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08:26 AM ET 09.16 | Once upon a time, Ray Lewis came into the league as an "undersized" linebacker at about 235 pounds. Then he changed his body, bulking up to about 250 pounds for a good stretch of time. Last year, he got up 260. He was very stout at that weight, but Lewis struggled a bit in coverage and on nickel downs. Unlike a lot of star veterans, the Ravens linebacker is not delusional about his game. He saw the flaws on tape, and thought losing weight would help. Little known fact: he also got his body fat percentage down to five percent -- unheard of for a man his size. The early returns, including his play against the Bengals, have been outstanding.

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September 16, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Nobody cares ?????

September 16, 2012  08:52 AM ET

Ravens should win by double digits if they play up to par. They looked fantastic last week. That being said, I expect the eagles to play a better game. If the eagles want to go far this year, they will quit letting a QB who has always had questionable accuracy throw 50+ times a game and let their young stud McCoy take the brunt of those carries.

September 16, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Nobody cares ?????

I just don't think anyone was awake just yet

September 16, 2012  08:54 AM ET

A lot of people "play well against the Bengals" and it has nothing to do with Jenny Craig.

September 16, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I just don't think anyone was awake just yet

Morning CC........Even though I've retired I still have trouble sleeping.............Excellent #2 post....

September 16, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Morning CC........Even though I've retired I still have trouble sleeping.............Excellent #2 post....

I've always been a night owl myself, have a hard time going to bed before 2 am on any night. Got to get up today for some early drinking though to prep for panther game around lunch

September 16, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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I've always been a night owl myself, have a hard time going to bed before 2 am on any night. Got to get up today for some early drinking though to prep for panther game around lunch

Should be a good game .............Go Panthers..................

September 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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Should be a good game .............Go Panthers..................

go panthers. Yea, i'm hoping we pull it out with some good offense and some good defense. I know our running game has to be better then last week. Between the panthers and saints, the panthers are the ones that can least afford to start off 0-2... especially 0-2 in the division. The saints can come back from an 0-2 start go fight for a playoff spot, the panthers on the other hand can't afford to go 0-2. I hope for a good game, with no injuries.

September 16, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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Nobody cares ?????

He is a mean a-ss motherf-ker

September 16, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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go panthers. Yea, i'm hoping we pull it out with some good offense and some good defense. I know our running game has to be better then last week. Between the panthers and saints, the panthers are the ones that can least afford to start off 0-2... especially 0-2 in the division. The saints can come back from an 0-2 start go fight for a playoff spot, the panthers on the other hand can't afford to go 0-2. I hope for a good game, with no injuries.

Hard to say if the Saints could climb back as momentum is a funny thing and when you add that the team is rudderless well just saying......

September 16, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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A lot of people "play well against the Bengals" and it has nothing to do with Jenny Craig.

Morning Canuck

September 16, 2012  09:13 AM ET

What is this guy, 40? He was one of the best when he was just a newcomer in the league. Now, he's still one of the best in the league and one of the greatest of all time. I wish he played for my team.

September 16, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Hard to say if the Saints could climb back as momentum is a funny thing and when you add that the team is rudderless well just saying......

Yea, i just believe the saints have a more believable chance of coming back from 0-2 vs my carolina panthers. If my panthers start off 0-2, it's extremely unlikely they can come back to steal a wild card especially since they'd be 0-2 in their division. If the saints go 0-2, it'd be tough to rebound but they have a better chance at it then carolina. GO PANTHERS

September 16, 2012  09:16 AM ET

LOL the #1 active user is a spammer

That should change soon it's NFL sunday

September 16, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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LOL the #1 active user is a spammerThat should change soon it's NFL sunday

hah, good eye to catch that

September 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Yea, i just believe the saints have a more believable chance of coming back from 0-2 vs my carolina panthers. If my panthers start off 0-2, it's extremely unlikely they can come back to steal a wild card especially since they'd be 0-2 in their division. If the saints go 0-2, it'd be tough to rebound but they have a better chance at it then carolina. GO PANTHERS

Go Panthers if one thing came out of this bounty crap for me is that I don't like Mickey Loomis comes off as a complete **** every time I see him talk

September 16, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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hah, good eye to catch that

As I was scrolling down I saw the Flag w/Fist avatar on my right

September 16, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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LOL the #1 active user is a spammerThat should change soon it's NFL sunday

A spammer who comments on sports and then spams.............




What is FN coming to ?????????????????????




S...................M...........................H !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 16, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Go Panthers if one thing came out of this bounty crap for me is that I don't like Mickey Loomis comes off as a complete **** every time I see him talk

I've always hated the saints since they are a division rival for many years, but that bounty crap was in poor taste. Dude telling steve smith he had to hit him low and late or he'd be fined? I love how half their players have confessed, they have coaches suspended, and some players are still denying any wrong doing. I don't hope for injuries to any player or team, but if steve smith were to bodyslam and whoop the snot out of one of the saints for the 2nd year in a row i'm sure it'd be appreciated at the stadium.

 
September 16, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Morning All!!!!






Hail to the Redskins!!!

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