| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Hours before being named to his second Pro Bowl in as many years, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins took a moment to reflect on his first trip to the star-studded event in Hawaii.
After completing a sophomore season that included tying...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 12:59 PM
The vision of Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce is clearer nowadays on the football field.
Following a more patient approach has paid dividends for Pierce, and the AFC North champion Ravens.
The third-round draft pick from Temple has emerged...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Ravens six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk laughed when asked about his future plans, joking that reporters had missed his announcement while preoccupied with inside linebacker Ray Lewis' retirement news.
"I had a press conference the same time Ray did,...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Long before linebacker Ray Lewis decided it was his time to walk away from the hard-hitting game he had become the face of, teammate Terrell Suggs started to realize that time was running out.
Not just for Lewis, but for himself and many of his...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Like Ed Reed, Matt Birk has a decision to make about his future with the Ravens. And like the free safety, the 15-year center declined to say whether he envisioned playing out the final two years of his contract.
“I don’t know,” he...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The way Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are rolling up yards, the Ravens' running back duo may need a nickname of their own.
Reviving memories of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (the Miami Dolphins' Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick) and "Thunder & Lightning"...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:11 AM
Although headlined by relentless Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, the Cincinnati Bengals' defense is stingy on every level.
Coordinated by Mike Zimmer, the Bengals rank sixth in total defense and allow 317.5 yards per contest.
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:46 AM
He has thrown his hands up in the air after a dropped pass, angrily ripped off his helmet after a stalled possession and loudly chastised himself after an errant throw.
Joe Flacco's body language has been studied and scrutinized since the day he became...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:51 AM
Jim Caldwell’s debut as the Ravens offensive coordinator did not go swimmingly as the offense went three-and-out in its first five possessions and didn’t record a first down until midway through the second quarter en route to the Ravens’...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The walks back to the huddle have been shorter for Ray Rice over the past month and a half.
With opponents crowding the line of scrimmage to keep him under wraps, the Ravens running back hasn't gotten far on many of his recent carries, leaving his...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center.
The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
| May 11, 2013
| 5:51 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field.
Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest.
Birk came in second,...