| 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...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:13 PM
For the fifth straight season, the Ravens are headed to the playoffs.
Despite their 34-17 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Ravens clinched a playoff berth Sunday when the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-24, in overtime.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 11:34 AM
As the Ravens (9-2) prepare for Sunday's AFC North contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium, the game holds immediate playoff implications.
According to the NFL, the Ravens can clinch the AFC North title for the second consecutive...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Jets have nothing to lose
The Jets are 3-6 and have lost three straight. They are playing another team with a losing record this week, the Rams. Mark Sanchez has a 70.4 passer rating and is not winning games.
Rex Ryan has...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:49 PM
When they want to panic
Rex Ryan should give Tim Tebow the start on Monday night against the Texans if he wants to throw a bomb in an already volatile clubhouse.
He should start Tebow if he's ready to pound on the panic...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| May 13, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The kick knifed through the thick fog and split the uprights at Memorial Stadium, giving the Colts a 10-7 victory in sudden-death overtime.
In a flash, fans swarmed the field. Down came the goal posts. Up went Toni Linhart, on someone's shoulders....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Will remain among elite
Los Angeles Times
Tom Brady's decision to do a bargain-basement extension with the Patriots is remarkable in a business where getting as much as you can is everyone's endgame.
But his three-year, $27 million deal...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 7:55 PM
Healthy Chiefs dangerous
The playoff field in the AFC is going to include a lot of familiar teams from last year — with one notable exception.
The Chiefs could go from worst to first in the AFC West. They were a team...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Lions will surprise
I think the Lions and Rams go to the playoffs in the NFC this season, but I like the Lions as biggest surprise because they play in a tougher division and have been down longer.
Coach Jim Schwartz has...