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Sunday night wrap-up: Ravens win another thriller

Sunday night wrap-up: Ravens win another thriller

You had a hunch coming in the Ravens’ playmakers might have a bit of an edge. You just didn’t know they were going to be Jacoby Jones and Corey Graham. The return man’s touchdown and the backup corner’s interception, respectively, were the differe
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  • Ravens clinging to 10-7 halftime lead

    Ravens clinging to 10-7 halftime lead

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    It might be a good rivalry. That doesn’t mean it’s a good game. The Ravens are still up 10-7 on the Steelers, in a game played with more emotion than quality. The touchdowns came on a pair of out-of-the-blue plays, a Byron Leftwich run and a Jacoby Jo
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  • Ravens lead 10-7, but Dennis Pitta out

    Ravens lead 10-7, but Dennis Pitta out

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The Ravens made their own big play, but they’re down a significant player. The Ravens are up 10-7 at the end of the first quarter after Jacoby Jones‘ 63-yard punt return touchdown, which took less time to complete than Steelers quarterback Byron Leftw
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  • NFC East a must-see mess; Snap Judgments

    NFC East a must-see mess; Snap Judgments

    CNNSI.com Nov 18, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a wild, overtime-drenched Week 11 in the NFL...
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  • Pernell McPhee, Bobbie Williams inactive for Ravens

    Pernell McPhee, Bobbie Williams inactive for Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    The biggest names missing from Sunday night’s game between the Ravens and Steelers have been known for some time, but there were a couple of notable names on the inactive list that hadn’t previously been ruled out of the game. Defensive end Pernell Mc
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  • Ed Hochuli Reviewed An Un-Reviewable Play And Then Said He Did …

    Ed Hochuli Reviewed An Un-Reviewable Play And Then Said He Did Not Review It Because It Was Un-Reviewable

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    Cleveland unexpectedly forced Dallas to overtime, and after an incomplete pass to Miles Austin with 8:35 left to go in the extra period Cleveland called timeout-presumably to force a replay from the booth. Cleveland thought the play was a catch, fumble
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  • Antonio Brown, Jimmy Smith headline Ravens, Steelers inactives

    Antonio Brown, Jimmy Smith headline Ravens, Steelers inactives

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    There were no surprises on the inactive lists for Sunday night's game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers will be without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is expected to miss the next few weeks with a sprained sternocla…
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  • Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit:…

    Cam Newton Gives A Small Child A Football And An Epileptic Fit: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 18, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the happiest person you'll ever see on the receiving end of a ball from Cam Newton, to the Cowboys onside kicking in the third quarter, and failing. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, …
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  • Countdown Live: Ravens-Steelers

    Countdown Live: Ravens-Steelers

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the AFC North match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Ravens-Steelers
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  • Bailey's FG seals Cowboys' wild win vs. Browns

    Bailey's FG seals Cowboys' wild win vs. Browns

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime, and Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Tony Romo that sparked a wild ending in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland on Sunday.
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  • Bengals blow out Chiefs to get back to .500

    Bengals blow out Chiefs to get back to .500

    Andy Dalton threw for 230 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, A.J. Green caught a touchdown pass in his ninth straight game and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the woeful Kansas City Chiefs 28-6 on Sunday.
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  • Overtime in Dallas: They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Tod…

    Overtime in Dallas: They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Today,…

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    They say everything’s bigger in Texas.  Today, both of the NFL games being played there are. A 32-yard field goal from Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has forced overtime against the Browns, joining the Jags-Texans extra-session contest in Houston. The Cowbo
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  • Bad call fuels Browns comeback

    Bad call fuels Browns comeback

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    After trailing by 13 into the third quarter, the Cowboys made a game of it. And the officials helped give the late lead to the Browns. After a goal-line stand by the Cowboys kept the score at 17-13, three runs followed by a punt gave Josh Cribbs the bal…
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  • Wrap-up: Cowboys 23, Browns 20, OT

