On the evening of Feb. 3, 2013, the Ravens and San Francisco 49ers met to decide NFL supremacy. On Sunday afternoon, the two teams play again, hoping to stave off 2015 irrelevance. Staying on the NFL mountaintop has proven difficult for both organizations since Super Bowl XLVII. Retirements, free-agent departures and injuries have whittled away talented and deep rosters. There have been off-field issues and on-field deficiencies. After engaging in a classic shootout on the sports' biggest stage,
Day two of free agency brought more reminders of the Ravens' key offseason losses. The team continued to weigh their free-agent options, exercising patience as they try to fill roster holes without an abundance of salary cap space.
When the Baltimore Ravens visit Houston on Sunday, the Texans will rely heavily on running back Arian Foster, who has run for over 100 yards in seven of 11 games this season and averages 102.5 yards per game.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.
According to a Yahoo Sports report, former Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis is among a group of 16 current and former NFL players who are suing BB&T Bank for nearly $60 million in alleged investment losses.
Quarterback Joe Flacco is getting the credit that he deserves for leading the Ravens throughout the playoffs and then to a victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. It will be interesting if Ravens coach John Harbaugh gets his.
In Sunday's Super Bowl, barging into the backfield won't be easy for Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. The San Francisco 49ers have one of the NFL¿s best offensive lines, and one of their top priorities will be moving Ngata out of the way. It is a matchup that is being overlooked this week, but it is one that will likely impact the game in a major way, big bodies paving the path to a championship.
Every week, we hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Baltimore Ravens' opponent that week. This week, we chatted with reporter Jerry McDonald, who covers the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders for The Bay Area Newspaper Group.