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  • Youngsters getting the chance to produce for Steelers this season

    Youngsters getting the chance to produce for Steelers this season
    Cornerback Ike Taylor has said repeatedly that young players need to be productive for the Pittsburgh Steelers to be legitimate title contenders this season. Antwon Blake, a second-year cornerback, answered the call Sunday when a banged-up Taylor was...
  • Bengals pick Hill to carry the rock

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Cincinnati Bengals - INSIDE SLANT Never mind Cleveland's quarterback Johnny Manziel, the Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday they will start Jeremy Hill at the running back on Sunday against the Browns. Giovani...
  • Manziel excited to get first NFL start

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Cleveland Browns - INSIDE SLANT Quarterback Johnny Manziel realizes there will be plenty of scrutiny Sunday when he makes his first start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but he has dealt with that before and...
  • Falcons' maligned O-line meeting stiff challenge

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Atlanta Falcons - INSIDE SLANT Last season when the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line was beset with injuries, the entire team collapsed to finish with a 4-12 record. There has been a similar rash of injuries in 2014,...
  • Steelers braced for shootout in Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Pittsburgh Steelers - INSIDE SLANT The Pittsburgh Steelers know they control their own destiny - win their final three regular-season games and they will win the AFC North and reach the postseason. The problem is...
  • Browns QB Manziel confident he'll remain poised vs. Bengals

    BEREA, Ohio If a photograph of rookie Johnny Manziel hangs in the Cincinnati Bengals' locker room punctured by darts, the Browns' new starting quarterback wouldn't be bothered one bit. Defenses target all quarterbacks, but the bull's-eye on Manziel's...
  • Browns want Manziel to play within offense, but to keep improvised skills

    BEREA, Ohio The Browns swear they aren't interested in stealing Johnny Manziel's gridiron identity. They're open to compromise. The coaching staff won't force Manziel to fight for his right to improvise, but there's a balance it would like the rookie...
  • Honest, Manziel will start for Browns

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Cleveland Browns - INSIDE SLANT Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his first NFL start on Sunday against a team Brian Hoyer has helped the Cleveland Browns beat twice in two tries. Coach Mike Pettine...
  • Predicting the NFL playoff picture

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange Predicting the NFL playoff picture It was easy to forecast in August that the rugged NFC West would be wild and unpredictable. But nobody saw this coming. Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals...
  • Manziel looks forward to first start

    The Sports Xchange Manziel looks forward to first start Johnny Manziel realizes there will be plenty of scrutiny Sunday when he makes his first start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, but he has dealt with that before and isn't worried. "I think...
  • Might be time for Bengals to pick a feature back

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Cincinnati Bengals - INSIDE SLANT Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has two options, but there's really only one choice. The time share in the Bengals backfield has kept Giovani Bernard and Jeremy...