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  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Looking back at the Lions' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles

    Looking back at the Lions' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles
    Eagles 34, Lions 20 Strategy: Heavy snowfall forced the Lions to alter their game plan Sunday, as the pass-happy offense tried to use its big offensive line to pound the Eagles with the running game. The Lions ran the ball more than they passed it but...
  • After a sluggish first half in the snow, Joe Flacco welcomes playing in a dome Monday

    After a sluggish first half in the snow, Joe Flacco welcomes playing in a dome Monday
    Like cars driving through the slippery streets of Baltimore, the players on the snow-covered turf at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday had trouble gaining traction and were forced to slow down to avoid spinning out. Those weather conditions made it easier to...
  • Ravens' Ray Rice diplomatic in his comments about Lions' Suh, Fairley

    Ravens' Ray Rice diplomatic in his comments about Lions' Suh, Fairley
    Ravens running back Ray Rice was diplomatic when asked about the Detroit Lions' reputation for being dirty, a charge most often leveled at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Rice carefully avoided any verbal missteps. He wasn’t about to provide any...
  • Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions

    Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions
    RUSHING GAME RAVENS: A beleaguered Ravens running game took baby steps last week, gaining 97 total yards and averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Though he had pedestrian numbers, Ray Rice ran hard and also was a threat out of the backfield with five...
  • Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win

    Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win
    This would have sounded crazy a month ago, but as of this morning, the Ravens are two wins away from their third straight AFC North title. They have turned the season around because Joe Flacco has found his groove, his supporting cast has picked up its...
  • More than bragging rights on the line for Arthur Jones, Patriots' Chandler Jones

    More than bragging rights on the line for Arthur Jones, Patriots' Chandler Jones
    With playoff stakes and family bragging rights on the line Sunday, it has been an extremely quiet week between the two brothers on opposing sides of the growing rivalry between the Ravens and the New England Patriots. Ravens defensive lineman Arthur...
  • Ravens stumped in preseason loss against the Lions

    Ravens stumped in preseason loss against the Lions
    The Ravens' offensive focus following last week's preseason opener was on sustaining drives. They'll spend this week talking about finishing them. The first-team defense has a host of topics to discuss from generating a pass rush to providing tighter...
  • Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking kickers and defenses

    Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking kickers and defenses
    I enjoyed writing the first four days of my Fantasy Fodder 2011 season preview. Today is not as exciting, though, because all that’s left are the kickers and the defense-special teams combinations. You guys know by now that you shouldn’t...
  • Which NFL rookie will have big impact?

    Falcons' Julio Jones Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune It can be difficult for rookie receivers to make impacts quickly, but Julio Jones isn't the typical rookie receiver. He stepped in the Falcons' starting lineup on the first snap of camp and has looked...
  • NFL mock draft 3.0: Ravens address their pass rush

    NFL mock draft 3.0: Ravens address their pass rush
    The scouting combine and most pro day workouts have been completed, and with the NFL draft just a few weeks away, there has been a significant amount of shuffling in my third NFL mock draft of the offseason. It all starts at the top, where a pair of...
  • Blitz reader NFL mock draft: Vote for the Cowboys' pick

    Blitz reader NFL mock draft: Vote for the Cowboys' pick
    Every time I put out one of my mock drafts, readers tell me they think things would play out differently (chances are we'll both end up being wrong). Well, now you get a chance to play GM in my first-ever reader NFL mock draft. Here's how it works. I'...