| Dec 11, 2011
| 8:29 PM
DENVER — Less than 15 minutes after Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal sailed through the uprights at Sports Authority Field, sending 76,487 Tim Tebow believers into hysteria, the Bears sat stunned in their locker room.
Talk was at a whisper level...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 8:00 AM
The Ravens did their thing again Sunday, beating the winless Indianapolis Colts in another anxiety-free game. But that doesn’t mean the Ravens didn’t feel anxious afterward as they watched other AFC contenders handle their business, too,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Ravens 17, Chargers 14
Forget the six-hour flight to the West Coast. The Ravens' offense is balanced, defense is smothering. The Ravens are peaking at just the right time.
Chargers 27, Ravens 23
The Ravens have struggled this...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 3:06 PM
No more messing around with pretenders.
We won’t know after tonight if the Chargers can finish their run, but we’ll know if it was over before it really started.
The Baltimore Ravens (10-3) and their very scary defense come to Snapdragonny...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 1:28 PM
Of the Ravens' remaining opponents, the toughest might be the 6-7 San Diego Chargers, who were the consensus favorites to win the AFC West before the season. The Chargers have been one of 2011's biggest disappointments, but they pose a serious threat to...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Before the opening kickoff Sunday night, the Ravens knew that the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets had both lost earlier in the day, meaning that for a franchise-record fourth consecutive year, the Ravens were going to the playoffs.
But that's never...
| Dec 20, 2011
Chargers will surprise
Los Angeles Times
The stunner here is the Chargers. I think they are going to sneak into the postseason, despite their six-game losing streak, by winning their final two games at Detroit and Oakland and relying...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 9:18 PM
With their division lead long gone, playoff hopes fading and coming off perhaps their most bitter loss of the season, Coach Hue Jackson and the Oakland Raiders' season essentially comes down to one game.
Jackson, a former Glendale Community College...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 1:22 PM
For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they have a bye and at least one home playoff game.
They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the Super Bowl, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be...
| Dec 28, 2011
Is this a trick question?
This is like trying to select the valedictorian of summer school.
I'm taking Orton if my idea of success is unspectacular but decent production, enough to get a team to 9-7. If I want to put fans...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
I guess Ray Lewis was right when he said that crime in the AFC North would go up during the NFL lockout.
OK, that isn’t exactly what he said, but whatever. Four players from the division have been arrested in the past 10 days, pulling the AFC North...