AFC North links: Did Flacco outplay Brady?

June, 27, 2012
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Baltimore Ravens

In a recent radio interview with 790 The Zone in Atlanta, running back Ray Rice said teammate Joe Flacco outdueled Tom Brady in last season's AFC Championship Game. "It was [Flacco's] show. It was his show on offense and as much credit that I was getting and as much respect I was getting from defenses, all Joe really had to do is prove that we can drive the ball down the field and score, and he did that,” Rice told the radio station. “Quite frankly, he outplayed Tom Brady the last game.”

Who should the Ravens start at cornerback? Baltimore Beat Down's Bruce Raffel sizes up the contenders.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincy Jungle looks at former quarterback Ken Anderson's case to be in the Hall of Fame. The Bengals' official website also has a story on Anderson's Hall credentials, as well as a look at what Anderson's doing now.

Cleveland Browns

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, in Ohio Tuesday for the NFL rookie symposium, said that when he declared for the draft, he thought his most likely destination was Cleveland, reports The Plain Dealer's Tom Reed. “ ... Cleveland was a place I thought I would be just because they had the most firepower when it came to draft picks and tradeability,” Griffin said.

Defensive tackle Phil Taylor is set on coming back from a torn chest muscle this season, but he's been warned to not try to come back too quickly, reports the Associated Press. Taylor has talked to linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, who missed 26 consecutive games in 2009 and 2010 after suffering similar injuries to Taylor, about the rehab.


Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers will report to training camp at Saint Vincent College on July 25 and their first open practice will be July 27, the first of 16 practices that will be accessible to the public, writes Douglas Farmer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Linebacker Stevenson Sylvester talked to Steelers.com's Teresa Varley about the mentality required to thrive on special teams. “It’s like you are in the 100-yard dash and near the finish line and number two and three are behind you,” said Sylvester. “The ribbon is right there and you know you got it first. It’s the same thing. It’s an amazing feeling. You just unload and take out everything you have on the returner and to get the clean hit is everything.”

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