Ray Lewis to Return to Action for Baltimore Ravens and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 26, 2012

Jason Butt of CBS Sports is reporting that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis could be ready to come off of injured reserve and take the field in Week 15, when his team takes on the Denver Broncos.

Lewis tore his right triceps in October's contest against the Dallas Cowboys and was placed on IR with the designation to return. In his absence, Dannell Ellerbe has been taking his snaps and has been impressive—perhaps even more so than the legendary Lewis.

Once he returns, he may indeed get his starting job back, but whether or not that's a good idea when it comes to helping the defense is still up in the air. In terms of knowledge of the game and his leadership ability, there's no comparison, but he's certainly lost a step physically.


Baltimore Ravens

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun hands out his grades for the Baltimore Ravens' Week 12 win over the San Diego Chargers.

Bleacher Report's Jonathan Reid breaks down the good, bad and ugly in the Ravens' defeat of San Diego.


Cincinnati Bengals

Josh Kirkendall of Cincy Jungle says the Cincinnati Bengals' new-found prowess at running the ball is making a huge difference during their current win streak.

David Campbell of Bleacher Report gives us the Bengals winners and losers in their Week 12 beatdown of the Oakland Raiders.


Cleveland Browns

Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren is going to leave the team this week and hand over operations to new CEO Joe Banner rather than finishing out the season as a consultant to him and new owner Jimmy Haslam III.

Ben Chodos of Bleacher Report says that the Cleveland Browns have an excellent insurance policy at quarterback when it comes to Colt McCoy; McCoy had to step in at the end of Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers when starter Brandon Weeden suffered a concussion.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Chris Mortensen of ESPN says that Pittsburgh Steelers starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is close to returning to the field and could in fact play this upcoming Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Dan Snyder of Bleacher Report looks at which players on the Steelers roster are finding their seats increasingly heating up as the season progresses.