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Raccoon Caught Scavenging In The Stands Of Paul Brown Stadium

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 »
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  • Sources: Cowboys' Bryant has fractured finger

    Sources: Cowboys' Bryant has fractured finger

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    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.
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  • Dolphins awarded Armon Binns off waivers

    Dolphins awarded Armon Binns off waivers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 fr
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  • Upon Further Review: Browns

    Upon Further Review: Browns

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Revisiting 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…
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  • Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waivers

    Cards claim Brian Hoyer off waivers

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    On 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. Ho
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  • John Harbaugh: The timing says firing Cameron is the best thing

    John Harbaugh: The timing says firing Cameron is the best thing

    Ravens 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 the
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  • Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    ASHBURN, 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.
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  • Upon Further Review: Bengals

    Upon Further Review: Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Revisiting 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. …
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  • Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    Vick, McCoy pass concussion tests, could return

    PHILADELPHIA (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.
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  • Harbaugh brothers not afraid to take risks

    Harbaugh brothers not afraid to take risks

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Teams 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…
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  • Dwayne Bowe out this week, maybe the year

    Dwayne Bowe out this week, maybe the year

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Chiefs 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 did
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  • Jason Garrett: It was a hard thing to do

    Jason Garrett: It was a hard thing to do

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Gailey: Bills' Jackson will miss remainder of year

    Gailey: Bills' Jackson will miss remainder of year

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    ORCHARD 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.
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with T…

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Upon Further Review: Steelers

    Upon Further Review: Steelers

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Ben 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…
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  • Bengals furious that Reggie Nelson was flagged for hit on Dez B…

    Bengals furious that Reggie Nelson was flagged for hit on Dez Bryant

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    During 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 s
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  • Browns' Shurmur is making his case to stay

    Browns' Shurmur is making his case to stay

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much…

    Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the air

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    With 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.
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  • Colon could be lost for yet another season

    Colon could be lost for yet another season

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Not 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 …
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  • Backups beating Ravens' beat-up defense

    Backups beating Ravens' beat-up defense

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    When 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 …
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  • Cowboys erase 9-point deficit to beat Bengals

    Cowboys erase 9-point deficit to beat Bengals

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Wake-up: Three teams battle over two spots

    Wake-up: Three teams battle over two spots

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Any 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…
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  • About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    About Last Weekend: Redskins Able to Exhale

    grantland.com Dec 10, 2012
    In 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...
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  • Video - Harbaugh on firing of Cameron 04:54

    Harbaugh on firing of Cameron

    Dec 10
    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks about the recent firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron and how the team will proceed without him.
  • Video - Why was Cam Cameron fired now? 01:17

    Why was Cam Cameron fired now?

    Dec 10
    Michael Lombardi explains why the Baltimore Ravens decided to fire offensive coordinator Cam Cameron at this point in the season.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 14 04:40

    Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 14

    Dec 10
    Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
  • Video - Source: Ravens Fire Cam Cameron 05:08

    Source: Ravens Fire Cam Cameron

    Dec 10
    Adam Schefter and Ron Jaworski discuss the Ravens' firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.