| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Photo by Al Diaz
When the National Football League finally put an end to the drawn-out lockout this summer, the first thing that popped into my mind was that the embarrassment was over. There would be no more talk of negotiating from NFL Commissioner...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:25 AM
The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:57 PM
What will teams do now to exploit the loss of Brian Urlacher? Physically not a huge threat but ability to change formations a key loss. -- @Tquille, from Twitter
I've heard a lot of talk this season about how Urlacher can't move anymore. Understand...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Because doing a full, 32-team list of power rankings is too much work for a Monday afternoon, I will rank the top 11 teams in the NFL after each exciting football Sunday (that's where the "first and 10" comes in).
Here are my rankings heading into the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:30 PM
We are into the nitty-gritty of the fantasy playoffs, so let’s get down to business with some injury updates, a few waiver-wire pickups if you’re desperate, and more. If your squad needs help, shoot me a note. And feel free to leave your...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Week 16 is finally here, and after Monday night’s game, the fantasy football season will be over for most of us, if your season hasn’t been ended already. My teams went 1-for-5 on what I will now call Black Sunday, so the best I can do in my...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 4:15 PM
The Ravens made their long-awaited move to upgrade at wide receiver Friday, trading a fourth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for Lee Evans.
The acquisition of one of the NFL's most consistent deep threats should quell the teeth-gnashing after Malcom...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Let's jump in the time machine and flash back in time to the early 2000s when Tom Cruise wasn't a known crazy person, "Freedom Fries" were an innovation in redneck culinary circles and men under the age of 40 wearing visors in public was considered to...