After serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, Thompson has been reinstated, writes the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.
The Baltimore Sun's Matt Vensel writes that Baltimore's quarterback has been asked to throw a lot more often than a year ago, which saw him throw 11 touchdowns in four games in the postseason.
The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec doesn't point the finger at one player in particular (Gino Gradkowski in this instance) or run-game coordinator Juan Castillo for the offensive line's issues.
Russell Street Report's Joe Polek wonders why the local media didn't question John Harbaugh further for his decision to stop running the ball against Buffalo.
CSNBaltimore.com's Clifton Brown writes that Smith has been producing big for Baltimore, even with the other surrounding offensive issues.
BaltimoreRavens.com's Ryan Mink analyzes how these two changes have affected the line's performance.