- "Appreciating the humanity of Kansas City's rock -- Romeo Crennel" (Plain Dealer) - "They call him 'Rac,' but 'Rock' works, too. There's no cheering in the press box, or I'd be clapping out of respect and support for Romeo Crennel Sunday. The former Browns' coach has thrown a warm arm around his football team at a time when he might need the biggest hug of all."
- "In the face of tragedy, former Browns QB Brady Quinn rises to a higher calling" (ESPN Cleveland) - "Brady’s back: Brady Quinn returns to Cleveland on Sunday as not only a triumphant quarterback but as a relevant voice on a serious societal issue that struck both the Chiefs and the Browns on the same day."
- "Chiefs trying to cope with murder-suicide" (FS Ohio) - "There is no road map for some things. So it was last weekend when Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel found himself talking to Jovan Belcher as the Chiefs linebacker held a gun to his head outside the team facility."
- "Kent State product Usama Young back in action after being knocked out vs. Steelers" (Beacon Journal)- "Browns free safety Usama Young tried to smack his helmet against the ball after Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller caught it, but he missed the target."
- "Percy Harvin placed on IR" (ESPN) - "The Minnesota Vikings placed ailing wide receiver Percy Harvin on injured reserve Wednesday, abruptly ending a season that began so well for one of the NFL's most versatile players."
- "After 'positive' day, Roethlisberger nears return" (AP) - "Steelers coach Mike Tomlin challenged Ben Roethlisberger to prove his sprained right shoulder is ready to go before handing the keys to the offense back to his franchise quarterback."
- "Still Jets' starter, Sanchez out to prove himself" (AP) - "Mark Sanchez spent a few days after his miserable performance wondering what was next. The New York Jets quarterback had been benched, his coach tired of his mistakes, and there was no guarantee Rex Ryan would give him his job back anytime soon."
- "Unpopular Newton got rough treatment from others at Pro Bowl" (CBS Sports) - "The intensity immediately caught my eye. Pro Bowls aren't known for rushing the passer or trying to get the quarterback down -- especially not the 2012 version -- but there was no denying that the AFC players went hard after Carolina quarterback Cam Newton late in last year's game."