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  • Joe Flacco earned the big contract, but he needs a supporting cast

    Joe Flacco earned the big contract, but he needs a supporting cast
    The answer to one of the biggest questions about the 2013 season is almost clear now. Did Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earn the $120.6 million contract he signed during the offseason? Absolutely. Can he carry a team? No. If he could, the Ravens would...
  • Ravens try to jump start the running game with pistol formation

    Ravens try to jump start the running game with pistol formation
    In an attempt to find some way to get their sluggish running game going while also sticking with the three-wide sets that quarterback Joe Flacco has typically thrived in, the Ravens tried something new in Sunday’s 24-18 loss to the Cleveland Browns....
  • The Ravens need a little hope if they want to return to the postseason

    The Ravens need a little hope if they want to return to the postseason
    Ravens fans are living on the hopes of last season. After the team's 24-18 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, there isn't much left. You never give up on a team in the unpredictable world of the NFL, especially with eight games remaining, but there...
  • As Torrey Smith's star soars ever higher, Ravens wide receiver remains down to earth

    As Torrey Smith's star soars ever higher, Ravens wide receiver remains down to earth
    The crowd started gathering long before the guest of honor was due to arrive. They wore No. 82 jerseys, Super Bowl XLVII championship T-shirts and any other purple article of clothing they could find, turning Jimmy's Famous Seafood into a Ravens pep...
  • Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience

    Rebuilding the Ravens' offensive line is an exercise in patience
    When Joe Flacco takes his first snap Sunday, he will line up behind a left tackle who 10 weeks ago was toiling away in Jacksonville, a left guard who has already made as many stops as an Amtrak train, and a center who two years ago was blocking small-...
  • Looking at the production of Tandon Doss compared to former Raven Anquan Boldin

    Looking at the production of Tandon Doss compared to former Raven Anquan Boldin
    Player A has been targeted 26 times in his past four games, catching 14 passes for 179 yards and no TDs. Player B has been targeted 23 times in his past four games, catching 13 passes for 239 yards and no TDs. Player A is Anquan Boldin, whom the...
  • Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton following similar path to Flacco

    Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton following similar path to Flacco
    When Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was drafted in the second round three years ago, his arrival was accompanied by many questions surrounding a lack of ideal size and arm strength. Much like Dalton, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had to deal...
  • The Ravens need a lot of things but they really need a playmaker

    The Ravens need a lot of things but they really need a playmaker
    It was inevitable. As soon as the Ravens endured a losing streak without Ray Lewis, there was going to be a barrage of questions about leadership. But after eight games, the most pressing issue for the Ravens is where are the playmakers? Questions...
  • Houston Texans release safety Ed Reed

    Houston Texans release safety Ed Reed
    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...
  • Ravens-Bears game resumes after nearly two-hour delay due to severe weather

    Ravens-Bears game resumes after nearly two-hour delay due to severe weather
    Once the severe weather subsided and the tornado watch was lifted after a two-hour delay to Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, the Ravens’ momentum evaporated. The defending Super Bowl champions squandered a 10-0 lead in the first quarter after...
  • Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett

    Catching Up With ... Former Colts offensive lineman Elmer Collett
    There's a boogie board in his basement, a mountain bike in the garage and a black lab named Jake at the back door, begging for a five-mile walk. At 69, Elmer Collett doesn't want for things to do. A pile of firewood needs splitting, the motors on both...
  • Baltimore Sun predictions for AFC and NFC championships

    Baltimore Sun predictions for AFC and NFC championships
    Our experts make their predictions for the NFL's conference championship games.   AFC CHAMPIONSHIP Monique Jones: Broncos 34, Patriots 31 The Patriots have relied on their running game in recent weeks and it has been enough to get to this point....