1. New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens: 10 Keys to the Game for Baltimore

    After beginning the season on a tear, the New York Giants put to rest the notion of a "Super Bowl hangover." Eli Manning was routinely shredding defenses, and by Week 8 the Giants were sitting at 6-2, well in command of a surprisingly soft NFC East...

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  2. Broncos vs. Ravens: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Baltimore

    Final Score: Denver 34, Baltimore 17 The Denver Broncos won in Baltimore for the time since John Elway's second career start as the Bronco's quarterback...

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  3. Baltimore Ravens: 7 Ways Baltimore Can Get Ray Rice More Involved in the Offense

    On paper, the Baltimore Ravens offense looks like a collection of players who can score at will. With the talent at each "skill" position, Baltimore's record and position atop the AFC North should be no surprise...

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  4. Steelers vs Ravens: Baltimore's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 13

    With so much on the line and a fourth quarter lead, the Baltimore Ravens let a playoff berth and a couple of impressive winning streaks slip through their fingers...

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  5. Baltimore Ravens 2012: Ranking the Best and Worst Matchups in the Postseason

    The Baltimore Ravens are streaking toward the postseason with a gaudy 8-2 mark with six games left to play. Barring a historical collapse, they will hit the postseason for the fifth consecutive year under coach John Harbaugh...

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  6. Baltimore Ravens 2012: Who Is the Real Joe Flacco?

    The term "game manager" is probably one of the most unflattering descriptions that can be bestowed upon an NFL quarterback...

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  7. Ravens vs. Steelers: Baltimore's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 11

    The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 Sunday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, taking a two-game lead over their AFC North rivals...

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  8. The 25 Most Infuriating Players in the NHL

    As a hockey fan, the balance of emotions between what you love and hate can often times be maddening. We cheer for our favorite team with optimism and enthusiasm hoping for victory...

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  9. NHL Lockout: 12 Players Who Could Come to Camp out of Shape When CBA Is Settled

    Professional athletes make their money on the performance of the vehicle that they have been blessed with and choose to maintain as they see fit. Fit being the operative word...

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  10. Baltimore Ravens: Anquan Boldin Charity Event at M&T Bank Stadium

    With media coverage that runs 24-hours a day, seven days a week, professional athletes are characterized a certain way by the media...

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  11. NHL Power Rankings: Rating Each Team's 3rd Jersey

    Hockey jerseys have evolved over the years from the basic and fundamental logo on the front of the "sweater" to gaudy and over-bedazzled atrocities similar to the one sported by a fellow named Gretzky over there...

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  12. Raiders vs. Ravens: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis for Baltimore

    Final Score: Baltimore 55 Oakland 20 The Baltimore Ravens put up a record-setting scoreline against the over-matched Oakland Raiders ...

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  13. The 50 Worst Goals in Hockey History

    When you score a goal in hockey it is a truly wonderful feeling. Playing competitive hockey for 20 years allowed me to get my name on plenty of score sheets...

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  14. The 20 Greatest Mustaches in Hockey History

    Welcome to Movember! In case you didn't know, there has been a movement during the month of November as awareness for prostate cancer follows October's breast cancer awareness...

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  15. NHL Lockout Figureheads and Their Pop Culture Doppelgangers

    The NHL lockout has provided very little in the way of optimism for even the most committed of NHL fans. As a perpetual "glass-half-full" guy, even I am beginning to wonder when the final guillotine will fall on what is left of a potential season...

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  16. NHL Trade Rumors: Favorites to Land Top Trade-Deadline Targets

    This summer saw some pretty big names in the NHL shifting locations. Whether it was a free-agent signing or a trade, several teams immediately addressed roster needs heading into the 2012-13 season...

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  17. Fantasy Hockey 2012-13: Top 25 Fantasy Hockey Team Names

    Fantasy hockey isn't for everyone. Let's be very clear about that from the start. The attention required over a (normally) 82-game season means that there are daily roster adjustments, ...

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  18. The 15 Most Egotistical Figures Currently in the NHL

    In sports there is, of course, no " I " in team. I made the mistake of letting my high-school lacrosse coach know that there was in fact a " me " in team if you moved some letters around...

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  19. 50 Reasons to Hope There's an NHL Season

    Well, I don't care what the Bett-man says, I'm still hoping for hockey and an NHL season. The negotiations continue with little to cling to in the way of hope, but the true fans aren't ready to give up just yet...

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  20. The Most Painful Moment in Each NHL Team's History

    I don't consider it a huge secret that I am a fan of the Detroit Red Wings. I'm also a huge fan of the NHL in general...

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  21. NHL Trade Rumors: 15 Big NHL Names That Could Be Trade Bait

    There isn't always fire when it comes to the smoke of trade rumors. In fact, most trade rumors turn out only to be speculation anyway...

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  22. NHL 2012-13: Handing Out the 2012 NHL Offseason Awards

    I hope you don't expect to see any of these trophies to be handed out here, because in case you didn't know, there's no NHL hockey...

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  23. Detroit Red Wings' Darren McCarty: 25 Questions for Hockeytown's Favorite 25

    One of the reasons I love sports so much is the human drama that exists in every game. I'm not talking about the contrived drama that exists in the absurdity of the inappropriately titled "reality television...

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  24. NHL Fantasy Hockey Rankings: The Definitive Top 50 Players

    Fantasy hockey can be a tricky game for even the most seasoned veteran. An injury can force you into becoming a waiver-wire junkie or making an ill-conceived trade...

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  25. NHL 13: Simulating an Entire Season with EA's Newest Offering

    The world of video games has become a multi-billion dollar industry. There are certainly plenty of 40-year-olds living in their parents' basement who are the stereotypical gamers...

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