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AFC North News and Rumors
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is tied for the second-most interceptions in the league through the first ten weeks of the season. Weeden’s 12 interceptions are tied with San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Kansas City’s Matt Cassel for secondUpvote Share Tweet
Wednesday’s PFT Live featured a return visit from former Ravens coach Brian Billick. Now an analyst with FOX and NFL Network, Coach Billick gave his take on a variety of timely topics. From comeback player of the year to his placement of the Broncos aUpvote Share TweetA person familiar with the situation says DeAngelo Hall has been fined $30,000 for his confrontation with an official in the Washington Redskins' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last month.Upvote Share TweetObviously, the big injury story of the week, and potentially the season, is the Pittsburgh Steelers losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the foreseeable future due to a sprained sternoclavicular joint. Roethlisberger also has a dislocation of his f…Upvote Share Tweet
Jah Reid: 'I don't know what they're planning for this week'Offensive guard played majority of game against RaidersAs the Ravens prepare for Sunday's AFC North road showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it remains unclear who will start at left offensive guard.Upvote Share TweetSteelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger isn’t the only quarterback who has a rib problem. Though the other guy’s rib injury didn’t keep him from fully participating in practice, he won’t be starting on Sunday, either. That’s because the otherUpvote Share TweetOn one side of Pennsylvania, the starting quarterback already has been scratched for Sunday. On the other end of the Commonwealth, the starting quarterback is still in play to play. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger definitely won’t play. EaglUpvote Share TweetWith five weeks of voting remaining, eight AFC North players lead their position for this year's Pro Bowl: Wide receiver: A.J. Green (258,405) Center: Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers (88,270) Defensive tackle: Haloti Ngata, Ravens (145,696) Strong safety: Tr…Upvote Share TweetDefensive lineman Alameda Ta’amu, who faces multiple charges after an ugly alcohol-related incident last month, was the Pittsburgh Steelers’ problem. And he still is. Released Monday, Ta’amu quietly has been added to the team’s practice squad, wUpvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- Now in his third NFL season, former Bowie State running back Isaac Redman has become a big part of the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield, starting five games and leading the Ravens’ AFC North rivals with 84 carries. But heading into Sunday nigUpvote Share Tweet
Jacoby Jones wins weekly special teams honors for second time this yearThe Ravens hoped to improve their return game by signing Jacoby Jones as a free agent this offseason and the move has worked out exactly as planned. Jones has been named the AFC’s special teams player of the week for the second time this season after heUpvote Share TweetIt's still going to be a challenge for Cincinnati to make the playoffs and become the first Bengals team in three decades to go to the postseason in consecutive seasons. Since 1990, only seven of 121 teams that have started 3-5 have reached the postseas…Upvote Share Tweet
Cleveland Browns P.M. links: On track for 10th last-place finish in 14 years; defensive decline since last seasoncleveland.com Updated Nov 14, 2012With seven games to play, AFC North last-place Browns are two games behind the Bengals. Injuries and a suspension have been factors defensively. More Browns story links.Upvote Share Tweet
McPhee, Ngata return to practice in preparation for SteelersJ.Smith, Yanda both absentThough neither played in the 55-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, defensive starters Haloti Ngata and Pernell McPhee were on the practice field Wednesday as the Ravens continued preparations for their AFC North sho…Upvote Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday against Cincinnati because Brady Quinn still has not been cleared to play following a concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers-Ravens: Who wins Sunday night?It's time to get your pick for the biggest rivalry in football. The Baltimore Ravens (7-2) play at the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) with first place in the AFC North on the line. The Ravens have looked awful on the road this season, but they've won the pas…Upvote Share TweetRavens quarterback Joe Flacco has played poorly on the road. Really poorly. His numbers away from home over the past two seasons are among the worst in the league. That is, except when he plays at Heinz Field. When he plays against one of the NFL's toug…Upvote Share TweetThe AFC North weekly chat has been canceled for today because of a scheduling conflict. We have shifted the chat to Thursday at 4 p.m. for this week. Of course, this isn't the biggest change in the division today. I hear there's something going on in Pi…Upvote Share TweetAfter picking apart the Giants’ secondary on Sunday, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been named the AFC offensive player of the week. Dalton completed 21 of 30 passes for 199 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Bengals dominatedUpvote Share TweetWe're handing out game balls after Week 10 and this is who's getting them: OFFENSE: Andy Dalton, Bengals quarterback. This was a toss up with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Dalton gets the nod because he threw a career-high four touchdowns and the best …Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers-Ravens: Has rivalry lost its luster?No Ray Lewis. No Troy Polamalu. And likely no Ben Roethlisberger. When the Ravens and Steelers renew the NFL's best current rivalry Sunday night, some might question whether this is still the NFL's best current rivalry without those star players. My res…Upvote Share TweetJeff Zrebiec weighs in on the Ravens-Steelers game, Ed Reed, Baltimore's cornerback situation and much moreUpvote Share TweetThe Cleveland Browns may finally be able to see their defensive tackle duo of Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor on the field together for the first time this season Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. According to Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Rubin…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain MomentumNov 14Episode 223: New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford assesses where his team is this season and the challenges that are ahead. The NFL32 crew discuss which back up quarterback has the best chance to win.
Can Steelers be effective with Byron Leftwich?Nov 14With Ben Roethlisberger sidelined due to injury, can Byron Leftwich fill the void in the Steelers offense? Kurt Warner assesses Pittsburgh's strengths and weaknesses at signal caller.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Browns-CowboysNov 14The NFL Live crew makes its picks for Cleveland at Dallas.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Bengals-ChiefsNov 14The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Cincinnati at Kansas City
Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscopeNov 14With four starters being injured in Week 10, the state of the NFL's backup quarterback situation is about to come into focus, writes John Clayton.