Last week, I chatted with ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck about San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers for an advance of the Ravens-Chargers game. While I had him on the line, I asked him about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who has had an up-and-down season in 2011, his fourth in the NFL.
Finally back on the field, the Ravens' Lee Evans is looking to contribute to the passing game. The veteran wide receiver has just two receptions for 29 yards after missing seven straight games with an ankle injury.
Fellow owners of Hakeem Nicks, I feel your pain. I can also relate to what you're going through if you own Greg Jennings, Reggie Wayne or even Anquan Boldin. Those fantasy maestros have been outscored by second fiddles this season with Victor Cruz leading the way.
Lee Evans was active for a second consecutive game in last week's 16-6 win over the 49ers, and Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Evans will get more work in two-receiver sets alongside Anquan Boldin or Torrey Smith.
The Ravens turned a superb all-around effort into a 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in front of an announced Thanksgiving night crowd of 71,435 at M&T Bank Stadium, John Harbaugh jogged across the field and hugged Jim Harbaugh.
The Philadelphia Eagles haven't been the team we expected (I'm no longer using the 'D' word when talking about the Eagles, and you're welcome). They are 3-5 at the midway point of the season, and their margin for error is slim to make it into the playoffs.
Baltimore will most certainly live up to its Charm City billing for at least the next week or so after the Ravens stunned the Steelers, 23-20, on Sunday night -- a win that gives them their first series sweep of their AFC North rivals in the John Harbaugh-Joe Flacco era and the franchise's first since 2006.