The Baltimore Ravens are in the midst of a three-game losing streak that has seen them go from having one of the AFC’s best records and a shot at earning a first-round bye in the postseason, to now having to fight for their lives just to win their own division. Now comes word that starting middle linebacker Jameel McClain will miss the remainder of the season with a spinal contusion. McClain suffered the injury during the Ravens’ 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
Runningback Rashard Mendenhall returned to the Steelers today following his one-game team-imposed suspension due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman have struggled in his absence, and Mendenhall may get a chance to redeem himself in their AFC north showdown this week with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Browns fans have never been accused of being friendly to opposing fanbases, and Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins didn’t exactly help their cause. Redskins linebacker London Fletcher’s family was reportedly involved in a police incident at Browns Stadium that saw three people arrested, and one person sent to the hospital. It was apparently three of Fletcher’s family members who were arrested, and his aunt suffered a heart-attack and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Fletcher had so many family members at the game because he is a Cleveland native and played high school football there.