Preston: Like the Marines, the Ravens are looking for a few more good, tough men | COMMENTARY
They 2019 Ravens had team chemistry. They had talent. They had impact players. But they were missing enforcers, players who could intimidate opponents.
Preston: Super Bowl teams loaded with stars but Chiefs coach Andy Reid is the fan favorite | COMMENTARY
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid appears to be the fan favorite in this year’s Super Bowl, columnist Mike Preston writes.
Mike Preston’s final report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 2019 season
Before we move into the offseason, The Baltimore Sun gives out final grades at each position for the Ravens' 2019 season.
Late Ravens owner Art Modell denied honor in Canton but legacy still strong in Baltimore | COMMENTARY
Former Ravens owner Art Modell left a shadow over the NFL, but it won’t be recognized in the Hall of Fame. However, his legacy in Baltimore will be around for a long time.
You can blame the coaches, the players and the decision-making. The Ravens just had a bad game. | COMMENTARY
In the days since the train wreck, there has been a lot of blame, most of it directed at coach John Harbaugh and his staff. But there is more to the Ravens’ defeat than just coaching errors.
Preston: Ravens playoff losses starting to damage psyche of young team
"I think this team’s identity right now is get in the playoffs and choke. It is what it is. That is just the hard truth," cornerback Marlon Humphrey said after the Ravens' 28-12 loss to the Titans.
Preston: The Titans pushed the Ravens around and beat them at their own game
A one-dimensional offense pushed and punched the Ravens around. That’s what the Ravens have done to a lot of other teams this season.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ divisional-round loss to Titans
Mike Preston hands out grades after the Ravens' divisional-round loss Saturday night to the Tennessee Titans.
Preston: Titans running back Derrick Henry can dominate a game. The Ravens need to find a way to stop him.
There is one running back that can control the pace of the game and dominate like a quarterback. The Ravens face him Saturday night in an AFC divisional-round game.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, X-factor in Saturday’s Ravens-Titans divisional-round game
Mike Preston breaks down the key matchup, the rising stars and the X-factor in Saturday's divisional-round game between the Ravens and Tennessee Titans.
Preston: Here’s why the Ravens can’t underestimate the Titans
Tennessee showed over the weekend that it is more of a challenge than the other three AFC wild-card teams.
Mike Preston thinks the 2000 Super Bowl champ Ravens could beat the Lamar Jackson-led 2019 team. Here’s why.
The 2000 Ravens were made for a showdown with a team like the current Ravens, and it would win a lot of the individual matchups.
Preston: If Greg Roman leaves, the Ravens might have a hard time replacing him
The coaching staff worked wonders on offense in Baltimore in 2019, but it might be different if coordinator Greg Roman leaves.
Preston: With nothing left to prove, Ravens showed what they’re made of in win over Steelers
The Ravens faced the Steelers as the top seed in the AFC, having already clinched home-field advantage in the playoffs. But on Sunday, they passed another test.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 28-10 win over Steelers
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 28-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Sunday’s Ravens-Steelers regular-season finale
Who does Mike Preston think is the key matchup ahead of the Ravens-Steelers game Sunday?
Preston: Ravens’ Gus Edwards is ready for starting role again
Ravens running back Gus Edwards will replace Mark Ingram II, out for several weeks with a calf strain injury he suffered in last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Preston: Why Chiefs would create serious challenges for Ravens in the postseason
Of all the other AFC teams that have already earned playoff spots, Kansas City is the most likely to beat the Ravens.
Preston: Home-field advantage bodes well for Ravens’ Super Bowl run
The Ravens breathed a sigh of relief Sunday after clinching home-field advantage in the playoffs with a 31-15 win against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 31-15 win over Browns
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 31-15 win over the Browns.
Preston: Often overlooked, Ravens’ Brandon Williams and Michael Pierce handle heavy lifting for defense
It’s easy get caught up in the hype surrounding the Ravens' star players, but the foundation of a successful football team is built around grunt guys such as Williams and Pierce.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Sunday’s Ravens-Browns game in Week 16
Ding, Ding. Round 2 is about to begin between the Ravens' Marlon Humphrey and the Browns' Odell Beckham Jr.
Preston: By not believing in the Browns hype, the Ravens have instead become the darlings of the NFL
If the Ravens beat the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland, Baltimore clinches home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Wasn’t this supposed to be Cleveland's happy ending?
