| Sep 18, 2011
Todd Haley is focused on the future but drawing inspiration from the past.
The Chiefs coach, whose 0-1 team visits the Lions on Sunday, is at a pivotal moment in his career. His team needs to make a better showing than it did in a 41-7 loss to the...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:00 PM
A month into the 2011 season, the 3-1 Ravens have established themselves as one of the early favorites to play in the Super Bowl in February. They manhandled the two teams that played in last season’s AFC championship -- the Pittsburgh Steelers...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Last season there were a total of five new teams in the NFL’s 12-team playoff format. Given surprisingly slow starts in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Indianapolis and elsewhere this season, that number could easily rise. At the quarter pole, here are six...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
I guess Ray Lewis was right when he said that crime in the AFC North would go up during the NFL lockout.
OK, that isn’t exactly what he said, but whatever. Four players from the division have been arrested in the past 10 days, pulling the AFC North...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Before the opening kickoff Sunday night, the Ravens knew that the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets had both lost earlier in the day, meaning that for a franchise-record fourth consecutive year, the Ravens were going to the playoffs.
But that's never...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 9:23 AM
I know this is a tad premature considering we're still over a week away from training camp for the 2012-13 season. But I can't help myself and I know how much everybody likes planning in advance.
So here is an early look at the Ravens' 2013-14 schedule,...
| Mar 21, 2012
Well, that depends
Really, there should be two sets of expectations for the Broncos in 2012. The first set of expectations assumes Peyton Manning is healthy and as able as he was earlier in his career. If that is the case,...
| 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&...