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Wednesday September 14th, 2011

An abbreviated look at what’s going on around the NFL on Wednesday, Sept. 14:

• After watching Baltimore dismantle Pittsburgh, 34-7 on Sunday, Brian Billick believes that this "might be the best Ravens team ever."

• Believe it or not, the Giants finally received some positive news on the injury front: Osi Umenyiora was back working out, while WR Hakeem Nicks and rookie corner Prince Amukamara both spent time jogging at practice.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley says that Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is trending toward being an all-time great  at his position.

• If not for Chad Henne's 59 yards rushing Monday, the Dolphins would have turned in an embarrassing rushing total, which begs the question: Can Miami run the ball anymore?

Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears isn't ready to hit the panic button after Dallas' Week 1 meltdown against the Jets. Spears says the Cowboys will "be fine."

Josh Freeman is preaching a similar sermon to Spears' in Tampa, saying that everyone's quick to develop a "Chicken Little complex" after a Week 1 loss. • NFL quarterbacks accounted for a record 7,842 passing yards in Week 1 of the 2011 season. Donovan McNabb was responsible for just 39 of those.

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