An NFL season not only requires survival of the fittest, but being the most fortunate.
Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis has been placed on the inactive list for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a toe injury, ending his streak of 57 consecutive starts.
Playing without middle linebacker Ray Lewis for the first time in 58 games, the Baltimore Ravens turned to their offense in an important AFC North showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Marshawn Lynch caught the pass and was a few yards short of a critical Seattle first down late in Sunday's game against the Ravens. The only guys standing between Lynch and the line were Ray Lewis and Jarret Johnson.
Ryan Clark's first fine for an illegal hit drew nothing but a remorseful nod from the Pittsburgh Steelers safety.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin can't seem to keep his hamstrings healthy, and a miserable season for Indianapolis got worse Sunday when tight end Dallas Clark went down with a leg injury.
Thirty minutes into the first game of the season, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stood before his teammates and delivered an inspirational and insightful speech that set the tone for the entire season.
Rookie Torrey Smith made his first three career receptions count.
Heading into the opener Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons are drawing plenty of attention for that high-powered offense.