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  • Tucker heads list of four Ravens selected to Pro Bowl

    Tucker heads list of four Ravens selected to Pro Bowl
    If the Ravens aren't still playing in late January, second-year kicker Justin Tucker will head to Hawaii for his first Pro Bowl. He’ll likely be joined by a couple of teammates who are familiar with the trip. Tucker, right guard Marshal Yanda,...
  • Joe Flacco is getting to know a new group of receivers

    Joe Flacco is getting to know a new group of receivers
    Frantically trying to get his offense in the end zone last week, quarterback Joe Flacco looked down the field and saw Torrey Smith and three relatively unfamiliar faces. Four weeks earlier, Brandon Stokley and Dallas Clark were just two guys that Flacco...
  • Talking Ravens-Packers with Zach Kruse, a Packers blogger for Cheesehead TV

    Talking Ravens-Packers with Zach Kruse, a Packers blogger for Cheesehead TV
    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...
  • Packers stuff the Ravens' running game

    Packers stuff the Ravens' running game
    Running back Ray Rice could hardly believe what happened Sunday as another patented failure of the Ravens' running game unfolded. Rice was repeatedly stuffed, unable to reach the Green Bay Packers' end zone despite a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line...
  • Despite inconsistent play, Eli Manning still key to Giants' success

    Despite inconsistent play, Eli Manning still key to Giants' success
    For nine years, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has had a front-row seat to watch his quarterback, Eli Manning, mix scintillating performances with woeful outings. But despite Manning's flaws and missteps, Coughlin would never have gotten his two...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's Ravens-Giants scouting report

    Jeff Zrebiec's Ravens-Giants scouting report
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: Struggling Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco maintains he hasn't lost his confidence even as his late-season slump widens. He has completed more than 60 percent of his passes just once in four games, he hass thrown for under 200 yards in...
  • Updated Ravens, NFL playoff scenarios

    Updated Ravens, NFL playoff scenarios
    The Ravens have already clinched a berth in the playoffs, but they can still wear the AFC North crown despite three consecutive losses. According to the NFL, the Ravens will clinch the division for the second straight year if they can defeat the New...
  • Rookie running backs could have an impact in Super Bowl XLVII

    Rookie running backs could have an impact in Super Bowl XLVII
    NEW ORLEANS — Ten games into the season, Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce was struggling to find his way into the game plan. He had fewer than five carries in a game eight times and he didn’t touch the ball in an Oct. 21 loss to the...
  • 49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'

    49ers' Patrick Willis poised to replace Ray Lewis as NFL's 'Lion King'
    NEW ORLEANS -- The old lion is about to stalk into the football jungle one last time Sunday night before retracting his claws for good. And the young lion is eager to pounce on the throne that retiring Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis has owned for 17...
  • Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths

    Kickers Justin Tucker and David Akers enter Super Bowl from different paths
    Justin Tucker and David Akers may be members of a very small NFL fraternity, but they represent opposing ends of the spectrum. Tucker, the undrafted rookie kicker for the Ravens, is a baby-faced 23-year-old who can do a mean impersonation of Christopher...
  • Instant Analysis: Ravens batter Patriots, earn Super Bowl berth

    Instant Analysis: Ravens batter Patriots, earn Super Bowl berth
    Baltimore Sun staff members analyze the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Matt Vensel, blogger/reporter: You couldn't have scripted this any better. A storybook ending for Ray Lewis. A redemption tale for...
  • Could a player draft spice up the NFL's Pro Bowl?

    Could a player draft spice up the NFL's Pro Bowl?
    The Pro Bowl, especially in recent years, has produced as much excitement and intrigue as watching somebody spackle your bathroom. But the NFL is reportedly considering shaking up the format to try to save the game. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL...