| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Something highly unusual happened Sunday involving Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
He missed a field-goal attempt for the first time in months.
Tucker's 37-yard try sailed wide left during the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 41-7 loss to the New...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Baltimore Sun staff members give their thoughts on the Ravens' game against the New England Patriots in Week 16 of the 2013 NFL season.
Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: Given how well the Ravens were playing and the fact that they were at home, their poor...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Patriots 41, Ravens 7
STRATEGY: Joe Flacco's sprained left knee meant the Ravens were even more reliant than usual on the shotgun formation rather than have him drop back in the pocket. They ran the shotgun 67 of 74 snaps, trying in vain to increase the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:28 AM
In Sunday’s AFC championship game, two of the NFL's fastest teams -- in terms of what their offenses do between plays, not during -- will battle it out with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos both...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it.
Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 3:58 AM
During the Ravens' 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots last week, there were a few major defensive breakdowns.
The Ravens limited quarterback Tom Brady to one touchdown pass and 172 passing yards, his second-lowest total of the season.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The last time Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton squared off against the Ravens' defense, he left M&T Bank Stadium thoroughly flustered.
Dalton was harassed into several mistakes, including three interceptions, and was sacked five times....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Crazy days like Sunday are why America loves football, proof that the NFL is the best reality show going.
Heavy snow, at least by Baltimore standards, covered the field before the game and was so thick during it that all the Ravens could see on the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Regarding Mike Preston's column on Joe Flacco and the Wildcat offense ("Wildcat might give Ravens QB Joe Flacco the kick he needs," Nov. 24), I believe he is looking at this whole Wildcat ordeal the wrong way.
Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense has...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:21 PM
One of the main talking points after Sunday night’s showdown between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, along with Tom Brady erasing a 24-point deficit and Peyton Manning looking uncomfortable in the cold, was Bill Belichick’s...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Dolphins 24, Patriots 20
STRATEGY: The Patriots have an offense that is still in transition after losing tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Their talents are irreplaceable in the short term and the team is waiting for a trio of rookie wide...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Ravens 18, Lions 16
STRATEGY: The Ravens broke character defensively, deploying cornerback Jimmy Smith to match up in press coverage against Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was primarily responsible for limiting Johnson to six receptions for...