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Who Had The Worse 2013 Season: Levi Brown Or Mike Goodson?

Who Had The Worse 2013 Season: Levi Brown Or Mike Goodson?

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...
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Playoff Pressure Hovers Over the Bengals’ Dalto…

    N.F.L. Roundup: Playoff Pressure Hovers Over the Bengals’ Dalton

    nytimes.com Oct 15, 2013
    The ultimate test for quarterback Andy Dalton will be getting Cincinnati back to the playoffs, and winning.
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  • NFL reviewing Suh's hit on Browns' Weeden

    NFL reviewing Suh's hit on Browns' Weeden

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    The NFL is looking into another Ndamukong Suh hit on a quarterback.
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  • Browns won’t be adding Tebow

    Browns won’t be adding Tebow

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    The 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 …
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  • Tomlin doesn't bite on Ryan Clark question

    Tomlin doesn't bite on Ryan Clark question

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    PITTSBURGH -- 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 …
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  • NFL reviewing Ndamukong Suh hit on Brandon Weeden

    NFL reviewing Ndamukong Suh hit on Brandon Weeden

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    Lions 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…
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  • Ugly, tough defense gives Bengals identity

    Ugly, tough defense gives Bengals identity

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    CINCINNATI -- 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…
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  • Colin Brown goes from starting lineup to off Bills roster

    Colin Brown goes from starting lineup to off Bills roster

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Big Ben: Cheering Schaub injury 'sickening'

    Big Ben: Cheering Schaub injury 'sickening'

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    Ben Roethlisberger defended embattled Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on Tuesday, calling extreme fan reaction to the latter's recent struggles "sickening."
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  • With one sack in six games, Kruger admits he needs to get bette…

    With one sack in six games, Kruger admits he needs to get better

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    Paul 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…
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  • Mike Tomlin bans end-zone somersaults in latest fun-eliminating…

    Mike Tomlin bans end-zone somersaults in latest fun-eliminating move

    yahoo.com Oct 15, 2013
    Pittsburgh 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 …
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  • Say Goodbye To The Steelers' Somersaulting Celebrations

    Say Goodbye To The Steelers' Somersaulting Celebrations

    Last 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…
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  • Odds were against Harbaugh's decisions

    Odds were against Harbaugh's decisions

    ESPN.com Oct 15, 2013
    In 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 …
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  • John Harbaugh: I have no idea what Aaron Rodgers is talking abo…

    John Harbaugh: I have no idea what Aaron Rodgers is talking about

    profootballtalk.com Oct 15, 2013
    Packers 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…
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  • Video - Official Review: Blocked into the ball? 02:57

    Official Review: Blocked into the ball?

    Oct 15
    Dean 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.
  • Video - Steelers LT Levi Brown Placed On IR 04:10

    Steelers LT Levi Brown Placed On IR

    Oct 15
    Newly acquired Steelers LT Levi Brown has been being placed on injured reserve, and Scott Brown discusses the impact on Pittsburgh's offensive line.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Browns 00:38

    NFL Nation Buzz: Browns

    Oct 15
    ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon on Brandon Weeden's performance last week and the teams upcoming game against the Packers.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Bengals 00:38

    NFL Nation Buzz: Bengals

    Oct 15
    ESPN Bengals reporter Coley Harvey on the teams' defensive identity.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: With his team in free-fall, Gary Kubiak appears to be out of an…

    Oct 15
    In 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 Detroit

    Oct 15
    Joseph 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…