We look at this game from a fantasy football perspective and consider the players from both sides that should be placed in the lineup or benched.
The NFL can’t be happy that its most controversial franchise is playing its primetime game to kick off Week 2. But that’s exactly what’s happening as the Baltimore Ravens host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night (8:25 ET, CBS).
Solomon Wilcots may have had one season in the black and yellow, but he’s an expert on all things football and he took the time to weigh in on this Thursday’s match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens. Amid numerous controversial stories, there is still football to be played and games to be won. Week two starts with the Ravens and Steelers in an AFC North divisional match-up.
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An NFL star is suspended indefinitely after new video shows him knocking out his fiancé with a punch to the face. The video, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows Ray Rice and his fiancé in an Atlantic City casino.
News that the Baltimore Ravens have fired Ray Rice — after a video of him allegedly striking his then-fiancé surfaced — is being hailed by those who are trying to stop domestic violence. Jennifer Polzin is with the Tubman Center for Families in Minneapolis.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
The Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.
No matter what Ray Rice said yesterday, it can’t change what he did or the near-universal perception that aristocrats get more chances than we do. But Rice made one refreshing statement: His wife could do no wrong.
In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.
Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson expects to play in the final game ever at Mall of America Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The running back played in the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, but lasted just one offensive play into the second half. His backup, Toby Gerhart, is unlikely to play and cornerback Xavier Rhodes could return after missing two weeks. The Vikings had four players list as non-participants, seven as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
The Minnesota Vikings will honor their former center, Matt Birk, before the game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, the team announced Thursday.
The Minnesota Vikings are likely to have their top two running backs back for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, four players as limited participants and four players as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
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The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
The Minnesota Vikings may be on the verge of shutting down star running back Adrian Peterson. The ankle injury suffered in Sunday’s loss is not deemed too serious, but with the team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, his health is more important. Toby Gerhart would be given the opportunity to showcase his talent over the final three games as long as Peterson is out.
The Minnesota Vikings play their second to last game ever at Mall of America Field against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have won five straight and have risen to the top of the NFC East Division. Running back LeSean McCoy and linebacker DeMeco Ryans led the Eagles offensive and defensive units.
The Minnesota Vikings had the game won. Then they didn’t. Then they did. Finally, they didn’t as the Baltimore Ravens scored a touchdown with four seconds remaining to pull off the 29-26 victory Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Vikings units performed all right considering the elements they were playing in all game.
On their way to the Super Bowl last season, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the top-seeded Denver Broncos by erasing a fourth-quarter deficit with a near-miraculous touchdown pass. That was nothing compared to what the defending champions did Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in a 29-26 victory.
It’s hard to determine which was wackier, the unrelenting snow during the first half, or the flurry of five touchdowns over the final 125 seconds during this unforgettable game between the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has left Sunday’s game against Baltimore with an ankle injury. The injury occurred early in the second quarter on a snowy afternoon and on a wet field. His return is questionable.
Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil has been placed on the inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings because of a sprained ankle.
The Minnesota Vikings have ruled quarterback Christian Ponder out for Sunday’s game at Baltimore. Coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that Ponder had yet to pass all of his post-concussion tests. So Ponder will not suit up against the Ravens, with Matt Cassel starting and Josh Freeman backing him up.
The Minnesota Vikings will not have quarterback Christian Ponder for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens due to the concussion suffered in the win over the Chicago Bears. Matt Cassel will take over as the starter with Josh Freeman serving as his backup. The Vikings had five players listed as non-participants, four as limited participants and four as full participants at Thursday’s practice.
But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.