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  • Ravens offense, special teams bail out flailing defense vs. Vikings

    Ravens offense, special teams bail out flailing defense vs. Vikings
    Moments after the Ravens' flailing defense suffered a series of late breakdowns that nearly cost them the football game on Sunday, the offense and special teams salvaged a dramatic victory. After the defense allowed touchdowns to Minnesota Vikings...
  • 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...
  • Ravens maintain edge in AFC wild-card playoff race

    Ravens maintain edge in AFC wild-card playoff race
    The Ravens maintained their narrow edge in the AFC wild-card playoff race by virtue of their 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. With their third consecutive win, the Ravens kept pace with the Miami Dolphins, their primary competition...
  • Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win

    Running it back: Tucker is Ravens' MVP, Smith unplugs Megatron and more from Monday night's win
    This would have sounded crazy a month ago, but as of this morning, the Ravens are two wins away from their third straight AFC North title. They have turned the season around because Joe Flacco has found his groove, his supporting cast has picked up its...
  • We may never see first-class defense in the NFL again

    We may never see first-class defense in the NFL again
    Former head coach turned NBC commentator Tony Dungy was sitting in the studio and acted as if he'd just unleashed the secret of the NFL season when he said the chink in the Denver Broncos' armor was their defense. Dungy's colleague Rodney Harrison...
  • Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games

    Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games
    Daryl Smith has been a Raven for a little more than six months, long enough for the veteran middle linebacker to get swept up in the late-season feeling that has seemingly overtaken the organization for a second straight year. "We believe that the...
  • Looking back at the New England Patriots' loss to the Miami Dolphins

    Looking back at the New England Patriots' loss to the Miami Dolphins
    Dolphins 24, Patriots 20 STRATEGY: The Patriots have an offense that is still in transition after losing tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Their talents are irreplaceable in the short term and the team is waiting for a trio of rookie wide...
  • Ravens-Patriots on Dec. 22 will no longer be primetime game

    Ravens-Patriots on Dec. 22 will no longer be primetime game
    The rematch of the past two AFC championship games will no longer take place in primetime. The league announced today that the Dec. 22 game between the Ravens (7-6) and New England Patriots (10-3) at M&T Bank Stadium, which was originally scheduled to...
  • Ravens kicker Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

    Ravens kicker Justin Tucker named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
    In an unsurprising choice, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance Monday night against the Detroit Lions. Tucker connected on a 61-yard game-winning field goal in the final minute of the...
  • Tom Brady has high praise for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and their Ravens successors

    Tom Brady has high praise for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and their Ravens successors
    It will probably feel a little odd when Tom Brady walks behind center for the first time Sunday afternoon. Whenever Brady played the Ravens in the past, he would look for Ed Reed lurking in the secondary -- he wrote “Find 20 on every play”...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: I thought that it was curious how...
  • Terrell Suggs taking quiet, measured approach to Patriots this week

    Terrell Suggs taking quiet, measured approach to Patriots this week
    The old Terrell Suggs would have pounced. He would have used the question as an opportunity to further his past platform that Tom Brady gets preferential treatment from the league, and as an opening to blast the New England Patriots quarterback who he...