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Tamba Hali, Justin Houston fined for Monday Night infractions

Tamba Hali, Justin Houston fined for Monday Night infractions

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 16, 2012
Chiefs linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston each played a role in the most significant play of Monday night’s 16-13 loss to the Steelers, although the NFL was a little more concerned with their actions on other plays in the game. Hali and Houston,
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  • Steelers to get Mendenhall back vs. Ravens

    Steelers to get Mendenhall back vs. Ravens

    Insisting he feels well with no setbacks after a full week of practice, running back Rashard Mendenhall is set to return for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Browns' Haden game-time call vs. Cowboys

    Browns' Haden game-time call vs. Cowboys

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Browns starting cornerback Joe Haden will be a game-time decision on Sunday against Dallas with an oblique injury.
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  • Cowboys' Murray (foot) doubtful vs. Browns

    Cowboys' Murray (foot) doubtful vs. Browns

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Nov 16, 2012
    For the first time since spraining his left foot, DeMarco Murray has not been ruled out by the Dallas Cowboys.
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  • Two years later, Rob Ryan still has ill will toward the Browns

    Two years later, Rob Ryan still has ill will toward the Browns

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Rob Ryan was fired, along with the rest of the Browns’ coaching staff, at the end of the 2010 season. He hasn’t forgotten or forgiven. As Ryan, now the defensive coordinator of the Cowboys, spoke to reporters today about Sunday’s game against the Br
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  • Josh Cribbs feels “caged” in Cleveland

    Josh Cribbs feels “caged” in Cleveland

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    Not long ago, Browns receiver Josh Cribbs said he was weary of more changes in Cleveland.  Now, he may welcome them. After touching the ball on offense only eight times in nine games, Cribbs tells Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “I feel c
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  • Brandon Weeden confident he can be franchise QB

    Brandon Weeden confident he can be franchise QB

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    As with everyone in the Browns organization, rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden has seven weeks to prove himself, before the expected changes begin. But Weeden, the “other rookie quarterback” in a class including Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Rya
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  • Final Word: AFC North

    Final Word: AFC North

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Shaking off the rust: Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich, who is replacing Ben Roethlisberger, will make his first start since September 2009. It's been even longer since he celebrated a win as a starting quarte…
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  • PFT Live: Steelers talk with Ed Bouchette, PFT Planet calls and…

    PFT Live: Steelers talk with Ed Bouchette, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Steelers find themselves headed into a big divisional game this weekend without Ben Roethlisberger. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will join Mike Florio to look ahead to the game, with particular emphasis on how he thinks Byron Leftwich…
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  • Friday Forecast: Week 11 predictions

    Friday Forecast: Week 11 predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    Honestly, I never saw the Bengals' dominating win over the Giants coming. That wasn't the same Cincinnati team that had lost four straight times. I did, however, predict the Ravens' blowout of the Raiders and the Steelers' harder-than-expected win over …
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  • Steelers-Ravens: Could kickers decide it?

    Steelers-Ravens: Could kickers decide it?

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    When you break down the Ravens and the Steelers, the names that will come up are the playmakers: Ray Rice, Mike Wallace, LaMarr Woodley and Terrell Suggs. While all of those players will impact Sunday night, this physical grudge match could be decided b…
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  • Ravens' division dominance nearing record

    Ravens' division dominance nearing record

    ESPN.com Nov 16, 2012
    The Baltimore Ravens' dominance in the AFC North is nearing a record level. If Baltimore beats Pittsburgh, the Ravens will extend their division win streak to 12 games, which would tie the Colts for the longest in the league since the division realignme…
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  • Ben Roethlisberger continues to weigh on Ravens' minds

    Ben Roethlisberger continues to weigh on Ravens' minds

    baltimoresun.com Nov 16, 2012
    Several defensive players continue to refer to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback despite team rulling him out for Sunday night's showdownIt’s been almost 48 hours since the Pittsburgh Steelers ruled out Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday night’s AFC North sh
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs 03:12

    'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Nov 16
    Why are teams throwing all over the Cincinnati Bengals? The "Playbook" guys talk about the Bengals secondary and the Chiefs inability to close late in games.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:44

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Nov 16
    Can the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Baltimore Ravens without QB Ben Roethlisberger? Our analysts discuss QB Byron Leftwich's poor record as a starter and the key for the Steelers to beat the Ravens.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys 05:13

    'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

    Nov 16
    Will Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden continue to progress against the Dallas Cowboys? Our analysts take a look at the Browns offense and also discuss Jason Witten's role in the Cowboys offense.
  • Video - NFL Week 11 Most Intriguing Matchups 02:00

    NFL Week 11 Most Intriguing Matchups

    Nov 16
    NFL Live looks ahead to Steelers vs. Ravens and Buccaneers vs. Panthers.

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    Nov 16
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Well, if the Colts are nervous about the showdown of 6-3 AFC teams with the big, bad Patriots on national TV Sunday, they're hiding it well. In the middle of the locker room Thursday afternoon, guard Mike McGlynn and long-snapper Matt Ov…
  • Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Nov 16
    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.