| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:44 PM
During the first few weeks of the NFL season, it seemed apparent that the AFC North would be hard-pressed to send more than one team into the playoffs this year. The seeming parity in the division pointed to a second-place team finishing around .500,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Remember Ken Mendenhall? Maybe not. The onetime Colts' center toiled in the trenches, seldom screwed up and never pouted or popped off. In truth, Mendenhall was so anonymous that when he retired in 1981, few realized that he had started 118 consecutive...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Sept. 2, 1999: Relieved? You bet, Cal Ripken Jr. says after hitting the 400th home run of his career in the Orioles' 11-6 over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. "It's a little bit of pressure off me," says Ripken, 39, who gets two curtain calls at Oriole Park....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
The Ravens have already clinched a berth in the playoffs, but they can still wear the AFC North crown despite three consecutive losses.
According to the NFL, the Ravens will clinch the division for the second straight year if they can defeat the New...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Every Monday morning, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
7.0 -- yards per attempt allowed by cornerback Jimmy Smith in his career, according to Pro Football Focus.
As I wrote yesterday, the Ravens...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
One-by-one, Ravens players said Sunday night that their last-second 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers wouldn't define their season or deter them from their regular-season goals. However, the defeat, coupled by another significant injury to...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has never hidden his contempt for the New England Patriots.
He has repeatedly taken jabs at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and characterized the AFC East franchise as "arrogant" following the AFC championship game...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:09 PM
The AFC North division champion Ravens' AFC wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts is set for Sunday at 1 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, the NFL announced tonight.
The game features the emotional return of Colts coach Chuck Pagano, a popular ...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Miami Dolphins.
After traveling to Buffalo in...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 AM
The Ravens can clinch the AFC North with a victory over the Denver Broncos, according to the latest NFL playoff scenarios announced by the league today.
The Ravens can also clinch the division with a tie against Denver along with a loss by the...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Baltimore's football teams haven't always lost on last-ditch field goals, as per the past two weeks. Sometimes, they've blocked those kicks.
In 1978, with eight seconds remaining and the Colts leading 7-6, Denver tried a field goal. But defensive tackle...