| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:39 AM
After a rocky loss to the Denver Broncos, the Ravens will get a chance to right their ship against the Cleveland Browns, a team they have defeated 10 straight times.
While I think the Browns, who have a good defense, will put up a fight, picking an 11th...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:07 AM
For Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam, each game and pass targeted in his direction represents something of a new experience.
Each week, Elam faces the speed of the game, the subleties of the pass patterns and how quarterbacks attempt to bait him....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:34 AM
The mass exodus from the Ravens roster after their Super Bowl victory was triggered by familiar culprits.
The age of key veterans and a lack of salary cap space forced the Ravens into bargain-hunting mode as they overhauled a championship squad. A...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply.
Brown has spent a lot of money expanding his scouting department in recent years, and he made another...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Dolphins 23, Browns 10
Strategy: With a new head coach in Rob Chudzinski and new coordinators in Norv Turner and Ray Horton, the Browns will look a little different than they did a year ago. Offensively, the Browns used a variety of formations and their...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:34 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco was nowhere near the Ravens’ biggest problem in last week’s 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos but he had his moments, throwing two interceptions and making several questionable decisions. Going...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent.
Saints 38, Dolphins 17
Strategy: The Dolphins, in their variation of the West Coast offense, rely on short drops...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:38 AM
Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I hope to enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw a career-high five interceptions against the Buffalo Bills, has traditionally responded to poor performances. He’s thrown two interceptions or more in 14 regular-season games. The following week...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs delivered a strong message Sunday, showing he's regained his 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year form.
Before Suggs exploited the Miami Dolphins' struggling offensive line with three sacks in the fourth quarter...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Ravens’ recommitment to the running game during Sunday’s 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins wasn’t reflected in their 3.3 yards-per-carry average, the simplest way to measure rushing efficiency.
But other numbers tell the story,...