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profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 22, 2013
The Panthers have figured out a surefire way to dominate opponents this year — let the other team start the play with the ball. They’ve roared out to a 21-7 lead in the second quarter over the Ravens, after a punt return touchdown by Ted Ginn Jr., an in…Share Tweet
Observation deck: Ravens-PanthersBALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens' starting offense began with a crisp touchdown drive and finished its night with another touchdown. It was what happened in between where things went terribly wrong for quarterback Joe Flacco & Co. Three turnovers, …Share TweetWashington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing unauthorized apparel before Monday night's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the league confirmed Thursday.Share TweetAll preseason, the worry with the Ravens has been that they lack complementary wide receivers or healthy tight ends. Now that they have their offensive line back, it might not matter nearly as much. With Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda back at right guard, the…Share TweetLions coach Jim Schwartz has been saying for years that he needs his team to cut out the dumb penalties. The message still hasn’t gotten through. In last week’s preseason game against the Browns, the Lions were flagged for three personal fouls. In the f…Share Tweet
Pouncey still bullish on Steelers' O-linePITTSBURGH -- What had to be so unsettling for Pittsburgh Steelers fans as they watched the offensive line struggle in pass protection and with penalties Monday night is that not even Maurkice Pouncey was immune to the miscues. The latest in the line of…Share TweetBrowns wide receiver Greg Little needs to play fast on the field, but he has to slow down off of it. Little has been cited twice for speeding in the last few months, including an April incident when he crashed his car while traveling 127 miles per hour.…Share Tweet
Browns waive punter T.J. ConleyThe Browns have placed punter T.J. Conley on waivers, the club announced Thursday. The move leaves Spencer Lanning as Cleveland’s lone punter entering Saturday’s preseason game at Indianapolis. Conley, 27, punted twice in the Browns’ first exhibition ga…Share Tweet
Steelers defender not opposed to ban on low hits on defenseless receiversHell has frozen over. Dogs and cats are living together. A member of the Steelers defense is advocating further protections for defenseless receivers. That’s what linebacker Larry Foote had to say to reporters on Wednesday, via 105.9 The X in Pittsburgh…Share TweetESPN.com is continuing to reveal its list of the top 100 NFL players. Here are the players from the division that landed in spots 61-70 for offense and defense: OFFENSE 63. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver: He's never had more than 50 catche…Share TweetWhether you like Joe Flacco or think he's a fluke (I'm looking right at you, Skip Bayless), you should read the profile on the Super Bowl MVP in ESPN The Magazine. Kevin Van Valkenburg delivers a good read on how Flacco and the Ravens have evolved on th…Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- The loss of rookie Le'Veon Bell for the foreseeable future leaves the Steelers' running game in pretty much the same situation it was at the start of 2012. Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer will likely get the bulk of the carries with free-a…Share TweetWhen ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski watched the second half of the Super Bowl, he saw a San Francisco 49ers offense attack an "old and slow" Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. But, by upgrading the team's biggest weakness this offseason, Jaworski still believe…Share TweetThe early returns were all positive on the relationship between Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Perhaps as a result, Roethlisberger’s getting a little more leeway. According to Alan Robinson of the Pittsburg…Share Tweet
Edwards picks Bengals to win AFC NorthIt's that time of the summer when everyone is making their football predictions, and I'll have mine for the AFC North next week. But you don't have to wait to see what ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Herm Edwards thinks about the division. It's a…Share Tweet
Bengals suddenly getting the star treatmentMaybe it’s time to re-think the whole “America’s Team” thing. Because suddenly, the Bengals have become media darlings. Yes, the Bengals. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer points out that in addition to their Hard Knocks stardom, the Bengals are also…Share TweetHere are three storylines for Thursday night's game between the Carolina Panthers and the Baltimore Ravens. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. 1. Time for Joe Flacco and the starting offense to get on track: None of the concerns about the Ravens' starting…Share Tweet
Effort to question Jimmy Haslam in Pilot Flying J lawsuits heads to court todayAs the criminal investigation regarding the company run by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam continues to percolate quietly, the civil litigation is proceeding. Loudly. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the effort to force Haslam to testify in one of the pending …Share Tweet
Wake-up: Safety is AFC North's hot topicA quick programming note: I will be attending tonight's preseason game between the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers and will provide my observations following the game. You can watch all the action on ESPN. Here's a look at what is happening aroun…Share Tweet
Pre Week 3: Carolina Panthers vs. Baltimore Ravens highlightsAug 22The Carolina Panthers, behind a dominant defensive effort led by linebacker Luke Kuechly, defeat the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 34-27 in Week 3 of preseason action.
Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry 10-yard touchdown runAug 22Baltimore Ravens running back Damien Berry power runs through the Carolina Panthers' defense for a 10-yard touchdown.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown 24-yard touchdown receptionAug 22Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown catches a 24-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Joe Flacco against the Carolina Panthers.
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice 1-yard touchdownAug 22Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice goes untouched into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.