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AFC North News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
On Sunday, a report emerged that Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs could be back from a partially torn Achilles tendon by October 21, when Baltimore is scheduled to play the Texans in Houston. On Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported that Sug…Share Tweet
After Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, Chiefs tackle Eric Winston unloaded on fans who cheered the head injury suffered by quarterback Matt Cassel. In Monday’s PFT Live, I commented on Winston’s comments. And now you can consider those comments, and theShare TweetThe Dallas Cowboys expect four-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff to return for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens from a high ankle sprain according to a source.Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says quarterback Jake Locker will miss his second straight game with an injured left shoulder Thursday night when the Titans play the Pittsburgh Steelers.Share TweetThe Titans have a quick turnaround for their Thursday nighter against the Steelers and it is going to be too quick for them to get quarterback Jake Locker back in the lineup. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean passes along word from Titans coach Mike Munchak t…Share TweetRevisiting the Cleveland Browns' 41-27 loss at the New York Giants: It doesn't take an offensive coordinator to see the Browns are vulnerable to runs up the middle. Defensive tackle Phil Taylor is out with a torn pectoral muscle. Middle linebacker D'Qwe…Share Tweet
Brandon Weeden throws pass after ball is deflected back to him, discovers that the NFL doesn’t like ityahoo.com Oct 8, 2012Brandon Weeden has had a tough first five weeks in the NFL. The Cleveland Browns' rookie quarterback is either at or near the bottom of most quarterback ratings, whether traditional or sabermetric, and the fact that the Browns haven't won a game this ye…Share TweetA former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader pleaded guilty Monday to having sex with her 17-year-old former student while she was a teacher at a northern Kentucky high school, a move that will allow her to avoid jail time.Share TweetThe apology came from Joe Haden's heart. He knows he let down the Browns.Share TweetThis news was expected: Troy Polamalu was ruled out for Thursday's game against the Titans. But the Steelers' usual fill-in at safety, Ryan Mundy, isn't guaranteed to take over that spot for the entire game. Mundy is the most talented safety on the team…Share Tweet
Upon Further Review: SteelersRevisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles: Steelers coach Mike Tomlin showed a great deal of faith in Shaun Suisham when he played for the field goal instead of going for the touchdown in the final minute of the game…Share Tweet
Playing well in Cincinnati, Vontaze Burfict thankful for Marvin LewisVontaze Burfict has turned out to be one of the pleasant surprises of this NFL season, an undrafted rookie who was widely regarded as a head case coming out of college but has now become a productive starter for the Bengals. And Burfict says Bengals hea…Share TweetSteelers linebacker James Harrison has led the league in fines for helmet-to-helmet hits over the last couple of years. After his first game this year, Harrison said those fines have changed the way he plays. Harrison said that in Sunday’s win over theShare TweetThe Bengals already feared the worst for running back Bernard Scott after his knee injury. Those fears were realized Monday, and the Bengals placed Scott on injured reserve. That will put more pressure on BenJarvus Green-Ellis to hang onto the ball and …Share TweetMembers of the Kansas City Chiefs angrily spoke out Sunday against thousands of fans who cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel left a 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a head injury.Share TweetRevisiting the Baltimore Ravens' 9-6 victory at the Kansas City Chiefs: The Ravens took a step forward in beating the Chiefs on Sunday. No, you didn't read that wrong. Last season, all four of the Ravens' losses came on the road against teams that had l…Share Tweet
Wake-up call: Ugly Sunday for AFC NorthLast season, you could make the argument that the AFC North was the best division in football after it sent three teams to the playoffs. On Sunday, it was the ugliest division in the league. The Ravens (4-1) never got closer than eight yards away from t…Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 8, 2012After the Giants fell behind, 14-0, on Sunday, Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw and Victor Cruz led them to a victory against the winless Cleveland Browns.Share TweetThe Bengals not only lost their second game of the year on Sunday. They also may have lost their No. 2 running back for the season. PFT has confirmed that the Bengals fear running back Bernard Scott has suffered a torn ACL. Per Zac Jackson of FOXSports…Share TweetSteelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who was plagued by hamstring issues in 2011, left Sunday’s game against the Steelers with a hamstring injury. Per a league source, Woodley is day-to-day. The injury is not believed to be serious. Woodley missed sixShare Tweet
GameDay: Browns vs. Giants highlightsOct 8Take a look at how Eli Manning and the New York Giants comeback to best the Cleveland Browns, after the Browns took a 14-0 early lead.
GameDay: Eagles vs. SteelersOct 8Ben Roethlisberger throws for 207 yards to help the Pittsburgh Steelers slide past the Philadelphia Eagles after a bye week and win the battle of Pennsylvania, 16-14.