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

  • Steve Smith Sr. stat watch: Week 4

    Steve Smith Sr. stat watch: Week 4

    Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., playing his final NFL season, is padding some potential-Hall-of-Fame statistics this year with the Ravens. Each week, we'll update where the 36-year-old stands on some all-time lists, recap any historic achievements and look at what milestones he might be nearing....

  • 20 worst moments in Ravens history

    20 worst moments in Ravens history

    The Ravens' first-ever 0-3 start should probably be added to this list. But as the Ravens continue their 20th season in the NFL, here's a look at the 20 worst things that happened to the franchise before this season. Click the captions above to read on. If you missed it, here's the top 20 moments...

  • Ravens are winless against former coaches this season

    Ravens are winless against former coaches this season

    There's plenty of reasons why the Ravens are 0-3, but here's one that has nothing to do with the offense, defense or special teams. They're suffering from the Curse of Coaches Past. The Ravens have lost their first three games this season to teams led by head coaches who once worked in Baltimore....

  • Tough schedule, 0-3 start has some Ravens fans clinging to optimism

    Tough schedule, 0-3 start has some Ravens fans clinging to optimism

    Fans fell silent when Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw an interception in the first quarter. They booed when the Ravens went into the M&T Bank Stadium locker room, down 14-0 at halftime. And when Flacco's fourth-down pass to tight end Maxx Williams fell incomplete late in the fourth, most stood...

  • How key Ravens, Bengals performed against each other over the years

    How key Ravens, Bengals performed against each other over the years

    The Ravens lead the all-time series against the Cincinnati Bengals 20-18, but have lost the past three games against their AFC North rival. Last season, the two games were decided by a total of 10 points. At M&T Bank Stadium, the Bengals won, 23-16, delivering the Ravens' only September loss at...

  • Staff picks for Ravens-Bengals

    Staff picks for Ravens-Bengals

    Baltimore Sun NFL writers and experts predict the result of Sunday's Ravens game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Click the captions above to see predictions for the Ravens-Bengals game. Picks for other Week 3 games (winner in bold) appear below. Using our football app? Tap here...

  • Ravens drop into NFL's bottom half in most national power rankings

    Ravens drop into NFL's bottom half in most national power rankings

    The Ravens plummeted in the national power rankings for a second straight week thanks to their 0-2 start. The most popular ranking around the Internet seems to be 19, which longtime Baltimore football fans might decide to see as a good omen in Week 3. Here's where the Ravens rank after losing to...

  • Torrey Smith, Pernell McPhee are best ex-Ravens in Week 2

    Torrey Smith, Pernell McPhee are best ex-Ravens in Week 2

    San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith and Chicago Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee played well in Week 2 of the NFL season. Click the captions above to see exactly how they and other former Ravens performed. Using our football app? Tap here for the content. apyles@baltsun.com twitter.com/aapyles