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  • After celebrating last year, Ravens fans are struggling to get excited for Sunday's Super Bowl

    After celebrating last year, Ravens fans are struggling to get excited for Sunday's Super Bowl
    On Feb. 3, 2013, crowds surged out of the city’s restaurants and bars, filling the streets with purple attire and raw emotion after the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory. A thousand miles away, in New Orleans, fans madly high-fived one another at...
  • Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011

    Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011
    Midway through the 2011 season, the Ravens flew out to Seattle to play a young Seahawks team they were expected to defeat fairly easily. The Ravens were 6-2 and were a popular preseason pick to make the playoffs. The Seahawks were just 2-6 after somehow...
  • Don't be surprised if the Denver Broncos are among favorites in the AFC again next season

    Don't be surprised if the Denver Broncos are among favorites in the AFC again next season
    In about a four hour span Sunday, the Denver Broncos went from offensive juggernaut to overmatched and overwhelmed against a swarming Seattle Seahawks defense that is among the best in recent memory. The Broncos are better than the team that barely...
  • Ravens become Siths in artist's Star Wars-themed helmet redesign

    Ravens become Siths in artist's Star Wars-themed helmet redesign
    As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been "pulled over to the dark side." Almost 14 years later, an...
  • Ozzie Newsome acknowledges 'time crunch' factor for Super Bowl champions' repeat bids

    Ozzie Newsome acknowledges 'time crunch' factor for Super Bowl champions' repeat bids
    One of the built-in devices that tends to create parity in the NFL is the accelerated offseason schedule for teams that make it to the Super Bowl. By the time the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII last year in New Orleans, it...
  • Ravens interested in ex-Steeler Ryan Clark, other safeties, according to sources

    Ravens interested in ex-Steeler Ryan Clark, other safeties, according to sources
    The Ravens and former Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark have mutual interest, according to sources. But it remains to be seen whether that ultimately develops into a deal because Clark is currently in negotiations with the Washington Redskins,...
  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying as the Ravens prepare to play on the road against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. * In USA Today's midseason report card, Lindsay H. Jones gives the Ravens a "C" for their performance in the first...
  • Defense steps up in Ravens' 30-9 win over the Houston Texans

    Defense steps up in Ravens' 30-9 win over the Houston Texans
    Ravens middle linebacker Daryl Smith catches passes from the JUGS machine for about 10 minutes before the start of every practice, so he knows exactly what to do when he breaks on an underneath route and finds a ball coming directly toward his chest....
  • Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals

    Ravens blow 17-point lead, but pull out 20-17 win over Bengals
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh went down on a knee and partially covered his face. Quarterback Joe Flacco’s focus turned to overtime but not before he had some “bad thoughts.” Cornerback Jimmy Smith started yelling at any teammates in the...
  • Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets

    Ravens begin crucial stretch with 19-3 win over the New York Jets
    Whether it was said this week in the Ravens' meeting rooms or on the practice field depends on whom you asked. But what was clear for 60 minutes Sunday against the New York Jets and in the locker room afterward was that the Ravens were intent on proving...
  • In crazy finish, Ravens come back to beat Vikings, 29-26, in the snow

    In crazy finish, Ravens come back to beat Vikings, 29-26, in the snow
    There will be plenty of time to ponder what this could do for the Ravens’ season. But in the immediate aftermath of a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings that mixed the exhilarating with the absurd, the Ravens were far too consumed with what...
  • Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions

    Justin Tucker's 61-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 18-16 win over Detroit Lions
    It seems improbable, but the Ravens are more than willing to let Justin Tucker kick them all the way to the playoffs. Tucker's sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards with 38 seconds to play, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of...