Old Gold & Black

Ravens' Justin Tucker, right, kicks the game-winning 49 yards field goal with Sam Koch holding against the 49ers on Dec. 1, 2019. The Ravens defeated the 49ers by score of 20 to 17 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Cover Three: Ravens Continue Winning Ways

Luke Martin December 5, 2019

Thanksgiving weekend did not disappoint NFL fans this year. Divisional matchups, upsets and top-tier inter-divisional showdowns kept fans entertained from Thursday to Monday. While potential playoff participants...

Ravens' (99), Matthew Judon forces Houston Texans quarterback (4), Deshaun Watson to fumble during the November 17, 2019 game in Baltimore, MD. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/TNS)

Cover Three: The Ravens Are For Real In The AFC

Luke Martin November 21, 2019

The Ravens dominating Houston, the Patriots winning a Super Bowl LII rematch, and so many more incredible stories were sadly overshadowed by something that should have nothing to do with the sport of football....

Ravens' #8, Lamar Jackson, runs in for a score against the New England Patriots in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019.

Cover Three: Ravens Down Patriots At Home

Luke Martin November 7, 2019

“Tom Brady and the Patriots sure must be thankful for the end zone cat” is certainly not a sentence that I predicted would go through my head going into this week. But it is one that is feasible after...

Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Miami Dolphins looks to his left during the third quarter of an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on October 20, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. (Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images/TNS)

Cover Three: Cowboys Are Back In NFC Playoff Hunt

Luke Martin October 24, 2019

Whether it was the clear skies of Buffalo or the downpours in D.C., weather conditions were fairly representative of playoff races in Week 7. The slate of games provided clarity to some divisional races...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA OCTOBER 13, 2019-Rams Jared Goff is sacked by 49ers defensive lineman Solomon Thomas in the 3rd quarter at the Coliseum Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Cover Three: 49ers and Jets Win Big At Home

Luke Martin October 17, 2019

There is a part-time job that pays, on average, $173,000 for about six months of work. Better yet, those six months are spent hanging out around NFL stadiums! The only requirement: don’t jeopardize yourself...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (12) catches a touchdown pass in front of Los Angeles Rams corneback Nickell Robey-Coleman in the second quarter at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Buccaneers won, 55-40. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Cover Three: Who Are The Real Contenders In The NFC?

Luke Martin October 3, 2019

If you were to go back in time five weeks and describe Week 4 to an average NFL fan, some things would build up your credibility as a truthful time traveler: the Eagles and Packers will play a tight one...

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17), sidelined with a calf injury, follows the action against the Atlanta Falcons on September 15, 2019, in Atlanta. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Cover Three: Eagles Struggle To Regain Playoff Form

Luke Martin September 26, 2019

Panthers 38, Cardinals 20 With both teams looking to pick up their first win of 2019, this game did not draw a lot of attention going into Week 3. Those who decided to watch were likely surprised to...

Jaguars quarterback #15, Gardner Minshew II looks to receiver #88, Tre McBride on what turned into an incomplete pass attempt during first quarter action. The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Atlanta Falcons at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL Thursday, August 29, 2019 for the final preseason game before the start of the regular season. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]

Meet The Next NFL Rookie Sensation

Luke Martin September 19, 2019

Making his first ever NFL start, Gardner Minshew II turned more heads than one would expect for a sixth round pick of the less-than-storied Jacksonville Jaguars. Minshew followed up his stunning 22-for-25,...

With his hand wrapped, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sideline against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Cover Three: Saints Find Themselves In NFL Purgatory

Luke Martin September 19, 2019

 Rams 27, Saints 9 — This game had all the makings of an NFC Championship preview. That was until Drew Brees went down early in the first quarter with an injury to his throwing hand. Predicted to spend...

NFL Recap: Ravens And Patriots Impress

NFL Recap: Ravens And Patriots Impress

Luke Martin September 12, 2019

Lions 27, Cardinals 27 — As eye-popping as a tie can be, many were only interested in this game to see the new Arizona duo of Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury and rookie quarterback Kyler Murray. Both teams...

Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (94) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) near the end of the second half on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at Soldier Field in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Previewing The First Week Of NFL Season

Luke Martin September 5, 2019

A long, eventful offseason draws to an end on Thursday night, as the 199th installment of one of the most storied rivalries in professional football kicks off the regular season. I’ll preview the key...

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