By late Sunday afternoon, the Ravens were talking about maintaining momentum and proper perspective. The Cincinnati Bengals were acknowledging that they needed to "circle the wagons."
The offseason negotiations between the Ravens and receiver Torrey Smith will be intriguing. Smith is a free agent at the end of this season and probably could demand a lucrative, long-term contract if he produced big numbers.
Jacoby Jones apparently won't lose his job as the Ravens' primary return specialist despite a series of miscues fielding punts.
When the Washington Wizards drew a sellout crowd to Baltimore last year, it was more about the homecoming of a visiting All-Star, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, than about a team going back to its ancestral roots.
Jaylen Brantley’s journey to Maryland included stops at two high schools, a prep school, another Division I program and now, Odessa College, a junior college in Texas. The chip that the 5-foot-11 point guard will bring with him to College Park has been there even longer.
Lawrence Smith was temporarily reinstated Monday as Dunbar football coach after a restraining order lifted a one-year suspension handed down over an alleged hazing incident in the locker room last fall.