suicide in Kansas City was with Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and not the gun he us
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  • Browns' Thomas rips former teammate Hillis Dec 5, 2012
    Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas once blocked and did all he could to protect Peyton Hillis from harm.
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  • Ben Roethlisberger on track to start

    Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on track to start Sunday against the Chargers after participating in his first full practice since injuring his rib and shoulder on Nov. 12. Another good sign is the positive vibes given by Roethlisberger and c…
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  • Ravens' Suggs a gametime decision vs. Redskins

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs hopes a torn right biceps won't keep him out of Sunday's game against Washington. He says his status won't be determined for sure until late in the week.
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  • Ray Lewis: “I’m making progress”

    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis returned to the practice field Wednesday, even though he’s not eligible to play this week. And he apparently doesn’t want to say much more until he is, which would be in Week 15. “I’m making progress and will practice s
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  • Banner mum, media isn’t on lingering Lombardi-to-Cleveland rumors Dec 5, 2012
    With new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner still expected to clean out the front office and the coaching staff, rumors persist that Banner could choose to replace G.M. Tom Heckert with former NFL executive Mike Lombardi. According to Tony Gro…
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  • Geno Atkins is dark horse for player of year Dec 5, 2012
    A defensive tackle is being mentioned as a candidate for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, and it's not the Ravens' Haloti Ngata. The Bengals' Geno Atkins has been pegged as a dark horse for that award by our friends at Pro Football Focus. Mor…
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  • AFC North chat reminder Dec 5, 2012
    It's Wednesday and you should know the drill by now. The AFC North weekly chat kicks off at 2 p.m. today. Take a late lunch so you can talk about what is again shaping up to be the best division in football. You just need to click on these words right h…
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  • Dunlap, Suisham win AFC weekly honors

    Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap and Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham were named AFC players of the week. Dunlap is the second Bengal this season to win AFC defensive player of the week, joining defensive end Michael Johnson. He sacked Chargers quarterb…
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13 Dec 5, 2012
    While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.
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  • Time to start taking the Bengals seriously Dec 5, 2012
    The baffling Bengals are at it again. Just when you think you know where Cincinnati is headed, this team makes an unexpected U-turn. In 2010, the Bengals went from being the defending AFC North champions to winners of four games. In 2011, when the Benga…
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  • Tomlin explains handshake with Harbaugh Dec 5, 2012
    If you watched the tense handshake exchange between the Steelers' Mike Tomlin and the Ravens' John Harbaugh, you know they didn't say much. But both coaches said basically the same thing when asked about the awkward moment: There are no hard feelings. T…
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  • Wake-up: Ike Taylor to miss two games Dec 5, 2012
    There's a chance that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will practice today, just a little over seven weeks removed from tearing his triceps. We'll find out if that happens this afternoon. That leads us into our wake-up call, which has some injury news: RAVEN…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost 03:07

    NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost

    Dec 5
    Episode 231: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact on Ray Lewis' return to the Ravens defense. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down why Eli Manning is set to be in the Hall of Fame. The NFL32 crew discuss which team in the NFC will make the playoffs
  • Video - Down go the Baltimore Ravens? 03:13

    Down go the Baltimore Ravens?

    Dec 5
    The Baltimore Ravens have the fourth toughest remaining schedule, so will they falter down the stretch? Michael Lombardi and Heath Evans discuss why Joe Flacco will need to step up as a leader.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Megatrend, RBs, QBs & Kickers 02:04

    Inside the Huddle: Megatrend, RBs, QBs & Kickers

    Dec 5
    John Clayton takes you inside the huddle to see Megatron Johnson, Green-Ellis, the Class of 2012 rookie QBs and some trouble in the kicking game.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-PIT 00:56

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SD-PIT

    Dec 5
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Chargers-Steelers