| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:03 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?
Since only four teams are still standing, this will be the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Hours before being named to his second Pro Bowl in as many years, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins took a moment to reflect on his first trip to the star-studded event in Hawaii.
After completing a sophomore season that included tying...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
If the Ravens wish to leave Cincinnati with their 11th win of the season and a hope of leapfrogging the New England Patriots for the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs, they need to find a way to neutralize Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins.
| Jan 5, 2013
| 11:07 PM
HOUSTON -- J.J. Watt swatted away passes, Arian Foster ran away from tacklers and the Houston Texans did just enough to knock Cincinnati out of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Matt Schaub made his postseason debut a successful one when...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:23 PM
For Ravens offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele, his NFL education has included the experience of starting every game of his rookie season.
The Ravens' right tackle has been tasked with blocking everyone from Jason Babin, Justin Houston, Anthony Spencer, J....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:14 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans need a win this weekend at Indianapolis to secure a bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
They also want to build some momentum instead of limping into the postseason, a weird place to be for a...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:58 PM
The Ravens' regular-season finale Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals is like the final preseason game — it's just one more test before the new season begins.
So, you can yawn through that one like you do during actual preseason games, and...
| Dec 11, 2012
We probably should have guessed the Houston Texans were in trouble when Andre Johnson called the game the biggest in the history of his franchise. We definitely should have guessed the Texans were in trouble when they decided to wear matching letter...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:00 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....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Can the Bears defense stop San Fran if they play each other in the playoffs? -- @JohnMcLallen, from Twitter
I would be surprised if the Bears defense does not perform significantly better against the 49ers if the teams meet again. There were a number...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 11:19 PM
Corona del Mar High product Reed Williams, a junior forward at UCLA, was named first-team All-Pac-12 in men's soccer.
Williams produced seven goals, tied for the team lead with teammate and Pac-12 Player of the Year Ryan Hollingshead, and four assists....