Darian Stewart's interception ended the Steelers' final trip into the red zone during the Ravens' 30-17 win in the AFC wild-card round at Heinz Field. And it gave the secondary a measure of redemption after the unit allowed six touchdown passes in the Ravens' 43-23 loss to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Nov. 2.
Michael Phelps' first big meet after he completes his six-month competition ban for a DUI arrest will be the FINA World Cup on Aug. 15-16 in Chartres, France, the French sports newspaper L'Equipe reported Saturday.
Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the latest blow to the team's playoff hopes.
Inside the Ravens' locker room after midnight following a dreadful performance by the secondary where they were dominated by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, reserve safety Jeromy Miles wore a T-shirt with an unintentionally fitting two-word message across his chest. It read: "Truth hurts."
This week's stats, pertaining to Sunday night's primetime showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers, focus on how the Ravens are going to stop the Steelers, and whether the Ravens will be able to match them offensively.
Unlike the Ravens, who preach versatility at all defensive positions and play safeties and cornerbacks as their slot defensive back in passing situations — rather than using a dedicated player in that role — Tampa Bay head coach Lovie Smith has a dedicated coach and position on his depth chart for nickel backs.