Antonio Brown's Ankle Injury Shrouded in Mystery and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 5, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left Sunday's game against the New York Giants with a left ankle injury, the extent of which we are still left wondering about today. Initially, Mike Garafolo of USA Today tweeted that Brown had suffered a high ankle sprain but would be ready to play next Monday, which doesn't make a lot of sense considering the nature of the injury. 

However, according to a league source who spoke to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it looks like the sprain is a run-of-the-mill variety and not severe, making it possible for Brown to play next Monday. However, with the Chiefs a one-win team and the Steelers looking for a playoff berth, he may be rested to avoid further aggravation. 


Baltimore Ravens

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Bleacher Report's Mike Fast breaks down whether the Ravens will reach the playoffs, win the AFC North and other postseason-related odds.


Cincinnati Bengals

Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer presents the necessary evidence to prove that the Cincinnati Bengals are nearly done this year.

Sean O'Donnell of Bleacher Report breaks down the Bengals winners and losers in their Week 9 loss to the Denver Broncos.


Cleveland Browns

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Ken Prendergast of Bleacher Report makes a case for why the Browns shouldn't fire Pat Shurmur just yet.


Pittsburgh Steelers

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Now that the season is half over, Joseph Bruno of Bleacher Report has decided to take a look at the Steelers' 2012 draft picks and do a re-draft, seeing if any other player would have been a better pick for the team.