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Week 12 preview: Browns vs. Ravens

Chris Simms doesn't see the Ravens defense getting the job done in Week 12 against the Browns, but Mike Florio thinks Lamar Jackson will power Baltimore to a win.

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Aaron Jones, Rashan Gary, Allen Lazard active for Packers-Rams
The Packers officially have three key players back for Sunday’s matchup with the Rams. Running back Aaron Jones, outside linebacker Rashan Gary, and receiver Allen Lazard are all active for Green Bay...
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Mike Vrabel wins a challenge he shouldn’t have had to make
The Titans scored a touchdown early in the second quarter today against the Patriots, but Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel was rightly upset with the process that led to the touchdown. With the Titans at the 1-...
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Matthew Stafford reportedly has various injuries, even if he’s not on the injury report
The Rams emerge from their bye today, and their quarterback officially is healthy. Unofficially, he’s a mess. According to Dianna Russini of ESPN.com, Stafford “has been dealing with pain in his...
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Down 30-10, PJ Walker replaces Cam Newton
With the Panthers down 30-10, Cam Newton will finish the game on the bench. PJ Walker entered the game with 10:58 remaining, replacing Newton. It was a miserable day for Newton. He completed 5 of 21 passes...
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Christian McCaffrey playing sparingly after rolling ankle in first half
Star running back Christian McCaffrey has no touches in the second half. He has spent most of it on the sideline. The Panthers confirm McCaffrey tweaked his ankle in the first half but add that he is good...
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Boston Scott TD pulls Eagles within 10-7
The Eagles didn’t score for the first three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Giants, but they’re very much alive in the fourth quarter. Boston Scott opened the final 15 minutes of...
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Elijah Mitchell is active for 49ers vs. Vikings
The 49ers will have running back Elijah Mitchell, who was listed as questionable with a finger injury. Mitchell is not among the team’s inactives for today’s game against the Vikings. The 49ers...
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Giants get into end zone, lead 10-0
The Giants never got into the end zone in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Giants, but they made it on their first possession of the third quarter. Jalen Hurts threw an incomplete pass on...
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Dolphins lead Panthers 21-10 at halftime
The Dolphins have gotten points from their special teams and offense, and their defense has forced two turnovers. Miami leads 21-10 at halftime. The Panthers have had only two highlights: 1 Cam Newton...
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John Mara skips speaking at the Michael Strahan jersey retirement ceremony
In September, Giants co-owner John Mara heard the boos when he addressed the crowd during the Eli Manning jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of a game against the Falcons. On Sunday, he heard fewer boos...
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Bradley Chubb back in the Broncos lineup
The Broncos will have linebacker Bradley Chubb back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. Chubb has not played since hurting his ankle in Week Two, but he was activated from the...
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Jets cut Texans lead to 14-11 before halftime
The Jets found their way into the end zone before the end of the first half in Houston and they’re only down a field goal as a result. Running back Austin Walter capped a 70-yard drive with a two-yard...
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Bengals mauling Steelers, lead 31-3 at halftime
For much of the first half of Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati’s offense was unstoppable. But then there was a hiccup, as quarterback Joe Burrow threw his 12th interception of the...
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Cordarrelle Patterson’s two touchdowns have Falcons leading 14-3 at halftime
Cordarrelle Patterson has 91 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Jaguars have two turnovers. That has the Falcons holding a 14-3 lead at halftime. James Robinson‘s fumble at the Jacksonville 29...
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Giants pick off Jalen Hurts, remain up 3-0 at halftime
If Giants co-owner John Mara gets a warmer reception from fans at Sunday’s halftime ceremony honoring Michael Strahan, he can thank his team’s defense for the crowd’s good mood. The Giants...
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Cam Newton’s second interception leads to Dolphins touchdown
Cam Newton has completed two passes. He also has thrown two interceptions. He has seven attempts. Safety Jevon Holland had the first pick of Newton on a pass intended for Robby Anderson. The Dolphins didn...
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Bucs lose another cornerback, Jamel Dean suffers shoulder injury
The Buccaneers’ secondary has been riddled with injuries all season, and the situation is not getting any better. Tampa Bay cornerback Jamel Dean suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter today...
