| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The knock on Ralph Friedgen's office door interrupted a major session of second guessing.
As the University of Maryland's coach replayed the 21-14 loss to Oregon State in the 2007 Emerald Bowl in his mind, he contemplated the difference another fast...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Ray Lewis' trademark instincts kicked in again Saturday, a display of football savvy punctuated by the Ravens inside linebacker slamming Denver Broncos rookie running back Ronnie Hillman to the ground.
During the third quarter of the Ravens' dramatic 38-...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:21 PM
FOXBORO, Mass. - Sometimes when a season ends badly in New England, as another one did for the Dolphins on Sunday, the idea is that's how far they stand from relevance. Not this time.
"We wrapped up the division a month ago,'' New England coach Bill...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The chaotic final moments of Joe Flacco's impressive duel with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had barely unfolded when expectations for the Ravens quarterback began skyrocketing.
Although the Ravens lost their grip on a Super Bowl berth...
| Jan 7, 2013
— A year ago, he was still sitting in an orphanage in Addis Ababa, one of five million Ethiopian orphans and vulnerable children. To be honest, sitting is probably the wrong word. For as the one-line description of Matiwos in his adoption...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following last year's AFC championship game was eerily silent when a sharply attired Chuck Pagano walked briskly toward the door, rolling a suitcase behind him. He stopped only briefly, embracing linebacker...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Every Monday morning -- even during the playoffs -- I bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.
Why Monday? Because who wants to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday for power rankings?
Why 11 teams? I don’t really have a good answer for that...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:12 AM
When Joe Flacco said on a recent WNST radio program that he has to think he's the best quarterback in the NFL, it made perfect sense to me. If you're going to have a chance to beat Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game, you...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 10:02 PM
This time, the late game heartbreak belonged to the New England Patriots and wide left turned into just right.
Rookie kicker Justin Tucker barely kept a 27-yard field goal inside the right upright as time expired to give the Ravens a frantic 31-30...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:38 AM
Ford brought a performance driving school to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough last weekend to build interest in the new Focus ST.
After an instruction session, potential customers took test drives on a short training track painted on the surface of...
| Oct 8, 2012
The comparisons not only are inevitable, they seem absolutely necessary. You cannot put Tom Brady in one uniform and Peyton Manning in the other on a given Sunday without drawing contrasts, without arguing who is greater and why.
It has to be Brady vs....