| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
With all the talk about quarterback Joe Flacco and this up-tempo offense, I really hope Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach doesn’t get overlooked. If you get a chance to watch a tape of Monday’s game, check out the block Leach makes on Ray Rice&...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
145.8 -- Joe Flacco’s passer rating on passes thrown beyond 15 yards Monday, per ESPN’s Stats and Info.
In completing 21 of 29...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw didn’t start in Monday’s win against the Cincinnati Bengals, but by the end of the evening, he had made his presence felt during his 29 snaps on defense. On Wednesday, Upshaw said he enjoyed every...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Cincinnati Bengals safety Taylor Mays was fined $21,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, according to a league spokesman.
Dickson was upended Monday night by Mays, who launched himself into...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In this game-day staple, blogger Matt Vensel makes four sometimes-courageous predictions for the game. All he asks is that you don’t hold it against him whenever those predictions end up being embarrassingly wrong.
The Ravens will play their...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard issued a warning along with his complimentary words about Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green heading into Monday night's season opener.
Green is the Bengals' most dangerous downfield threat, one of...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that weekend. On Monday night, the Cincinnati Bengals come to Baltimore, so I’m happy to start the season off by chatting with Joe Reedy, who has...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 10:09 PM
The Ravens achieved the improbable when they made a remarkable comeback to beat the New England Patriots, 31-30. But that doesn't mean that the guys who play on the defensive side of the ball were entirely pleased with their efforts Sunday night.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The Cleveland Browns, the Ravens' opponent Thursday night, rank 27th in pass defense in the NFL, and one reason could be the absence of cornerback Joe Haden.
Haden, drafted in the first round in 2010, is a Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback who is widely...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:03 AM
The AFC North is starting to become a great division for quarterback play.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton made a name for himself as a rookie last season, and Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden was impressive Thursday night, completing 25...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:24 PM
Ravens 27, Bengals 17
Joe Flacco loves the no-huddle offense — let's see if it scores points. Ray Lewis looks like the "after" shot in a Medifast ad, but the defense is still plenty good enough to intimidate opponents.
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Stopping second year quarterback Andy Dalton is a major key for the Ravens if they are to beat the Cincinnati Bengals Monday in the season opener.
As a rookie last season, Dalton engineered four fourth quarter comeback victories. He set a Bengals...