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AFC North and NFL Roundup: Week of Nov. 5-9

Posted Nov 5, 2012

We'll round up the biggest stories from AFC North enemy territory each day. We'll also bring you any NFL national news and updates on former Ravens, if there's something to pass along.


Thursday, Nov. 7

SteelersDwyer and Redman Could Share Carries
The Pittsburgh Steelers running back stable has been a steady rotation this season, and now they could opt to split carries with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. Both appear to be healthy at this point, and getting both of them on the field could be a priority for the offense. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

BrownsHaslam Showing Patience With Browns
New Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is showing patience in running the franchise that he recently purchased for $1 billion. He has held true to his word that he would wait until after the season the decide on a coaching change. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

BengalsWhitworth Tired of Blame Game 
Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth says that he wants to see more from his team and that he’s tired of the blame game after dropping their fourth consecutive game. “It seems like every week we are saying that this person needs to do this and that person needs to do this,” he said. “What needs to happen is we need to win a football game. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

NFLColts Shave Heads In Honor of Pagano 
The Indianapolis Colts have played inspired football since their head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and took a leave of absence. Pagano spoke with the team after Sunday’s win, which was one of the most inspirational moments of the season. After the speech, a number of the Colts players decided to shave their heads. [SI.com]

Tuesday, Nov. 6

SteelersSteelers Back In Division Hunt
The Steelers got off to a sluggish start this season, which put some distance between them and the Ravens in the AFC North race. But the Steelers have rallied with three straight wins and now find themselves just a game back of Baltimore heading into their bye weekend. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

BrownsWeeden Criticized After Sunday's Loss
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden struggled in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens, and CBS analyst Rich Gannon said the that first-round pick needs to step up his game. Gannon called Sunday’s game against the Ravens and said that Weeden was slow in his reads and missed plenty of throws. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

BengalsBengals Fall To Peyton, Broncos 
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos dealt the Bengals their fourth straight loss of the year, putting their chances of returning to the playoffs in jeopardy. Manning led a second-half comeback, as the Broncos took down the Bengals 31-23 at Paul Brown Stadium. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

NFLEagles Stumble Against Saints 
The Philadelphia Eagles put up 447 yards on offense, but that wasn’t enough to take down the Saints on Monday Night Football. The Saints won 28-13, improving them to 3-5 on the season, the same record as the Eagles. After the loss, a question now for the Eagles is whether they will continue to start Michael Vick at quarterback. [SI.com]

Monday, Nov. 5

SteelersSteelers Rally Past Giants
The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied in the second half to take down the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on the road. The 24-20 victory gives the Steelers their third straight victory and keeps them just one game behind the Ravens in the AFC North title hunt. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

BrownsBrowns Call Loss 'Deflating'
The Browns came into Sunday’s game against the Ravens having won two of their last three and looking for their first win over Baltimore since 2007. After the Ravens 25-15 victory, cornerback Joe Haden said, "It's definitely deflating, it's deflating every time you lose, but especially this one.”
[Cleveland Plain Dealer]

BengalsBengals Fall To Peyton, Broncos 
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos dealt the Bengals their fourth straight loss of the year, putting their chances of returning to the playoffs in jeopardy. Manning led a second-half comeback, as the Broncos took down the Bengals 31-23 at Paul Brown Stadium. [Cincinnati Enquirer]

NFLFalcons Stay Perfect With Win Over Dallas 
The Atlanta Falcons remained the only unbeaten time in the NFL by taking down the Dallas Cowboys 19-13 on Sunday Night Football. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 3-5, as they suffered another loss by a narrow margin. [SI.com]

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