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7 things to know about NFL Week 14: State champs, baby!

The 14th week of the NFL season featured multiple snow games, so that’s always fun.

Here are seven things that stood out to us this week across the league: 

1. Bengals beat the Browns 23-10. 

Cincinnati still needs a heck of a lot of help to make it back to the postseason, but the Bengals can at least claim a sweep in the Battle of Ohio for 2016. 

Hey, a state championship is better than no championship, right? 

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2. Robert Griffin III had a miserable return to the field in Cleveland. 

Perhaps it was rust. Maybe the Bengals defense really has improved over the last month or so. Maybe the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner needs to think about signing with a dome team next time he's a free agent. 

Whatever the case, Griffin really struggled Sunday, completing only 12 of 28 passes for 104 yards with an interception. 


3. Welcome to the NFL, Quinten Rollins. 

The Wilmington native and former Miami RedHawk logged the first interception of his NFL career as the Packers crushed the Seahawks 38-10. 

It was one of five picks Russell Wilson threw on the afternoon. 

4. Carlos Hyde had a big game. 

It’s another lost season in San Francisco, but the former Ohio State star is having a nice season for the 49ers after being limited to only 21 games in his first two years in the NFL. 

Hyde ran for 193 yards on 17 carries (an 11.4-yard average) as the 49ers lost to the Jets. He has 879 yards rushing on the season. 


5. Le’Veon Bell had an even bigger game. 

The central Ohio native rushed for 236 yards with three touchdowns and had four catches for 62 yards in the Steelers’ 27-20 win at Buffalo. 

He is the second player in NFL history with at least 225 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 50 receiving yards in a single game, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown. 


Pittsburgh moved into first place in the AFC North by a half game over Baltimore (who plays Monday night) and stayed 2.5 games ahead of the Bengals with three to play. 

READ MORE: The playoff picture

6. Terrelle Pryor did not. 

The breakout star of the Browns must be happy not to have to see the Bengals again this season. 

He caught one pass Sunday for three yards after hauling in just two passes for 18 yards in the first 2016 Battle of Ohio. 

And it sounds like Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick had a good time shutting him down, too. 

Two days after saying he didn’t like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones lit into his former teammate after Sunday’s 23-10 win at FirstEnergy Stadium

7. The Cowboys are human. 

The Giants ended Dallas' 11-game winning streak with a 10-7 win on Sunday night. 

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 107 yards, but Dak Prescott was harassed into a 17-for-37 day passing. 

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