| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:45 AM
A day after Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs proclaimed that the “football gods are definitely smiling” on a third Ravens-Steelers matchup this season, his Pittsburgh nemesis, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said Wednesday that the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Before they exited M&T Bank Stadium late Sunday afternoon, the Ravens celebrated getting both a new life and a clean slate.
Their 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns, along with the San Diego Chargers' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, sent them to...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry will get another postseason chapter.
After clinching the final AFC playoff spot with a 20-10 victory Sunday afternoon over the Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:25 PM
When the Ravens last traveled to Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-touchdown performance set off an overhaul of the defensive backfield that only recently ended.
The secondary that carried the Ravens into the playoffs...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Last week: 9-4 (8-5 against the spread). Season: 88-45-1 (76-58 against the spread).
Dolphins (5-3) at Lions (6-2)
Noon Sunday, CBS-2
Lions by 3 (O/U 44)
Possibly the game of the week. The Dolphins have won consecutive games only once this...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The Steelers offense has rewritten the franchise record book this season. Also, it's first or second in the NFL in several key categories, including total offense and passing yards.
As expected, the Big Three - quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The Carolina Panthers went more than two months between wins this season and the Atlanta Falcons were close behind, with a 52-day stretch between victories.
Their combined 12-17-1 record aside, either the Panthers or Falcons are headed to the playoffs,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:39 PM
During the next two days while presiding over an appeal hearing for indefinitely suspended former Ravens running back Ray Rice, former federal judge Barbara S. Jones will have to decide who is telling the truth.
Jones will hear testimony at her New York...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Last week: 11-5 (11-5 against the spread).
Season: 145-78-1 (120-103-1 against the spread).
Eagles (9-5) at Redskins (3-11)
3:30 p.m. Saturday, NFL
Eagles by 7.5 (O/U 50)
The Eagles should bounce back, but their playoff hopes are flickering. The...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (1): Tom Brady says key to his success at this point in his career is an early bed time.
2. Cardinals 8-1 (2): Drew Stanton 2-1 as a starter already this season so no reason to believe this heads south with...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 12-4 (.750); season 134-73-1 (.647). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...