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Ray Lewis won’t wait around to face his son

Ray Lewis won’t wait around to face his son

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
After last week’s win over the Browns, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told NFL Network that he’ll know when it’s time to call it quits as a player, and that when the time comes he’ll be done - with no waffling and no unretiring. On Tuesday’s Pro
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  • Five rookie quarterbacks have not missed a snap in 2012

    Five rookie quarterbacks have not missed a snap in 2012

    yahoo.com Oct 2, 2012
    According to official playing-time documents, no quarterback played in 100 percent of his team's offensive snaps during the 2011 season. The closest to achieve that goal was Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who missed three of the Ravens' 1,080 …
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  • Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    In  2011, NFL Films launched its remarkable A Football Life series with a two-part study of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  The next episode, which focuses on the ’95 Browns, should more accurately be regarded as a Belichick prequel. The study of the
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  • Bengals get extension to try to sell out Sunday’s game

    Bengals get extension to try to sell out Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Bengals are 3-1 and playing at home on Sunday, but they haven’t been able to sell enough tickets to avoid a television blackout just yet. The team announced Tuesday that they have received an extension from the league in hopes of selling enough of t
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  • No bounty ruling, yet

    No bounty ruling, yet

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    After Browns linebacker Scott Fujita met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, completing the process of sitting down with each of the four players whose suspensions were vacated, it was reported that Goodell would re-issue discipline to the player…
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  • Ray Lewis joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Ray Lewis joins PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    We’ve already given you a sneak peek at what Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be talking about when he joins Mike Florio for an interview during Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. If you want to hear everything that Lewis ha
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  • AFC North quarterback report card

    AFC North quarterback report card

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    A look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 4: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Stats: 20-for-31 (64.5 percent) for 244 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Comment: Dalton would've had a third interception returned for a touc…
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  • Blogger Blitz: Ed Reed's resurgence

    Blogger Blitz: Ed Reed's resurgence

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    For those following the blog, you know I've been critical of Ed Reed and his campaign to get a new deal. My response has always been to go out and earn a new contract. Through four games, Reed has done exactly that. He's almost matched last year's inter…
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  • Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Steelers should get key trio back against Eagles

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expects linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles barring any setbacks.
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  • Ray Lewis says Chuck Pagano is a “man of men”

    Ray Lewis says Chuck Pagano is a “man of men”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network features an interview of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.  Among other things, Ray is asked to share with football fans something they should know about former Ravens defensive coordinator and current Colts
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  • Remember to send mail

    Remember to send mail

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Hey, I want to hear from you. Yes, I'm talking to the person with the Troy Polamalu tattoo, the person with the Ray Lewis fathead on the wall, the person with the dyed red hair to match Andy Dalton and the person with the Bernie Kosar jersey. The AFC No…
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  • NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    NFL: Week 4 knee-jerk reactions

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    You’ve heard the chatter by the sports pundits and on the talk shows. Heck, you may have even heard it here. So are the knee-jerk reactions about your team based in reality? Our NFL bloggers weigh in.
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  • AFC North Game Balls: Week 4

    AFC North Game Balls: Week 4

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    We're handing out game balls after Week 4 and this is who's getting them: OFFENSE: A.J. Green, Bengals. The wide receiver caught six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown. The amazing part is that Green didn't make his first catch until there was 1:53 …
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  • Should Browns have drafted Julio Jones?

    Should Browns have drafted Julio Jones?

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Cleveland Browns wide receivers are dropping passes at an alarming rate for a second straight season, which leads us to revisit the team's draft-day decision in 2011. Instead of drafting wide receiver Julio Jones with the sixth overall pick, the Browns …
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  • Browns’ Ventrone says Ravens did dirty stuff, won’t say what th…

    Browns’ Ventrone says Ravens did dirty stuff, won’t say what they did

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Browns safety Ray Ventrone says Thursday night’s game against the Ravens got dirty, and he blames the Ravens for that. But he won’t say what they did. “I know that they were playing dirty on offense,” Ventrone told the Associated Press. “Watch t
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  • Video - Tomlin Expects Defensive Stars To Play 02:20

    Tomlin Expects Defensive Stars To Play

    Oct 2
    Jamison Hensley shares the latest on Mike Tomlin's comments about James Harrison and Troy Polamalu returning on Sunday against the Eagles.
  • Video - Lewis not slowing down 07:13

    Lewis not slowing down

    Oct 2
    Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis joins Fran Charles on "Around the League" to discuss the team's outlook for the season, as well as his outstanding work ethic which allows him to keep playing at a high level.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: The New Old Ed Reed 01:07

    Blogger Blitz: The New Old Ed Reed

    Oct 2
    AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley talks about the resurgence of the Ravens Ed Reed
  • Video - Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis: 'I play the game for my team' 07:17

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis: 'I play the game for my team'

    Oct 2
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker and future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis joins "NFL AM" to discuss how much he has left in the tank, why he continues to play the game and hugging referees.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 4

    Oct 2
    The NFL has given us plenty of sexy, big-name quarterback rivalries over the years.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…