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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins

    Film study: Ravens vs. Redskins
    Steelers 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver Torrey Smith was targeted eight times, but only generated three catches for 31 yards. They wavered between a smash-mouth...
  • Ravens' tight salary cap could squeeze out Anquan Boldin if he doesn't accept less pay

    Ravens' tight salary cap could squeeze out Anquan Boldin if he doesn't accept less pay
    Ravens veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin bullied defensive backs during the NFL playoffs, emerging as a Super Bowl XLVII hero. Now, he's in danger of losing his job. The Ravens are attempting to lower the $6 million salary of the three-time Pro Bowl...
  • Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record

    Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record
    With his long stride carrying him past defenders, Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones followed his blocks and rapidly accelerated away from the Dallas Cowboys. Jones didn't stop until he had reached the end zone and entered the NFL record book with a...
  • 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...
  • Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins

    Rushing attack works for Ravens in loss to Redskins
    Ray Rice had just topped 100 rushing yards in a game for the first time since early October, but the frustration showed on his face. As the Ravens packed their bags before making the short drive back to Baltimore, he couldn't help but feel as if they...
  • Ravens visit President Barack Obama at the White House

    Ravens visit President Barack Obama at the White House
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised the Ravens' resilience, toughness and their commitment to the Baltimore community. However, when it came to paying homage to one of their most dominant and well-known players, Obama made it clear that he...
  • Von Miller presents major challenge for Ravens offense

    Von Miller presents major challenge for Ravens offense
    Wide-eyed and mindful, Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell checked off all the traits that make Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller one of the league’s most feared pass rushers, an NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate, and the biggest...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens loss and Broncos win
    Ravens 28, Redskins 31 Strategy: In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning after five years in Baltimore, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord...
  • Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos

    Film Study: Ravens vs. the Steelers; Chargers vs. the Broncos
    Ravens 13, Steelers 10 Strategy: Cam Cameron tried a rock 'em sock 'em approach to keep the Steelers honest and make them respect play-action, but Ray Rice was stonewalled by an aggressive, top-ranked defense. The Ravens didn't try to run in short-...