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Marvin Lewis says Dalton and Maualuga have stepped up

Marvin Lewis says Dalton and Maualuga have stepped up

profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 20, 2012
Last month, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis called out quarterback Andy Dalton and linebacker Rey Maualuga, telling them to step up and be vocal leaders of their respective units. Lewis says they’ve responded well to the challenge. “It’s been great,” L
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  • Jets cut Jason Hill, again

    Jets cut Jason Hill, again

    It’s fitting that, on the same day receiver Plaxico Burress got a job with the Steelers, a guy who has a low “Q” rating in the Burress household got fired. Again. The Jets have released receiver Jason Hill for the second time this season, according
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  • After appeal, Ravens' Reed has suspension lifted

    After appeal, Ravens' Reed has suspension lifted

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed avoided a one-game suspension for late hits after an appeal. He instead will be fined $50,000.
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  • Marvin Lewis is the guest on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Networ…

    Marvin Lewis is the guest on Tuesday’s PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Bengals got back to .500 with Sunday’s easy win over the Chiefs, a second straight win that lifted them back into the chase for a playoff spot. Coach Marvin Lewis will tell us what he thinks about that change of fortune when he joins Pro Football Ta
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  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
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  • 49ers Backup Colin Kaepernick Opened Up The Playbook And Shot D…

    49ers Backup Colin Kaepernick Opened Up The Playbook And Shot Down The Bears Last Night

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    Monday Night Football yesterday was supposed to be a tiresome thump-fest between two teams with great defenses, each playing without its concussed starting quarterbacks. It was a night for slimming down the playbook and taping up ankles-like the prior e
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  • Ben Roethlisberger doubtful, but Steelers “encouraged” by his …

    Ben Roethlisberger doubtful, but Steelers “encouraged” by his status

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Steelers signed quarterback Brian Hoyer on Tuesday, which sent a pretty good sign that neither Ben Roethlisberger nor Byron Leftwich will be healthy enough to play this Sunday. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that later in the day when he ruled out Left…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Fans should cheer Palmer

    Blogger Blitz: Fans should cheer Palmer

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer probably knows he'll hear boos when he steps foot in Paul Brown Stadium Sunday, his first trip there since demanding a trade from the team. But click on the video above to hear why Bengals fans should cheer the R…
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  • Ailing Steelers set to start Batch against Browns

    Ailing Steelers set to start Batch against Browns

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Charlie Batch is back on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Plaxico Burress might be next.
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  • Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    Don Banks: 12 must-wins for playoff bubble teams

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    For the turnaround Saints, every game from now on is critical. But they're not alone on the bubble. Don Banks breaks down the biggest games left that could impact the playoff field.
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  • Why didn't Tomlin pull injured Leftwich?

    Why didn't Tomlin pull injured Leftwich?

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    If Byron Leftwich isn't healthy to play Sunday at Cleveland, why did coach Mike Tomlin let the quarterback finish last Sunday night's game against the Ravens? Tomlin said he never seriously thought about pulling Leftwich because his play didn't dictate …
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  • Updates on Polamalu and Roethlisberger

    Updates on Polamalu and Roethlisberger

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    At his weekly Tuesday news conference, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ruled out quarterback Byron Leftwich and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery for Sunday's game but doesn't believe their rib injuries are season-ending ones. Tomlin said Troy Polamalu is goin…
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  • NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 11 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • Ray Rice’s Terrible Towel usage upsets LaMarr Woodley

    Ray Rice’s Terrible Towel usage upsets LaMarr Woodley

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Ravens and Steelers rivalry needs no extra fuel, but the Week 13 rematch might have gotten some after Sunday night’s 13-10 Ravens win. Ravens running back Ray Rice walked off the field waving a Terrible Towel at the Pittsburgh crowd. As any longtime
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  • Missouri Man Shoots Guy In The Face With A Shotgun While Watchi…

    Missouri Man Shoots Guy In The Face With A Shotgun While Watching Chiefs Game

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    Ronald L. Hall, a 65-year-old man from Lee's Summit, Mo., has been charged with assault and criminal action after allegedly shooting one of his son's friends during Sunday's Chiefs-Bengals game. According to NBC's Kansas City affiliate, Hall and the vic…
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  • AFC North Game Balls: Week 11

    AFC North Game Balls: Week 11

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    We're handing out game balls after Week 11 and this is who's getting them: OFFENSE: Andy Dalton, Bengals. You could easily have given a game ball to two other Cincinnati players, A.J. Green or BenJarvus Green-Ellis. But Dalton was the bigger factor in t…
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  • I Suck at Football, Week 11: Boxes

    I Suck at Football, Week 11: Boxes

    grantland.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Bengals beat the Chiefs 28-6 on Sunday. That's two in a row. E-mail from my dad, Sunday evening: "You have altered Bengals reality." No further me...
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  • Video - Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns 02:16

    Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.
  • Video - Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals 01:58

    Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Video - Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers 02:00

    Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers

    Nov 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Diego Chargers.
  • Video - Backup QB grades 02:36

    Backup QB grades

    Nov 20
    How did Charlie Casserly grade the performances of Jason Campbell, Colin Kaepernick, Byron Leftwich and Nick Foles? Find out if the professor will be having office hours for a couple QBs.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11

    Nov 20
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have plenty to be thankful for this year: namely, they're thankful that rookie head coach Greg Schiano has instantly ignited a fire under a team that gutlessly quit on coach Raheem Morris in 2011.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11

    Nov 20
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…

    Nov 20
    With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
  • Peter King: Harbaugh takes wrong route in fueling 49ers' QB controversy; m…

    Nov 20
    Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.