All eyes will be on the Ravens on Monday night as they have a chance to show that they are the AFC's best team. ... The Ravens ruled out Lee Evans and Ben Grubbs against the Jaguars after they failed to practice this week.
Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is doubtful for Monday night's game vs. the Jaguars, while wide receiver Lee Evans and guard Ben Grubbs have been ruled out. Linebacker Jarret Johnson and rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith are probable.
The Ravens have joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the only teams in the NFL that are using iPads for playbooks. ... Safety Tom Zbikowski hasn't been cleared for contact yet. ... Joe Flacco doesn't think he is taking too many hits. ... An industry source says the Orioles are expected on Friday to ask the Dodgers for permission to interview assistant GM De Jon Watson. ... The Rangers rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Cardinals, 2-1, in Game 2 of the World Series.
The Indianapolis Colts have not given Johnny Unitas' number to some guy named Kole Heckendorf. ... A day after practicing on a limited basis, Lee Evans, Ben Grubbs and Tom Zbikowski did not participate on Thursday. ... David Reed has been practicing and could play Sunday. ... Due to those enhanced security measures, the Ravens are asking fans to arrive early for Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium. ... The Orioles are making moves in their search for a new general manager. ... As many as five freshman could start for the Maryland football team on Saturday. ... The Capitals beat the Penguins in overtime.
Hampered by a growing injury list, Ravens coach John Harbaugh on Monday turned players loose for the bye week rather than trying to squeeze an extra practice out of his depleted troops. ... Early results show the Ravens defense could be special. ... The status of Tom Zbikowski is unclear after the safety suffered a concussion in the Ravens¿ 34-17 victory over the Jets on Sunday night. ... Andre Gurode may still have a role when Ben Grubbs returns from injury. ... Former Ravens offensive tackle Orlando Brown died from diabetic ketoacidosis. ... The respective statuses of Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter have yet to be revealed. ... Officials backed the taunting penalty called against Navy's Kriss Proctor in Saturday's loss.
The Ravens set a franchise record with three defensive touchdowns on their way to a 34-17 win over the overmatched Jets. Joe Flacco threw 12 straight incompletions at one point and did not complete a pass in the second or third quarter. ... Tom Zbikowski suffered a concussion. ... Back in Baltimore this weekend, Rafael Palmeiro maintained that he never knowingly used steroids. ... After pulling away in the second half against Towson, the Maryland football team is now focused on Saturday's game at Georgia Tech.