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  • Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question

    Ray Lewis raises Ravens' leadership question
    The leadership question surrounding the Ravens has been a frequent topic of conversation ever since middle linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and free safety Ed Reed signed with the Houston Texans. After losing so much institutional knowledge, the Ravens...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the Miami Dolphins?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Miami Dolphins. * ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio and Michael David Smith both think the Ravens to lose, but they differ on the final score. MDS’s take: Perhaps it’s...
  • Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New York Jets?

    Who's picking the Ravens to beat the New York Jets?
    A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and New York Jets. * Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News expects the Ravens to win in a blowout. The Jets on the road against a good, swarming defense? Both they and we learned the hard...
  • Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback

    Pre-game shows debate Joe Flacco's status as an elite quarterback
    Quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 14 of 17 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown en route to helping the Ravens take a 17-7 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime. Flacco, who is enjoying a 108.8 rating and has connected with eight different...
  • Local Ravens fans cheer from the stands at Super Bowl [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    This year's Super Bowl was an exciting, historical moment for Ravens fans, and while most watched the event in front of television screens, some individuals in our community got to witness the big win first hand. Ron and Cyndi Gula, of Marriottsville,...
  • New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

    New Orleans hums with Super Bowl and Mardi Gras
    — In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri. But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
  • New NFL Keepr lets people relive Johnny Unitas moments

    New NFL Keepr lets people relive Johnny Unitas moments
    Although many Johnny Unitas plays are seared in Baltimore's collective memory, the NFL is betting folks might want a refresher. The organization has introduced a collectible it's calling the Keepr. People plug it into their computer and can revel in...
  • Ravens sign Ricky Williams to be No. 2 running back

    The Ravens filled their big-back void with one of the biggest enigmas in NFL history. Ricky Williams, who is as powerful as he is offbeat, agreed to a two-year contract with the Ravens on Monday that has a maximum value of $4 million. The 34-year-old...
  • John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it

    John Mackey: A revolutionary player on the field, a true force off of it
    In death, legendary Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey will undoubtedly be remembered for how he played the game. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 230-pounder who played from 1963 to 1972 set the standard for his position, combining speed and power like no tight...
  • Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69

    Legendary Colts tight end John Mackey dies at 69
    John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
  • Throwback Thursday: John Mackey's Hall-of-Fame hands

    Throwback Thursday: John Mackey's Hall-of-Fame hands
    We have countless awesome sports photos in the archives here at The Baltimore Sun, and I have decided to share one with you each week in a regular feature called "Throwback Thursday." With former Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey passing away...
  • Former NFL coaches pick sides in Harbaugh brothers' quest to Super Bowl

    Former NFL coaches pick sides in Harbaugh brothers' quest to Super Bowl
    During a segment called “No Huddle” on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” former NFL coaches Herm Edwards and Mike Ditka are given a variety of topics in rapid-fire style and asked to choose sides. Prior to the Ravens’...