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  • Who are 1st winners in the NFL playoffs?

    Vikings will surprise Aaron Wilson Baltimore Sun The reeling Texans will get it together enough to defeat the Bengals, who will fail to win the rematch of last year's wild-card game. The Bengals have won seven of eight games, but their run ends...
  • Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings

    Matt Vensel's Monday morning NFL power rankings
    Every Monday morning -- even during the playoffs -- I bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings. Why Monday? Because who wants to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for power rankings? Why 11 teams? I don’t really have a good answer for that...
  • Five Things We Learned in the Ravens 31-24 win over the Bengals

    Five Things We Learned in the Ravens 31-24 win over the Bengals
    1. Say what you will about John Harbaugh -- and this week, plenty of Ravens fans had negative things to say -- but he has three undeniable strengths as a head coach. He gets his players to buy into the larger concept of TEAM. He holds them together...
  • Ravens' first-round plans may hinge on Colorado's Jimmy Smith

    Ravens' first-round plans may hinge on Colorado's Jimmy Smith
    When the Ravens are on the clock with the 26th pick of the first round of the NFL draft, it's very likely that one streak will end or another will continue. Will the Ravens take a defensive player in the first round for the first time since 2006? Or will...
  • Will the Ravens select a QB in this year's NFL draft?

    Will the Ravens select a QB in this year's NFL draft?
    The Ravens haven't drafted a quarterback since taking Joe Flacco 18th overall in 2008. With Troy Smith and John Beck gone and Marc Bulger set to become a free agent, there is a decent chance the Ravens will take a quarterback for the first since they...
  • Feeling the draft: Four QBs the Ravens could target

    Feeling the draft: Four QBs the Ravens could target
    In the weeks leading up to April's NFL draft, I will highlight four players whom the Ravens could target at different stages in the draft -- from their top pick to their Mr. Irrelevant. In this post, I will focus on quarterbacks. Please note that I am...
  • Fantasy Fodder: Don't overthink your playoff lineup

    Fantasy Fodder: Don't overthink your playoff lineup
    Assuming you are in a six- or eight-team league -- and not one of those screwy leagues that ends in Week 17 -- the fantasy football playoffs have arrived. If your team made the playoffs, give yourself a loud slap on the back. (If your team did not make...
  • Fantasy Fodder: Helping you survive the playoffs

    Fantasy Fodder: Helping you survive the playoffs
    We are into the nitty-gritty of the fantasy playoffs, so let’s get down to business with some injury updates, a few waiver-wire pickups if you’re desperate, and more. If your squad needs help, shoot me a note. And feel free to leave your...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McNabb to the Ravens? Here's how it could happen

    McNabb to the Ravens? Here's how it could happen
    If Marc Bulger leaves Baltimore as a free agent this offseason to become a starter elsewhere, the Ravens will likely be in the market for another able veteran to back up fourth-year quarterback Joe Flacco. Might that veteran signal-caller be Donovan...
  • Tebow experiment leads intriguing week

    Four NFL teams, four distinctly different situations, and one identical, well-worn audible: Old quarterback out, new quarterback in. Rookie Christian Ponder is taking over for Donovan McNabb in Minnesota. John Beck is replacing Rex Grossman in...