| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:31 PM
It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now.
In grade schools and taverns, at...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:28 AM
With all the AFC division winners being decided, the Ravens' opponents for the 2013-14 campaign are now set. The dates and times of the games will be determined at a later date.
Home: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, New...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Jacoby Jones' philosophy on football can be explained by some words of wisdom a coach shared with him when he played at Marion Abramson High in New Orleans.
"The first thing my coach told me was, 'You're built to run,'" Jones recalled. "So I'm just going...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:03 AM
March 21, 1961: Modell bought the Browns for just under $4 million.
Aug. 18, 1962: Modell proposed and staged pro football's first preseason doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium. The Browns played the Steelers in one game and the Lions faced the Cowboys...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Art Modell forever will be known as the man who took the Browns out of Cleveland, but his legacy as one of the NFL's most influential personalities extends far beyond state lines. As an old-guard owner, he helped pour the foundation for today's game and...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:52 AM
The impact of Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones was obvious every time that one of the speedy outside wide receivers ran past flat-footed defenders and under a long, arching throw from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
Smith, now entering his third season, has...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:45 AM
In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Detroit Lions.
The Ravens will make their only...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 3:32 PM
Ray Lewis generally isn't hospitable toward running backs that aren't employed by the Ravens. Throughout his career, the inside linebacker has made a habit of treating opposing running backs like the enemy.
But Lewis took a different path when asked...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Overwhelmed at times by the Atlanta Falcons' speed and blitz packages a week ago, the Ravens' offensive line is about to encounter a new challenge Friday night.
The Detroit Lions' front seven is headlined by Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 10:34 AM
There was some panic around town after the Ravens' first-team offense and defense were soundly beaten by the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason opener a week ago, but I don't take much stock in preseason openers on the road.
In fact, they remind me of...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:15 AM
With the loss of tight end Aaron Hernandez due to an ankle injury, the New England Patriots have bolstered the position with the pending addition of veteran tight end Kellen Winslow.
Winslow has agreed to a one-year contract with the reigning AFC...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Former Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Shawne Merriman visited the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The 49ers wound up signing linebacker Eric Bakhtiari with outside linebacker Clark Haggans...