| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
This week, each of the 32 NFL teams will start their seasons with renewed hope and dozens of reasons -- real or imagined -- to believe that they will be the ones leaving their sweaty fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy at season’s end. But let&...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The media -- mostly national but some in Baltimore -- took aim at Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco back in February when his agent, Joe Linta, told The Baltimore Sun that “if the game is about wins and losses, he has to be in the top five...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 8:30 AM
Has any NFL player who hasn’t been arrested, freed from jail or spoken about others going to jail during the lockout gotten more publicity than Joe Flacco? Everyone seems to be giving their take on the Ravens quarterback as if he has been wearing...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 9:54 PM
In the end, Matty Ice proved a little hotter than Joe Cool.
In the first battle of first-round quarterbacks from the 2008 draft, Matt Ryan outdueled Joe Flacco last night at the Georgia Dome, leading the Falcons to a wild last-minute, 26-21 win over...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Based on the comments of Ravens fans in our live game chat last week, the team went from bums to sure-fire Super Bowl champs and back to bums again during the course of their 34-31 preseason win over the Redskins. The slow start would have been concerning...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 3:30 PM
The timing is a little peculiar, but the Denver Broncos said adieu to former starting quarterback Kyle Orton on Tuesday. He had a good fantasy run under Josh McDaniels, but turnovers did him in with new coach John Fox.
Where will Orton wind up? We will...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is the winner of the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top fourth- or fifth-year signal-caller in college football.
"Andrew personifies everything that my father stood for. He is not simply an...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:00 AM
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 are my rankings heading into the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...