Technically, long-time Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor will play in a Pro Bowl before his former teammate Joe Flacco. But remember, Flacco was asked to go to last year's Pro Bowl and turned down the invitation.
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. made a Christmas Eve appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday, and provided an update on his torn Achilles plus his opinions on the game-long scrap between New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman.
The Ravens' Week 16 game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers was flexed out of prime time as part of a contingency plan laid out late Monday afternoon and executed because of Monday's 31-24 win by the New York Giants over the Miami Dolphins.
Carlton Bailey (Woodlawn) has three conference championship rings and the memory of that AFC title game in 1992, when he intercepted a pass by the Denver Broncos' John Elway and ran for a touchdown in a 10-7 victory that sent the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl.
Steve Smith Sr., 35, had announced before the start of the season that this year would be his last, but there seemed to be momentum in recent weeks for him to return for another year. The Ravens, who have plenty of question marks at the wide receiver position both in the present and future, need and want him to return.
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.
From morbid reinterpretations of city slogans to souvenirs boasting unofficial rat mascots, Baltimore knows how to laugh at itself -- and just like its citizens, Jon Stewart and his guests have relished poking fun at Charm City for 16 years on "The Daily Show." Sure, Baltimore wasn't the central subject of many of the show's segments, but a look through the archives reveals numerous choice references, some more oblique than others.
Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg confirmed on Thursday that Steve Smith Sr. will remain the Ravens' primary punt returner, maintaining that the wide receiver is the team's best option in that role.
The Ravens have added some eventual Hall of Fame players like Rod Woodson and Shannon Sharpe over their 20-year history in Baltimore, but their most important free agent acquisition arrived on March 27, 2000. That was the day the NFL announced Steve Bisciotti had purchased a 49 percent stake in the franchise.
The Ravens were already living on the edge when they signed strong safety Will Hill to a contract last July. They moved even closer after Matt Elam tore his biceps during the first week of the 2015 training camp, forcing him to miss the entire season.
The Ravens have hired retired linebacker Jarret Johnson and retired cornerback Duane Starks, a starter on their Super Bowl XXXV championship team who scored a touchdown against the New York Giants in that win, as scouting interns for camp.
Joe Don Looney spent just one season with the Baltimore Colts, but he provided plenty of entertainment. He's No. 7 on The Baltimore Sun's Daffy Dozen, the most memorable characters to play sports in Charm City.