The NFL expanded the Rooney Rule to give more minority candidates opportunities to become a head coach and reward teams who develop them. More interviews didn’t equal more hirings this offseason. According to an analysis of candidates known to have interviewed for seven head coach openings this month, 11 were minorities and 16 were white. […]
A season in which the Baltimore Ravens overcame a long list of obstacles to reach the playoffs ended with their star quarterback stuck in the locker room during the fourth quarter and the rest of the team shuffling off the field to join him after a disheartening 17-3 defeat. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson were […]
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson could’ve kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 26 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter secured a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens in […]
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ravens coach John Harbaugh was immediately impressed by Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen’s competitive fire following their first face-to-face encounter in an NFL setting. It happened in the 2018 season opener, when the then-raw rookie Bills quarterback was shoved into the Ravens’ sideline. Allen hopped up and exchanged words with players […]
The divisional round of the NFL Playoffs are here. Will the Rams defense be strong enough to limit the Packers offense? Can the Bills hold off the Ravens at home? Do the Chiefs have anything to be worried about against the Browns? Do you trust Drew Brees or Tom Brady more the third time around?
Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. Last week’s 20-13 victory in Tennessee was Harbaugh’s eighth on the road in the playoffs, the most by any coach […]
Some first steps are far longer than others. Such as what Lamar Jackson achieved Sunday. After two postseason flops, Jackson was his usual dynamic and decisive self in leading the Ravens to a 20-13 wild-card victory at Tennessee. He isn’t in any way the only reason Baltimore is advancing — the defense shut down 2,000-yard […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory, and coming away from Baltimore makes it even more impressive. Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more as the Ravens rallied from 10 points down and beat the Tennessee Titans 20-13 Sunday in their AFC wild-card […]
Which AFC quarterback will pick up their first playoff victory? Which NFC team could pull off a Wild Card upset? How can Ohio State knock off Alabama like they did in the 2015 Sugar Bowl?
J.K. Dobbins knew his spectacular career at Ohio State provided no guarantee that he would immediately become an NFL star. Dobbins was the first Buckeyes running back to rush for 1,000 yards as a freshman, sophomore and junior. He finished with 4,459 yards on the ground — second most in school history — and scored […]