| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As much as the running attack keyed the Ravens’ 33-14 rout of the New England Patriots in the 2009 playoffs, another critical factor was the defense’s ability to pressure quarterback Tom Brady.
In that contest, the unit sacked Brady three...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 7:52 PM
It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Joe Flacco stood at his locker for the last time this season. A black garbage bag lay at his feet. His Fu Manchu mustache was gone, as were some of the doubts outside the locker room about his ability to lead the Ravens to the Super Bowl one day. Less...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 11:00 AM
The Ravens' laundry list of free agents is highlighted by running back Ray Rice, left guard Ben Grubbs and linebacker Jarret Johnson, but that trio did not appear Monday when media was allowed in the locker room.
However, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Ravens linebacker and NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate Terrell Suggs has 6 1/2 sacks against the Cincinnati Bengals, his third most against any NFL team. But only one of them has come against the man who will line up opposite Suggs on Sunday....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:08 PM
There was a time, and it really wasn't that long ago, when there wasn't a running back in the league who could make the Ravens defense look mortal. For the better part of a decade, Baltimore went after ball carriers like a pack of hungry lions,...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:38 PM
The banner stands about 70 feet high behind the far goal posts at the Ravens' indoor practice facility. Outlined in purple and black, a replica of the Lombardi Trophy looms overhead, serving as a daily reminder of what the Ravens are perennially after....
| Jan 1, 2012
| 8:35 PM
They yelled and chanted and happily grabbed souvenir T-shirts and hats that contained an inscription these Ravens have longed to hear: "AFC North Division Champions"
"This feels good," said linebacker Terrell Suggs after emerging from a boisterous Ravens...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was reminded again of the importance of getting a first-round bye late in the fourth quarter Sunday as player after player walked gingerly to the sidelines, unable to return to a game they knew that they needed to win.
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:31 PM
Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta is viewed as the heir apparent to general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome, but it could be getting harder and harder for the team to retain him.
According to reports, the St. Louis...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 3:07 PM
The reward that Ray Rice cared about after the Ravens' 24-16 victory Sunday over the Cincinnati Bengals was the AFC North title, a first-round bye, and a second-round home playoff game.
However, Rice's performance got him a personal honor as well as...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:50 PM
The Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams and and one other team have contacted the Ravens and received permission to interview Director of Player Personnel Eric DeCosta for their general manager opening, a league source said.
The Chicago Tribune...