| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Browns 24, Ravens 18
STRATEGY: Jim Caldwell has embraced a pass-centric approach, transitioning firmly to spread looks as the base offense. The Ravens utilized three wide receiver sets on 63 of 67 snaps, and went with four receivers twice. They were...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Ravens running back Ray Rice has struggled mightily this season, frequently unable to gain more than a few yards at a time.
Named to the Pro Bowl the past three seasons, Rice has rushed for just 259 yards on 97 carries this season and is on pace to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:54 AM
A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.
* CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco says the Bengals will win, 23-20, because the Ravens offensive line isn't good enough to stop the Bengals' defensive...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: In the past two weeks, the Ravens have gotten back to using predominantly three wide-receiver sets, trying to recapture the success from last year’s Super Bowl run. However, standing in the offense’s way has been...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Bears offense under Marc Trestman could have to lean on basic West Coast passing concepts Sunday at Soldier Field to minimize the talented Bengals defensive line. Think of three-step routes for Jay Cutler to get the ball out with a quick read...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply.
Brown has spent a lot of money expanding his scouting department in recent years, and he made another...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
What is the logic behind the Bears carrying four tight ends and a fifth on the practice squad? What teams have success with multiple tight end sets? -- @Solo_ist from Twitter
Plenty of teams have had success with multiple tight ends of late. The...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Brian Hoyer grew up rooting for the Cleveland Browns as a young boy, wearing a Bernie Kosar jersey while sitting in the upper deck of old Municipal Stadium with his father.
Now Hoyer is the Browns' starting quarterback with starter Brandon Weeden...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Besides trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, the Ravens' other big adjustment on offense is the retirement of six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.
Birk provided a sturdy, skilled presence anchoring the offensive line. He played...