Jon Beason is going be back in the middle of the New York Giants' defense, and he is going to have help at the linebacker spot. The Giants confirmed Friday that they re-signed Beason and later said they also signed former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain. The team did not disclose contract details, but reports said Beason got $19 million over three years. Terms of McClain's deal were not immediately available.
By Simon Evans (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks extended their winning start to the season to a franchise record four games after a 23-20 comeback victory in overtime at the Houston Texans on Sunday while the New York Giants suffered a fourth straight loss with a miserable 31-7 defeat at Kansas City. The defending Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens also had a tough day with quarterback Joe Flacco throwing five interceptions in a 23-20 loss at Buffalo. ...
By Simon Evans Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks extended their winning start to the season to a franchise record four games after a 23-20 comeback victory in overtime at the Houston Texans on Sunday while the New York Giants suffered a fourth straight loss with a miserable 31-7 defeat at Kansas City. The defending Super Bowl champions, the Baltimore Ravens also had a tough day with quarterback Joe Flacco throwing five interceptions in a 23-20 loss at Buffalo. ...
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos dismantled the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. Then they delivered a convincing victory on the road against Manning's younger brother and the rest of the New York Giants.
COMMENTARY | The AFC West was all but handed to the Denver Broncos before the 2013 NFL season even began. After a dominant 2-0 start (convincing wins against the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants), most are still willing to appoint Peyton Manning and Co. the paper champions of the division -- and rightfully so.
The Baltimore Ravens aren't going to apologize for a win, nor should they. Every win counts the same in the NFL, and the Ravens avoided the dreaded 0-2 start. Ask teams like Washington, the New York Giants, Carolina and Minnesota how 0-2 feels. So the Ravens are in the winners category. But, they also dip a toe in the losers side too. Baltimore will have to improve a ton if it wants to make the playoffs to defend its Super Bowl title. And now the Ravens have to monitor running back Ray Rice's hip injury. The team said Rice suffered just a strained hip flexor, but it was pretty scary to see him go down in a heap with no contact in the fourth quarter. The Ravens offense was pretty bad with Rice for three-plus quarters. They played an ugly game with no points in the first half. Baltimore, which was blown out in Week 1 at Denver, is lucky that the Browns couldn't find the end zone even if quarterback Brandon Weeden had a GPS navigation system installed in his helmet. They squeaked out a 14-6 win. The champs are not playing like champs yet this season. But at least they'll be fixing some of their issues with a win in their back pocket. Here are the rest of the Week 2 winners and losers:
(Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers sliced up the Washington Redskins' defense while new dad Joe Flacco led the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to a hard-fought win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rodgers soared to a career-high 480 yards passing and four touchdowns and running back James Starks added 132 yards and a touchdown rushing as the Packers dominated the visiting Redskins 38-20, leading 31-0 at one point. "I didn't feel great before the game," Rodgers told reporters. ...
* Rodgers throws for career-high 480 yards * Chiefs surprise Cowboys to go to 2-0 * Texans outlast Titans in overtime (adds late games) Sept 15 (Reuters) - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers sliced up the Washington Redskins' defense while new dad Joe Flacco led the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens to a hard-fought win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rodgers soared to a career-high 480 yards passing and four touchdowns and running back James Starks added 132 yards and a touchdown rushing as the Packers dominated the visiting Redskins 38-20, leading 31-0 at one point. ...
COMMENTARY | The popular opinion I've seen in game previews and heard on sports talk radio is that the Cleveland Browns are lambs headed to the slaughter when they travel to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Baltimore was thoroughly embarrassed at the Denver Broncos last Thursday night, and, if that wasn't enough reason for the Ravens to be up for their first divisional contest of the season, they'll also be celebrating their Super Bowl triumph for one final time. ...
(Reuters) - It may have only been the first week of the National Football League season but that is all that was needed for Super Bowl contenders to reveal themselves while other hopefuls got off to a rocky start. The Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints confirmed their championship ambitions with impressive wins while the New England Patriots and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens had worrying flaws exposed. ...

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