| May 31, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is a polarizing figure in Baltimore -- mainly because he is a quarterback who plays football in Baltimore -- but CBS broadcaster and former Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms believes most NFL quarterbacks would be quite pleased...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Has any NFL player who hasn’t been arrested, freed from jail or spoken about others going to jail during the lockout gotten more publicity than Joe Flacco? Everyone seems to be giving their take on the Ravens quarterback as if he has been wearing...
| Sep 5, 2011
Patriots vs. Packers
In the AFC, Rex Ryan has painted a bull's-eye on his Jets. No question, his defense has credentials. But his passing game is vulnerable and his quarterback is shaky in the red zone.
More likely, it will...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 5:55 PM
Some consider Sunday's 35-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers a statement game for Joe Flacco. But it was more like a rebuttal by the Ravens quarterback.
Flacco's sharp and scintillating performance is underscored because it came after months of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Greeting, football fans. This week, we're taking our popular "Five Things" template we use to break down each Ravens game, and expanding to the rest of the NFL. Each week, we'll try to look at some of the trends and issues we noticed around the league. As...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games.
Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1
Bears (1-0) at Saints (0-1), noon
TV: WFLD-Ch. 32
Line: Saints by 7 Over/under: 471/2
Bears were very sharp in opener, particularly on...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been the team we expected (I’m no longer using the ‘D’ word when talking about the Eagles, and you’re welcome). They are 3-5 at the midway point of the season, and their margin for error to...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 12:23 AM
1. When the Ravens lose games like this, John Harbaugh often refers to the team's performance as a "lack of execution." With all due respect, that's coach-speak, and it doesn't really mean a whole lot. It's an explanation that's purposefully vague. When a...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:30 AM
Grumpy Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday had to answer a few questions about the use of Ray Rice in Sunday’s 22-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Based on the line of questioning from reporters, I’m guessing at least one of those guys has...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:44 PM
Wind out of Colts' sails
Los Angeles Times
The Packers will lose before the Colts win. Even great teams are capable of a letdown, and when you factor in that Green Bay is likely to ease its foot off the gas if it locks up the top seed in the...