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With Johnson injured, Cardinals lose run game and Super Bowl shot

Running back Chris Johnson has a fractured tibia, and now Arizona has lost the engine of its running game and a player who helped keep defenses honest against the Cardinals' deep receiving corps.

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Barnwell: Patriots still positioned for Super Bowl run

The Patriots suffered a loss Sunday night, but not the worst kind, given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.

Should Hasselbeck remain the Colts starter? (1:10)
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Denver's Osweiler used time on sidelines wisely

After waiting 43 months, Broncos QB Brock Osweiler has made the most of his opportunity. In the process, he's won over teammates with his confidence and maturity, writes Jeff Legwold.

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Gruden: Manziel can still be Browns' future

Not only should the Browns keep Johnny Manziel, but they should also make a strong effort to develop the recently demoted quarterback into their 2016 starter, Jon Gruden writes.

Chip Kelly refutes report he met with USC (2:11)
Brady hopes Gronk injury is not too serious (0:46)
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Game balls: Who starred in Week 12

Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who is now 4-0 as a starter this season, and Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin are among Sunday's top performers.

Kearse: We left it all out on the field (0:45)
Winston disappointed in game, not situation (0:43)


Browns' TD knots score late in fourth

Austin Davis finds a wide open Travis Benjamin for a 42-yard touchdown to pull the Browns even with the Ravens at 27 with 1:47 left on ESPN.


Browns ground game grounded

The Browns have 56 rush yards tonight vs. the Ravens with less than three minutes left in the fourth. Cleveland entered averaging 75.6 rush yards per game, second fewest in the NFL (Lions, 74.5). Follow live

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Davis took over at quarterback for the Browns with 8:29 left as Josh McCown headed to the locker room with what appeared to be a right shoulder injury. The crowd muttered, but did not chant for Johnny Manziel, who began the game the team's third quarterback. Davis' first pass was incomplete, which brought more groans as the Browns trailed the battered Ravens by seven.

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After the Browns went ahead 20-17, the defense gave up drives of 12 plays and 80 yards and 17 plays and 82 yards. Baltimore got 10 points out of the drives to take a touchdown lead.

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Ravens TE Maxx Williams is undergoing concussion protocol

Belichick really not happy with question

A reporter dared to ask Bill Belichick his emotions after seeing Rob Gronkowski down on the field. Note: Do not ask Bill Belichick about his emotions.


Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

You knew this was going to be a close one. Ravens are only team in NFL history to have first 10 games decided by eight points or less.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh McCown took a huge hit on third quarter incompletion. Doctors briefly checked his right shoulder, but he's now warming up on the sidelines.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Schaub responds to that pick six by competing 5 of 6 passes for 53 yards. He capped drive with 15-yard TD pass to Kamar Aiken. Ravens, 24-20.

Matt Schaub bounces back

After throwing a pick-6 to surrender the lead on the previous possession, the Ravens QB found Kamar Aiken for a 15-yard TD to put Baltimore on top 24-20 with 5:30 left in the third on ESPN.


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Karlos Dansby's intereception return for a touchdown was his second score this season. Dansby had a 41-yard return for a TD against Denver, and the 52-yarder against Baltimore on Monday. He now has six career touchdowns on interception returns.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Let me know if you've heard this before: Matt Schaub throws a pick-six. It's his sixth one since 2013.

Browns grab pick-6, lead Ravens 20-17

Karlos Dansby returned the Matt Schaub pick 52 yards to give the Browns their first lead of the game with 12:16 left in the 3rd quarter on ESPN. It's Dansby's sixth career pick-6, tied for fourth-most by an active player.


Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 17, BROWNS 13 (Halftime) -- Josh McCown threw for 189 yards and had a Johnny Manziel like play for a touchdown, but threw incomplete three times from the six at the end of the half. A chance to tie the game led to a field goal and the four-point deficit.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

RAVENS 17, BROWNS 13 (Half): Kaelin Clay scores Ravens' first punt return for TD since 2013 and Matt Schaub throws first TD pass since 2013. Baltimore leads at halftime for just third time in 11 games this season.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Browns clearly looking to expose Ravens LBs in coverage. Attacking over the middle on each drive.

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That's the 20th TD pass allowed by Ravens this season. Only eight teams have given up more this season.

McCown dances, finds Moore for TD

Josh McCown kept his poise in the pocket, bought time and hit Marlon Moore for a 10-yard TD pass to pull the Browns within a touchdown (17-10) of the Ravens with 4:36 left in the first half on ESPN.