| Aug 22, 2011
Yes, if you like touchbacks
No doubt the NFL had its heart in the right place when the owners decided to move the kickoff line up 5 yards and reduce the take-off distance for the kickoff coverage team. That should lead to...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Because traditional statistics are no longer good enough for the Worldwide Leader, the folks over at ESPN have invented a new quarterback rating system that they will undoubtedly cram down our throats non-stop for the next six months. Get ready for a...
| Aug 10, 2011
GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Jay Gruden has his older brother's voice, and their eyes have the same steely glint. Jay is bigger, has darker hair and more of a twisted smile than a sinister "Chucky" grimace.
"Jon's more edgy, grouchier too. Meaner," said the...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 12:00 PM
A month into the 2011 season, the 3-1 Ravens have established themselves as one of the early favorites to play in the Super Bowl in February. They manhandled the two teams that played in last season’s AFC championship -- the Pittsburgh Steelers...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Carson Palmer will be a hot commodity on the waiver wire this week after the Cincinnati Bengals traded him to the Oakland Raiders for a pair of high draft picks. I can't imagine that someone in your fantasy league already has Palmer on his or her roster...
| Oct 22, 2011
Four NFL teams, four distinctly different situations, and one identical, well-worn audible:
Old quarterback out, new quarterback in.
Rookie Christian Ponder is taking over for Donovan McNabb in Minnesota. John Beck is replacing Rex Grossman in...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:18 PM
The Ravens routinely work out free agents even if there is no definitive interest or positional need, but it certainly isn’t a regular occurrence for a player once considered their franchise quarterback to return to the team’s facility and...
| Dec 1, 2008
While it remains uncertain whether the Ravens can beat the NFL's elite, there are no doubts that they can manhandle the league's downtrodden.
Showing a steely focus and little mercy, the Ravens routed the lowly Cincinnati Bengals, 34-3, yesterday at a...
| Sep 21, 2009
After the San Diego Chargers bent the Ravens' defense all game, it was Ray Lewis who broke them in the end.
Shooting an inside gap on "fourth down-and-game," Lewis wrapped his arms around running back Darren Sproles in the backfield with 30 seconds left,...
| Sep 19, 2010
| 5:18 PM
— Ray Lewis and the other conspiracy theorists blame the Ravens' 15-10 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals on two controversial penalties.
But the officials didn't take this AFC North game from the Ravens. Joe Flacco and the offense did.
| Oct 12, 2009
In the final seconds of Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the disgruntled voices emanating inside M&T Bank Stadium shouted "Refs, you [stink]" while a crowd of 71,161 waved their fingers at the officials.
The Ravens, however, pointed at only...