On Monday, the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that current Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley coached for last season. According to Will Brinson of CBS Sports, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says that Haley wants to win this game badly.
There's bad blood between Haley and the Chiefs. He was fired midseason last year, taking the blame for the Chiefs' failings instead of general manager Scott Pioli.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says that he's happy his team chose to stick with the run in its Week 9 win over the Cleveland Browns, reports Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun. Rice had 25 carries in that game, his season high to this point.
Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andre Whitworth says there's too much finger-pointing going on in the locker room when what the team needs is a win. Kelly also updates the situation at center; both Jeff Faine and Trevor Robinson have hamstring injuries, and Clint Boling has been taking snaps at the position in practice this week.
After a bad start to his season, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little has finally found his rhythm and become a more reliable player, writes Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Bleacher Report's David Webber presents the five areas in which the Browns have been showing signs of improvement.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says that if both Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are healthy, the Pittsburgh Steelers could rely on both backs—and possibly at the same time. The team has been experimenting with the split backfield in practice.
Darin Pike of Bleacher Report calls for a big game out of Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer this week, boding well for those who choose to start him on their fantasy rosters.