| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The Bears' season reaches a pivot point on Thanksgiving against the Lions. At 5-6, they need to beat an NFC North opponent to keep any realistic postseason hope alive. A loss would all but mathematically eliminate them from playoff contention, and it also...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Chicago Bears (5-6) have kept their season alive with back-to-back wins over sub-.500 teams. Now they face a tougher test, traveling to face the Detroit Lions (7-4) on Thanksgiving Day. A win would validate a potential turnaround. A loss would all but...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 1:44 PM
DETROIT - Quarterback Matthew Stafford passed for 311 yards and three touchdowns while running back Joique Bell had a rushing and receiving touchdown to lead the Detroit Lions to a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Ford Field.
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:28 PM
DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford had a notion that the Detroit Lions' offense would make a dramatic turnaround.
The Lions had not scored a touchdown in their previous two games, but Stafford, the team's quarterback, liked their body language prior to their...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Iowa football is not flashy.
In an era of spread offenses, the Hawkeyes prefer to line up with a fullback or multiple tight ends, or both, and pound the ball with their running game. On defense, Maryland center Sal Conaboy said Iowa's linemen "don't...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at offensive linemen.
The top prospects: USC...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Fourth in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Guards.
As many as five offensive tackles could be chosen in the first round, which might say more about the NFL's desperation for blockers than it says about the quality of talent in the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The 2012 NFL draft is three weeks away, and though most teams have solidified their draft boards barring a few tweaks after prospects visit, the “silly season” of draft rumors is really starting to heat up. Need an example? How about the...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The 2012 NFL draft is now just over a week away. Free agency has died down, and teams are shifting their focus to the draft to round out their rosters. The Ravens are no exception. Their primary needs are still the same as they were entering the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
This year’s NFL scouting combine begins Wednesday, unofficially marking the start of draft speculation season. Before the prospects are poked and prodded, though, staff writer Matt Vensel has taken his first crack at predicting the first round of...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 10:07 AM
This year's NFL scouting combine began Wednesday, unofficially marking the start of draft speculation season. Before the prospects are poked and prodded, though, Matt Vensel has taken his first crack at predicting the first round of April's NFL draft....