| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:08 AM
The Ravens' dormant running game has been stuck in neutral all season.
A lackluster rushing offense might get a boost this week, though, since star running back Ray Rice is regarded as having a solid chance of returning from a strained left hip flexor...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell recognized a need for a more balanced, methodical approach, calling a season-high 40 runs for 133 yards. Torrey Smith, Ray Rice and Deonte Thompson were targeted on 24 of 32...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:41 AM
With Ray Rice parked on the sideline in street clothes after suffering a hip injury last weekend, Bernard Pierce made his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans. Predictably, it was his busiest afternoon to date.
Pierce was on the field for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson will look back at the Ravens' previous game.
Steelers 19, Ravens 16
STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell all but scrapped the I-formation, making a bid to accelerate the tempo through a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:55 AM
When the Ravens signed middle linebacker Daryl Smith this past spring, perhaps the biggest question was whether Smith would be able to stay healthy for all 16 games.
The 31-year-old had missed only four games in his career before a groin injury...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
With every unproductive run, ill-advised penalty and blown assignment, the Ravens hammered home the point Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden made during the week.
These Ravens are not the Ravens of old. Those teams got better as the season went on,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Two weeks ago, when the Ravens lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, former All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach played just a dozen offensive snaps as the Ravens spread out the Steelers with three-receiver sets. His role on offense would shrink significantly more...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Last season, when they were the ones left standing on the mountaintop when all was said and done, the Ravens seemed to relish winning games with a high degree of difficulty. There was the 4th-and-29 play in San Diego. The miracle at Mile High. Those...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:28 PM
What the Ravens will try to accomplish over the next eight weeks is neither unprecedented nor all that uncommon.
Since 1990, the year the NFL went to the 12-team playoff format, nine teams have made the playoffs after starting the season 3-5,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
When Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was drafted in the second round three years ago, his arrival was accompanied by many questions surrounding a lack of ideal size and arm strength.
Much like Dalton, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had to deal...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:16 AM
The Ravens have already seen how dangerous Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard can transform a football game into an elaborate game of tag, eluding defenders with his unique set of cuts and moves.
Bernard famously reversed field, broke...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker clutched the football Sunday afternoon as he headed up the tunnel into the locker room.
It was worth keeping after Tucker delivered the game-winning field goal on a 46-yard kick to seal the Ravens' 20-17 overtime victory...