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AFC North News and Rumors
The girlfriend of former (eventually) Steelers running back Chris Rainey says that Rainey didn’t assault her, and that the charges against him should be dropped. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rainey’s lawyer read an email from the womanShare Tweet
As the Jets prepare to hire a successor to Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator, the list of candidates stands at three. Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, they are former Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Bengals assistant Hue J…Share TweetThe Eagles are scheduled to meet with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday, continuing their slow search to replace Andy Reid.Share TweetNot much sizzle to the name Rob Chudzinski? Mike Florio says once Chudzinski starts winning in Cleveland, he'll get all the sizzle he deserves. With new decision-makers in place, the Browns have found a coach they can trust over the long haul in Chudzin…Share TweetRavens getting healthier for AFC divisional round playoff gameAlthough the Ravens' final injury report of the week remains a lengthy one, the AFC North champions are relatively healthy heading into Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against th…Share Tweet
Sunday divisional playoffs preview: Tom Brady will lead potent Patriots offense to AFC title gameyahoo.com Jan 11, 2013Houston Texans at New England Patriots Sunday, January 13, 2013 Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass. The Houston Texans have the most wins in franchise history, won a second consecutive AFC South title and, after last week's 19-13 win over the Cincinnati Be…Share TweetThe Panthers are already moving on finding a replacement for Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as the new Browns head coach today. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Panthers asked permission to interview Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson f…Share TweetSo, I went 1-1 in last week's wild-card games. Guess I shouldn't have been such an AFC North homer. Let's see how I fare in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game: Denver Broncos 23, Baltimore Ravens 20: This will be closer than what people think. The R…Share TweetWe heard nothing from the Bears about Jimmy Johnson’s tweet regarding Marc Trestman getting the Bears job, plenty of doubt from those that cover the team for a living and, now, a denial from Trestman himself. Johnson tweeted that two of his former assisShare TweetThe good news for the Ravens is that they have no injured players listed as less than probable to play on Saturday at Denver. The bad news is that guard Jah Reid has been placed on injured reserve with a toe injury. Reid had started seven straight game…Share TweetFive nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game: Flacco factor: The Ravens are at their best when quarterback Joe Flacco goes deep. In the wild-card win over the Colts, Flacco averaged a career-best 23.5 yards per completion, whic…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013Three years ago, Ryan Longwell was robbed of the chance to kick the Vikings to the Super Bowl. Now with the Seahawks. Peter King examines if Longwell can rewrite history?Share TweetArt Modell is among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This marks the first time since 2001 that Modell has made it this far in the selection process. Modell, the former owner of the Browns and Ravens, passed away last year. My stance i…Share TweetLast week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…Share Tweet
Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates futureIt was just another uneventful day in the AFC North on Thursday. The Ravens are getting ready for Saturday's playoff game, the Steelers waived Chris Rainey after the running back was arrested on a battery charge and the Browns hired a new head coach. Ye…Share TweetLast month, when former Colts coach Jim Caldwell abruptly became the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, Caldwell’s initiation featured a visit from his prized pupil in Indy - Peyton Manning. Four weeks later, Caldwell has had a chance to adjust. And hShare Tweet
About Last Night: Browns Get Their Chud Ongrantland.com Jan 11, 2013In case you were out pretending like you've seen and have an opinion about Oscar nominee Amour, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Cl...Share Tweet
Ray Lewis reflects, motivates post Baltimore Ravens winJan 11Have a look back to Sunday as Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis recalls his first day as a Raven and gears his team for this weekend's divisional round. For more Ravens content check out @rave_tv.
'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver BroncosJan 11Who has the edge between the Denver Broncos defense and the Baltimore Ravens offense? Take a look at why our experts are a little worried about the Ravens' defensive line in this matchup.
'Playbook': Can Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning?Jan 11Will Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis be effective in pass coverage against Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning? Our analysts discuss the matchup between future hall of famers.
NFL Live OT: Saturday PreviewJan 11Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards preview Saturday's Ravens-Broncos and Packers-49ers games.