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  • Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game

    Gradkowski brothers' parents will be 'cheering for both' in Ravens-Steelers game
    In Dormont, a quiet neighborhood across the Monongahela River and over Mount Washington from Heinz Field, a nondescript family home is smack dab in the middle of the NFL's hardest-hitting rivalry. Walk inside the house and you would find family photo...
  • Ravens offense is relying on a little patience

    Ravens offense is relying on a little patience
    During the Ravens' victorious Super Bowl run last season, their offense emerged as a formidable weapon capable of rapidly piling up points and yards. It's a different story altogether this season as an offense in transition has degenerated into a...
  • Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve

    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski determined to improve
    The Ravens knew that Gino Gradkowski would experience some growing pains as the replacement for six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk after his retirement. And Gradkowski is still learning on the job four games into his second NFL season. Gradkowski...
  • Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston

    Ravens Q&A with Mike Preston
    Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to sports@baltimoresun.com. Here are this week's questions and answers: What is up with the run game? It...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk drops 75 pounds, aims to be fitness cover model

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk drops 75 pounds, aims to be fitness cover model
    In addition to keeping up with his six kids and working for the NFL as an appeals officer on player discipline, Matt Birk has apparently become even more of a fitness nut in retirement than he was as a player. After getting up to as much as 310 pounds...
  • Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys

    Ravens hold on for 31-29 win over Cowboys
    In the final frantic two minutes, Ravens players hobbled on and off the field, some occupying roles that they had never before been asked to fill. By necessity, Dean Pees sent in defensive packages that the Ravens hadn’t even practiced, all while...
  • Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders

    Ravens set franchise record for points in dominant win over Raiders
    There was Ray Rice going untouched for a 7-yard touchdown run. Torrey Smith sprinting free behind the Oakland Raiders’ defense and connecting with Joe Flacco for a 47-yard score. And punter/holder Sam Koch encountering very little resistance...
  • Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals

    Ravens rest up for postseason in loss to Bengals
    The Ravens’ starters that did suit up for Sunday’s regular-season finale, began heading to the sidelines about midway through the first quarter. Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice went first, pulling on a winter cap and a black jacket. Quarterback...
  • Ravens-Patriots game could come down to battle on the line

    Ravens-Patriots game could come down to battle on the line
    Although cameras will attempt to capture every move by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and other key players like Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Ray Rice and inside linebacker Ray Lewis, the grunt work on the offensive and...
  • Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl

    Thousands gather at harbor to send Ravens off to Super Bowl
    Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: "Baltimore." Staring out at thousands of people crowding the Harborplace Amphitheater, most of them holding cell phones or cameras aloft to capture the moment, the second player ever drafted by...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17
    Bengals 23, Ravens 17 Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
  • Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center

    Gradkowski ready to compete to become Ravens' new center
    Ravens center Gino Gradkowski grabbed his phone as soon as he heard that Matt Birk was retiring last Friday, saluting the six-time Pro Bowl center in a text message. It wasn't long before Gradkowski heard back from his mentor, who ended his career to...