It's going to be a very purple weekend for bars all over Harford County. Watering holes around Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Bel Air are gearing up for plenty of Ravens fans pouring in to celebrate what they hope will be a decisive win against the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Championship in Foxboro, Mass.
The thrill of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round swept up Ravens players and coaches alike. But after the euphoria had dissipated, members of the special teams unit were left with another emotion: anger.
Making Sports Illustrated's cover is an honor, but some say it's also a curse, something that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco contends with this week as Baltimore heads into the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots.
Reiterating his apology after making critical remarks Sunday night about the New England Patriots on social media, Ravens special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo said he quickly knew it was something that coach John Harbaugh would want to discuss with him.
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.
Speaking in a calm, matter-of-fact tone, Ravens veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin replied quickly when asked what makes him think this AFC championship game rematch will be different after falling short a year ago to the New England Patriots.
After one successful Ravens rally this past weekend, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance plans to bring the "pre-game" event back this upcoming Friday, to preview the Sunday championship against the Patriots.
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers questions about the Ravens' 38-35 win over the Denver Broncos in the divisional round, Sunday's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots and more
The New England defense that will greet the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough on Sunday isn't just different from the one they played in last year's AFC championship game; it's different from the one they dropped 31 points on back in Week 3.