| Dec 20, 2011
Chargers will surprise
Los Angeles Times
The stunner here is the Chargers. I think they are going to sneak into the postseason, despite their six-game losing streak, by winning their final two games at Detroit and Oakland and relying...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 1:22 PM
For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they have a bye and at least one home playoff game.
They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the Super Bowl, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be...
| Dec 28, 2011
Is this a trick question?
This is like trying to select the valedictorian of summer school.
I'm taking Orton if my idea of success is unspectacular but decent production, enough to get a team to 9-7. If I want to put fans...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who has a career-high 13 sacks this season, will likely be considered in the media's NFL Defensive Player of the Year voting at the end of the regular season.
Suggs says he isn't sweating it, though, once again...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:41 AM
With the Ravens facing the possibility of starting the playoffs on the road should they lose to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday -- the Pittsburgh Steelers would have to win their game Sunday, too -- the topic of playoff re-seeding is relevant. There&...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 8:34 PM
he beeping you hear is coming from the AFC West champion Denver Broncos, who are moving in reverse, having lost three in a row.
The bleeping you hear is coming from the Black Hole, which watched the Oakland Raiders blow a chance Sunday to get to the...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 5:19 AM
Now that the regular season has come to an end with the Ravens winning the AFC North, their schedule for next season is all but set.
Obviously, the game days and times will be determined at a later date, but below is a look at the teams that will be on...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:20 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Behind quarterback Joe Flacco and a multidimensional group of receivers highlighted by Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, the Ravens are averaging 310.3 passing yards per game, the fourth-highest total in the NFL. Six players have...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
7.0 -- yards per attempt allowed by cornerback Jimmy Smith in his career, according to Pro Football Focus.
As I wrote yesterday, the Ravens...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 7:55 PM
Healthy Chiefs dangerous
The playoff field in the AFC is going to include a lot of familiar teams from last year — with one notable exception.
The Chiefs could go from worst to first in the AFC West. They were a team...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.