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There are no such things as breathers in the NFL, particularly if you’re the defending Super Bowl champions like the Giants.But the natural inclination would be to look at a young team like the Browns and think that way.Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com Oct 4, 2012Earlier this week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said during an appearance on Pro Football Talk that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is the one young defender who makes Lewis say, “Wow!” For Pierre-Paul, nothing about football is making him say âShare TweetThe Steelers lost guard David DeCastro for at least the first eight weeks of the season when they put him on the injured reserve/recall list after he injured his knee in the preseason. DeCastro can start practicing after six weeks, the exact date is Oct…Share TweetBrowns starting safety T.J. Ward is practicing with a broken right thumb and could play this Sunday against the New York Giants.Share Tweet
Steelers' Miller is NFL's top red-zone targetIn his first three games last season, Steelers tight end Heath Miller had nine catches and no touchdowns. In the first three games of 2012, Miller is tied for the league lead with eight red-zone targets and four touchdowns, according to ESPN Stats &…Share TweetWide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who has been battling knee and ankle injuries, won't return by Sunday to play the Cleveland Browns.Share TweetEagles cornerback Brandon Boykin didn’t really know what Steelers receiver Antonio Brown meant when he called him a “candy bar,” though he surmised it was not a compliment. “It’s up to me to do what I got to do to make sure they don’t treat meShare TweetFor Joe Flacco, he's no longer being criticized for being an overrated game manager who wins on the strength of his defense. He's now getting an early push for being a Most Valuable Player candidate. That's what happens when you are the quarterback of t…Share TweetBengals wide receiver A.J. Green was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month, becoming the first Cincinnati player to win this award in seven seasons. He led the AFC in receptions (27), was second in receiving yards (428) and tied for most touchdowns (t…Share TweetAFC North blogger Jamison Hensley and NFC East blogger Dan Graziano discuss the issues surrounding Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2): Jamison Hensley: While there will be plenty of talk this week about…Share Tweet
Ravens' decision at kicker looking goodIt's only one-quarter of the way through the season, but the Ravens look like they made the right decision at kicker. At the end of the preseason, Baltimore chose Justin Tucker over Billy Cundiff, a 2010 Pro Bowl kicker who missed the game-tying field g…Share TweetWhen the Bengals signed running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis as a free agent this offseason, his ball security was often noted as one of his great strengths. Green-Ellis didn’t fumble at all in his 545 touches as a member of the Patriots and he didn’t fShare Tweet
Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City ChiefsOct 4NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati BengalsOct 4NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Weather update: Dolphins @ BengalsOct 4AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Dolphins @ Bengals.
Weather update: Eagles @ SteelersOct 4AccuWeather.com updates climate conditions for the Eagles @ Steelers.