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Browns linebacker Tank Carder has issued an apology after he used an anti-gay slur on Twitter. It started on Wednesday when Carder, a rookie who has played in 10 games this season, came across a comment he didn’t like on Twitter and responded to the comUpvote Share Tweet
Mike Holmgren's run as a team president is over, ending prematurely and before he planned.Upvote Share TweetBengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was ejected on Sunday for going after Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston when Houston took an unnecessary shot at Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. On Monday, Dalton said that incident showed he has just the ki…Upvote Share TweetThe Steelers offensive line has been a patchwork job since the summer and the job got a little harder on Sunday. Left guard Willie Colon was scratched just before the game, forcing Doug Legursky into the lineup. The depth was stretched even further when…Upvote Share TweetLast week, NFL V.P. of Football Operations Merton Hanks was the official who made the determination that Ravens safety Ed Reed deserved a suspension for his third flagrant helmet-to-helmet hit in the last three seasons, a determination that was later re…Upvote Share Tweet
Faltering Raiders expect to get Darren McFadden back this weekNot much has gone right for the Raiders recently, but here’s one piece of moderately good news: Oakland running back Darren McFadden is likely to return on Sunday against the Browns after missing the last three weeks with a high ankle sprain. The San FrUpvote Share TweetBaltimore sacked Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers six times, which is the defense’s magic number. The Ravens have won the past 13 games in which they’ve sacked the quarterback at least six times. Four of the sacks on Rivers came when the Ravens sentUpvote Share TweetIt's unclear whether rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden will play this Sunday at Oakland. Weeden suffered a concussion in the closing minutes in Sunday's 20-14 win over Pittsburgh. Browns coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday that Weeden is going throu…Upvote Share TweetRevisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 20-14 loss at the Cleveland Browns: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was surprised the score was so close considering how many times his team gave the ball to the Browns. He should be. The last time the Steelers turned the …Upvote Share TweetLast year, the Ravens went into Cincinnati, beat the Bengals and clinched an AFC North title on the season's final weekend.Upvote Share Tweet
Congratulations, Ohio NFL teamsIt would be remiss of the AFC North blog not to recognize what has become a rare daily double for the NFL teams in Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns both won on the same weekend for the first time in 46 weeks, according to the Cincinnati…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Browns talk with Tony GrossiThanksgiving created a little break for PFT Live, but it’s back with a packed show this Monday. Mike Florio will talk to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the Lions in the wake of their Thanksgiving loss to the Texans. The latest bit of footwUpvote Share TweetSunday morning brought a report that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would start soft tossing on Monday in hopes of getting on the field for next Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens. That reports came before the Steelers turned the ball over eightUpvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: New York's Goofus and Gallantnytimes.com Updated Nov 26, 2012The Giants are inspiring. The Jets are so tiring even a longtime fan is hanging up his hat.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Nov 26, 2012Looking for a crazy playoff race? Try the bizarro NFC, which has six teams fighting for the last spot. But huge news from Week 12 could shake everything up, Peter King writes.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Nov 26, 2012Bush and Bush score simultaneous touchdowns At exactly 54 seconds past 2:03 Eastern Time on Sunday, both Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins and Michael Bush of the Chicago Bears hit the end zone. Ray Rice's amazing fourth-and-29 conversion This might beUpvote Share TweetGiven the rules in other sports, news that players have left the bench area to join a fight creates a sense that those players will be facing automatic suspensions. In the NFL, that’s not how it works. “It’s not automatic,” NFL spokesman Greg AielUpvote Share TweetRay Rice's jaw-dropping conversion on fourth-and-29 was the signature play of the season for the first-place Ravens. It's also the play of the 2012 NFL season. It had everything you want: difficulty, drama and determination. The play even has a name, ac…Upvote Share Tweet
Woodley’s ankle injury currently isn’t believed to be seriousAs linebacker LaMarr Woodley joins the list of big-name Steelers players with injuries, the early word is that Woodley’s ankle injury isn’t believed to be serious, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Of course, beliefs can change after a nigUpvote Share Tweet
PTI Big Finish November 26thNov 26PTI runs down Monday's top stories.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is ready to dominateNov 26Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins "Around the League" to discuss his recent success, and the Bengals winning streak.
Remembering Sean TaylorNov 26Athletes remember the life of former Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died on Nov. 27, 2007.
Countdown Daily Hot Topics: Week 12Nov 26Antonio Pierce answers your facebook questions
Peter King: As we hit home stretch, suspense reigns in NFC playoff chaseNov 26Prelude to a diss: In the last 52 weeks, the Packers have met the Giants three times. Green Bay has allowed 35, 37 and 38 points, and an average of 419 yards a game, and nine Eli Manning touchdown passes. Time for defensive coordinator Dom Capers to fig…
Don Banks: Giants serve notice to league with pressure-packed win over Pac…Nov 26EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes I think Tom Coughlin's Giants team should come with a disclaimer label attached: "For best results, apply pressure.''