Pittsburgh Steelers’ all-time sacks leader James Harrison, who was waived by the team just before Christmas and ended up in the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, announces his retirement at age 39.
Ravens fans, dispirited by a string of worse-than-usual rookie classes, began to fret that the team had not selected the best player available with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2016 draft. Seven weeks later, with another crucial game against the Steelers looming on Christmas Day, Ronnie Stanley has done much to bury the memory of his worst performance as a Raven.
With cameras lining the sidewalk near the players' entrance of the Ravens facility in Owings Mills, stalwart outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was, predictably, the only player to acknowledge the attention given to the mundane act of showing up for work. Others entered the building with their head down, but Suggs — who became the Ravens' last remaining defensive star this offseason and spent the time away from the team facility enjoying his celebrity — gave a smile and a wave.
As he does each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker shares his five biggest takeaways from the Ravens' 35-31 playoff loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round at Gillette Stadium on Saturday.
As he does each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Childs Walker shares his five biggest takeaways from the Ravens' 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC wild-card round at Heinz Field on Saturday.
A block by Kelechi Osemele bought Joe Flacco the time he needed to escape the pressure and find wide receiver Torrey Smith in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown pass during the Ravens' 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win at Heinz Field.
Ravens undrafted rookie James Hurst will start the sixth game of his NFL career Saturday night, lining up at left tackle across from Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison in an AFC wild-card playoff game.
First, the Ravens started losing the football. Then, they lost their lead and all their momentum. And finally, they seemed to lose their composure. They now need to act fast to prevent their season from slipping away, too.