Alexander Pyles

Writer

Alexander Pyles oversees coverage of the Maryland State House, Baltimore City Hall and elections. He previously was Ravens and NFL editor, and before that was high school sports editor. Before joining The Baltimore Sun in 2013, he was the State House reporter for The (Maryland) Daily Record. Pyles has taught at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism since 2012.

Recent Articles

  • Top 20 moments in Ravens history

    Top 20 moments in Ravens history

    The Ravens started this season, their 20th in the NFL, 0-2. But there's plenty of good memories to look back on. Click the captions above for a look at the greatest moments in the franchise's history. Using our football app? Tap here for the content. apyles@baltsun.com twitter.com/aapyles

  • Donald Trump says Joe Flacco is 'very elite'

    Donald Trump says Joe Flacco is 'very elite'

    Donald Trump paused on Monday from answering questions about how he would run the country to address a matter of the utmost importance in Baltimore. Is Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco elite? "I think Joe Flacco is actually a very elite quarterback," Trump said. "He won a Super Bowl. He did it, really...

  • Don't write the Ravens off for being 0-2

    Don't write the Ravens off for being 0-2

    Well, not many people saw that coming. But it's really no reason to panic. The Ravens, a trendy Super Bowl pick, lost to the Oakland Raiders, a perennially-bad team already competing for the role of NFL's worst in 2015 after a Week 1 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Before Sunday, the Ravens were...

  • Torrey Smith emerges with 49ers against an old favorite

    Torrey Smith emerges with 49ers against an old favorite

    The receiver who made his living making plays downfield in Baltimore was back at it Sunday. Torrey Smith, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, caught six passes for 120 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers (whom he often torched while with the Ravens), including a 75-yard...

  • Staff picks for Ravens at Raiders

    Staff picks for Ravens at Raiders

    Baltimore Sun NFL writers and experts predict the result of Sunday's Ravens game against the Raiders in Oakland. Click the captions above to see the picks.

  • Ravens take a dive in some NFL power rankings

    Ravens take a dive in some NFL power rankings

    That 19-13 loss to the Denver Broncos didn't scare Jon Meoli much in the Week 2 NFL Power Rankings on the Sports Blitz, where the Ravens fell to No. 7. Other media weren't feeling quite so hopeful. Here's where the Ravens rank across the Internet: -> ESPN: No. 12 No offensive touchdowns and 173...

  • Jason Babin's no longer a star, but he can help the Ravens

    Jason Babin's no longer a star, but he can help the Ravens

    Just a few seasons ago, new Ravens outside linebacker Jason Babin was among the NFL's most effective pass rushers. Playing for the Tennessee Titans in 2010, Babin had 12.5 sacks. The next season, he was third in the NFL with 18 sacks while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now 35 years old,...

  • Ravens are NFL's 12th most valuable franchise, Forbes says

    Ravens are NFL's 12th most valuable franchise, Forbes says

    The Ravens fell out of the top 10 this year in Forbes' annual valuation of NFL franchises. The Ravens are the league's 12th most valuable franchise in this year's rankings, the first time since 2012 they finished outside of the top 10. The Ravens were valued 10th last year and ninth the year before...