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Matt Birk

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  • Game 18: Bitter defeat -- Ravens fall to Steelers again

    Game 18: Bitter defeat -- Ravens fall to Steelers again
    In a rivalry defined by the big hits, it was the Ravens who knocked themselves out of their Super Bowl run. A crushing third-down play in the fourth quarter and three third-quarter turnovers in their territory led to the Ravens' 31-24 self-destructing...
  • Game 18: Billy Cundiff misses game-tying field goal as Ravens fall to Patriots in AFC championship game

    Game 18: Billy Cundiff misses game-tying field goal as Ravens fall to Patriots in AFC championship game
    Terrell Suggs stood on the sideline, and the man who is never at a loss for words could only mouth the words “Oh, my God.” Ray Rice and Torrey Smith said nothing, choosing instead to stare straight ahead and wonder in silence how a long...
  • Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe responds to Ravens center Matt Birk's stance on same-sex marriage
    Predictably enough, Ravens center Matt Birk’s opposition to same-sex marriage has caught the attention of Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. In response to an op-ed Birk penned in support of, as he wrote, “preserving marriage as the sacred union...
  • NFL officials receive loud cheers in first night back

    NFL officials receive loud cheers in first night back
    Instead of receiving the usual jeers that go with their profession, NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew were treated like conquering heroes Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Steratore was greeted by fans with a standing ovation prior to the Ravens'...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and Giants

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens and Giants
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens’ previous game and that of their next opponent Broncos 34, Ravens 17 Strategy: It was an underwhelming debut for new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell....
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers a selection of reader questions on the Ravens' loss to the Denver Broncos. Paul in Cape Cod: I know common sense dictates franchising him next year, but what are the chances of the Ravens simply cutting Joe...
  • Sports marketing expert sees few stars in Ravens-49ers Super Bowl

    Sports marketing expert sees few stars in Ravens-49ers Super Bowl
    The city of Baltimore could not be more excited (well, I guess they haven't turned the harbor purple ... yet) for Sunday's Super Bowl which, pits the Ravens against the San Francisco 49ers. Madison Avenue execs are not so thrilled. According to Bob...
  • For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life

    For 2001 Ravens, Super Bowl ring not a guarantee of success in life
    Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory. But "Goose" was a...
  • Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight

    Joe Flacco's record contract puts agent Joe Linta in spotlight
    Don't look for a $3,000 suit or slicked-back hair. Don't expect to hear empty flattery or bragging about an extensive list of superstar clients. None of that is Joe Linta. "If you met him and he told you he was a sports agent, you wouldn't believe him,"...
  • With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag

    With Joe Flacco's deal done, Ravens will likely decline to use franchise tag
    Now that quarterback Joe Flacco is poised to become the highest paid player in the NFL by virtue of a $120.6 million contract, the Ravens aren't expected to use the franchise tag on any of their other unrestricted free agents. Although Monday...
  • Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success

    Ravens line has been — and will need to be — key to offensive success
    NEW ORLEANS — Soaking up the Super Bowl experience, Ravens left guard Kelechi Osemele spent Tuesday's Media Day, joking around with current teammates and hanging out with former NFL offensive lineman and fellow Iowa State alum Keith Sims. A...
  • Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens

    Boldin makes immediate impact for Ravens
    It didn't take long for Anquan Boldin to make his presence known. The first ball quarterback Joe Flacco threw in the wide receiver's direction ended up as a 21-yard completion that led to a Billy Cundiff 48-yard field goal and a seven-point lead that the...