The Latest on Pittsburgh Steelers Injuries and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 7, 2012

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette gives us the latest on the Pittsburgh Steelers' injury report.

It appears that both wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Chris Rainey will be on the shelf for Monday's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs, while safety Troy Polamalu seems on track to return to the field in the following game—the first of two against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bouchette goes on to detail how the Steelers have fared without Polamalu on the field, as well as breaks down how the run game may look with three talented backs competing for starting work.


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times breaks down how well Baltimore Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has performed as Ray Lewis's replacement.

Shawn Brubaker of Bleacher Report details the Ravens' potential path to the playoffs this year.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer says the Cincinnati Bengals have a hard road ahead of them if they want to return to the playoffs, considering their four-game losing streak.

Bleacher Report's Rob Goldberg tells us how the Bengals can improve after losing their fourth straight game.


Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur still has a ton of confidence in rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden despite his Week 9 setbacks, reports Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Amy Dittoe of Bleacher Report wonders if Weeden truly is the Browns' quarterback of the feature.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, reports Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He had an interception and five tackles in Week 9 against the New York Giants.

Bleacher Report's Chris G. hands out his midseason awards to Steelers players.