| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:47 PM
After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game.
All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Veteran free safety Ed Reed’s disappointing tenure with the Houston Texans officially ended Tuesday when he was released after a spiral that included the former Ravens defensive icon being scratched from the starting lineup and criticizing the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell recognized a need for a more balanced, methodical approach, calling a season-high 40 runs for 133 yards. Torrey Smith, Ray Rice and Deonte Thompson were targeted on 24 of 32...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The Ravens have cut reserve safety Christian Thompson, according to a league source.
Thompson had just been reinstated by the NFL after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
The Ravens had been granted a...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A week after Ray Rice rushed for a season-high 131 yards in an overtime loss to the Chicago Bears, the star running back found himself in a timeshare with backup running back Bernard Pierce in Sunday’s win.
Rice, who had been getting more than...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Dennis Pitta made his season debut in Sunday's 29-26 win over the Minnesota Vikings and the Ravens tight end played 36 of the team's 85 offensive snaps and had six catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Pitta was eased in early, playing about a dozen...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Ravens rookie wide receiver Marlon Brown identified a weak spot in the Minnesota Vikings' zone coverage scheme, and capitalized on it for the game-winning touchdown Sunday.
When Brown darted behind Vikings middle linebacker Audie Cole, he caught a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Ravens 29, Vikings 26
STRATEGY: The Ravens attempted 50 passes despite a heavy snowfall, acknowledging that the passing game is their primary strength. It was ultimately a successful approach despite quarterback Joe Flacco's being erratic with three...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam was still in high school when Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson first entered the NFL six years ago.
Six years younger than the 28-year-old Pro Bowl receiver, Elam suggested Wednesday that Johnson's age could...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:10 PM
For much of the season, we have asked the Ravens about the need to generate more chunk passing plays down the field. Perhaps just as much of an emphasis should have been placed on the need to prevent them.
Surprisingly, no defense has allowed more...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson certainly doesn’t need any extra motivation. But a day after Ravens’ rookie Matt Elam called him “old,” the 28-year-old couldn’t help but have a little bit of fun at the rookie...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Rookie free safety Matt Elam has not talked to reporters since calling Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson “old” on Wednesday. But Johnson continues to take subtle jabs at Elam through the press.
Johnson told Detroit reporters on Friday...