| 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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:15 AM
The lockout is over, the NFL is back, training camps have kicked off and free agency has died down after a frantic few days. Now that we have had a chance to survey the NFL landscape, we know which players to watch in 2011 and we have a pretty good idea...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 7:30 AM
If it weren't meaningless in terms of wins and losses, Friday night's preseason affair with the Chiefs would have an interesting storyline as three former Ravens return to Baltimore. The final score doesn't matter, though, so Le'Ron McClain, Jared Gaither...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:15 PM
NFL offseason summary: The rich (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots) got richer, the poor (Cincinnati Bengals) got poorer, and oh, by the way, everyone made a pile of cash.
That's the way it often goes with sports work stoppages.
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:30 PM
I'm not very good at making preseason predictions. Two years ago, I picked the Giants to beat the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Last season, I wrote a column saying the Ravens would go all the way, and they might have had they not fallen apart against the...