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  1. Schedule falls into place for Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens had valid reasons for not being in the playoff hunt this year. The Ray Rice scandal, the season-ending injury to cornerback Jimmy Smith and the four-game suspension to defensive tackle Haloti Ngata all could have caused the seaso...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers close in on playoff berth

    Scott Brown

    ATLANTA -- The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't get any help from the flailing Cleveland Browns, who simultaneously introduced quarterback Johnny Manziel Sunday and all but checked out of the AFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers did not do them any f...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. NFL -- John Clayton's Last Call, Week 14

    John Clayton

    Four AFC hopefuls suffered damaging blows Sunday, John Clayton writes. Plus, the surging Seahawks, Le'Veon Bell and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2014
  4. 2014 rankings update: Fantasy playoff help

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to December and the fantasy football playoffs, and since there's no more trading and only a few more weeks left, we've come to the end of the road for the weekly blog entry that has been the end-of-season rankings. Hope you've enjoyed it as m...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. Ben Roethlisberger: Steelers approaching Sunday as a 'must-win' g...

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are well aware that every team in the AFC North is at least three games over .500 and that 11 teams in the conference have a winning record. But the division and playoff races that are tighter than a waistline...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. San Diego Chargers least likely winning team to make the postseas...

    Aaron Schatz

    Right now, 17 of the 32 NFL teams have winning records. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders shares which 10 are least likely to make it to the postseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  7. In 1974, James Harris became first black QB to start a playoff ga...

    Steve Wulf

    In ESPN The Magazine, Steve Wulf writes that when Russell Wilson starts Super Bowl XLVIII, fans won't bat an eye. But when James Harris started a playoff game in 1974, America wasn't so color-blind.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  8. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  9. Fantasy Football - Week 15 cheat sheet - Last-minute start, sit, ...

    Tim Kavanagh

    Tim Kavanagh sifts through ESPN Insider's top fantasy content from Week 15 to present the best start, sit, injury and pickup advice in one place.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  10. Joe Flacco sets NFL wins mark in style

    Jamison Hensley

    Quarterback Joe Flacco's game-winning touchdown pass to Marlon Brown on Sunday just didn't keep the Baltimore Ravens' playoff hopes alive. It made him the winningest quarterback over the first six seasons of an NFL career. The Ravens' 29-26 win ov...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  11. Bell, Steelers O-Line status Sunday

    Nic Reiner

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have a good chance at the sixth playoff spot in the AFC. Even though Pittsburgh sits at 5-7, Football Outsiders places their odds at 30.7 percent, the most among non-KC Wild Card hopefuls. Though they are not currently in the ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. Ravens inching closer to playoff form

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens are a team that's improving and getting closer to looking like a playoff team. They're just not there yet, and you can't put all of the blame on Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for standing in the Ravens' wa...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  13. Double Coverage: Steelers at Ravens

    Jamison Hensley and Scott Brown

    BALTIMORE -- A few weeks ago, it looked like the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers would only be playing for bragging rights on Thanksgiving night. Not so anymore. There are major playoff implications in the 39th meeting between the AFC Nor...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  14. Can Ravens beat a top-tier quarterback?

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night would improve the Baltimore Ravens' playoff hopes and help them avoid getting swept by their AFC North rival. It would also represent the Ravens' first win over a top-ti...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  15. Steelers-Ravens Preview

    Steelers-Ravens Preview

    Preview | November 26, 2013
  16. Importance of AFC No. 3 seed

    Mike Sando

    The top two seeds from each NFL conference will be the only ones receiving first-round playoff byes, but the third seed from the AFC might be in line for the next best thing -- a date with one of the worst sixth seeds in memory. Such is the sorry sta...

    Blog | November 23, 2013