| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Ravens 29, Vikings 26
STRATEGY: The Ravens attempted 50 passes despite a heavy snowfall, acknowledging that the passing game is their primary strength. It was ultimately a successful approach despite quarterback Joe Flacco's being erratic with three...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Whether it was Ray Lewis or Dannell Ellerbe manning the middle or Jameel McClain or Josh Bynes, Ravens inside linebackers did not defend the pass well last season. Only Brendon Ayanbadejo, a special teams regular who played sparingly on defense, had a...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Amid a blur of confusion and botched tackles, the Ravens' defense was exposed late in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
The timing and nature of the breakdowns that led to two touchdowns in the final minutes of the Ravens' 29-26...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw a career-high five interceptions against the Buffalo Bills, has traditionally responded to poor performances. He’s thrown two interceptions or more in 14 regular-season games. The following week...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Six games into the season, the Ravens are a .500 team with about 500 unanswered questions on offense.
The offensive line has often resembled a row of subway turnstiles. The running backs have shown little burst when they do find running lanes. The...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
One positive development from Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception in the loss.
The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Packers 19, Ravens 17
STRATEGY: A gambling approach backfired offensively in the red zone. Blockers didn't create enough holes and Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce failed to break tackles as a once-formidable running game was silenced again. Unable to...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:02 AM
The emotional moment that Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain had long awaited finally arrived Wednesday when he rejoined his teammates on the practice field.
Ten months after suffering a spinal cord contusion that had endangered his NFL career,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Jeff Zrebiec breaks down each facet of Sunday's game between the Ravens and Steelers at Heinz Field (4:25 p.m. on CBS).
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco has played well against the Steelers lately, averaging 228.4 yards passing while throwing...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Behind a suddenly punishing running game, the Pittsburgh Steelers grinded out yards Sunday to provide their offense with plenty of manageable third-down situations.
The Ravens defense was vulnerable throughout a 19-16 loss at Heinz Field, allowing 141...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Jameel McClain loves to defy the odds, overcoming a bout with homelessness as a teenager growing up in Philadelphia before earning a football scholarship to Syracuse.
The veteran weak-side inside linebacker conquered another obstacle Sunday, starting...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:04 AM
In the past two weeks, the Ravens' run defense has looked extremely vulnerable against a pair of big, physical rookie running backs.
First, Green Bay Packers second-round pick Eddie Lacy ran for 120 yards on 23 carries during a 19-17 loss in which the...