Carlos Dunlap, Bernard Scott to Play for Cincy This Week and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 20, 2012

According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, it appears Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap and running back Bernard Scott will both take the field against the Washington Redskins this week.

Neither man has made a regular-season appearance, with Dunlap suffering from a sprained knee and Scott a broken hand.


Baltimore Ravens

It's no secret that the Ravens are struggling to stop the pass. They've given up a total of 550 passing yards through their first two games. However, Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times says the blame for that doesn't just rest on the shoulders of the secondary.

Stephen Gillam of Bleacher Report talks about which member of the Ravens is being underestimated heading into this week's contest against the New England Patriots.

This week's episode of the F*BALL NFL Podcast—hosted by yours truly—features guest Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. Wilson talks about the first two weeks of the Ravens season and what we can expect against the Patriots and beyond.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Kay of the Associated Press takes a closer look at the Bengals defense and how they've particularly been carved up by opposing quarterbacks in Week 1 and Week 2.

Bleacher Report's Michael Schottey gives his full preview and prediction for the Bengals' upcoming contest against the Washington Redskins.


Cleveland Browns

The fence-mending between the Browns and Jim Brown is going to continue this weekend when rookie running back Trent Richardson meets with the legend, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer

David DeWitt of Bleacher Report sketches out a game plan for Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden as he is set to take on the Buffalo Bills this weekend.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall probably won't play against the Oakland Raiders this week, but according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he's looking better than ever in practice.

It also appears that Troy Polamalu and James Harrison will again be sidelined for the Steelers, according to Jamison Hensley of, citing a report by his colleague, Adam Schefter.