| Sep 7, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Once you got past the pre-game show and the outrageous attempt by CBS Sports to use the telecast to try to rehabilitate the reputation of Detroit Lions stomper Ndamukong Suh, TV coverage of the Baltimore Ravens 20-13 victory over the Houston Texans wasn&...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The NFL scouting combine starts Feb. 22. In advance of the annual meat market in Indianapolis, staff writer Matt Vensel will examine each position and give Ravens fans the 4-1-1. In this post he looks at defensive linemen.
The top prospects: There isn'...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:00 PM
I enjoyed writing the first four days of my Fantasy Fodder 2011 season preview. Today is not as exciting, though, because all that’s left are the kickers and the defense-special teams combinations. You guys know by now that you shouldn’t...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Lions will surprise
I think the Lions and Rams go to the playoffs in the NFC this season, but I like the Lions as biggest surprise because they play in a tougher division and have been down longer.
Coach Jim Schwartz has...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Super Bowl¿ champion: Patriots
AFC¿ championship game: Patriots over Texans
NFC¿ championship game: Saints over Packers
AFC division playoffs: Patriots over Chargers; Texans over Steelers
NFC division playoffs: Packers over Eagles;...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 11:59 AM
Nearing a deadline to accomplish one of their stated priorities, the Ravens today reached agreement on a long-term deal with Haloti Ngata, ensuring that one of the game’s most dominant interior lineman will be a fixture on their defense for the...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:04 PM
With little more than an hour remaining before the deadline to accomplish one of their top priorities, the Ravens on Tuesday reached agreement on a five-year, $61 million deal with Haloti Ngata, ensuring that one of the game's most dominant interior...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Check with Packers
The Lions are legitimate, no question. They have a dynamic quarterback-receiver combination in Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Their defensive line may be the best in football. They come to play well-...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 3:47 PM
The 2010 NFL season is over and it's unclear if and when the 2011 season will start, but I have good news for Ravens fans (well, besides the Steelers losing to the Packers in the Super Bowl).
That's right, it's mock draft season, which means we'll be...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 8:44 PM
Wind out of Colts' sails
Los Angeles Times
The Packers will lose before the Colts win. Even great teams are capable of a letdown, and when you factor in that Green Bay is likely to ease its foot off the gas if it locks up the top seed in the...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:09 AM
1. A team that's been plagued all year by inconsistency may, after Thursday night, have finally sharpened its focus for good.
If we've learned anything about the Ravens this year, it's that it's dangerous to make any kind of definitive statements...