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Polamalu (calf) back at practice for Steelers

Polamalu (calf) back at practice for Steelers

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 23, 2012
For the first time in seven weeks, Troy Polamalu was on the practice field with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Roethlisberger out again

    Roethlisberger out again

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    Despite some hints that perhaps the Steelers would bring quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back on Sunday after missing a game with a shoulder/rib injury, Roethlisberger once again has been scratched. The official injury report lists the team’s veteran sig
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  • The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Q…

    The Giants, the Chargers, and the Ravens: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Nov 23, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Cleveland Newspaper Headline Inadvertently Says Browns Have No …

    Cleveland Newspaper Headline Inadvertently Says Browns Have No Balls

    deadspin.com Nov 23, 2012
    There's already Sunday's planned giveaway of white flags, and now there's this headline in today's Plain Dealer. Steelers week really brings out the city's subtlety, doesn't it? More »
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  • Joe Haden says he’s playing against the Steelers

    Joe Haden says he’s playing against the Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    The Browns missed cornerback Joe Haden against the Cowboys last week, but it sounds like he’ll be back for this week’s game against the Steelers. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Haden said Friday that he has recovered from hi
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  • Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty …

    Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty that cost Lions

    CNNSI.com Nov 23, 2012
    Turkey with a side of controversy, anyone? A ridiculous rule was exposed on Thanksgiving, and the NFL is going to fix it. Peter King explains, and looks ahead to the rest of Week 12.
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  • Carson Palmer’s return vs. Bengals blacked out in Cincinnati

    Carson Palmer’s return vs. Bengals blacked out in Cincinnati

    profootballtalk.com Nov 23, 2012
    So much for attendance increasing and blackouts declining in the NFL. Although the NFL boasted early this month about blackouts being on the decline, three of Sunday’s games will be blacked out in their local TV markets. We’ve already noted that the C
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  • Final Word: AFC North

    Final Word: AFC North

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 12: Veteran arm: Charlie Batch is the third starting quarterback in as many games for the Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich went down with rib and shoulder injuries in consecutive weeks. Batch, who…
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  • Bengals can't sell out Palmer reunion

    Bengals can't sell out Palmer reunion

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    It appears that Cincinnati football fans aren't interested in the hot-again Bengals or the return of Carson Palmer. The Bengals announced Sunday's game against the Raiders did not sell out and will not be televised in a 75-mile radius of Paul Brown Stad…
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  • Friday Forecast: Week 12 predictions

    Friday Forecast: Week 12 predictions

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    It was a good week for this AFC North prognosticator. It was actually a perfect one, if you want to be exact. This week could be trickier. The Ravens go cross-country. The Steelers are on their third starting quarterback in as many games. And the Bengal…
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  • Browns continue to lack finishing touch

    Browns continue to lack finishing touch

    ESPN.com Nov 23, 2012
    It's hard to argue against the fact that the Browns are bad. Their 2-8 record this year and their 31 losses since the start of the 2010 season show this franchise has a lot of work to do. But the Browns may not be as far off from a turnaround as many th…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Steelers vs. Browns 04:18

    'Playbook': Steelers vs. Browns

    Nov 23
    Will the Cleveland Browns be able to get to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch? "Playbook" explains what the Browns need to do to win in Week 12.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals 03:45

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Nov 23
    The "Playbook" crew debates whether the Oakland Raiders will be able to avoid mistakes against the Cincinnati Bengals and if the Bengals ground game can get going on Sunday.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers 03:56

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers

    Nov 23
    Can San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers avoid throwing interceptions and take advantage of a banged up Ravens secondary? Our experts discuss which team will prevail on Sunday.
  • Video - Steelers going back in time 01:49

    Steelers going back in time

    Nov 23
    Week 12 will show the Pittsburgh Steelers from long ago when Charlie Batch and Plaxico Burress take the field again. "Around the League" examines whether they can have an impact against the Cleveland Browns.

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  • Peter King: League should, and will, revisit excessive penalty that cost L…

    Nov 23
    This column is traditionally a look ahead to a good story angle in a Sunday or Monday game, but this week I'm throwing a changeup. I want to look at a dumb rule that needs to be changed. You know it, I know it, the league knows it ... and there's little…