The Ravens are scheduled to land here Tuesday. By watching the footage of the San Francisco 49ers' arrival last night and then by attending their news conferences, was a little surprised how nonchalant and business-like they were.
On Sunday, the Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and they will attempt to win their second Lombardi Trophy with a roster largely constructed with homegrown players raised in the Ravens Way.
Each day this week, Baltimore Sun reporter and blogger Matt Vensel will break down a key matchup for the Ravens in Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII. Today, he looks at the challenge of defending San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the pistol offense.
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston answers reader questions about the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, and looks ahead to the team's Super Bowl matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco quickly came to a realization Sunday night while trailing the New England Patriots at halftime of the AFC championship game. It was a realization shared by coach John Harbaugh.
After 12 months defined by injuries, untimely deaths in their extended family and abrupt personnel changes, the Ravens are right back where they were last January, headed to Foxborough, Mass., for the AFC championship game.
It wasn't exactly a repeat of Broadway Joe Namath's bold prediction, but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did express confidence in the AFC North champions' chances Sunday against the New England Patriots.
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.
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.