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Broncos rout Ravens 34-17 for 9th straight win

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Broncos rout Ravens 34-17 for 9th straight win

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Harris returned an interception 98 yards for a momentum-turning touchdown, and the Denver Broncos beat the skidding Baltimore Ravens 34-17 Sunday for their ninth straight victory.

Peyton Manning threw for 204 yards and a score in his ninth consecutive win against Baltimore, the first with the Broncos (11-3).

Down 10-0 late in the first half, the Ravens had a first-and-goal at the Denver 4 when Harris stepped in front of Anquan Boldin, picked off a pass by Joe Flacco and sprinted down the right sideline en route to the longest regular-season interception return in Broncos history.

The Ravens (9-5) were playing their first game under offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, who replaced the fired Cam Cameron.

Baltimore's offense sputtered in the first half, gaining only 119 yards and committing two turnovers that led to 10 Denver points. It was the third straight loss for the Ravens.

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Sunday's Steelers-Bills clash will be a special reunion for the Edmunds family

Sunday's Steelers-Bills clash will be a special reunion for the Edmunds family

When the Steelers host the Bills on Sunday Night Football in Week 15, something will happen in the NFL that has not happened since 1927. Yes, actually.

Sunday's game will feature three brothers playing in the same game, Buffalo's Tremaine and Pittsburgh's Terrell and Trey Edmunds.

The 2018 NFL Draft saw two of the brothers go in the first round, Tremaine to the Bills and Terrell to the Steelers. It was the first time in the league's history that two brothers were drafted in the first round of the same draft.

Trey, who went undrafted in 2017, joined the Steelers practice squad in 2018 and was activated to the active roster in October. All three are expected to be active on Sunday.

Both 2018 first-round picks have had solid seasons in 2019. Terrell has started every game for Pittsburgh this season and is second in the team in tackles, trailing only rookie Devin Bush. Tremaine, who's also started every game for the Bills, leads Buffalo in tackles with 97.

Trey, who plays running back, has played sparingly on offense. He has 92 rushing yards this season on 22 carries.

During the 2018 pre-draft process, NBC Sports Washington was able to get an inside look on the Edmunds family in the short documentary E-Boys. The clip shows the growth of the family through their adolescence and chronicles how the brothers put aside their brotherly competition in order to push each other to be the best player and person they could. 

Now, they all are able to celebrate their successes on football's biggest stage. You can watch the whole documentary (Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV) here.

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Jets running back Le'Veon Bell doesn't regret bowling while sick

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell doesn't regret bowling while sick

As the New York Jets visit the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night for their matchup, the Jets are dealing with some controversy surrounding running back Le'Veon Bell. 

Bell, who missed New York's game against Miami on Sunday with the flu, was seen bowling the night before and has since found himself in the middle of discussions about "distractions" and bad public "optics".

Before Sunday's game, Bell's flu forced him to miss two practices and Saturday's walk-through. He was ruled as too sick to play Saturday at 5 p.m., only hours before he was spotted bowling in New Jersey. The next day Bell watched the Jets-Dolphins game from a private box in MetLife Stadium.

The team was unaware of the controversy until late Monday when head coach Adam Gase heard about the running back's outing. 

On Tuesday, Gase said Bell's late-night bowling excursion was a bad look for the team since he was too sick to play. But Bell spoke out later Tuesday, explaining he has no regret for going bowling, only for being spotted in public. 

"I didn't break any rules," Bell said, "and I wasn't a distraction until now that you all see me bowling, so that's it."

Bell explained that he understands how, from a certain perspective, bowling while he is too sick to play can look bad, but that he does not see anything wrong with it.

"I could see, from the outside of it, if I was playing Sunday and they see me bowling [it would look bad]," Bell said.

While Bell is surprised his bowling turned into a "big thing," he's more surprised that he bowled a career-high 251 while recovering from the flu.

Whether Bell's controversy impacts the team or not, the Jets will have a tough opponent to face with, or without, their running back as they face the Ravens on Thursday. The Ravens are seeking their 10th consecutive win and the AFC North title.

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