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Marvin Lewis says Dalton and Maualuga have stepped up
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,” LUpvote Share Tweet
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, accordingUpvote Share TweetOWINGS 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 TaUpvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 11CNNSI.com Updated Nov 20, 2012The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Nov 20, 2012Monday 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 eUpvote Share Tweet
Ben Roethlisberger doubtful, but Steelers “encouraged” by his statusThe 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…Upvote Share TweetFormer 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…Upvote Share TweetPITTSBURGH (AP) Charlie Batch is back on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Plaxico Burress might be next.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 20, 2012For 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.Upvote Share TweetIf 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Updates on Polamalu and RoethlisbergerAt 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…Upvote Share TweetYou’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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 longtimeUpvote Share Tweet
Missouri Man Shoots Guy In The Face With A Shotgun While Watching Chiefs Gamedeadspin.com Updated Nov 20, 2012Ronald 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…Upvote Share TweetWe'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…Upvote Share Tweet
I Suck at Football, Week 11: Boxesgrantland.com Updated Nov 20, 2012The 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...Upvote Share Tweet
Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland BrownsNov 20NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.
Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati BengalsNov 20NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego ChargersNov 20NFL Films previews the Week 12 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Diego Chargers.
Backup QB gradesNov 20How 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.
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 11Nov 20Tampa 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 11Nov 20The 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 20With 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 20Before we get started on another very serious day of football coverage, I bring you the back page of today's New York Post.