| Nov 20, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Ravens 55, Raiders 20
Strategy: Dean Pees' unpredictable, innovative schemes were highlighted by lining up rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw at defensive tackle. And Pees' two-defensive-lineman, three-linebacker, six-defensive-back "dollar"...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team was going to take a “hard look” at the status of cornerback Jimmy Smith following Sunday’s victory over the Oakland Raiders.The result was not what the Ravens had hoped and they’re now...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Steelers WR Mike Wallace vs Ravens CBs Cary Williams and Corey Graham: Wallace might be the fastest wide receiver in the NFL. If quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was playing, the Ravens would be in serious trouble. They still could get burned a lot with...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:48 AM
Since we are four weeks into the NFL season, I figured now would be a great time to take a look at the snap counts for the 53 men on the Ravens roster to see which trends are developing. To do this, I relied on stats from Pro Football Focus. It’s...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:00 PM
My, have the footballs been flying. In case you needed more proof that this has become a passing league, six NFL teams have averaged 40 or more pass attempts through four games. The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions, who have a combined one win between...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the Ravens’ previous game and that of their next opponent.
Ravens 23, Browns 16
Strategy: The Ravens’ no-huddle remained in vogue. It was employed on 49 of...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:58 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
3.75 -- percentage of plays in which a pass is completed against Lardarius Webb when he lines up in the slot.
The Ravens have used their nickel...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:20 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Behind quarterback Joe Flacco and a multidimensional group of receivers highlighted by Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, the Ravens are averaging 310.3 passing yards per game, the fourth-highest total in the NFL. Six players have...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The numbers look odd and reversed — even after just four weeks, even with Terrell Suggs out and a new up-tempo offense in. These are the Ravens, after all, a franchise where a dominant defense and underwhelming offense have meshed successfully for...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 5:32 PM
— Free safety Ed Reed was fairly certain what was about to happen when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel lined up under center at the Ravens' 1-yard line on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Anticipating a quarterback sneak, Reed...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 2:11 AM
Embattled Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a concussion when he got decked by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in the fourth quarter.
"You get hit by Haloti Ngata, you will get a concussion," nose guard Ma'ake Kemeatu said....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....