- Griffin, who got a second chance when Cleveland signed him in 2016, said his top priority is helping the Ravens defeat his former employer.
- That leaves the Ravens and Bengals trying to catch Pittsburgh, which has won three of the past four divisional titles.
- The running back’s three longest runs occurred off left and right tackle in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win Sunday.
Ravens' playoff hopes evaporated in a hail of fourth-quarter passes by clutch quarterbackBen Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery Monday morning. There is no timetable for his return to the team.Michael Vick and Antonio Brown have spent as much time as they can on the field and off ¿ and Brown adding more with the re-calibrated Jugs to simulate a left-hander's spin on the ball ¿ to try to learn as much about each other.Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly conducted a private workout for Penn State safety Adrian Amos today at Calvert Hall.The Washington Redskins interviewed former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast on Jan. 9 as part of their search for Jim Haslett's replacement, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmedCincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is growing accustomed, though, to Jeremy Hill's end zone antics. That includes an unsuccessful attempt to jump into the stands during last Sunday's rout in Cleveland, where he was pushed aside by a Browns fan.Star wide receiver Josh Gordon is back from his 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and will play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.Dalton's latest setback came Thursday night, when he went 10-for-33 for 86 yards, three interceptions and a passer rating of 2.0 in a 24-3 loss to the Cleveland BrownsSteelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley knows all about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger making something out of nothing.Two years ago, Pittsburgh Steelers' running backs coach Kirby Wilson was fighting for his life after he was caught in a house fire. Today, he'll interview for the Ravens' offensive coordinator job.The confidence of star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has kept pace with his rapidly increasing production this year. Gordon has overcome persistent early-season trade rumors, a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and a revolving door at quarterback to emerge as one of the top receivers in the league.Antonio Brown is tied for second in the NFL with 41 receptions and ranks third in the AFC with 498 receiving yards, averaging 99.6 receiving yards and more than 8 catches per game with two touchdowns.The Cleveland Browns sent shock waves through the NFL when they traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick Wednesday.Conversations between Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden rarely focus on press coverage and fly patterns.After manhandling a soft Raiders front seven, the Ravens' line will be tested by the Steelers' OLB tandem of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley. Their extensive repertoire of pass-rushing moves is formidableDefensive coordinator Dean Pees, Ravens players argue that Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich has the track record to prove that he can be a threat Sunday night and are not singling out his windup motionEvery 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.When the Ravens and the Steelers square off Sunday night in another pivotal AFC North clash, the respective imprints of Harbaugh and Tomlin will be on full display.Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, suffered a right shoulder sprain in last night¿s 16-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and his status is "questionable" for Sunday night's showdown against the Ravens at Heinz Field.It appears another Ravens-Steelers showdown will hinge on a banged-up joint on Ben Roethlisberger's body. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who has thrown 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions, left Monday's overtime victory of the Kansas City Chiefs after his right arm, his throwing arm, got jammed into the turf while he was sacked by two defenders.Many people know him as Branden Albert, the starting left tackle of the Kansas City Chiefs. But to many students, teachers and administrators at Glen Burnie High School, where he spent his junior and senior years, Albert is a role model who hasn't let stardom get to his head.The big hits, brute force and steady stream of trash talk may define Pollard as a football player, but on that list are the characteristics of the person Pollard strives to be: a good husband and father.Much has been made around here -- and elsewhere too -- about which players have and haven't been attending the Baltimore Ravens' voluntary organized team activities the past three weeks. The Ravens were missing seven players during their first OTA opening to media two Wednesdays ago. Attendance dipped the following Wednesday. This week, 19 players were not on the field. Is this a big deal? Here are some points and factoids to consider.It's hard to get too worked up about the preseason on either end of the spectrum, but the Ravens managed to ruffle some feathers Friday night. In the final minute of the 31-13 preseason win over the Chiefs at M&T Bank Stadium, Ravens quarterback Hunter Cantwell threw a long pass to rookie receiver LaQuan Williams, then the Ravens called a pair of timeouts so their third-stringers could tack on another touchdown.