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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...
  • Mike Preston's final Ravens report card

    Mike Preston's final Ravens report card
    During the season Ravens columnist Mike Preston graded the Ravens' progress after each game. Today, Preston offers his final grades for the season by position, including the coaching staff. Quarterback: Joe Flacco continued to improve on the field...
  • Game 2: Flacco's disastrous day dooms Ravens vs. Bengals

    Game 2: Flacco's disastrous day dooms Ravens vs. Bengals
    — Ray Lewis and the other conspiracy theorists blame the Ravens' 15-10 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals on two controversial penalties. But the officials didn't take this AFC North game from the Ravens. Joe Flacco and the offense did. Flacco's...
  • Mike Preston's Ravens report card

    Mike Preston's Ravens report card
    Quarterback: B+ Joe Flacco did a good job making his reads and being on the same page with his receivers. His passes had some velocity on them, and his best throws were high and tight. He missed on one long one to Anquan Boldin, but he delivered when...
  • Coffee Companion -- 2/9

    Coffee Companion -- 2/9
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"

    Can't-miss morning TV: Michael Oher on "The View"
    When my editors asked me to tune into "The View" on Thursday morning to watch Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher talk about his new book, "I Beat the Odds," I said, "Sure." After all, I never miss an episode of "The View." OK, fine, not really. As I...
  • Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season

    Ravens' Birk thinks NFL should expand playoffs, not season
    Ravens center and player rep Matt Birk is entrenched in the NFL labor brouhaha between the players and the owners, and one of the biggest issues is the owners' desire to expand the regular season to 18 games. Birk has a solution, though, one I think...
  • Game 6: Ravens cave in fourth quarter as Patriots win 23-20 in OT

    Game 6: Ravens cave in fourth quarter as Patriots win 23-20 in OT
    The Ravens were one quarter away from celebrating another impressive road victory, whipping Tom Brady in his house again and putting a stranglehold on the AFC. But the biggest fourth-quarter collapse of the John Harbaugh era led to the biggest kick in...
  • Mike Preston's report card: Patriots 23, Ravens 20, OT

    Mike Preston's report card: Patriots 23, Ravens 20, OT
    Quarterback: B- Joe Flacco had impressive numbers and actually threw well through the first three quarters. He still doesn't step up in the pocket, but he played well enough to win. The best defense he faced Sunday were the restraints put on him by his...
  • Coffee Companion -- 7/5: O's lose, turn to another Atkins

    Coffee Companion -- 7/5: O's lose, turn to another Atkins
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: Chris...
  • Joe Flacco's amazing wedding photos are out on the Internet

    Joe Flacco's amazing wedding photos are out on the Internet
    UPDATE: Check out a photo gallery of images from Joe Flacco's wedding here. The photos can also be found on the website of photographer Jason Prezant, but the site has been inaccessible due to the high interest in the Flacco pictures. *** Joe Flacco's...
  • Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble

    Mason: 'Everyone's going to be satisfied' after labor squabble
    Ravens wide receiver and player representative Derrick Mason made the media rounds today, appearing on ESPN's "NFL Live" and "The Jerry Coleman Show" on FOX 1370-AM. Of course, with the collective bargaining agreement set to expire Friday morning at...