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  • Brian Billick, others weigh in on Ravens-Giants matchup and more

    Brian Billick, others weigh in on Ravens-Giants matchup and more
    Desperate for a victory, the reeling defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants come to town today having lost four of their past six games. Defeating the Ravens is paramount for a Giants squad that was blown out by the Atlanta Falcons a week ago....
  • Terrell Suggs activated, could play against Texans

    Terrell Suggs activated, could play against Texans
    Ravens All-Pro outside linebacker Terrell Suggs could play Sunday against the Houston Texans. The Ravens on Saturday activated the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from the physically-unable-to-perform list, a procedural move required under...
  • With struggles this year, questions raised about Ravens LB Ray Lewis

    With struggles this year, questions raised about Ravens LB Ray Lewis
    A helmet to the chest from Kansas City Chiefs center Ryan Lilja rudely greeted Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, a punishing blow reinforced by Lilja shoving the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year to the ground. Lewis suffered similar rough...
  • Like Michael Vick, defensive solutions for Ravens are elusive

    Like Michael Vick, defensive solutions for Ravens are elusive
    Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis' mind is bound to race wildly today, consumed with deducing the moves of unpredictable, enigmatic and gifted Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.As the play clock ticks down and Vick barks out signals, Lewis...
  • Ravens' no-huddle offense a hit so far

    Ravens' no-huddle offense a hit so far
    Orchestrating the no-huddle offense with confidence, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco engineered a routine victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last Monday night. As the Ravens take on the Philadelphia Eagles today at Lincoln Financial Field, the defending...
  • Ravens defense can't rely just on its reputation

    Ravens defense can't rely just on its reputation
    Accustomed to bullying offenses with punishing hits and intimidating words, a traditionally stingy Ravens defense is suddenly vulnerable. The fear factor seems to have vanished for a unit that has regressed since last season. Heading into a pivotal game...
  • Ed Reed holds court, says he's not concerned about his future right now

    Ed Reed holds court, says he's not concerned about his future right now
    Holding court inside the Ravens' locker room Thursday, veteran free safety Ed Reed was in no hurry to head toward the exit door. Reed is following a similar unrushed, stress-free approach toward addressing his uncertain future with the team after 11...
  • Where have all the takeaways gone?

    Where have all the takeaways gone?
    Another three-and-out? Another stalled drive? Time to run the punt team back onto the field and get ready to play defense again. That’s frustrating from a player’s perspective. You grab your helmet, drop a couple of colorful words under...
  • Fixing the NFL rookie symposium

    Fixing the NFL rookie symposium
    Back in the summer of 2000, I, and roughly 300 other NFL rookies, were instructed to put condoms on bananas. That's right, the NFL wanted to teach us how to properly use a prophylactic. Some guys didn't even do it, while others held up the finished...
  • Watch this: Cutler to Marshall

    Watch this: Cutler to Marshall
    I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine. But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
  • Pressure better work deep in red zone

     Pressure better work deep in red zone
    The 49ers defense will dial up some pressure when the ball is deep in the red zone. Think of Cover-0 schemes (man coverage with no safety help) versus Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Saturday night in San Francisco for their NFC divisional playoff game....
  • Redskins option trouble for Seahawks

    Redskins option trouble for Seahawks
    The Redskins and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will come to the stadium Sunday with a creative game plan to feature the skill sets of rookies Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris. Focus on the read option, movement passes, the inside zone and play...