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Browns, Brandon Weeden want to cut down on interceptions

Browns, Brandon Weeden want to cut down on interceptions

profootballtalk.com CNNSI.com Updated Nov 14, 2012
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 second
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  • Catching up with Coach Billick on PFT Live

    Catching up with Coach Billick on PFT Live

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    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 a
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  • Report: Redskins' Hall fined $30,000 by the NFL

    Report: Redskins' Hall fined $30,000 by the NFL

    A 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.
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  • Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick headline initial practice part…

    Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick headline initial practice participation reports for Week 11

    Obviously, 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…
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  • Jah Reid: 'I don't know what they're planning for this week'

    Jah Reid: 'I don't know what they're planning for this week'

    baltimoresun.com Nov 14, 2012
    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.
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  • Tebow appears on injury report with ribs

    Tebow appears on injury report with ribs

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Steelers 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 other
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  • Vick not ruled out, yet

    Vick not ruled out, yet

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    On 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.  Eagl
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  • AFC North Pro Bowl voting update

    AFC North Pro Bowl voting update

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    With 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…
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  • Ta’amu quietly lands on Steelers’ practice squad

    Ta’amu quietly lands on Steelers’ practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    Defensive 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, w
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  • Steelers could have a crowded backfield for Sunday's game

    Steelers could have a crowded backfield for Sunday's game

    baltimoresun.com Nov 14, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- 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 nig
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  • Jacoby Jones wins weekly special teams honors for second time t…

    Jacoby Jones wins weekly special teams honors for second time this year

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The 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 he
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  • Bengals have chance to go on a run

    Bengals have chance to go on a run

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    It'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…
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  • Cleveland Browns P.M. links: On track for 10th last-place finis…

    Cleveland Browns P.M. links: On track for 10th last-place finish in 14 years; defensive decline since last season

    cleveland.com Nov 14, 2012
    With 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.
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  • McPhee, Ngata return to practice in preparation for Steelers

    McPhee, Ngata return to practice in preparation for Steelers

    baltimoresun.com Nov 14, 2012
    J.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…
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  • Cassel to start at QB again for Chiefs vs. Bengals

    Cassel to start at QB again for Chiefs vs. Bengals

    KANSAS 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.
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  • Steelers-Ravens: Who wins Sunday night?

    Steelers-Ravens: Who wins Sunday night?

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    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…
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  • Flacco's surprising home away from home

    Flacco's surprising home away from home

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    Ravens 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…
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  • AFC North chat moved to Thursday

    AFC North chat moved to Thursday

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Andy Dalton is your AFC offensive player of the week

    Andy Dalton is your AFC offensive player of the week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    After 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 dominated
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  • AFC North Game Balls: Week 10

    AFC North Game Balls: Week 10

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    We'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 …
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  • Steelers-Ravens: Has rivalry lost its luster?

    Steelers-Ravens: Has rivalry lost its luster?

    ESPN.com Nov 14, 2012
    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…
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  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions

    baltimoresun.com Nov 14, 2012
    Jeff Zrebiec weighs in on the Ravens-Steelers game, Ed Reed, Baltimore's cornerback situation and much more
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  • Ahtyba Rubin closing in on return for Browns

    Ahtyba Rubin closing in on return for Browns

    profootballtalk.com Nov 14, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum 02:18

    NFL32OT: Giants Look To Regain Momentum

    Nov 14
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Can Steelers be effective with Byron Leftwich? 00:48

    Can Steelers be effective with Byron Leftwich?

    Nov 14
    With 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.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Browns-Cowboys 00:36

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Browns-Cowboys

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew makes its picks for Cleveland at Dallas.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Bengals-Chiefs 00:38

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Bengals-Chiefs

    Nov 14
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Cincinnati at Kansas City

Sports Columnists

  • Clayton mailbag: Backup QBs under microscope

    Nov 14
    With 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.