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  • The Ravens' defense prepares for rematch against rookie RB Le'Veon Bell

    The Ravens' defense prepares for rematch against rookie RB Le'Veon Bell
    The first time the Ravens’ defense squared off with Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell, he manufactured his most productive NFL game. The Ravens say they’ve learned a lot about how to defend Bell after surrendering 93...
  • Ravens' kick coverage has improved since critical breakdown against Steelers

    Ravens' kick coverage has improved since critical breakdown against Steelers
    The last time the Ravens squared off with the Pittsburgh Steelers, their kickoff team faltered badly. They lost outside containment as Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders ran back a kickoff to the Ravens' 37-yard line to set up a game-winning...
  • Calvert Hall, Loyola thankful to play Turkey Bowl, even if it's not at M&T Bank Stadium

    Calvert Hall, Loyola thankful to play Turkey Bowl, even if it's not at M&T Bank Stadium
    Playing in the Turkey Bowl last Thanksgiving at M&T Bank Stadium gave Loyola defensive end Matt Gillespie a little taste of what the Ravens go through on Sunday afternoons. His Dons and their rivals at Calvert Hall look forward to the chance each year...
  • Only Terps QB to beat Penn State hopes they can repeat

    Only Terps QB to beat Penn State hopes they can repeat
    To Maryland football fans he was "The Rifleman," a blond quarterback with a slingshot arm who broke school passing records and led the Terps to signature wins in the 1960s. How hard did Dick Shiner throw? Once, in practice, his peg struck a teammate in...
  • 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-...
  • Finding the right wide receiver will be the Ravens' focus this offseason

    Finding the right wide receiver will be the Ravens' focus this offseason
    The Ravens know they need another wide receiver and they already know the exact type of playmaker they covet, not that they wanted to go into specifics with the Baltimore media during last week's season-ending news conference. But general manager...
  • Source: Vikings granted permission to interview Browns assistant Norv Turner

    Source: Vikings granted permission to interview Browns assistant Norv Turner
    The Minnesota Vikings have been granted permission to interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner for the same job, according to a league source. Turner is under contract with the Browns, but the team is taking a liberal approach with...
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon shedding old reputation for a better one

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon shedding old reputation for a better one
    The confidence of star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has kept pace with his rapidly increasing production this year. Gordon has overcome persistent early-season trade rumors, a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse...
  • To stop 'Megatron,' Jimmy Smith needs to continue transformation into elite corner

    To stop 'Megatron,' Jimmy Smith needs to continue transformation into elite corner
    The Ravens had matchups like this in mind when they poked and prodded Jimmy Smith in the months leading up to the 2011 NFL draft. At 6 feet 2, Smith had the height to jostle for jump balls with a leaper like A.J. Green. Having pumped out 24 reps of...
  • On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early

    On the Anquan Boldin trade, hindsight and letting a player go too early
    There is a saying when it comes to Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens. No, not “In Ozzie We Trust,” but it has a similar refrain. It’s that the Ravens, who are respected across the NFL for their talent evaluation above all else, have shown...
  • More than bragging rights on the line for Arthur Jones, Patriots' Chandler Jones

    More than bragging rights on the line for Arthur Jones, Patriots' Chandler Jones
    With playoff stakes and family bragging rights on the line Sunday, it has been an extremely quiet week between the two brothers on opposing sides of the growing rivalry between the Ravens and the New England Patriots. Ravens defensive lineman Arthur...
  • After surprising loss, Bengals face potential fall from playoff spot

    After surprising loss, Bengals face potential fall from playoff spot
    The importance of what only a week ago was regarded as a routine game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings has grown exponentially for the Cincinnati Bengals. After a 30-20 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals (9-5) are clinging to a one-...