1. Who Could the Pittsburgh Steelers Lose in Their Latest "March Massacre?"

    On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 's Ed Bouchette via Plus Sites) told Pittsburgh Steelers fans to brace themselves for another "March Massacre," one that could result in far more roster cuts than their purge of veterans last spring...

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  2. Bernard Pollard Played Super Bowl with 6 Broken Ribs and More AFC North News

    Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard —a man known for his hard hits and the injuries that have often stemmed from them—is no stranger to injury himself...

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  3. Should the Bengals Use Free Agency or the Draft to Get a New Running Back?

    Despite needing to add to their stable of running backs in 2012, the Cincinnati Bengals opted to bring in just one rookie via the draft—Dan Herron , whom they selected ...

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  4. Free Agency vs. the Draft: Talking 2 Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Team Needs

    The Pittsburgh Steelers are desperately interested in not repeating their 2012 season in 2013—one in which they ended the year with an 8-8 record and missed the playoffs...

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  5. Hue Jackson to Remain on the Bengals' Coaching Staff and More AFC North News

    The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Wednesday that they will be retaining the services of Hue Jackson on their coaching staff, according to FOX 19 in Cincinnati ...

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  6. Changes Ahead for Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens celebrated their Super Bowl victory on Tuesday with a parade through downtown Baltimore, reveling in the fact that they have won their second Lombardi trophy in franchise history...

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  7. Jim Brown Says Cleveland Fans Need to Get Over Move and More AFC North News

    The Baltimore Ravens ' Super Bowl win may have opened old wounds for Cleveland Browns fans still stung by Art Modell moving the team to Baltimore, but Browns legend Jim Brown says it's time to get over it...

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  8. Tap the Brakes on Excitement over Alex Smith to the Cleveland Browns

    Last week, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said that there will indeed be a competition for the team's starting quarterback job, pitting 2012's starter Brandon Weeden against ...

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  9. Breaking Down the Baltimore Ravens' Game-Winning Goal-Line Stand

    It was fitting that the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl on a four-down goal-line stand...

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  10. Flacco Is Going to 'Pound the Desk' for a New Contract and More AFC North News

    Everyone knew that this Super Bowl, no matter the outcome, would be a turning point in Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 's career...

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  11. For the Ravens, the Story of Their 2012 Season Ends with a Super Bowl Win

    Based on their stellar playoff run, it appeared the Baltimore Ravens were destined to win the Super Bowl, and considering how they handled the San Francisco 49ers in the first half of Sunday's game, it looked to be an inevitability...

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  12. Stopping Kaepernick Just Part of the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl Game Plan

    When the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl, one of their biggest and most difficult tasks will be to keep Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick ...

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  13. QB Competition Ahead for the Cleveland Browns and More AFC North News

    Hot on the heels of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith—who is likely on the trade block this offseason—praising current Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator ...

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  14. Lifting the Veil on Baltimore Ravens Safety Bernard Pollard

    Of any position in the NFL , that of the safety is the most shrouded in mystery. To play it, one must act on instinct more than any of the other men on the field, reacting in a split second to what the opposing offense does...

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  15. QB Alex Smith Praises Browns OC Norv Turner and More AFC North Links

    Current San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback and soon-to-be trade bait Alex Smith said that he loved playing for Norv Turner 's offense when Turner was his offensive coordinator in 2006, reports Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer ...

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  16. Examining the Biggest Similarities, Differences Between the Ravens and 49ers

    There has been much talk in the run-up to the Super Bowl about how the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are vastly different teams...

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  17. How the Baltimore Ravens Can Run Against the 49ers Defense

    The pass rush isn't the only aspect of the San Francisco 49ers defense that the Baltimore Ravens will have to fight against in Sunday's Super Bowl—they'll also need to break through that front seven if they want to run the ball...

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  18. Steelers Hire Jack Bicknell Jr. to Coach Offensive Line and More AFC North News

    The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday they hired Jack Bicknell , Jr., to take over the vacant offensive line coaching job, reports Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ...

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  19. Can the Baltimore Ravens Offensive Line Handle the 49ers Defensive Pressure?

    One of the key tasks for the Baltimore Ravens in this Sunday's Super Bowl is to keep their quarterback, Joe Flacco , protected from the San Francisco 49ers ' venerable pass rush...

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  20. Ray Lewis May Have Taken Banned Substance and More AFC North News

    A Sports Illustrated report by David Epstein and George Dohrmann on S.W.A.T.S, a sports science company that sells alternative treatments to athletes, links the company to Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ...

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  21. Super Bowl XLVII: 4 Baltimore Ravens to Keep an Eye on

    When the Baltimore Ravens take the field against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl , they'll need solid performances out of every single player on offense, defense and special teams, that's a given...

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  22. Steelers Special Teams Coach Amos Jones Going to Arizona and More AFC North News

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to find a new special teams coach, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporting that Amos Jones, who held that job in Pittsburgh after Al Everest ...

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  23. What, If Anything, Does Aaron Maybin Bring to the Cincinnati Bengals?

    The Cincinnati Bengals made a roster move on Friday (per The Cincinnati Enquirer ), signing linebacker Aaron Maybin to a futures contract that will have him added to the 53-man roster in early February...

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  24. Can the Cleveland Browns Successfully Transition to a 3-4 Defense This Year?

    New Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton confirmed on Thursday that the team will be switching from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 this year ...

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  25. Cleveland Browns Will Run a 3-4 Defense and More AFC North News

    It's official: The Cleveland Browns will be moving from a 4-3 defense to the 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton...

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