The Jersey City Westin Hotel, where the Pittsburgh Steelers were scheduled to stay this weekend in preparation for their game against the New York Giants, is without power. Therefore, the team will have to travel on Sunday—day-of-game—and return to Pittsburgh immediately after the contest, reports Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
While Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reported on Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's defense of how he's been using running back Ray Rice—who is on pace to receive the fewest carries since his rookie season—colleague Mike Preston has had enough of Cameron's explanations and excuses and simply says that Rice needs the ball more. End of discussion.
Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports on the progress rookie Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick has made in an attempt to get on the field, potentially even this Sunday. Kirkpatrick has been sidelined first with a knee injury and then with tendinitis and has been out since training camp.
With the Baltimore Ravens run defense currently ranking 30th in the league, Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is very much looking forward to facing them this week, says Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Bleacher Report's Amy Dittoe gives us her top four candidates to replace Browns head coach Pat Shurmur next year.
Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review details the struggles the Pittsburgh Steelers have had of late when taking on defending Super Bowl champions.