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Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown Stadium
deadspin.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
On Sunday we heard whispers that there was a raccoon running loose in Paul Brown Stadium as the Bengals hosted the Cowboys. Well, now we have video. Some brave soul scooped up the masked critter and helpfully escorted him out of the section. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had X-rays Monday that revealed the hand injury he suffered against the Bengals was a fractured left index finger, sources told ESPN, however his status for the final three games is up in the air.Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins have lost three of their last four games and they’ve failed to throw for more than 176 yards in any of those games, so they made a change to their receiving corps on Monday. Miami has been awarded wide receiver Armon Binns off of waivers frUpvote Share TweetRevisiting the Cleveland Browns' 30-7 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium: Travis Benjamin's 93-yard touchdown was not only the longest punt return in Browns' history -- it might have been a glimpse of the future. Josh Cribbs, on…Upvote Share Tweet
Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waiversOn the same day Cardinals ownership backed coach Ken Whisenhunt (for the rest of the season, anyway), the Cardinals went to the waiver wire for an option. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cards claimed Brian Hoyer off waivers from the Steelers. HoUpvote Share TweetRavens coach John Harbaugh held a press conference Monday afternoon and, as you’d expect, the firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was a popular topic. Despite talking about it a lot, though, Harbaugh didn’t offer too much more insight into theUpvote Share TweetASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in the right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.Upvote Share TweetRevisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 20-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at Paul Brown Stadium: A lot of the focus has been on A.J. Green's uncharacteristic drop that would've resulted in a touchdown and put the Bengals up by 10 points in the third quarter. …Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy have passed concussion tests and could return to practice with the Eagles once they've been cleared by an independent neurologist.Upvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh brothers not afraid to take risksTeams don't fire their offensive coordinator in the same week they can clinch a playoff spot. Teams also don't change quarterbacks in late November when they're getting ready to go on a Super Bowl run. It looks like making unorthodox moves runs in the H…Upvote Share TweetChiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe wouldn’t play this week with a rib injury, and might be done for the season, according to the Associated Press. Bowe left yesterday’s loss to the Browns in the first quarter and didUpvote Share TweetThe Cowboys came back in the fourth quarter to beat the Bengals on the road on Sunday, a feat that would be worthy of a pat on the back even if they did it without the death of teammate Jerry Brown in a car accident early Saturday morning that left defe…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with Fred Jackson's injury says the Buffalo Bills running back has a sprained ligament in his right knee that could force him to miss the final three games of the season.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom CurranThe Cowboys played one of the games of the day on Sunday, rallying back to beat the Bengals 20-19 by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. Victory came after a trying couple of days for the Cowboys, who had to deal with the death of teammate Jerry Br…Upvote Share Tweet
Upon Further Review: SteelersBen Roethlisberger wore a Kevlar-lined vest to protect his injured rib, but the Steelers quarterback wasn't bulletproof against the Chargers' pressure. Roethlisberger was under duress, sacked or hit while throwing on 19 of 48 (39.6 percent) drop backs S…Upvote Share TweetDuring the third quarter of Sunday’s Cowboys-Bengals game, Dallas faced a third-and-20 and Tony Romo launched a deep ball along the sideline to Dez Bryant. For a split-second Bryant had it, but then Bengals safety Reggie Nelson came in and lowered his sUpvote Share TweetThe Browns (5-8) have won three straight games for the first time since the end of the 2009 season. Cleveland is coming off its most convincing win under coach Pat Shurmur. So, is Shurmur on his way to saving his job with the Browns? All any observer ca…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012With three weeks left, the awards races are murky as ever. At the center of it? Adrian Peterson, who wants more history in an already unprecedented year, Peter King writes.Upvote Share TweetNot only did the Steelers lose in shameful fashion yesterday, they also apparently lost another offensive lineman. According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the expectation is that left guard Willie Colon is lost for the season with a …Upvote Share Tweet
Backups beating Ravens' beat-up defenseWhen the Ravens' schedule was released in April, the stretch that stood out was seven Pro Bowl quarterbacks in the final eight games. The problem is, Baltimore hasn't been losing to Pro Bowl quarterbacks. With a chance to clinch a playoff spot the past …Upvote Share TweetThe grieving Cowboys rallied for a significant win on Sunday, beating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 on Dan Bailey's 40-yard field goal as time ran out.Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: Three teams battle over two spotsAny hopes of the AFC North getting three teams in the playoffs for a second straight season likely ended on Black Sunday. Or should we call it Brown Sunday? Losses by the top three teams in the division probably means the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh St…Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Dec 10, 2012In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Redskins rallied to beat the Ravens, 31-28, i...Upvote Share Tweet
Harbaugh on firing of CameronDec 10Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks about the recent firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and how the team will proceed without him.
Why was Cam Cameron fired now?Dec 10Michael Lombardi explains why the Baltimore Ravens decided to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron at this point in the season.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 14Dec 10Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Source: Ravens Fire Cam CameronDec 10Adam Schefter and Ron Jaworski discuss the Ravens' firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …Dec 10Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.