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Joe Burrow hits Tee Higgins for a 32-yard touchdown, Bengals lead 17-3
Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is out for the second straight week with a foot injury. That’s a problem for Pittsburgh’s defense. Cincinnati has scored on all three of its possessions to build a...
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Texans up 7-3 after Zach Wilson interception
The Jets took an early lead after intercepting Tyrod Taylor, but they lost it after Zach Wilson‘s first interception of the day. Wilson tried to shovel the ball to running back Ty Johnson while under...
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Falcons lead Jaguars 7-0 at end of first quarter
The Falcons lead the Jaguars 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Cordarrelle Patterson scored on a 7-yard touchdown run. It completed a nine-play, 81-yard scoring drive. Matt Ryan went 5-of-7 for 53 yards...
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Jason Kelce questionable to return with knee injury
The Eagles suffered a pair of blows on offense at the end of the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants. Center Jason Kelce left the game after hurting his knee and the Eagles call him...
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Cam Newton’s touchdown run answers Dolphins blocked punt for touchdown
The Dolphins challenged an incomplete pass ruling on the Panthers’ first possession. DJ Moore, though, never had possession with a football move before losing control of the ball. The Dolphins lost a...
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Justin Reid “shocked” by Texans making him inactive
The Texans made starting safety Justin Reid a healthy scratch on Sunday and word was that it was for disciplinary reasons. Reid confirmed that with Mark Berman of KRIV as the Texans were taking on the Jets...
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Bengals up 10-0 after Joe Burrow touchdown, Ben Roethlisberger interception
Cincinnati is off to a solid start against division-rival Pittsburgh, leading 10-0 midway through the first quarter. On the Bengals’ first drive, they used a heavy dose of Joe Mixon to start the game...
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Kirk Cousins says he’ll be as aggressive as the coaches tell him to be
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants quarterback Kirk Cousins to go for the jugular. Cousins perhaps would like to go for Zimmer’s jugular, eventually. On Wednesday, Zimmer said he wants Cousins to keep...
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Rams plan to play Odell Beckham “very extensively” at Packers
Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. participated in only 15 snaps during his Rams debut. Today, that will change. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Beckham will be a lot more involved against the Packers at...
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Panthers make second-round rookie Terrace Marshall a healthy scratch
If there was any question that rookie receiver Terrace Marshall has been a disappointment this season in Carolina, the question was definitively answered by the Panthers’ inactive list for today...
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Will Giants ownership make the right move, post-Gettleman?
Earlier this year, Giants coach Joe Judge tried to take responsibility for his team’s underachievement by saying, “The fish stinks from the head down.” He was right; he was just pointing...
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Justin Reid inactive for Texans after violating team rules
The Texans’ list of inactive players for Sunday’s game against the Jets included an unexpected name from their secondary. Safety Justin Reid will not be in the lineup this week. According to...
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NFL Week 12 early inactives: Darius Leonard, Vita Vea will play
Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Colts are trying to keep their recent hot streak going against the...
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Cowboys put Terence Steele on COVID-19 reserve list
The Cowboys won’t have Terence Steele at right tackle for this Thursday’s game against the Saints. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Sunday that Steele has been placed on the COVID-...
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Will recent moves give John Mara a reprieve during Michael Strahan’s jersey retirement ceremony?
Giants defensive end Michael Strahan recently wondered why the team didn’t retire his jersey sooner. Former Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and soon-to-be-former Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman...
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Marquise Brown, Donovan Peoples-Jones are expected to play Sunday night
Both teams taking part in Sunday Night Football have wide receivers listed as questionable for the game and it looks like the Browns and Ravens will have those players in the lineup. Adam Schefter of ESPN...
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Steelers put Eric Ebron, J.C. Hassenauer on injured reserve
The Steelers added a couple of players to their injured reserve list this weekend. Tight end Eric Ebron and guard J.C. Hassenauer will miss at least the next three games after going on the list on Saturday...
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Report: Low offer from Packers caused OBJ to pick Rams
As Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr. prepares to play at Lambeau Field on Sunday for the Rams, Beckham indeed could have been playing in the same game, for the Packers. Beckham, per prior reports, ultimately...
