| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:03 AM
It got lost a bit within the Ravens' 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but cornerback Jimmy Smith is displaying encouraging signs of progress in his third NFL season.
Running stride for stride with Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, Smith turned his...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:06 PM
— A season that began with such promise for the Washington Redskins has unraveled in rapid fashion. The team's record dropped to 0-2 here Sunday, and they looked stunningly overmatched in the process, surrendering the game's first 31 points as the...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers already had his strategy mapped out for how to attack Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb before he lobbed a deep touchdown pass over his head to wide receiver Jordy Nelson on Sunday.
Rodgers sold a play-action...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Packers 19, Ravens 17
STRATEGY: A gambling approach backfired offensively in the red zone. Blockers didn't create enough holes and Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce failed to break tackles as a once-formidable running game was silenced again. Unable to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A year ago, Lardarius Webb was an emerging lockdown cornerback considered dangerous enough that quarterbacks looked for other options before throwing in his direction.
Now, the Ravens veteran cornerback is adjusting to a different reality where offenses...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was fined $15,750 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness, a punishment stemming from his crushing block on Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Finley delivered a high shoulder shot to Suggs' facemask in...
| Dec 13, 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....
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Packers vs. Ravens
In the NFL, the team with the best quarterback usually has the best chance of going all the way.
So that's why the Packers have to be the favorite in the NFC. Aaron Rodgers is on top of his game and...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Here's a look at how the upcoming NFL season might unfold:
Super Bowl champion: Green Bay Packers over Houston Texans, 31-17
Prolific Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers solves formidable Texans front seven with series of quick throws to Jordy Nelson,...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:30 PM
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...
| 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 27, 2011
Packers and Colts
The Packers have begun the 2011 season the way they ended the 2010 season — as the best team in football.
They should put together the longest winning streak at the start of the season. They already...