Anquan Boldin on the decline, and the Ravens were correct to trade him, even for only a sixth-round pick. Why? Pete Prisco says Boldin is terrific in catching passes in traffic, but his declining speed is making him less of an asset.
All four teams playing this weekend will be near full strength. Baltimore CB Asa Jackson and New England TE Rob Gronkowski are the only two players who have been ruled out for Sunday. Gronkowski was placed on injured reserve on Thursday.
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (foot) missed practice for a second-straight day. Ravens WR Torrey Smith was added to the injury report but practiced on a limited basis. Packers WRs Randall Cobb (illness) and Jordy Nelson (ankle) returned to practice.
The Patriots say that they aren't going to hold back against the Dolphins on Sunday. Their hopes of earning a first-round playoff bye are in the hands of the Broncos and Texans, but for those scenarios to even matter the Pats have to win first.