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14 min ago | The Maryland Gazette

Mike Preston: Cleveland Browns make AFC North interesting to watch

The Browns were on that level in December 2002, the last time they went to the playoffs. Of course, they lost in the first round to the Pittsburgh Steelers , but after two weeks of the 2014 season, Cleveland is making the AFC North race interesting.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Cleveland Browns, Donte Whitner, Joe Haden, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Isaiah Crowell

2 hrs ago | NFL

AFC North now the NFL's toughest division?

With Baltimore opening its schedule against three straight opponents out of the rugged AFC North, John Harbaugh knows what he's up against. Before the season, Around the NFL writers voted Pittsburgh as the AFC's third best team behind the Broncos and Patriots .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFC, NFC South, NFC West

5 hrs ago | StripeHype

AFC North Power Rankings: Post Week 2

Sep 7, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis speaks with Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh after the game at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 23-16.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens

9 hrs ago | BoltBeat

Chargers dominate Seahawks and claim second in AFC West

Sep 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; [San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates pulls touchdown pass in front of Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright during third period action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports One word: WOW! When the Chargers announced that Sunday's game was going to be "White Hot Sunday" they were not kidding.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC West, San Diego Chargers, Antonio Gates, NFL Players, Seattle Seahawks, K.J Wright, Russell Wilson

10 hrs ago | Baltimore Beatdown

Jimmy Smith needs to shadow opposing top receivers

As we already viewed in Week 1, a final comeback shorted by a single A.J. Green catch robbed Baltimore of a 1-0 start. During that play, Baltimore had Chykie Brown defending Green.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, AFC North, Jimmy Smith, NFL Players, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, A.J Green

14 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Vontaze Burfict Injury: Updates on Bengals Star's Stinger and Return

Burfict is one of the top young linebackers in the game and has a nose for the football that the Bengals can't easily replace.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North, Vontaze Burfict, NFL Players

18 hrs ago | WKRN

Joe Biddle: Titans' sluggish start brings them back to earth

It has been years since a Titans fan base looked forward to coming to LP Field to watch the men in two-tone blue start the season 2-0. Sunday was a Chamber of Commerce day with low humidity and mild temperatures.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC South, Tennessee Titans, Jake Locker, Jurrell Casey, NFL Players, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray

Sun Sep 14, 2014

BleacherReport

Houston Texans Can't Win AFC South on Running Game and Defense Alone

Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans have shown some spread elements early in each of their two wins, but those have given way to 1980s football late in games: pound the rock and play defense. Arian Foster had a league-high 28 carries in Week 1 against Washington .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Houston Texans, AFC South, Ryan Fitzpatrick, NFL Players, Arian Foster, Garrett Graham

ESPN

Failure to finish drives haunts Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs put together the drive of their dreams to open the second half of Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos . They stayed on the field for an even 10 minutes, giving the Chiefs an extended period where Peyton Manning and the potent Denver offense could do no harm.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Football, AFC West, Ryan Succop, Anthony Fasano, Demetrius Harris, NFL Players, Cairo Santos

Philly.com

Former Eagles exec Ryan Grigson earns wings as Colts GM

It's difficult to imagine Cody Parkey as an Eagle if it weren't for the relationship between Howie Roseman and Ryan Grigson. Former Eagles colleagues and frequent trade partners, the two general managers had just placed rookies on waivers on Aug. 20 that would have filled holes on each of their teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Henery, David Fluellen, NFL Players, AFC South, Colt Anderson

The Washington Post

Falcons can't stop Bernard, lose to Bengals 24-10

The Bengals lost top receiver A.J. Green to a foot injury on the first series, but it barely slowed them down. Giovani Bernard ran for 90 yards and turning Andy Dalton's under-duress passes into big plays on Sunday, leading Cincinnati to a 24-10 victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North, NFL Players, Andy Dalton, Alex Smith (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), A.J Green, Mohamed Sanu

Mile High Report

Mile High Blues

Oh to be a Broncos fan this year. The Denver Broncos, who came into the season heavy favorites to return to, and possibly even win, this years Super Bowl open the season with a devastating win.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, AFC West, Wes Welker, NFL Players, DeMarcus Ware, Julius Thomas, Peyton Manning

Baltimore Beatdown

Breaking down the Week 2 matchups for the other AFC North teams

The Baltimore Ravens played their Week 2 game on Thursday night which means they will not be participating in a game on Sunday. When your team isn't playing on Sunday, it's a little annoying.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, NFL Players, Andy Dalton, A.J Green, Brian Hoyer

The Washington Post

Redskins-Jaguars game day notes

The Washington Redskins host the Jacksonville Jaguars today in a game that represents first regular season game at FedEx Field. Dating back to the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, the Redskins enter this game with a 29-15 record in home openers.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Football, Washington Redskins, AFC South, Roy Miller, NFL Players, Clay Harbor, Chad Henne

Cincy Jungle

Why the Bengals will coast to another division title

Despite what all the talking heads have said all offseason about the Ravens or the Steelers winning the AFC North; with the loss by the Steelers to the Ravens this Thursday, the Bengals will coast to the division title. This Thursday's game was a perfect example why, while the Steelers did look impressive for the first half of Week one's win against he Browns they have since been out scored 50-9, their defensive struggles, due to a severe lack of depth, will be their Achilles Heel this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Baltimore Ravens, Owen Daniels, Justin Forsett, NFL Players, Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers), Dennis Pitta

Sat Sep 13, 2014

BleacherReport

Markus Wheaton's Fantasy Trade Value, Season Stat Projections and More

But the sophomore wide receiver showed why he remains an intriguing fantasy play who, at the very least, must be owned in all leagues. caught five passes for 38 yards, adding 22 yards on the ground.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, Markus Wheaton, NFL Players, AFC North, Antonio Brown, Hines Ward

The Capital-Journal

Broncos' Sanders catching on quick

If he gets the chance, Emmanuel Sanders will shake Andy Reid's hand Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs thought they had a deal with the speedy wide receiver when he visited Kansas City on his free agency tour in March only to watch their AFC West rivals swoop in at the end.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC West, Denver Broncos, T.J Ward, Kevin Vickerson, Wes Welker, NFL Players, Emmanuel Sanders

BleacherReport

Josh Gordon Would Push Browns into Playoff Contention If Reinstated in 2014

Josh Gordon had a long, whirlwind offseason that resulted in the Cleveland Browns being forced to move on without their superstar wide receiver. As fate would have it, there could be hope on the horizon for a reunion before Thanksgiving, opening the door for the team to make a serious playoff push.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC North, Cleveland Browns, Josh Gordon, NFL Players, Ben Tate, Jordan Cameron, Terrance West

Cincy Jungle

Bengals Bites: More trouble brewing for NFL

The page isn't even turned on the last NFL scandal and another one of the faces of the league is in trouble. NFL drug policy not quite done.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North, Jeremy Hill, NFL Players, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Giovani Bernard, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings)

Bleeding Green Nation

The Linc - Adrian Peterson indicted

Film breakdown: Charting the five sacks the Eagles allowed against the Jaguars - Philly.com In the first half last Sunday, the Jaguars sacked Nick Foles five times, forcing three fumbles, recovering two of them. In the second half, they were unable to sack Foles at all.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Foles, NFL Players, AFC South, Jacksonville Jaguars, Luke Joeckel, Indianapolis Colts

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