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49ers expect Elijah Mitchell to play on Sunday
Running back Elijah Mitchell is expected to be back in the 49ers lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Mitchell didn’t play last week after breaking his finger and having surgery to put...
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Report: Dave Gettleman unlikely to remain with Giants in 2022
Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman appears to be on the way out. Gettleman, who has failed to build a winner in four years with the Giants, is unlikely to return in 2022, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL...
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Bill Belichick says Hall of Fame has “no criteria,” wants to see Rodney Harrison enshrined
When the Pro Football Hall of Fame named its semifinalists for the Class of 2022, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was glad to see two of his players, Vince Wilfork and Richard Seymour, on the list. But...
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Cam Heyward avoids fine for apparent pro wrestling move on Justin Herbert
Sunday night’s game between the Steelers and Chargers included a bizarre moment at the end of a 36-yard, fourth-quarter run by L.A. quarterback Justin Herbert. Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward...
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Bucs downgrade Ali Marpet to out for Sunday
The Buccaneers will take on the Colts without left guard Ali Marpet. Marpet was listed as doubtful on Friday because of an abdomen injury and the team offered a negative update on his condition Saturday....
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Kyzir White not fined for hit on Najee Harris in Sunday Night Football
Chargers linebacker Kyzir White was not fined for a brutal hit he delivered to the head of Steelers running back Najee Harris on Sunday night. White’s hit was legal, which has led to a call for a...
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Jonah Jackson avoids fine for “your momma” insult that drew a flag
Apparently, saying something about someone’s mother will get you flagged but not fined. Per a league source, Lions guard Jonah Jackson was not fined for saying whatever he said to Browns defensive end...
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49ers activate Dre Greenlaw, Dee Ford remains on IR
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week that he hoped to get linebacker Dre Greenlaw and defensive end Dee Ford back from injured reserve for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, but only half his...
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Clyde Edwards-Helaire fined $10,300 for taunting
Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran afoul of the NFL’s emphasis on taunting penalties last weekend and he heard from the league about his penalty this week. Edwards-Helaire was flagged for...
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Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer ruled out for Seahawks
The Seahawks backfield is running low on healthy bodies. Chris Carson is on injured reserve and the team ruled out two more running backs for Monday night’s game against the Washington Football Team....
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Curtis Samuel listed as questionable, WFT expects him to play
Wide receiver Curtis Samuel appears to be on track to play for Washington against the Seahawks on Monday night. Samuel is listed as questionable with the groin injury that has kept him out for all but two...
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Jets downgrade Corey Davis to doubtful for Sunday
The Jets are getting quarterback Zach Wilson back for Sunday’s game against the Texans, but it looks like he won’t have wide receiver Corey Davis to catch his passes. Head coach Robert Saleh...
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Broncos activate Bradley Chubb from injured reserve
The Broncos officially activated outside linebacker Bradley Chubb from injured reserve Saturday, the team announced. Chubb is eligible to play against the Chargers. He has not played since having ankle...
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Hall of Famer Curley Culp dies at 75
Pro Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp died Saturday. He was 75. Culp announced two weeks ago he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing...
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Bengals elevate Thaddeus Moss to active roster
The son of a Hall of Famer could be making his NFL debut in Week 12. The Bengals have announced the elevation of tight end Thaddeus Moss from the practice squad to the active roster. Moss is the son of Hall...
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His ankle a “non-factor,” Von Miller hopes the Rams can get to Aaron Rodgers with only four rushers
The debut of Von Miller with the Rams was overshadowed in many respects by the OBJ factor. The fact that the L.A. defense found itself overpowered by the 49ers in their Week 10 game didn’t help. Now,...
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Titans put A.J. Brown on injured reserve
The Titans’ injured reserve list is getting crowded. Tennessee wide receiver A.J. Brown is the latest player to go on injured reserve, meaning he’s out for at least three weeks. He joins Julio...
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Antonio Brown fake vaccination card allegation remains under review
It’s been nine days since Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown‘s former live-in chef claimed that Brown secured and presented a fake vaccination card to the team. It’s been nine days since...
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