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Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13: Mike Tirico could barely contain himself early on as the Chiefs took a 7-0 lead on the Steelers. Then Mike Wallace's thighs showed up. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs have been abysmal in many fundamental aspects of football this season, but in Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team that hadn't held a lead until tonight's first quarter kept it surprisingly close throughou…Upvote Share Tweet
A.J. Green On The Fallacy Of The Trap Game: "We Lost To Freakin' Cleveland"The Bengals and Browns are a bitter, bitter rivalry. For Ohioans, it's almost as bad as soap vs. human skin-you just have to pick a side. It makes sense, then, that A.J. Green would be upset about losing to the Browns, but it would make sense regardlessUpvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Washed Up And Left For DeadThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Monday Night Football is really Chiefs and Steelers? Monday Night Football is really Chiefs and Steelers. More »Upvote Share TweetBen Roethlisberger may be a "jagoff" notorious for his barroom antics, but when an item showed up in ESPN's televised rundown before Monday Night Football tonight titled "Roethlisberger Drink & Drunk," it caught many viewers by surprise. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs will be without wide receiver Steve Breaston for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Breaston was signed to a five-year, $22 million contract on July 29 and caught 61 passes for 785 yards and two touchdowns last s…Upvote Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Steelers released backup nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu a month after the rookie fourth-round pick's drunken driving incident last month.Upvote Share TweetBig CBS exclusive yesterday: Mike Holmgren, who's going to be let go in Cleveland at the end of the season if not earlier, is going to be very picky about his next stop. But if there's an opening, he'd love to coach in Dallas. This according to "so…Upvote Share TweetAfter Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Bengals, Giants quarterback Eli Manning said that he didn’t think a tired arm was to blame for his recent struggles. With the bye week here, though, Manning is erring on the side of caution. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYoUpvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Nov 12, 2012The Bengals' win over the Giants started with a motion, a play-action fake and a busted coverage on A.J. Green, who had sparked a war of words when he said he saw "holes" in the Giants' secondary.Upvote Share TweetRevisiting the Baltimore Ravens’ 55-20 win over the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium: A big reason for the Ravens' offense breaking out of its recent funk was the reemergence of the tight ends. Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson once again became factors SuUpvote Share TweetHere are three second-half goals for the Browns coming off the bye: 1. Figure out whether Brandon Weeden is a franchise quarterback. This is the biggest question facing the Browns organization under new owner Jimmy Haslam. No one knows the answer to thi…Upvote Share TweetAndy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Through the first half of his second NFL season, Dalton wasn't quite the quarterback we'd seen surprise us in his 2011 rookie campaign. He'd thrown an interception in each of his first eight games, and really hit a w…Upvote Share Tweet
Week 10 LVPs: Giants defense can’t seem to stop anybody latelyyahoo.com Updated Nov 12, 2012New York Giants defense: In a 31-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, a non-existent New York Giants pass rush and a Swiss cheese secondary allowed the first four-passing touchdown game of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton's NFL career …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 12, 2012How to describe the NFL's first tie in four years? Bizarre. But through the odd plays, big mistakes and bad calls, one lesson in particular stands out, Peter King writes of Week 10.Upvote Share TweetRavens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said last week that injuries to his knee and shoulder have kept him from playing the way he’d like this season. The injuries weren’t enough to force Ngata, who didn’t record a tackle in the Week 10 win over the BUpvote Share TweetThe only major concern coming from the Ravens' 55-20 win over the Raiders was the play of Ed Reed. The Pro Bowl safety's missed tackle led to Darrius Heyward-Bey's 55-yard touchdown. Another Raiders touchdown -- a 30-yard pass to Denarius Moore -- came …Upvote Share TweetThe beating they absorbed from the Ravens was so profound, the Raiders couldn’t even muster indignation. In ordinary settings, the fake field goal that pushed the lead to 48-17 (it ended up 55-20) might have offended the delicate sense of fair play manyUpvote Share Tweet
49ers and Rams players fail the test when asked about overtime rulesyahoo.com Updated Nov 12, 2012OK, Donovan McNabb -- you're off the hook. In November of 2008, the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 13-13 tie, and McNabb, then the Eagles' quarterback, took a great deal of heat for not knowing the rules of overtime. "I've n…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: AFC North enjoys 'Rout Weekend'I'm heading to catch my morning flight to Pittsburgh, where I'll be covering the Steelers-Chiefs on Monday night. The pressure is on the Steelers to continue "Rout Weekend" in the AFC North. The Ravens and Bengals won by a combined score of 86…Upvote Share Tweet
Big Ben Hurt In Third QuarterNov 12Turn to ESPN for live action.
Chiefs-Steelers Tied At HalfNov 12Tune to ESPN for live action.
Chiefs Lead After 1st QuarterNov 12Tune to ESPN for live action.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 10Nov 12Eric Allen answers your facebook questions
Peter King: Lots to like in Week 10, but one weird game stands above the r…Nov 12Tie Trivia as we wrap up another week in the playoff race to determine who'll square off in New Orleans:
Don Banks: Texans prove they're ready for the elementsNov 12CHICAGO -- Covering a Ravens-Texans game last month on a beautiful sun-splashed Sunday afternoon in Houston, I couldn't help but notice the powers that be elected to keep the roof at Reliant Stadium closed, even though the weather couldn't have been muc…