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The Ravens are now the hunted team in the AFC North
baltimoresun.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
- After the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Ravens in six of eight meetings between 2008 and 2010, the Ravens spoke openly about their desire to build a team full of playmakers who could beat their rivals and overtake them in the AFC North.Upvote Share Tweet
Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne wants the Browns to throw at him this Sunday. The Browns are hopeful that Joe Haden will be on the field for the Cowboys to attack. The Browns best cornerback missed practice on Thursday after he injured an oblique mu…Upvote Share TweetEarlier on Thursday, it was revealed that Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith had groin surgery and the team passed word via its website that he’s expected to return before the end of the season. Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network has a bit more information abouUpvote Share TweetFor the first time this year, the Steelers won’t have their starting quarterback. For the third time, they’ll have their starting running back. Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers running back Isaac Redman said it “looUpvote Share Tweet
Where they rank on offense, defenseIn terms of matchups, it doesn't get any closer than the Ravens' and Steelers' offenses. Through nine games, both offenses have produced exactly the same amount of yards -- 3,187. Of course, the Steelers offense will be different with Byron Leftwich sta…Upvote Share TweetByron Leftwich knows no one is giving him much of a chance. The Steelers are 0-4 against the Ravens without the injured Ben Roethlisberger, who is not going to play Sunday night because of a dislocated rib and sprained shoulder. But the Steelers backup …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012The Saints have life again, as does their surprise featured back, Dennis Dillon writes. Chris Ivory has provided a spark that has fans asking the team's coaches, What took so long?Upvote Share TweetThe AFC North weekly chat will kick off today at 4 p.m. ET. It got pushed back from its normal time slot because of a scheduling conflict. If you want to talk Ravens-Steelers, the Bengals' playoff chances or the Browns' quarterback situation, all you ha…Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens weren’t deep in the secondary to begin with, and now they’re without another cornerback. Former first-rounder Jimmy Smith, who was replacing Lardarius Webb after he went on injured reserve, had groin surgery today. The team hopes he’ll reUpvote Share TweetChris Carter started at outside linebacker for the Steelers for the first three games of the season while James Harrison was injured. Now it’s Carter who’s injured and out. The Steelers announced today that Carter suffered an abdominal injury and willUpvote Share TweetLast Sunday wound up as a very good day for the Cowboys, but it wasn’t such a good day for rookie cornerback Morris Claiborne. Claiborne was penalized five times, twice for being offsides, and was beaten for a touchdown pass in the 38-23 victory over thUpvote Share TweetEvery blog is making a case today for one team from the division to make the Super Bowl. The choice in the AFC North is the Baltimore Ravens. Here's why: Ben Roethlisberger's injuries make the Ravens the clear-cut favorite to win the division. The Steel…Upvote Share Tweet
New feature: Game-day slideshowWe're starting a new feature on the AFC North blog. Every Monday, there will be a game-day slideshow with your photographs from the weekend action. How does the AFC North blog gets these photos? This is where you come in. On Sunday, send your pics to ou…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Week 11 picksCNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012The Chargers are playing for more than their last playoff hopes this week, they're playing for jobs. Can San Diego beat Denver to stay alive in the AFC West? Peter King makes his picks.Upvote Share Tweet
Police Officer Suspended For Dunking His Head In A Bucket Of Urine At A Browns Gamedeadspin.com Nov 15, 2012Is your pride worth $450? That's how much one Browns fan earned from his friends for sticking his head into a bucket of human piss, before Cleveland's Week 6 game last month. He was none the worse for wear, and the Browns won, so it seemed like the man …Upvote Share TweetThe Washington Redskins say coach Mike Shanahan had money and a passport stolen from the locker room during the road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last month.Upvote Share TweetYes, I'm still writing about Ben Roethlisberger. That's what happens when a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback gets hurt. It's what we refer to in the biz as Big News. If you want to talk about other things not related to Big Ben, you can stop by t…Upvote Share TweetRunning back DeMarco Murray is getting close to being able to return for the Dallas Cowboys. Murray has missed the Cowboys’ last four games with a sprained foot suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Murray officially did not practice on WedneUpvote Share Tweet
Techin' InNov 15ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
M & M: Which Manning will have more playoff wins?Nov 15Will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning or New York Giants QB Eli Manning have more playoff wins this season? Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin talk about the Manning brothers and the powerful Ravens offense.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-SteelersNov 15The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at Pittsburgh
NFL Live OT: Backup QB You Trust The MostNov 15Marcellus Wiley and Herm Edwards discuss which backup QB they have the most confidence in among Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick, Jason Campbell and Byron Leftwich.
Jim Trotter: To receive or to defer? That's the questionNov 15The biggest comeback in Broncos history did not begin with a touchdown. It began with a pre-game coin flip.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickNov 15Who's up for another three hours of shitty football? Pull up a chair and watch poorly prepared, banged-up football players from two forgettable teams...