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  • Time to start answering bell

    Have the Eagles assembled the "Dream Team," or is this another fantasy football roster built to disappoint? That's just one of the pressing questions heading into this NFL season. A few of the others: Did the lockout truly favor those teams with an...
  • Joe Thomas on the Ravens' 'D': 'They talk a lot'

    Joe Thomas on the Ravens' 'D': 'They talk a lot'
    Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas is preparing to shield his quarterback, Colt McCoy, from a Ravens defense that sacked San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times in last week's win. He is also preparing to protect his ears from the...
  • Browns know they'll have hands full with Ravens' defense

    Browns know they'll have hands full with Ravens' defense
    Colt McCoy was enjoying a beautiful Thanksgiving evening until he flipped on the TV and witnessed the Ravens' defense sacking the stuffing out of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times and making mincemeat out of premier back Frank Gore. That was...
  • First and 10: Monday afternoon NFL power rankings

    First and 10: Monday afternoon NFL power rankings
    Because doing a full, 32-team list of power rankings is too much work for a Monday afternoon, I will rank the top 11 teams in the NFL after each exciting football Sunday (that's where the "first and 10" comes in). Here's the balance of power heading into...
  • Flacco appreciative of effort of offensive line

    Flacco appreciative of effort of offensive line
    After getting sacked 19 times in the first eight contests, Joe Flacco has been taken down just five times in the last five games. Fifteen other quarterbacks have been sacked more than he has. And no one is more grateful for the offensive line’s...
  • Joe Flacco is 22nd in Jim Trotter's QB rankings

    Joe Flacco is 22nd in Jim Trotter's QB rankings
    In the eyes of Sports Illustrated columnist Jim Trotter, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been playing at a level somewhere between Texans rookie QB T.J. Yates and Colts signal-caller Dan Orlovsky during the 2011 season. Trotter, who focuses on the NFL...
  • What they're saying: Ravens are doomed on the road

    What they're saying: Ravens are doomed on the road
    The Ravens lost on the road, 34-14, to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday night. And now that they are back in second place in the AFC North -- they will remain there unless the Pittsburgh Steelers lose another game -- the consensus among a sampling of...
  • Week 2: Sam Farmer's NFL picks

    Pro football reporter Sam Farmer breaks down the games. Last week: 11-5 Against the spread: 6-9-1 SUNDAY'S GAMES 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...
  • Ravens' Newsome says Troy Smith 'definitely can' still play in NFL

    Ravens' Newsome says Troy Smith 'definitely can' still play in NFL
    Troy Smith, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback whom the Ravens drafted in the fifth round in 2007, has bounced around the football landscape since Baltimore released him after training camp in 2010. He started a few games in San Francisco in...
  • Rank the remaining NFL teams' coaches

    Coughlin leads the pack Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times How should these four coaches be sorted? The one definitely headed to Canton? It's Bill Belichick. The one with the most recent ring? It's Tom Coughlin. The hungriest? It's John Harbaugh. The one who...
  • Projecting the rest of the Ravens' season

    Projecting the rest of the Ravens' season
    We've reached the quarter pole of the NFL season, and it's probably fair to say we still don't quite know what to make of this Ravens team. They've pounded two of their rivals (the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets), they've laid an egg against a...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    Here's a look at recent media coverage of the Ravens' upcoming game against the New England Patriots for the AFC championship. * SI.com's Peter King thinks that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't necessarily have to be a star for Baltimore to beat New...