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We're only six weeks into the NFL season, but Levi Brown and Mike Goodson already finished theirs due to injuries incurred in Sunday's Steelers-Jets game. Whose season sucked more?Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
nytimes.com Oct 15, 2013The ultimate test for quarterback Andy Dalton will be getting Cincinnati back to the playoffs, and winning.Upvote Share TweetThe NFL is looking into another Ndamukong Suh hit on a quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
Browns won’t be adding TebowThe clocks are the Factory of Gladness won’t be set for Tebow time any time soon. Or ever. Rumors of a Tebow sighting at the Cleveland airport have sparked rumors of the Browns signing Tebow. They aren’t. A league source tells PFT that the Browns won’t …Upvote Share Tweet
Tomlin doesn't bite on Ryan Clark questionPITTSBURGH -- Mike Tomlin deftly maneuvered around the bait offered up to him at his weekly news conference. Tomlin was asked if he had a problem with comments such as those made by Ryan Clark regarding Ben Roethlisberger’s style of play. It is a story …Upvote Share TweetLions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh got through Sunday’s game against the Browns without any personal foul penalties, but that doesn’t mean he’s in the clear as far as the league office is concerned. An NFL.com video shot inside the league’s officiatin…Upvote Share Tweet
Ugly, tough defense gives Bengals identityCINCINNATI -- Pick your adjective: tough, persistent, disciplined, ugly. According to the Cincinnati Bengals, all apply when discussing their formidable eighth-ranked NFL defense. One look at the unit's recent performances, particularly inside the red z…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills replaced Colin Brown at left guard with Doug Legursky in Week Six and they don’t seem to have any regrets about the decision. Coach Doug Marrone said Monday that Legursky did a nice job in Sunday’s overtime loss to the Bengals and the team ann…Upvote Share TweetBen Roethlisberger defended embattled Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Tuesday, calling extreme fan reaction to the latter's recent struggles "sickening."Upvote Share TweetPaul Kruger had 9.0 sacks for the Ravens last year in the regular season, then followed that up with 4.5 sacks in the postseason, and parlayed his big year rushing the passer into a five-year, $40 million contract with the Browns. This year, Kruger hasn…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 15, 2013Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin must have heard that it was National Grouch Day on Tuesday. Despite winning his first game Sunday, a salty Tomlin said Tuesday he is making sure his Steelers do not enjoy it in one sense. Tomlin: There will be …Upvote Share TweetLast week, with the Steelers staring hard at 0-4 for the first time in 45 years, coach Mike Tomlin decreed that the pool and ping pong tables at the team's practice facility were off-limits to all players. Because that's the fix that was needed. But the…Upvote Share Tweet
Odds were against Harbaugh's decisionsIn a matter of months, the Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh has gone from a Super Bowl-winning coach to one being second-guessed almost on a weekly basis. Harbaugh has taken the most heat from local reporters and fans for two decisions that backfired in …Upvote Share TweetPackers quarterback Aaron Rodgers complained that Ravens safety Matt Elam hit Green Bay’s Randall Cobb in the knee on a tackle on Sunday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh has no idea what Rodgers is complaining about. Asked about the matter on Monday, Harbaug…Upvote Share Tweet
Official Review: Blocked into the ball?Oct 15Dean Blandino, the NFL's VP of officiating, explains why NFL referees made the calls they did in a pair of controversial rulings from Week 6.
Steelers LT Levi Brown Placed On IROct 15Newly acquired Steelers LT Levi Brown has been being placed on injured reserve, and Scott Brown discusses the impact on Pittsburgh's offensive line.
NFL Nation Buzz: BrownsOct 15ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon on Brandon Weeden's performance last week and the teams upcoming game against the Packers.
NFL Nation Buzz: BengalsOct 15ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey on the teams' defensive identity.
Don Banks: With his team in free-fall, Gary Kubiak appears to be out of an…Oct 15In a remarkable NFL coaching career that spanned from Kennedy to Clinton, Don Shula managed to lose 156 regular-season games in his record-breaking 33-year run on the sideline. The most telling statistic that illustrates his success and explains his lon…
Undrafted and Still Dancing in DetroitOct 15Joseph Fauria has had plenty of time to practice his dance skills this season, with five of the rookie tight end’s seven receptions going for touchdowns. (Matt Sullivan/Getty Images) Receiving touchdowns this season: Joseph Fauria, tight end, Detroit: 5…