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4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers Have Cause for Concern After Showing vs. Eagles

The third preseason game of the year is often thought of as a tuneup game, a dress rehearsal for how the starting offense and defense will perform once the regular season begins.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Players, Ben Roethlisberger, Philadelphia Eagles, Mark Sanchez

4 hrs ago | BleacherReport

In Wake of Controversy, Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Still Key to Steelers

In the "dress rehearsal" game of the 2014 NFL preseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers ' first-team offense looked like a hollowed out version of itself.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, AFC, LeGarrette Blount, Le'Veon Bell, NFL Players, Antonio Brown, Heath Miller

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Pats Pulpit

AFCBeast

SlotMachinePlayer's classic article In Defense of the AFC East examined win-loss records for each division to show that the AFC East has been the second strongest division since 2002.

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Related Topix: Sports, AFC East, AFC, New England Patriots

CBS Local

Ryan Wilson Of CBS Sports Talks NFL

With the season right around the corner and it has finally come down to one more preseason game, fans and everyone who watches football is ready to see what there team will do.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, NFC East, Nick Foles, NFL Players, AFC, Andy Dalton, Pittsburgh Steelers, Lance Moore

The Washington Post

The Steelers porous defense will keep them out of the playoffs in 2014

When the economic crisis of the 1970s hit, fans rallied around sport like a deep-ocean buoy.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, AFC, Mike Mitchell, Troy Polamalu, NFL Players

Rant Sports

5 Games That Will Define Cleveland Browns' Season In 2014

The new-look Cleveland Browns enter the 2014 regular season with a tough road ahead of them due to some unfavorable scheduling.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, NFL Players, NFC, NFC South, AFC South

The Times of Trenton

Johnny Football will give Browns a chance

From Johnny Football to Johnny Touchdown to Johnny Heisman to Johnny Cleveland, Johnny Manziel has picked up almost as many nicknames as he had co-eds.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, Karlos Dansby, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Paul Kruger

BleacherReport

2014 NFL Free Agents: Latest Predictions for Available Preseason Targets

Lost in the madness of NFL preseason position battles and players fighting for roster spots is the fact that there are still valuable contributors on the free-agent market who can help teams fill out their depth for the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, New York Jets, Dustin Keller, NFL Players, Tom Brady, Pittsburgh Steelers, James Harrison

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Behind The Steel Curtain

LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell arrest bottoms out Steelers thinnest position

The cupboards are all but bare of discernible NFL talent behind Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount who, according to 93.7 The Fan's Colin Dunlap, were arrested for marijuana possession stemming from a traffic stop Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, LeGarrette Blount, Le'Veon Bell, NFL Players, AFC, Miguel Maysonet, Tauren Poole

Forbes.com

Steelers Most Expensive, Browns Least Expensive Tickets In AFC North

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton

The Washington Post

AFC North trying to regain reputation as the best

They're patient with their coaches and quarterbacks -- well, with the exception of Cleveland, which is in a league of its own when it comes to change.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Andrew Whitworth, NFL Players, Andy Dalton, Pittsburgh Steelers

Business Journal

CBS taps former KENS co-host for Thursday night NFL coverage

Megan Alexander, who once co-hosted "Great Day SA" on San Antonio CBS affiliate KENS-TV, has a new gig.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NFL

Steelers season preview: Division favorites again

Once tabbed as "old and slow" by Hall of Fame r Warren Sapp, Pittsburgh's defense has grown faster and more dynamic with the addition of former Panthers safety Mike Mitchell , rookie defensive end Stephon Tuitt and first-round linebacker Ryan Shazier .

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Pittsburgh Steelers, AFC, Brice McCain, Ryan Shazier, Ike Taylor, NFL Players, William Gay

NFL

Browns season preview: Is Pettine the real deal?

Coming out of the most colorful Browns offseason since their return to the league, Cleveland appears to have a legitimate leader in Mike Pettine .

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, AFC, Johnny Manziel, NFL Players, Justin Gilbert, Mitchell Schwartz, Alex Mack

Rant Sports

5 Takeaways From Cleveland Browns Preseason Week 2 Loss

In the Cleveland Browns' Week 2 preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Browns fans were treated to a similar performance to that of Cleveland's Week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, AFC, Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Justin Gilbert, Buster Skrine

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Rant Sports

Baltimore Ravens: 5 Things To Look For On 2014 Schedule

As we inch closer and closer to the kickoff of this year's NFL season, examining the intricacies of a team's schedule can give an idea of what to expect this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Baltimore Ravens, AFC South, New Orleans Saints

The Baltimore Sun

It's hard to tell whether Ravens have improved from last season

After nearly five weeks of training camp and two preseason games, it's still hard to predict if the Ravens will improve on last year's 8-8 record.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, AFC, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Owen Daniels, Dennis Pitta, NFL Players, Pernell McPhee

NFLMocks

Likeliest NFL Opening Day Rookie Starters: AFC North

Aug 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler runs with the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier defends during the first quarter at Heinz Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Buffalo Bills, Scott Chandler, NFL Players, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Shazier

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Newsday

Former Jets coordinator Mike Pettine living dream as Browns head coach

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine yells at his players during practice at NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL Football, AFC, New York Jets, Johnny Manziel, Josh Gordon, Brian Hoyer, NFL Players, Opinion

Baltimore Beatdown

Saturday Ravens links: Ravens players with something to prove, ranking the AFC North offenses

The Baltimore Sun highlights five areas to watch for when the Ravens take on the Cowboys this Saturday night at AT&T Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, AFC, Baltimore Ravens

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