The league's two-game suspension of Ravens star Ray Rice is a joke, and sends a terrible message that the NFL doesn't take domestic violence seriously.
Jane McManus and former college kicker Katie Hnida reflect on sports and violence against women, and a conflicting time for female fans.
Pro leagues like the NFL could do a lot of good by adopting domestic violence as the next cause.
Could we get our first battle of the birds with the Ravens and the Falcons? Or even better, a battle of brothers with 49ers-Ravens? But how can you rule out the Patriots? Our writers make their picks for the AFC and NFC championship games.