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Home field is necessity for Ravens

Home field is necessity for Ravens

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Nov 11, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Wide receiver Torrey Smith was asked if the Baltimore Ravens' 55-20 dismantling of the Oakland Raiders was a statement game. "Nah," Smith said. "It was just another game." The only statement made by the Ravens was the im…
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  • Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half;…

    Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half; more Snaps

    CNNSI.com Nov 11, 2012
    The Giants know how to get themselves out of their November slumps, and they'll have to do it again this year, says Don Banks, who goes around the league in his Snap Judgments.
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  • Rams and 49ers finish a bizarre tie game

    Rams and 49ers finish a bizarre tie game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    Donovan McNabb wants to know where everyone’s going. The Rams and 49ers just tripped across each other repeatedly in overtime, finishing in a 24-24 tie. It’s the first tie in the NFL since McNabb and the Eagles drew with the Bengals on Nov. 16, 2008.
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  • Monday's Matchup: Chiefs at Steelers

    Monday's Matchup: Chiefs at Steelers

    A look at Monday night's game between the Chiefs and the Steelers.
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  • Searching for Answers

    Searching for Answers

    nytimes.com Nov 11, 2012
    A capsule look at the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Bengals.
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  • Bill Belichick Cares Not For Your Lousy Officiating: Your Sunda…

    Bill Belichick Cares Not For Your Lousy Officiating: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 11, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from Bill Belichick emphatically challenging the officials to A.J. Green exploiting New York's defensive holes. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Eli Manning doesn’t think he has a tired arm

    Eli Manning doesn’t think he has a tired arm

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    As people around the league tried to figure out why the fire has gone out of the Giants’ passing game over the last month, one suggestion offered up by Greg Cosell of NFL Films was that Manning is dealing with a tired arm. Manning had another dreadful d
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  • Wrap-up: Bengals 31, Giants 13

    Wrap-up: Bengals 31, Giants 13

    My thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals' 31-13 victory over the New York Giants at Paul Brown Stadium: What it means: In their first win over a team with a winning record in more than a year, the Bengals (4-5) ended their four-game losing streak and keep …
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  • Ravens rub it in, as they run a fake field goal for a touchdown…

    Ravens rub it in, as they run a fake field goal for a touchdown with a 24-point lead

    yahoo.com Nov 11, 2012
    The Raiders-Ravens game started to get a little chippy in the second half as Baltimore opened up a huge lead. The Raiders took their fourth personal foul penalty of the game on a late hit on Ray Rice. Oakland cornerback Joselio Hanson decided being down…
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  • Giants' Hixon, Sash sidelined with ankle injuries

    Giants' Hixon, Sash sidelined with ankle injuries

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    The Giants lost wide receiver Domenik Hixon and backup safety Tyler Sash for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to injuries.
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  • Giants offensive struggles continue, Bengals lead 17-6

    Giants offensive struggles continue, Bengals lead 17-6

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    Anyone expecting an instant fix for the Giants’ recent offensive woes was left disappointed by their play in the first half against the Bengals. The Giants failed to convert their first four third downs and couldn’t get a touchdown on either of their
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  • Yep, That's A "Baltimore Fuckin' Maryland" T-Shirt On CBS

    Yep, That's A "Baltimore Fuckin' Maryland" T-Shirt On CBS

    deadspin.com Nov 11, 2012
    It's America's most-watched network for a reason. Coming up at the half, it's Shannon, Boomer, and the others with the fuckin' Verizon halftime report. [CBS] More »
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  • A.J. Green finds hole in Giants defense right away

    A.J. Green finds hole in Giants defense right away

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    Earlier this week, Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green said that there were “a lot of holes” in the Giants defense. The Giants took some umbrage at that suggestion, but they didn’t seem to close all of the holes that Green picked up on film. The Bengal
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  • Week 10 early inactives

    Week 10 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Raiders at Ravens Raiders: RB Darren McFadden, RB Mike Goods
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  • Reggie Nelson inactive for Bengals

    Reggie Nelson inactive for Bengals

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    Bengals safety Reggie Nelson is inactive Sunday against the Giants, the team announced. Nelson was considered doubtful with a hamstring injury. This ends Nelson's streak of 27 straight starts. He will be replaced by Taylor Mays in the starting lineup. W…
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  • Ngata, Yanda playing for Ravens

    Ngata, Yanda playing for Ravens

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- The Ravens announced their inactive list for today's game against the Oakland Raiders, and the only starter out is defensive end Pernell McPhee. Three starters -- defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shoulder, knee) and guards Marshal Yanda (ankl…
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  • Sanders appeal will be handled by Shell or Cottrell

    Sanders appeal will be handled by Shell or Cottrell

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who has been accused of faking an injury three weeks ago against the Bengals, will file a very real appeal. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the appeal will be handled by Ted Cottrell or Art She…
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  • Steelers support Roethlisberger for MVP

    Steelers support Roethlisberger for MVP

    profootballtalk.com Nov 11, 2012
    The list of potential MVP candidates contains a handful of names.  Matt Ryan.  Peyton Manning.  Aaron Rodgers.  J.J. Watt.  Some are suggesting that Andrew Luck could get some votes. But what about the guy who has as many Super Bowl rings than those
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  • Good morning from Baltimore

    Good morning from Baltimore

    ESPN.com Nov 11, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Sunday will start an AFC North doubleheader for me in Week 10. I will begin with the Raiders-Ravens game today and head to Pittsburgh on Monday for the Chiefs-Steelers game. As for Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium, this one will likely…
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  • Once seemingly invincible, Baltimore Ravens suddenly look vulne…

    Once seemingly invincible, Baltimore Ravens suddenly look vulnerable: AFC North Insider

    cleveland.com Nov 11, 2012
    Injuries and a hot streak by the Steelers have the Ravens teetering atop the AFC North.
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  • Arians, Colts raise money for leukemia research

    Arians, Colts raise money for leukemia research

    CNNSI.com Nov 11, 2012
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts used some down time Saturday night to support coach Chuck Pagano and raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana.
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  • Video - Challenges For Steelers 00:47

    Challenges For Steelers

    Nov 11
    DE Brett Keisel and OT Max Starks break down the challenges facing the Steelers down the stretch.
  • Video - Steelers Can't Stumble On Monday Night 00:43

    Steelers Can't Stumble On Monday Night

    Nov 11
    Tom Jackson on the Steelers' matchup with Chiefs on Monday Night Football, prior to critical meeting with Ravens.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Giants-Bengals Recap 01:33

    Sunday Blitz: Giants-Bengals Recap

    Nov 11
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Bengals' 31-13 win over the Giants.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Ravens Recap 01:20

    Sunday Blitz: Raiders-Ravens Recap

    Nov 11
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Ravens' 55-20 win over the Raiders.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Giants in the midst of another stagnant second half; more Snaps

    Nov 11
    CHICAGO -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight on Week 10 in the NFL, from a wind-swept Soldier Field...
  • Week 10 review: John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 11
    In a week of surprises, the Rams-49ers tie tops them all, writes John Clayton.