The Haunting: Ghosts of NFL Past
Ghosts of NFL past refuse to go gently into that good night as many retirees feel short-changed on pensions by a league that has grown enormously prosperous.
Ravens Pose Challenge for Young QBs
Through the first four weeks, a Ravens team taking advantage of scheduling and opposition injuries will have faced four of the league's youngest quarterbacks.
• Opponent Preview: San Diego Chargers | Lou from the Coast's Gridiron Picks
McNair Shakes Off Rough Start to Save Ravens
The Ravens are 3-0 for the first time in franchise history. This past weekend fans got a glimpse of why the team coveted Steve McNair so much in the off-season as they witnessed McNair's 22nd fourth quarter come-from-behind victory.
Ravens Rally, 15-14, Go 3-0
The Ravens ran their record to 3-0 for the first time in their 11-year history with a pulsating, come-from-behind 15-14 win Sunday over the winless Browns.
Baltimore, Cleveland: Tale of the Tape
Baltimore and Cleveland are like two siblings who are so alike it disgusts them -- cities whose municipal and athletic histories are strikingly similar and intertwined.
• Opponent Preview: Cleveland Browns | Lou from the Coast's Gridiron Picks
The Making of Johnny U
PressBox's Ken Denlinger examines how author Tom Callahan relived the past to find the real Johnny Unitas and the glorious Baltimore Colts of yesteryear.
Anyone Want to Trade Ray Lewis Now?
Throughout the off-season there was plenty of talk by fans and the media about trading Ray Lewis. After just the first two games, all that talk seems laughable.
Gameday Gallery: Week Two in Photos
Relive the Baltimore Ravens' 28-6 victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders with PressBox's series of eye-catching images.
Yes, It Was Ugly; Ravens Romp, 28-6
The Ravens improved to 2-0 by unleashing the defense and blasting the Raiders, 28-6, in their home opener with an M&T Bank Stadium-record 70,744 fans.
Home Openers Are Special Days
In a relatively short period of time, the Ravens have provided plenty of long-lasting memories during home openers. The 2006 home season begins with the same opponent that started it all in 1996, the Oakland Raiders.
• Opponent Preview: Oakland Raiders | Lou from the Coast's Gridiron Picks
Ravens Send a Message
The Baltimore Ravens were officially introduced as a legitimate playoff contender with their resounding 27-0 Week One road victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Getting off to a fast start in 2006 was important for a team with a damaged psyche
NFL Money Train Rolls On
When the Dolphins and Steelers kick off the 87th National Football League season, it signals an outpouring of money that previous generations of sports movers and shakers could never have imagined in their wildest dreams.
• Plus: AFC Preview | NFC Preview
The 2006 Ravens: Built to Win it All?
It's hard to characterize an NFL team in any one way. However, the 2006 Ravens can be described as a team that is best set up to achieve the organization's stated goal of winning a Super Bowl in either of the next two seasons.
• Plus: Strongside Blitz | Opponent Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ravens Need to Hit the Road Running
If the Ravens want to make it back to the playoffs this season, a message needs to be sent to the rest of the NFL in Week One against Tampa Bay.
Baltimore's Colts: A Team for the Ages
It wasn't just star players and winning that made the Colts so special. Baltimore was responsible for a handful of NFL firsts -- cheerleaders, mascot, fan clubs, and more.
Cut Week: More than One Way to Go
As roster cuts continue for the Ravens, players can be cut in any one of several ways: outright release, being put on waivers, termination of contract, reaching an injury settlement, being placed on injured reserve or simply being traded.
• Plus: Strongside Blitz
Gridiron Battle of the Beltways
Not many rivalries come as naturally as the one between Washington and Baltimore. And since the Ravens and Redskins won't face each other in the regular season, PressBox settles the score right here, right now.
Ranking The AFC
Damon Yaffe presents his first power rankings for the 2006 season and gives his predictions for each team.
Saving Steve McNair
The Ravens' offensive line -- a.k.a. Foerster's five -- will determine whether the Ravens and their new quarterback rise or fall this season.
• Plus: Strongside Blitz
Fantasy Football: It's Draft Time, Part II
in fantasy football, solid points must come from every part of your starting lineup in order to win consistently. Those extra points can often be found in the shape of the less than glamorous positions: tight end, kicker and team defense.
Anatomy Of A Drive: How McNair Did It
In one near-perfect 12-play sequence against the first-string defense of a New York Giants team expected to contend for a playoff berth, Steve McNair justified all the optimism felt by his coaches and his teammates for the past three months.
• Plus: Who's In Bubble Trouble? | Strongside Blitz
Fantasy Football: It's Draft Time
Gear up for fantasy season with PressBox's rankings of the top 15 fantasy players at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.
Can Defense Propel Ravens to Title?
The present-day projected starters have a total of seven Super Bowl appearances and six championships to their credit. And they're ready for another in 2006.
• Plus: The 2000 Ravens D: Where Are They Now?
Heap Wants A Ring
Tight end Todd Heap was the first Raven selected after the Super Bowl season, and the Ravens' all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches is ready for a ring of his own.
• Plus: Strongside Blitz | Ravens Depth Chart | Adalius Thomas Diary
Preparing for Fantasy Football Drafts
It's that time of year again. PressBox Live's Paul Mittermeier is here to help you prepare for your fantasy football draft, including any Ravens worth watching.
A Common Cause
Can NFL veterans Ray Lewis and Steve McNair complete the journey from adversaries and rivals to teammates and champions?
Ravens Training Camp Report
PressBox has Ravens training camp covered with reports by Joe Platania. The daily Ravens Training Camp Report features a full round-up, plus injury updates, spectacular plays, unusual sights and the most offbeat quote of the day.
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