    Wrap-up: Cowboys 23, Browns 20, OT

    Thoughts on the Cleveland Browns' 23-20 overtime loss at the Dallas Cowboys: What it means: It's the same old story for the Browns, who continue to fail to finish off games. Cleveland couldn't hold a 13-0 halftime lead, or a 20-17 lead with 67 seconds r…
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  • Chiefs' Bowe leaves game with injury to neck

    Chiefs' Bowe leaves game with injury to neck

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe left Sunday's game against Cincinnati with a neck injury and left tackle Branden Albert left with a back injury, while Bengals cornerback Terence Newman was sidelined with a concussion.
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  • Cowboys' Murray to miss fifth straight game

    Cowboys' Murray to miss fifth straight game

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    DeMarco Murray will miss his fifth straight game because of a sprained left foot after the Dallas Cowboys de-activated the second-year running back before Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
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  • Inactives for Bengals and Browns

    Inactives for Bengals and Browns

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    My apologies that I didn't get the inactives posted sooner. It was a busy day with Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Holmgren news. BENGALS AT CHIEFS BENGALS: WR Andrew Hawkins, S Reggie Nelson, CB Jason Allen, DT Devon Still, DT Brandon Thompson, WR Marvin J…
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  • Report:  Holmgren would coach again only for the Cowboys

    Report: Holmgren would coach again only for the Cowboys

    When the Browns face the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren has even more reason to root, root, root for the road team. If the Browns can knock off the Cowboys, greasing the skids toward the potential ouster of coach Ja…
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  • Joe Haden out for Browns vs. Cowboys

    Joe Haden out for Browns vs. Cowboys

    The Browns won’t have their best defensive player today against the Cowboys. Although cornerback Joe Haden made the trip to Dallas, he was ruled out after pregame warmups today. Haden suffered an oblique injury during practice on Wednesday, and the Brow
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  • Steelers' Ryan Clark to wear special helmet

    Steelers' Ryan Clark to wear special helmet

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- Steelers safety Ryan Clark is playing Sunday night against the Ravens despite suffering a concussion in two of his past three games. But Clark is taking some precautions. He told ESPN's Rachel Nichols he will wear a special helmet tonight.…
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  • Mike Tomlin confirms Rashard Mendenhall will start Sunday night

    Mike Tomlin confirms Rashard Mendenhall will start Sunday night

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Earlier this week, Steelers running back Isaac Redman said that it looked like Rashard Mendenhall would get the start in his return to the lineup. Looks were not deceiving. Mendenhall will be the first back in the game for the Steelers against the Raven…
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  • Good morning from Pittsburgh

    Good morning from Pittsburgh

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- This marks the first time in the 17-year history of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry that won't include either Ray Lewis, Hines Ward or Ben Roethlisberger. Thankfully there's still Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton around to stir things up. Ha…
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  • Video - Terrell Suggs: 'It's just like Ali-Fraizer' 00:58

    Terrell Suggs: 'It's just like Ali-Fraizer'

    Nov 18
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs talks after their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers about what was missing from the game, and what it means to be in this type of rivalry.
  • Video - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich sinks jump shot 00:57

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich sinks jump shot

    Nov 18
    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich makes an NBA style pass as he completes a throw to RB Jonathan Dwyer who gets the first down.
  • Video - Two thumbs down 00:36

    Two thumbs down

    Nov 18
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe's two broken thumbs prevents him from making an interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones 63-yard punt-return TD 00:55

    Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones 63-yard punt-return TD

    Nov 18
    Baltimore Ravens return man Jacoby Jones takes a punt all the way for a 63-yard touchdown to give his team a 10-7 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 18
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By late Sunday night there was still no word yet on whether Andrew Luck's mother (or perhaps his father in this case) told him there'd be days like this. But no matter. By the time this one was over, it was well understood that a messa…
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    Nov 18
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  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 18
    NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.