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cleveland.com Updated Nov 8, 2013
The Cleveland Browns are the best team in the AFC North, Jason Campbell is an elite quarterback and Rob Chudzinski is the best head coach to show up in these parts in a long time.Share Tweet
CINCINNATI -- When most reflect on the Cincinnati Bengals' season and think back to the end-of-game heroics that won nearly all of the six contests the AFC North leaders currently claim as wins, their thoughts first settle on the team's defense and spec…Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- Doug Marrone has no shortages of resources to tap as the first-year Bills coach tries to discern tendencies of the Steelers and get an overall feel for what they like to do. He can talk to general manager Doug Whaley, a onetime Steelers di…Share TweetBrowns wide receiver Greg Little and Ravens safety James Ihedigbo played a little game of “he said, he said” this week in regard to a scuffle between the two of them in Cleveland’s victory last weekend. Little accused Ihedigbo of choking him as the two …Share TweetThe Ravens obviously believe in giving a player a second chance. And a third, if necessary. The Ravens activated cornerback Asa Jackson Friday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. He takes the roster spot cleared when they put left guard Kel…Share TweetAs the Bengals prepare to try to beat the Ravens in the first of two 2013 meetings, they’ll definitely be shorthanded on defense. They also may be shorthanded on offense. Running back Giovani Bernard (ribs) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (groin) are bot…Share Tweet
Brown primed to break punt return for TDPITTSBURGH -- Antonio Brown leads the NFL with 61 receptions, but the fourth-year wide receiver is looking to do even more to help the Steelers bounce back after a disastrous first half of the season. “Maybe I need to find a way to help us win,” Brown s…Share TweetRavens fans got a shock on Thursday when linebacker Terrell Suggs, healthy on Wednesday, missed practice with a foot injury. Per multiple reports, Suggs is back at practice on Friday. Per a league source, the injury won’t impact his ability to play on S…Share TweetOWINGS MILLS -- Three starters on defense for the Baltimore Ravens -- linebacker Daryl Smith, cornerback Jimmy Smith and safety James Ihedigbo -- are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. All were limited in Friday's p…Share Tweet
Taylor, Williams probable for Bills gamePITTSBURGH -- Cornerback Ike Taylor and linebacker Vince Williams were full participants in practice on Friday and each is listed as probable for the Pittsburgh Steelers' 1 p.m. ET game on Sunday. Taylor and Williams were limited in the early part of th…Share TweetBills linebacker Manny Lawson was excused from practice Friday for what coach Doug Marrone termed personal reasons. But that doesn’t mean Marrone’s quite sure what it means. Lawson is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. “I spo…Share TweetThe Buffalo Bills can rightfully wonder what would have happened had rookie quarterback EJ Manuel not injured his knee at Cleveland on Oct. 3. Early in the season, they barely lost to New England and beat Carolina when Manuel was starting at quarterback…Share TweetThe Ravens are 3-5 at the midway point of their season and that means quarterback Joe Flacco isn’t hearing the same kind of praise he was hearing back in February when the team won the Super Bowl. Flacco hasn’t done much to earn that kind of praise. He’…Share TweetThere will be a territorial battle Sunday at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium between the current AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals and the two-time defending division champion Baltimore Ravens. It's desperation time for the Ravens (3-5), who have fa…Share TweetThe Steelers gave up 55 points to the Patriots last Sunday, a total that’s out of character with recent Steelers defensive history and which represents the latest degradation in a season piled high with them for the 2-6 squad. The loss led head coach Mi…Share Tweet
Thomas: 100-yard runners don't win gamesOne of the great mysteries of the Cleveland Browns season is that they are 4-5 and feeling good despite having a near non-existent running game. The team’s leading rusher has 262 carries and averages 2.6 yards per carry -- so what the heck? Joe Thomas s…Share TweetBengals running back Giovani Bernard has proven to be a potent offensive presence in his rookie season, with last week’s weaving touchdown run against the Dolphins serving as the latest illustration of that potency. When you put Bernard’s explosiveness …Share Tweet
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