- "Cribbs to Steeler fans: Go home" (Canton Rep) - "Here’s my weekly pre-game plan. It never changes. Memo to self: Get off your butt, get out of the press box, and see what the people are saying."
- "No doubt where Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s loyalties lie in win over rival Steelers" (Beacon Journal) - "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made his way through the home locker room late Sunday afternoon with a huge grin on his face. He paused to shake the hands of several players and to embrace a few others after his new team beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-14."
- "Wins over Pittsburgh are always beautiful in the eye of the Cleveland Browns beholder" (Plain Dealer) - "What we know about wins over Pittsburgh -- at least from cob-webbed recollections of them -- is they need not carry any deeper meaning or artistic merit to matter, though someday it would be nice if they did."
- "After eight turnovers, Browns hold off Steelers" (FS Ohio) - "If the Cleveland Browns and their fans and their management and their ownership want to celebrate that win over the Steelers, have at it. It was a win after all, and any win -- much less a win over the Steelers -- is welcome in Cleveland."
- "Time for NFL to pare down the rule book" (AP) - "The NFL is America's pastime, hands down. Imagine how much fun it would be if they got rid of about half the rule book. The replay challenge penalty? The tuck rule? Muffed punts can't be advanced?"
- "Devin Hester, Matt Forte hurt" (ESPN) - "Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday's 28-10 win against the Minnesota Vikings."
- "Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman reportedly face suspensions for Adderall" (SI.com) - "A new, stunning twist to the NFC’s wild-card chase: Seattle starting cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman both are facing four-game suspensions for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs."
- "Attendance woes haunt NFL in Week 12" (SI.com) - "Suffice it to say, the NFL will not be setting any attendance records on Sunday. Of the eight games taking place in Week 12′s early time slot, at least half are being played in front of sparse crowds."