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AFC North News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 27, 2012
The Chicago Bears have done some roster churning on Tuesday, a day after placing starting guard Lance Louis on injured reserve. Louis will be replaced by veteran lineman Andre Gurode. He spent nine years with the Cowboys and one with the Ravens, starti…Upvote Share Tweet
baltimoresun.com Nov 27, 2012Team needs another win against Pittsburgh and a Bengals loss to lock up division titleSunday's second showdown against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers could also bring the Ravens their second AFC North title in as many years.Upvote Share Tweet
With 12,000 tickets unsold, another blackout looms in San DiegoThe San Diego Chargers are once again likely to be blacked out on local television on Sunday. The team announced that 12,000 tickets are unsold for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, making it a near certainty that the game will be blacked out. AlthoughUpvote Share Tweet
Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost blew itCNNSI.com Nov 27, 2012The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
AFC North quarterback report cardA look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 11: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Stats: 16-for-30 (53.3 percent) for 210 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Comment: Dalton has put together three strong performances in a ro…Upvote Share TweetPlayoff implications for this weekend's gamesAs the Ravens (9-2) prepare for Sunday's AFC North contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium, the game holds immediate playoff implications.Upvote Share TweetSteelers coach Mike Tomlin said he’d “leave the door open” for a return by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but Charlie Batch is expected to start again this week. A source told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he’d be “shocked” if RoUpvote Share TweetJonathan Dwyer will start at running back Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetYou’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you might even have heard it here. So, are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12CNNSI.com Nov 27, 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 Tweet
AFC North Game Balls: Week 12We're handing out game balls after Week 12 and this is who's getting them: OFFENSE: Ray Rice, Ravens. He single-handedly kept the Ravens alive in San Diego where he converted a fourth-and-29 by running for 28 1/2 yards after a short pass. It was more th…Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Clark: You lose one game and the sky is fallingThe Steelers have lost two straight games, dropping their record to 6-5 and giving rise to plenty of thoughts that their season will end without a playoff berth. As of now, though, the Steelers still hold one of the two Wild Card spots in the AFC and ve…Upvote Share Tweet
One positive from Steelers' eight turnoversIt's a rare occurrence for the Pittsburgh Steelers to turn the ball over eight times. It hasn't happened in 23 years. How long ago is that? None of the Steelers running backs who fumbled Sunday were even in grade school in 1989. But here's another remar…Upvote Share TweetMike Holmgren is leaving the Browns. David DeCastro is back on the Steelers' active roster. And there's a chance that Ray Lewis could return to practice Thursday. Just another quiet start to the week in the AFC North. Read all about it in your wake-up c…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants get pre-game boost from Make-A-Wish kidComing off two less-than-stellar performances in losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, the New York Giants probably didn’t need too much extra motivation to get prepared for a prime-time match up against the Green Bay Packers on SundUpvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Protecting the QBNov 27AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about the Steelers offensive line
Kerry J. Byrne: Steelers coughed up a gift in Week 12, but Browns almost b…Nov 27The Dawg Pound barked with joy when the Cleveland Browns upended the hated Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14 on Sunday.
Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…Nov 27Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…Nov 27Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 12Nov 27The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.