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Ray Lewis, Lardarius Webb headline Week 6”²s injury roundup

Ray Lewis, Lardarius Webb headline Week 6”²s injury roundup

yahoo.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 14, 2012
No team came out of Sunday's action with more serious injuries than the Baltimore Ravens, who lost two key starters, possibly for the remainder of the 2012 season. First to go down was cornerback Lardarius Webb, who ESPN's Adam Schefter reports did suff…
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  • Ravens becoming NFL's ultimate survivors

    Ravens becoming NFL's ultimate survivors

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- You can say the Ravens win ugly. You can even say they're lucky. You can rip apart Baltimore's defense for being a shell of its elite self. You can criticize a Ravens offense that has been inconsistent the past couple of games. The Ravens a…
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  • Congratulations, Cleveland Browns

    Congratulations, Cleveland Browns

    It's taken 329 days but the Cleveland Browns are winners again. The 11-game losing streak, which tied a franchise worst, is over. The 12-game losing stretch in the AFC North is done. The four-game losing skid at home is now gone. There will be a change …
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  • Cary Williams: Dez Bryant needs to step up and be a man

    Cary Williams: Dez Bryant needs to step up and be a man

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    One of the biggest plays of the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Cowboys was a failed pass to Dez Bryant on a two-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left to play. The pass was right on target from Tony Romo, but it went through Bryant’s hands and fell
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  • Triceps tear could be severe enough to end Ray Lewis’s season

    Triceps tear could be severe enough to end Ray Lewis’s season

    The Ravens won’t know for sure until an MRI in the morning, but the news doesn’t appear to be good on the status of linebacker Ray Lewis. According to FoxSports’ Jay Glazer, doctors don’t think Lewis has a complete tear of his triceps, but it migh
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  • According To The Cleveland Browns, Brandon Weeden Is 129 Years …

    According To The Cleveland Browns, Brandon Weeden Is 129 Years Old

    Brandon Weeden is 29 years old. Which makes him old for a rookie first-round draft pick, but not old for a human being. 129 years is exactly 100 years older than Brandon Weeden is and that is old for a human being, rookie first-round draft pick or other…
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  • Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L.

    Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L.

    nytimes.com Oct 14, 2012
    Jacoby Jones tied an N.F.L. record with a 108-yard kickoff return in the Ravens' 31-29 victory over the Cowboys.
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  • Wes Welker Getting Phased Out Of His Shoes, The Chiefs And Bucc…

    Wes Welker Getting Phased Out Of His Shoes, The Chiefs And Buccaneers Combining For Something Approximating A Football Play And

    deadspin.com Oct 14, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Wes Welker getting housed to Robert Griffin III looking super human. More »
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  • DeMarco Murray to have MRI on foot Monday

    DeMarco Murray to have MRI on foot Monday

    The Cowboys finally got their running game in gear with 227 yards against the Ravens on Sunday, but the good feelings generated by that productivity is tempered by a couple of things. The first is that the Cowboys weren’t able to avoid enough mistakes t
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  • Trent Richardson suffers painful rib injury, MRI on Monday

    Trent Richardson suffers painful rib injury, MRI on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Browns finally earned their first win on Sunday against the Bengals, but running back Trent Richardson didn’t have much to do with it. Richardson had 14 carries for 37 yards before leaving with a rib injury that was too painful for him to continue.
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  • Steelers rookie arrested on DUI charges after car chase, wreck

    Steelers rookie arrested on DUI charges after car chase, wreck

    Off weekends can be trouble in the NFL. Without a game to play on Sunday, the Steelers' Alameda Ta'amu, a rookie defensive lineman, got himself into a whole mess of trouble with Pittsburgh police early Sunday morning. Ta'amu began the public-relations n…
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  • Ravens hold on late to win 15th straight at home

    Ravens hold on late to win 15th straight at home

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday to improve to 5-1 and extend their winning streak at home to 15 games, but it wasn’t without some serious tension at the end. The Cowboys cut the lead down to two with a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 32 se
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  • Rapid Reaction: Ravens 31, Cowboys 29

    Rapid Reaction: Ravens 31, Cowboys 29

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens' 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys: What it means: In yet another close win, the Ravens improved to 5-1 and took a two-game lead over the Bengals (3-3), who lost to the previously winless Browns. This extend…
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  • Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones ties NFL record with 108-yard kick ret…

    Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones ties NFL record with 108-yard kick return, goes completely untouched in the process

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Going into their Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the Baltimore Ravens were not at all happy with their return game. Especially at the start of the second half of their win last Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs, when rookie Deonte Thompson fumb…
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  • Halftime thoughts on Ravens-Cowboys

    Halftime thoughts on Ravens-Cowboys

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Thoughts at halftime where Ravens lead Cowboys, 17-10: The Ravens went into halftime with the lead because of a good final drive by quarterback Joe Flacco. He hit all six of his passes for 89 yards. On that series, Anquan Boldin had three r…
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  • Haslam will have 12-18 months to sell off his stake in Steelers

    Haslam will have 12-18 months to sell off his stake in Steelers

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    As mentioned earlier in the day, Jimmy Haslam possibly will hold simultaneous ownership interests in the Browns and the Steelers. A separate source tells PFT that Haslam will have roughly 12-18 months to transfer his 12.5-percent stake in the Steelers t…
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  • Tony From Dallas Will Hang Up And Listen: Your NFL Early Games …

    Tony From Dallas Will Hang Up And Listen: Your NFL Early Games Viewing Guide

    deadspin.com Oct 14, 2012
    There are a several weirdly intriguing games this week. Cowboys-Ravens seems like to could be interesting. Why, I don't know. It just does. Same for the Lions and Eagles. And who could forget Kansas City and Tampa Ba-false alarm on that one. Sorry, guys
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  • Darrius Heyward-Bey returns to lineup, won’t worry about concus…

    Darrius Heyward-Bey returns to lineup, won’t worry about concussions

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    The Raiders will have wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey for the first time since he suffered a concussion in Week Three against the Steelers. Heyward-Bey sat out Week Four and the Raiders were on a bye last week, giving Heyward-Bey a little more time to…
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  • Browns sans starters Fujita, Rubin vs. Bengals

    Browns sans starters Fujita, Rubin vs. Bengals

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin will not play against Cincinnati because of injuries.
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  • Ravens' Bobbie Williams to start at guard

    Ravens' Bobbie Williams to start at guard

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Former Cincinnati Bengals lineman Bobbie Williams will make his first start for the Baltimore Ravens, replacing benched Ramon Harewood at left guard. Harewood, who had started the first five games, is on the inactive list Sunday against the…
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  • Countdown Live: Cowboys-Ravens

    Countdown Live: Cowboys-Ravens

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the match up between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Cowboys-Ravens
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  • Week 6 Picks: Browns and Colts could provide upset alerts

    Week 6 Picks: Browns and Colts could provide upset alerts

    yahoo.com Oct 14, 2012
    Week 6 is about the time that teams start to look like who they really are, unless they're the New York Giants. This week features an interesting slate of games, a few big-time battles, and a couple of snoozers that may leave you looking for that honey-…
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  • Good morning from Baltimore

    Good morning from Baltimore

    ESPN.com Oct 14, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- For those wondering the game plan for the AFC North blog Sunday, I will be watching the "declining" Ray Lewis and the division-leading Baltimore Ravens put their 13-game home winning streak on the line against the Dallas Cowboys. …
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  • Browns hope to end 11-game losing streak

    Browns hope to end 11-game losing streak

    profootballtalk.com Oct 14, 2012
    Lost in the Browns’ 0-5 start is the fact that the Browns five straight losses to start the 2012 season coupled with six straight losses to end the 2011 season means that the Browns have now lost 11 in a row. It ties a franchise record for consecutive l
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  • Video - Ray Lewis injured 00:19

    Ray Lewis injured

    Oct 14
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis injures his triceps while making a tackle on Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner.
  • Video - Lardarius Webb injured 00:45

    Lardarius Webb injured

    Oct 14
    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb injures his knee covering Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant in the first quarter.
  • Video - Ravens postgame press conference 03:33

    Ravens postgame press conference

    Oct 14
    Ravens react following game with Cowboys
  • Video - Cowboys vs. Ravens highlights 04:01

    Cowboys vs. Ravens highlights

    Oct 14
    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and the Ravens held on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday for their 14th consecutive regular-season home win.

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    Oct 14
    SAN FRANCISCO -- With two minutes remaining in regulation Sunday in Candlestick Park, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw walked slowly from the sideline into the narrow tunnel that led to the locker room. His muscles were cramping and the medical staff …
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    Oct 14
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