Boomer Esiason's Blueprint to Fix the Cleveland Browns and More AFC North News

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Boomer Esiason's Blueprint to Fix the Cleveland Browns and More AFC North News

The Cleveland Browns are a three-win team that needs to improve in a number of areas, and everyone seems to have an opinion on how to fix them. Former NFL quarterback and current CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason joins Bleacher Report to provide his expertise on the matter and give us his formula for how the Browns can turn things around.

 

Baltimore Ravens

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The Chargers got to Joe Flacco often in Week 12, which may result in an offensive-line reshuffle.

The biggest weakness displayed by the Baltimore Ravens in their overtime defeat of the San Diego Chargers last Sunday was their offensive line, which gave up five sacks of quarterback Joe Flacco. The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec wonders if changes on the line are coming as a result.

Garrett Baker of Bleacher Report provides five reasons why the Ravens will complete their sweep of the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

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Cincinnati's defense is its secret weapon.

Among the Cincinnati Bengals news and notes offered up by The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy is the possibility that the team's season finale against the Baltimore Ravens will get flexed to primetime, especially if the Bengals' hot streak continues.

Kyle Battle of Bleacher Report says that while much attention is paid to the Andy Dalton-A.J. Green tandem, the silent killer for the Cincinnati Bengals this season has been their defense.

 

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Brandon Weeden will play this Sunday.

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Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland's The Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has been cleared to practice after suffering a concussion at the end of their Week 12 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and will start against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Bleacher Report's Andy McNamara gives us the first peek at the Browns' 2013 draft big board.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Expect a second straight week of Charlie Batch as the Steelers' starter.

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that there is a possibility Ben Roethlisberger will play against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says that ultimately, Charlie Batch will be the Steelers starting quarterback in Week 13.

Dan Snyder of Bleacher Report believes that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's demotion to the third string won't be the last of the depth-chart shuffles we'll see this season.

 

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