There's seemingly no surefire recipe for success in building an NFL secondary, but one thing could become abundantly clear when the Ravens face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have found a formula that works for them, while the Ravens haven't.
Touting everyone from owner Steve Bisciotti to the men behind the scenes who cook and clean at the Ravens' training complex, wide receiver Torrey Smith made it abundantly clear that he has no intentions of leaving town as a pending unrestricted free agent.
The Ravens couldn't put the Patriots away like they had done two other times in the postseason. Tom Brady¿s 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell with just over five minutes to play was the decisive score in the Patriots' scintillating 35-31 victory over the Ravens at frigid and loud Gillette Stadium.
One the NFL¿s most penalized defenders, New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, could cross paths Saturday with the league¿s most prolific receiver in terms of drawing pass interference penalties, Torrey Smith.
The Ravens' 30-17 victory over the Steelers in the AFC wild-card round Saturday night at Heinz Field was defined by an aggressiveness and fearlessness that also characterized their Super Bowl run two years ago.
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.