| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
His teammates were all around him, saying their goodbyes, exchanging phone numbers and emptying the contents of their lockers into industrial-size garbage bags. But Ravens running back Ray Rice couldn't get himself to do any of it.
"It's tough when you'...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Bengals 34, Ravens 17
STRATEGY: To the bitter end, the Ravens remained true to their identity as a passing team, despite Joe Flacco's obvious pain and hampered mobility due to a sprained left knee. Flacco threw the football 50 times for 192 yards and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:16 AM
If you are one of the few avid readers of this blog -- thanks for keeping the lights on with your clicks -- or if you have checked out my work in the actual newspaper, you probably know that I am fond of Pro Football Focus, a website that I feel is one of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was named first-team All-Pro on Friday, capping a stellar season in which he made a 61-yard field goal against the Detroit Lions.
Tucker was the lone Raven to earn an All-Pro distinction from an Associated Press media...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent.
Bears 23, Ravens 20, OT
STRATEGY: Embracing a smash-mouth approach due to extremely sloppy field conditions, the...
| Dec 21, 2013
Ravens fans giddy from Justin Tucker's stunning last-minute, third-longest-game-winning field goal in the history of the NFL got a treat while on the road last week.
Billboards along Interstates 95, 895 and 83 proclaim "Legatron > Megatron" and "In...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:45 PM
It took a few years for him to find himself, but former Ravens kicker Steven Hauschka, the young man who faced the daunting task of filling the cleats of Baltimore legend Matt Stover, is going to the Super Bowl.
Hauschka, who was the leading scorer...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Think extra points are more or less automatic in today's NFL? They may actually become just that.
In an interview with NFL Network on Monday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is considering a rule change to eliminate the extra-point attempt after...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Before day two of the first annual NFL Pro Bowl Draft began tonight, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker took to his Twitter account to campaign for one of the game’s captains, Deion Sanders, to take him with his first selection.
Tucker had to wait a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:53 AM
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker tested his powerful right leg during the Pro Bowl on Sunday.
However, his 67-yard potential game-winning field goal fell a few yards short at the end of a 22-21 defeat for Team Sanders.
Deion Sanders' team which included...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the final round of the 2013 draft began in April and Matt Furstenburg agonized over where his NFL career would begin, the former Maryland tight end got a phone call that eased some of his anxiety.
So many people — from friends and former...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
seven -- total quarterback pressures allowed by the Ravens offensive line in the first two preseason games.
While run blocking remains a work...