Steelers TE Heath Miller Has Serious Knee Injury and More AFC North News

Andrea Hangst@FBALL_AndreaFeatured Columnist IVDecember 26, 2012

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the knee injury suffered by tight end Heath Miller in his team's Week 16 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals is a serious one. He has a torn ACL and MCL, and per head coach Mike Tomlin, Miller may also have partially torn, or at least damaged, his PCL as well.

The injury will require surgery and rehabilitation. This makes Miller's status for Week 1 of the 2013 season already up in the air. Miller was Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's most reliable target and had eight receiving touchdowns on the season, which is tied for the second-most on the team.


Baltimore Ravens

Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin has a bruised shoulder and may not be able to play in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Boldin is quarterback Joe Flacco's favorite target and leads the team in catches and receiving yards.

Bleacher Report's Bob Kirk breaks down the biggest Ravens winners and losers after their Week 16 drubbing of the New York Giants.


Cincinnati Bengals

The Pro Bowl rosters will be announced later on Wednesday night, and Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer expects that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and defensive tackle Geno Atkins will make the AFC North squad.

Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report breaks down why the Bengals, who have already locked down a postseason berth, are set up for success in the playoffs.


Cleveland Browns

Dennis Manoloff of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer takes a look at, and hands grades to, every single pass thrown by Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden in his team's loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16.

Bleacher Report's Andy McNamara presents his latest full, seven-round mock draft for the Cleveland Browns.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the reason why the Pittsburgh Steelers have had such a disappointing season is their lack of coming through in clutch situations. Close games did not end in their favor, and neither did the season.

Scott Kacsmar of Bleacher Report takes a look back at the Steelers' season in an attempt to find out what went wrong.