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When the Baltimore Ravens began the 2001 season as the NFL's defending champions, we started the new campaign with ... just another home game -- a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, against the Chicago Bears.
No national TV.
No prime time.
The only thing that happened out of the ordinary is the team raised its world championship flag before the kickoff. Then we went out and played football. We beat a very good Bears team 17-6. It was a terrific game and a great matchup -- both teams would go to the playoffs that year -- but only the people in Baltimore and Chicago saw it.
A lot has changed in 11 seasons. When the New York Giants and Dallas Cowb...
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As the season draws near, NFL on FOX analyst Brian Billick gives his predictions for each division in 2012.
Green Bay Packers It seems odd that the 15-1 Packers are flying below the radar coming into the 2011 season. Save for an uncharacteristic four turnovers against the Giants, the Packers could have advanced to another Super Bowl. Even coming off an early playoff...
Atlanta at Kansas City Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo. - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 706 *TV announcers: Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin *Keys to the game: Without OLB Tamba Hali and uncertain of LCB Brandon Flowers' stamina level after he was dogged by a knee injury most of August, the Chiefs won't be able to attack QB Matt Ryan as coach...
By Brian Billick
Brian Billick is an acclaimed NFL game analyst for FOX Sports and a Super Bowl-winning coach.
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