- "Ravens star Ngata was almost a Cleveland Brown" (Canton Rep) - "In this corner, the 2006 Cleveland Browns, 0-3 out of the gate, 1-6 down the stretch, miserable. In that corner, the 2006 Baltimore Ravens, 13-3 in the regular season — the outfit’s best winning percentage since 1953, if one counts its 49 years in Cleveland — and owners of two wins over the Browns."
- "Haden proving that better defense wins games" (FS Ohio) - "A theory exists among NFL types. It’s pretty widely known, though not as widely as the 'any given Sunday' theory. This one is about the defense, and it’s called the 'one good cover guy' way of thinking."
- "Trent Richardson has mutual respect for Ray Rice" (Morning Journal) - "On Sunday the Browns and Ravens will slam into each other for three hours, get angry, punch and gouge in piles, deliver hits that draw penalties and then afterward shake hands."
- "Brandon Weeden on uptick after Ravens loss" (Chronicle-Telegram) - "Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden will never forget his first game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 27. In front of a national television audience on NFL Network, the rookie showed great poise in throwing for 320 yards, but ultimately cost Cleveland the game."
- "Patriots obtain CB Aqib Talib from Buccaneers" (AP) - "The New England Patriots moved to shore up their shaky secondary on Thursday by obtaining cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."
- "Jamaal Charles leaves game following hit" (PFT) - "Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers midway through the fourth quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Chargers linebacker Donald Butler."
- "Biggest mistake by Reid, Eagles? Sticking together too long" (SI.com) - "He is the NFL's longest-tenured head coach and easily the most successful in Eagles franchise history, and yet, as we have seen happen in other football-crazed towns, it's the weight of all that history that seems to be bearing down on Andy Reid in Philadelphia these days."
- "Justin Tuck: Lots of Steelers holding" (ESPN) - "New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck believes the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense has been the beneficiary of some loose officiating."