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No team came out of Sunday's action with more serious injuries than the Baltimore Ravens, who lost two key starters, possibly for the remainder of the 2012 season. First to go down was cornerback Lardarius Webb, who ESPN's Adam Schefter reports did suff…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens becoming NFL's ultimate survivorsBALTIMORE -- You can say the Ravens win ugly. You can even say they're lucky. You can rip apart Baltimore's defense for being a shell of its elite self. You can criticize a Ravens offense that has been inconsistent the past couple of games. The Ravens a…Upvote Share TweetIt's taken 329 days but the Cleveland Browns are winners again. The 11-game losing streak, which tied a franchise worst, is over. The 12-game losing stretch in the AFC North is done. The four-game losing skid at home is now gone. There will be a change …Upvote Share TweetOne of the biggest plays of the Ravens’ 31-29 win over the Cowboys was a failed pass to Dez Bryant on a two-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left to play. The pass was right on target from Tony Romo, but it went through Bryant’s hands and fellUpvote Share TweetThe Ravens won’t know for sure until an MRI in the morning, but the news doesn’t appear to be good on the status of linebacker Ray Lewis. According to FoxSports’ Jay Glazer, doctors don’t think Lewis has a complete tear of his triceps, but it mighUpvote Share TweetBrandon Weeden is 29 years old. Which makes him old for a rookie first-round draft pick, but not old for a human being. 129 years is exactly 100 years older than Brandon Weeden is and that is old for a human being, rookie first-round draft pick or other…Upvote Share Tweet
Reviewing Week 6 in the N.F.L.nytimes.com Oct 14, 2012Jacoby Jones tied an N.F.L. record with a 108-yard kickoff return in the Ravens' 31-29 victory over the Cowboys.Upvote Share Tweet
Wes Welker Getting Phased Out Of His Shoes, The Chiefs And Buccaneers Combining For Something Approximating A Football Play Anddeadspin.com Oct 14, 2012Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Wes Welker getting housed to Robert Griffin III looking super human. More »Upvote Share TweetThe Cowboys finally got their running game in gear with 227 yards against the Ravens on Sunday, but the good feelings generated by that productivity is tempered by a couple of things. The first is that the Cowboys weren’t able to avoid enough mistakes tUpvote Share TweetThe Browns finally earned their first win on Sunday against the Bengals, but running back Trent Richardson didn’t have much to do with it. Richardson had 14 carries for 37 yards before leaving with a rib injury that was too painful for him to continue.Upvote Share TweetOff weekends can be trouble in the NFL. Without a game to play on Sunday, the Steelers' Alameda Ta'amu, a rookie defensive lineman, got himself into a whole mess of trouble with Pittsburgh police early Sunday morning. Ta'amu began the public-relations n…Upvote Share TweetThe Ravens beat the Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday to improve to 5-1 and extend their winning streak at home to 15 games, but it wasn’t without some serious tension at the end. The Cowboys cut the lead down to two with a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant with 32 seUpvote Share TweetBALTIMORE -- Thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens' 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys: What it means: In yet another close win, the Ravens improved to 5-1 and took a two-game lead over the Bengals (3-3), who lost to the previously winless Browns. This extend…Upvote Share Tweet
Baltimore’s Jacoby Jones ties NFL record with 108-yard kick return, goes completely untouched in the processyahoo.com Oct 14, 2012Going into their Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the Baltimore Ravens were not at all happy with their return game. Especially at the start of the second half of their win last Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs, when rookie Deonte Thompson fumb…Upvote Share TweetBALTIMORE -- Thoughts at halftime where Ravens lead Cowboys, 17-10: The Ravens went into halftime with the lead because of a good final drive by quarterback Joe Flacco. He hit all six of his passes for 89 yards. On that series, Anquan Boldin had three r…Upvote Share TweetAs mentioned earlier in the day, Jimmy Haslam possibly will hold simultaneous ownership interests in the Browns and the Steelers. A separate source tells PFT that Haslam will have roughly 12-18 months to transfer his 12.5-percent stake in the Steelers t…Upvote Share Tweet
Tony From Dallas Will Hang Up And Listen: Your NFL Early Games Viewing Guidedeadspin.com Oct 14, 2012There are a several weirdly intriguing games this week. Cowboys-Ravens seems like to could be interesting. Why, I don't know. It just does. Same for the Lions and Eagles. And who could forget Kansas City and Tampa Ba-false alarm on that one. Sorry, guysUpvote Share Tweet
Darrius Heyward-Bey returns to lineup, won’t worry about concussionsThe Raiders will have wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey for the first time since he suffered a concussion in Week Three against the Steelers. Heyward-Bey sat out Week Four and the Raiders were on a bye last week, giving Heyward-Bey a little more time to…Upvote Share TweetBrowns starting linebacker Scott Fujita and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin will not play against Cincinnati because of injuries.Upvote Share TweetBALTIMORE -- Former Cincinnati Bengals lineman Bobbie Williams will make his first start for the Baltimore Ravens, replacing benched Ramon Harewood at left guard. Harewood, who had started the first five games, is on the inactive list Sunday against the…Upvote Share TweetJoin our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the match up between the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Cowboys-RavensUpvote Share Tweet
Week 6 Picks: Browns and Colts could provide upset alertsyahoo.com Oct 14, 2012Week 6 is about the time that teams start to look like who they really are, unless they're the New York Giants. This week features an interesting slate of games, a few big-time battles, and a couple of snoozers that may leave you looking for that honey-…Upvote Share Tweet
Good morning from BaltimoreBALTIMORE -- For those wondering the game plan for the AFC North blog Sunday, I will be watching the "declining" Ray Lewis and the division-leading Baltimore Ravens put their 13-game home winning streak on the line against the Dallas Cowboys. …Upvote Share TweetLost in the Browns’ 0-5 start is the fact that the Browns five straight losses to start the 2012 season coupled with six straight losses to end the 2011 season means that the Browns have now lost 11 in a row. It ties a franchise record for consecutive lUpvote Share Tweet
Ray Lewis injuredOct 14Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis injures his triceps while making a tackle on Dallas Cowboys running back Phillip Tanner.
Lardarius Webb injuredOct 14Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb injures his knee covering Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant in the first quarter.
Ravens postgame press conferenceOct 14Ravens react following game with Cowboys
Cowboys vs. Ravens highlightsOct 14Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and the Ravens held on to beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 on Sunday for their 14th consecutive regular-season home win.
Jim Trotter: Giants don't just beat 49ers at their own game, they dominate…Oct 14SAN FRANCISCO -- With two minutes remaining in regulation Sunday in Candlestick Park, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw walked slowly from the sideline into the narrow tunnel that led to the locker room. His muscles were cramping and the medical staff …
The Packers notched a season-saving win against the TexansOct 14Not many teams can claim a season-saving win in Week 6, but the Packers have made a strong case.
Don Banks: Cowboys can't explain away their latest choke job; more SnapsOct 14Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of Week 6 in the NFL...