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,
One of the more intriguing prospects in the 2013 NFL draft, at least among the ones who may be available when the Ravens pick No. 32 overall, is Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown. Brown has drawn comparisons to former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis ran through the gamut of emotions after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night, but former teammate Trevor Pryce thought he displayed one major emotion during the game.
The first time John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh coached against each other in the NFL, the game came down to a catch by a young tight end. The first touchdown of Dennis Pitta's career happened in the fourth quarter of that 2011 Thanksgiving game.
The Baltimore Ravens' opponent Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers, is known for a brick wall of a defensive of front that helped the 49ers rank second in points allowed and third in total defense during the regular season. And when it comes to stopping the run, 49ers inside linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman are often immovable objects, blocking running backs like Rice from escaping into the open field.
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.
The glare hasn¿t gone anywhere. Even in training camp practices, Ray Lewis¿ scowl, which has almost dared opposing teams to run his way for nearly two decades in the NFL, remains omnipresent. But the long-time face of the Ravens¿ vaunted defense has a different look this summer.