Preston: Before you start booking a Super Bowl trip, consider the play of the Ravens defense
The Ravens entered Thursday night's game No. 6 in total defense, but they aren't as dominant as they look. And that could be a problem in the postseason.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 42-21 win over Jets
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ win over Jets
Preston: Cheap shots in NFL are inevitable, but Ravens need to protect Lamar Jackson before it’s too late
Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams suggested this week that Jackson might learn to be more of a passer and less of a runner after he takes more hits in his career. Was he sending a message?
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Thursday’s Ravens-Jets game
The Ravens' No. 1 run offense takes on the Jets' No. 2 run defense on Thursday.
Preston: Ravens have their share of weaknesses, but no team in the AFC is more balanced
The Ravens don’t have glaring, overwhelming problems that hurt them consistently every week. That's why they're favorites to win the AFC.
Preston: Even when they’re not at their best, these Ravens still find a way to win
The Ravens didn’t bring their "A" game and still beat an up-and-coming team. It was close, but the Ravens were due for an emotional letdown.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 24-17 win over Bills
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills.
Mike Preston hands out the Ravens’ third-quarter report card
Find out how Lamar Jackson and the rest of the Ravens units grade out after the first three-quarters of the season.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Sunday’s Ravens-Bills game
Mike Preston breaks down the key matchup and what's at stake when the Ravens take on the Bills.
Preston: After struggling to stop 49ers’ rushing attack, Ravens want to sharpen their edge on defense
The 49ers attacked the Ravens on the perimeter Sunday, exposing a weak spot on an otherwise solid defense.
Preston: With Lamar Jackson at the helm, there’s nothing the Ravens can’t do
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson isn’t a one-man team, but he’s the closest thing there is to one in the NFL.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 20-17 win over 49ers
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Sunday’s Ravens-49ers game
Mike Preston reveals his key matchup and what's at stake as the Ravens take on the 49ers.
Preston: Ozzie Newsome has taken a back seat with Ravens, but his draft picks are driving this team to victory
The Ravens have won seven straight games and are the hottest team in the NFL. And they are winning with a lot of the players Newsome drafted.
Preston: Mark Ingram, the final piece of the Ravens’ potent rushing attack, is making his mark
When he signed as a free agent in March, Mark Ingram became the final piece of a strong running game. He has been that player, and more.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 45-6 rout of Rams
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position in a blowout victory over the Rams.
Preston: How will the Ravens block Rams’ Aaron Donald? Rex Ryan trusts Greg Roman and Co. to find a way
The Ravens will have their hands full with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, but former defensive coordinator Rex Ryan believes the Ravens coaching staff can slow him down.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Monday’s Ravens-Rams game
The Ravens are bringing a six-game winning streak into this contest and they want to stay within striking distance of the New England Patriots for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Preston: As Lamar Jackson hype continues to build, don’t overlook the Ravens offensive line paving the way
As the NFL gets submerged in Lamarmania, remember that an offensive line that was once considered a liability has become an asset during the team’s six game-winning streak.
Preston: Ravens have become a complete team, and the rest of the NFL might not be able to keep up
At this point, there are only a few teams that can match the Ravens’ physicality. Through 11 weeks, they've shown that they are as good and as complete as any team in the NFL.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 41-7 win over Texans
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 41-7 win over the Houston Texans.
Preston: Texans present opportunity Ravens receivers can’t afford to pass up
The Ravens need more impact from their wide receivers.
Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Sunday’s Texans-Ravens game
Which matchup should you watch out for in the Ravens-Texans game?
Preston: Defensive tackle Michael Pierce’s injury reveals a major Ravens weakness
Without Michael Pierce and Brandon Williams playing full-time in the middle of the defensive line, the Ravens’ front seven is average. That could be crucial in the final months of the season.
Preston: Other NFL teams can try, but Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is too rare to be duplicated
NFL analysts and commentators have said that Jackson is the new breed of quarterback and that other teams will try to copy his style in a league that has gone pass-happy. That’s not going to happen.
Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 49-13 win over Bengals
Here's how the Ravens graded out at each position after Sunday's 49-13 win over the Bengals.
Preston: Ravens, with their identity established, could be on the verge of big things
The Ravens’ immediate focus is on the Cincinnati Bengals but gaining momentum going into the postseason has to be a priority as well.