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AFC North News and Rumors
NFL playoff picture taking shape after Week 12
With 12 weeks down and five to go in the NFL season, the playoff race is taking shape. The Bears’ win and the Packers’ loss changed the top of the NFC North, while the Bengals’ win and the Steelers’ loss tightened the battle for the final AFC wildUpvote Share Tweet
Week 12: Studs & DudsT.Y. Hilton shined in Week 12. The Steelers' offense did not.Upvote Share Tweet
Bettis: Only thing worse than losing ...Jerome Bettis hasn't carried the ball for the Steelers for seven years. But losing, especially to the Browns, still strikes a chord with the former running back. Here's what Bettis tweeted a few hours after the Steelers lost to the Browns, 20-14: The on…Upvote Share TweetSince he came out of Rutgers in 2008 as one of those "too-small/too-slow" guys who had to prove the world wrong, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has used a life-sized chip on his shoulder, and a special brand of determination, to make h…Upvote Share TweetThe final score was 20-14. That’s not surprising. AFC North games are usually hard-fought contests. But what was surprising was the fact that the Cleveland Browns ended up with 20 points, while the Pittsburgh Steelers only had 14. I’ll bet nobUpvote Share TweetTalk about adding insult to injury. The banged-up Steelers suffered a disastrous 20-14 setback to the Browns. With Big Ben out, quarterback play doomed Pittsburgh, writes Chris Burke.Upvote Share TweetCLEVELAND -- Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn't hide his anger after his offense produced more turnovers (eight) than points (seven) in a 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns. "I'm surprised it was that close given the turnover situation,&q…Upvote Share TweetCLEVELAND -- It seems like the Browns quarterbacks can't get out of a Steelers game healthy. Rookie first-round pick Brandon Weeden suffered a concussion in Sunday's 20-14 upset win over Pittsburgh. It was just last December when Colt McCoy got a concus…Upvote Share Tweet
Liquid Menace Stalks Official: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Updated Nov 25, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from official Buddy Of The West Horton narrowly escaping certain death to Indianapolis cheerleaders remaining Chuckstrong. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Upvote Share TweetMaybe the Big Show simply wanted to go out on a high note. After Sunday’s unexpected win over the Steelers, the Browns announced that team president Mike Holmgren has departed the organization. Holmgren will meet the media on Monday. Look for plenty oUpvote Share Tweet
Dalton outduels Palmer, tosses 3 TDs in routAndy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and the Cincinnati Bengals showed their former franchise quarterback that they've moved on without him, beating Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders 34-10 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Inadvertent whistle sparks trio of ejections in CincinnatiThe outcome isn’t in doubt in Cincinnati, but the game is still interesting. One play after a turnover by the Bengals was wiped out by an inadvertent whistle, a brawl broke out with three players being ejected. Given the shoe were Bengals offensive liUpvote Share TweetMy thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-10 win over the Oakland Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium: What it means: It wasn't a reunion. It was an ambush. The Bengals dominated Carson Palmer in his first game back to Cincinnati since they granted his reques…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns Linebacker Tank Carder Follows Awful Comedy Accounts On Twitter, Tells One "Your A Faggot" When He Misses The Jokedeadspin.com Updated Nov 25, 2012You can tell a lot about a person by checking out who they follow on Twitter. In the case of the former TCU Horned Frog, Tank Carder fulfills many of the "jock" stereotypes you might have. He follows something called "Fill Werrell" a…Upvote Share TweetWith Charlie Batch at quarterback, the Steelers were expected to rely heavily on their run game this Sunday. That was the case for much of the first, although the results leave more than a little to be desired. Jonathan Dwyer, Rashard Mendenhall and Isa…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals rolling earlyThey’ve sacked Carson Palmer twice. More importantly, they’ve now scored two touchdowns. The Bengals lead the Raiders 14-0 in the first quarter. The first came from running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, capping a five-play, 58-yard drive. The secondUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Nov 25, 2012Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will not play on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, despite being listed as "questionable" on Friday's injury report. Brown, who signed a five-year, $41.96 million contract extension in August,…Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals' inactives: Reggie Nelson returnsBengals safety Reggie Nelson is back in the starting lineup after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. He was probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins is out for his second straight game with a knee inj…Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals’ struggles could trigger a house cleaningThe Steelers have had three coaches since 1969. In that same period of time, the Cardinals have had 14. On average, that’s one new coach every three years. And for a franchise that has existed since 1920, only Jim Hanifan has finished six seasons asUpvote Share Tweet
Good morning from ClevelandCLEVELAND -- No, I didn't go for the Ravens-Chargers assignment, which would have put me in 70-degree San Diego. I am on the shore of Lake Erie, where the old quarterbacks -- 37-year-old backup Charlie Batch and 29-year-old rookie Brandon Weeden -- will…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens postgame press conferenceNov 25Ravens react following game with Chargers
Ray Rice's Run Key To Ravens' OT winNov 25Ray Rice's conversion on fourth-and-29 lifts Ravens to OT where Justin Tucker's field goal caps 16-13 rally.
Sunday Blitz: Ravens-Chargers RecapNov 25Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Ravens' 16-13 win over the Chargers in overtime.
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard personal foulNov 25The Ravens' defense stops Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander from catching a Philip Rivers pass but Baltimore's safety Bernard Pollard is flagged for leading with his helmet, giving San Diego a free first down on the play.
Don Banks: Kaepernick choice looks great after 49ers beat Saints; more Sna…Nov 25EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 12 heavy on impressive road wins...
NFL Week 12 review: John Clayton's Last CallNov 25With young talent and shrewd moves, the Bengals are getting it right, writes John Clayton.