| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A week after Ray Rice rushed for a season-high 131 yards in an overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, the star running back found himself in a timeshare with backup running back Bernard Pierce in Sunday’s win.
Rice, who had been getting more than...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Ravens 14, Browns 6
Strategy: Jim Caldwell is a strong proponent of the no-huddle, calling it on 33 of 71 offensive snaps as the shotgun formation was used 25 times. They were much more patient with the running game, grinding out yards and controlling...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:32 PM
An unwanted scenario is unfolding too frequently for the Ravens' offense through two games.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco keeps lobbing accurate spirals to open receivers only to have the football ricochet off their hands, preventing at least three...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Ed Dickson can't help but feel a little left out.
He had a front-row seat as Denver's Julius Thomas and Cleveland's Jordan Cameron broke free for long gains against the Baltimore defense. He has flipped on the highlight shows and seen New Orleans' Jimmy...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:17 PM
During the Ravens' victorious Super Bowl run last season, their offense emerged as a formidable weapon capable of rapidly piling up points and yards.
It's a different story altogether this season as an offense in transition has degenerated into a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 AM
After sitting out last week's win over the Houston Texans with a hip injury, the first game he had missed since his rookie season, running back Ray Rice was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Not only did...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
After quarterback Joe Flacco led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory by throwing 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in the playoffs, many of us wondered what the Super Bowl MVP would do for an encore.
Throw a ton of passes, apparently.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Buffalo Bills rookie middle linebacker Kiko Alonso was one of the biggest reasons why the Ravens offense had so many problems during Sunday's 23-20 loss.
An aggressive, athletic second-round draft pick from Oregon, Alonso hauled in two of quarterback...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent.
Bills 23, Ravens 20
Strategy: A largely ineffective pass-first game plan was scuttled by a career-high five...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Ravens’ recommitment to the running game during Sunday’s 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins wasn’t reflected in their 3.3 yards-per-carry average, the simplest way to measure rushing efficiency.
But other numbers tell the story,...