Indeed, the injury suffered by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs on Sunday is potentially serious, with Aaron Wilson and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reporting that Suggs has a torn biceps in his right arm.
This doesn't mean Suggs' season is over; he is seeking a second opinion about the extent of the injury, which will determine his playing status going forward. Wilson and Zrebiec note that less-severe biceps tears can be played through, which will be what Suggs likely does if he can.
The biceps injury is the second potentially season-ending ailment Suggs has dealt with this season, first partially tearing his Achilles' tendon in the spring.
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun says that any and everyone who makes decisions regarding the Baltimore Ravens offense should be blamed for the criminal under-use of running back Ray Rice, not only in the Ravens' most-recent loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but for the entire season.
Alex Peterman of Bleacher Report breaks down how the Ravens' loss to Pittsburgh potentially changes the playoff positions among AFC North teams.
Jeff Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer believes his defense has taken a step back in recent weeks, lacking the discipline they displayed earlier on.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on how well Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Josh Gordon has acclimated to his new offense and how smart a move general manager Tom Heckert made in picking him up in the supplemental draft.
Bleacher Report's Andy McNamara presents five positive takeaways for the Browns' season thus far.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will get the start on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, while cornerback Ike Taylor will miss at least two weeks with a hairline fracture in his right fibula.
Brian Kinel of Bleacher Report contends that the Steelers epitomize what it means to be an elite NFL franchise.