I hope you're ready for a lot of questions to begin your Tuesday. Why did the Ravens fire Cam Cameron? Why didn't Mike Tomlin go for a two-point conversion? Why did the Bengals throw the ball late in the fourth quarter? And why may Browns fans still not see Robert Griffin III play this year? All of these answers can be found in your wake-up call ...
RAVENS: Cameron, who was fired as offensive coordinator Monday, was involved in a heated exchange with coach John Harbaugh on the sideline Sunday that carried over into the locker room after the game, two team sources told The Baltimore Sun. Harbaugh then made the decision to get rid of Cameron after talking to owner Steve Bisciotti and other team officials, the sources added. Harbaugh and Bisciotti reportedly weren't pleased with Cameron's play selection at the end of the game, and Harbaugh wanted quarterback Joe Flacco to be protected more, according to sources. Harbaugh adamantly denied any confrontation took place.
STEELERS: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pointed out how coach Mike Tomlin made the mistake of not going for a two-point conversion after the Steelers scored with 6:17 remaining, which would have made it a two-score game (16-point deficit). Instead, he decided to kick the extra point to keep his team down by 17 points, more than two touchdowns. "Until we stopped them, it was going to be insignificant," Tomlin said after the game. "I was holding the two-point plays for that reason and that reason only. Now, we still have them in our hip pocket. Those specialty plays we didn't want to put on tape unless we had an opportunity to close the gap. As you can see, we didn't."
BENGALS: Coach Marvin Lewis defended his team's play calling when the Bengals chose to throw the ball with a two-point lead and 6:35 left in the game. Quarterback Andy Dalton, who was 3-of-4 for 16 yards on that final drive, was sacked on third-and-4. Getting the ball back with 3:44 remaining, the Cowboys then drove 50 yards to set up the winning field goal as time expired. “If we run it and don’t make a first down, then you’re going to tell me, ‘Why didn’t you throw it?,'" Lewis said, via The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re just trying to do what we can do to make a first down and keep the clock going and get more points. The goal was to try to score when you got the ball on offense. We had one incompletion in the thing, and now you can sit back and say that we had an incompletion. Had we completed the balls and go forward, then we get a first down and we’re good."
BROWNS: Robert Griffin III still may not play in Cleveland this year. RG III, whom the Browns tried to trade up for in this year's draft, suffered a mildly sprained right knee this past Sunday and is considered questionable for the Redskins' game at the Browns. Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said the team will be ready for RG III. "We can't stop the preparation worrying about who's going to play," he said, via The Plain Dealer. "Because I'm sure there's elements of drop-back football and option game that both the quarterbacks that might play can execute. We have to be ready for that."