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Ex-Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee emerges as leader in Chicago

Former Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee has emerged as a leader for the Chicago Bears and wide receiver Torrey Smith seems to be frustrated in San Francisco.

For more on that, plus updates on other former Ravens, click the pictures above.

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Fantasy sports aren't what they used to be, and that's a little sad

Few traits are more human than taking a good thing too far.

A summer blockbuster diverts us, so we demand it become a trilogy (or a septet these days). Pork is tasty so we invent the bacon explosion — for the uninitiated, a log of spicy sausage wrapped in bacon and tossed on the grill. The NCAA tournament was great with 64 teams so we pushed it to 68.

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NFL Power Rankings for Week 5

With just a quarter of the league over .500 at the quarter-mark of the season for many, two things are clear: The teams that are good appear to be very good, and you’re splitting hairs trying to figure out the next 16 or so.

I’ll do my best. As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct.

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5 stats that stand out ahead of the Ravens' game in Pittsburgh

Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Meoli picks five stats that stand out for the Ravens.

5: Not including end-of-half and end-of-game drives, the Ravens defense has gotten off the field without allowing a first down five times.

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Ex-Ravens Tyrod Taylor, Pernell McPhee excel in Week 3

The Buffalo Bills won again, thanks in part to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and the Chicago Bears lost again, but don't blame outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

Click the captions above to see how former Ravens performed with their new teams in Week 3.

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NFL Week 4 Power Rankings

Between underachievers like the Ravens and quarterback injuries to MVP candidates in Pittsburgh and Dallas, these Sports Blitz power rankings don’t look much like anyone expected them to — or the way they’ll look in a few weeks, if I had to guess.

This is where we stand after three weeks, though. As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct.

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