| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense.
When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Something highly unusual happened Sunday involving Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
He missed a field-goal attempt for the first time in months.
Tucker's 37-yard try sailed wide left during the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 41-7 loss to the New...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Since suffering a hip injury against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2 and sitting out the following week against the Houston Texans, Ravens running back Ray Rice has played approximately 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, silencing the talk...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it.
Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton convinced Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs that he was handing the football off to rookie running back Giovani Bernard in the fourth quarter Sunday, selling his fake adeptly enough to get Suggs to crash...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Finally, in Sunday’s 34-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens were able to use tight end Dennis Pitta as they originally envisioned before training camp kicked off. Pitta, in his fourth game back from hip surgery, played 63 snaps against the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:07 PM
The Ravens had matchups like this in mind when they poked and prodded Jimmy Smith in the months leading up to the 2011 NFL draft.
At 6 feet 2, Smith had the height to jostle for jump balls with a leaper like A.J. Green. Having pumped out 24 reps of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:39 AM
Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I will enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Dennis Pitta made his season debut in Sunday's 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings and the Ravens tight end played 36 of the team's 85 offensive snaps and had six catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Pitta was eased in early, playing about a dozen...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:50 AM
What is your take on Mike Tomlin's sideline tango with Jacoby Jones? Do you think it was intentional? If you were the NFL commissioner, what punishment would you give Tomlin? -- Jake, Owings Mills
Mike Preston: Tomlin knew exactly what he was doing. A...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:00 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco played one of his better games this season in a 19-16 loss to the Steelers on Oct. 20. He completed 24 of 34 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown and no interceptions. Since that game, he's thrown as many...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Ravens 19, Jets 3
STRATEGY: Instead of trying conventional methods against a stout Jets defense led by Muhammad Wilkerson, the Ravens got creative. They utilized a variation of the wildcat , albeit with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor lining up at...