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  • Ravens' Torrey Smith preparing for injured Broncos corner Champ Bailey

    Ravens' Torrey Smith preparing for injured Broncos corner Champ Bailey
    The most significant contribution from Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during the Ravens' Super Bowl run was dominating Denver Broncos star cornerback Champ Bailey in a January playoff game. The speedy former Maryland standout twice bolted past Bailey...
  • Scouting Report: Ravens vs. Broncos (Week 1)

    Scouting Report: Ravens vs. Broncos (Week 1)
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: So much has changed since Joe Flacco went into Denver last January for an AFC divisional-round playoff game and engineered a 38-35 upset. He now has a Super Bowl ring and the richest contract in team history, but after a sluggish...
  • Final thoughts as kickoff between Ravens-Broncos approaches

    Final thoughts as kickoff between Ravens-Broncos approaches
    DENVER -- There isn’t a whole lot left to say about tonight’s Ravens-Denver Broncos NFL season opener. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve talked about everything from the matchups to the motivations. We’ve even talked about...
  • Running it back: Rough transition into life without Ray Lewis, Ravens miss Dennis Pitta and more

    Running it back: Rough transition into life without Ray Lewis, Ravens miss Dennis Pitta and more
    After Ray Lewis retired as a Super Bowl champion and Ed Reed bought two tickets to Houston, the Ravens took full advantage of the opportunity to rebuild a defense that had uncharacteristically crumbled at times. To casual observers, losing the two...
  • Keith Urban soothes Ravens fans home in Baltimore

    Keith Urban soothes Ravens fans home in Baltimore
    As tens of thousands of Baltimore sports fans packed downtown to watch country music star Keith Urban kick off the NFL season and the Orioles' win at home, some of the lingering exasperation that the Ravens were playing out of town faded away. "It was...
  • Baltimore sees wedded blitz with Ravens-themed nuptials

    Baltimore sees wedded blitz with Ravens-themed nuptials
    At the December 2012 wedding of Leslie Lipinski and Devin Phillips, there were purple dresses for the bridesmaids. Purple Converse sneakers for the groomsmen. Purple-and-black decor. The 234 guests, many of them wearing Ravens jerseys, were invited to...
  • Catonsville store features unique Ravens gear, gadgets in time for football

    Catonsville store features unique Ravens gear, gadgets in time for football
    Debbie Welsh is learning firsthand about what it means to be a small business owner — right in the heart of Catonsville. Doing most of the work herself, she's used to staying up as late as 3:30 a.m. to apply logos to T-shirts for the official two-...
  • Ravens defensive backs had 'a long night' in season-opening loss to Broncos

    Ravens defensive backs had 'a long night' in season-opening loss to Broncos
    Jimmy Smith called it a complete embarrassment. Michael Huff acknowledged that he needs to play way better. Corey Graham said it was probably one of the worst games that he's ever played in his life. The Ravens' season-opening 49-27 loss to the Denver...
  • For Ravens' Tucker, it's power — and privilege

    For Ravens' Tucker, it's power — and privilege
    Ravens kicker Justin Tucker routinely booted clutch field goals with the poise of a veteran during his rookie season, displaying every quality that retired Ravens kicker Matt Stover looks for in a successful kicker. Beyond having the leg strength to...
  • Broncos QB Peyton Manning named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
    It's never a good thing when an opposing player is honored by the NFL for his performance. In the Ravens' case, though, it was predictable that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would be singled out for tying the NFL single-game record with...
  • Billy Cundiff will return to Baltimore on Sunday with Browns

    Billy Cundiff will return to Baltimore on Sunday with Browns
    For the first time since he was beaten out by Justin Tucker last year for the kicking job, former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff will return to M&T Bank Stadium for a regular season game Sunday. Cundiff was signed by the Cleveland Browns as the...
  • Another tight end, another challenge for the Ravens

    Another tight end, another challenge for the Ravens
    Before they lost track of towering Demaryius Thomas, before they let little Wes Welker wiggle out of their grasp, the Ravens last Thursday couldn’t keep track of Julius Thomas, a talented but unknown tight end before that night. Thomas, a former...