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The Ravens are now the hunted team in the AFC North

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.
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  • Joe Haden out of practice Thursday after injuring oblique on We…

    Joe Haden out of practice Thursday after injuring oblique on Wednesday

    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…
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  • Report: Jimmy Smith had sports hernia surgery, recovery could t…

    Report: Jimmy Smith had sports hernia surgery, recovery could take more time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Earlier 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 abou
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  • Redman says Mendenhall will start Sunday night

    Redman says Mendenhall will start Sunday night

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    For 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 “loo
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    In 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…
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  • Steelers teammates confident in Leftwich’s abilities

    Steelers teammates confident in Leftwich’s abilities

    Byron 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 …
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  • Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for th…

    Dennis Dillon: Overlooked Ivory a very pleasant surprise for the Saints ... again

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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?
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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…
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  • Ravens lose another corner, as Smith has groin surgery

    Ravens lose another corner, as Smith has groin surgery

    The 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 re
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  • Steelers lose linebacker Chris Carter for the season

    Steelers lose linebacker Chris Carter for the season

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Chris 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 will
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  • Morris Claiborne hopes the Browns target him this weekend

    Morris Claiborne hopes the Browns target him this weekend

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Last 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 th
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  • Can the Ravens make the Super Bowl?

    Can the Ravens make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Every 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…
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  • New feature: Game-day slideshow

    New feature: Game-day slideshow

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    We'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…
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  • Peter King: Week 11 picks

    Peter King: Week 11 picks

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Police Officer Suspended For Dunking His Head In A Bucket Of Ur…

    Police Officer Suspended For Dunking His Head In A Bucket Of Urine At A Browns Game

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Is 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 …
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  • Redskins' Shanahan victim of theft in Pittsburgh

    Redskins' Shanahan victim of theft in Pittsburgh

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Wake-up: No timetable for Roethlisberger

    Wake-up: No timetable for Roethlisberger

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Yes, 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…
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  • DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week

    DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Running 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 Wedne
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  • Video - Techin' In 02:20

    Techin' In

    Nov 15
    ESPN technology expert Katie Linendoll discusses the latest trending sports news in social media and technology.
  • Video - M & M: Which Manning will have more playoff wins? 02:29

    M & M: Which Manning will have more playoff wins?

    Nov 15
    Will 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.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Steelers 00:48

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Steelers

    Nov 15
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at Pittsburgh
  • Video - NFL Live OT: Backup QB You Trust The Most 01:54

    NFL Live OT: Backup QB You Trust The Most

    Nov 15
    Marcellus Wiley and Herm Edwards discuss which backup QB they have the most confidence in among Nick Foles, Colin Kaepernick, Jason Campbell and Byron Leftwich.

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