Retired Ravens star free safety Ed Reed had a measured take on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots and Tom Brady following an investigation that found the Super Bowl winning quarterback probably was aware of team employees deflating footballs.
It seems to be fitting for the Super Bowl champion to be possibly still involved in a cheating scandal because this has been a year of turmoil for the NFL, whose image has been tarnished and integrity challenged.
A day after his Seattle Seahawks fell just short of earning defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a second Super Bowl ring, the Atlanta Falcons on Monday announced the former Salisbury defensive lineman as their new coach.
Super Bowl parties are much like other parties. Good food, good company, and usually more than a few drinks are some of the similarities. The biggest difference is the Super Bowl is the most watched sporting event in the U.S. – and as most people know, sports have a way of polarizing people.
The New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson's checklist of things to watch:
Move over Pepsi, Budweiser and Coca-Cola. Such national brands, known for big-budget, attention-grabbing advertisements during the Super Bowl, will share the stage this year with regional advertisers looking to make a splash in a more targeted, lower-cost way.
When NBC Sports executives began planning their Super Bowl XLIX pregame show before the season even began, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was their top choice as a guest analyst. The Ravens¿ 35-31 AFC divisional round loss to the New England Patriots was NBC¿s, and the Super Bowl viewers¿ gain.
While the two lucky teams who actually made the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, prepare for the game Sunday, a recent analysis shows just how close the Ravens' roster was to carrying them that far.
Terrell Suggs famously refuses to say New England Patriots¿ quarterback Tom Brady¿s name, but now, he might have to. The star Ravens outside linebacker has been appearing on the NFL Network as part of its Super Bowl coverage, and Brady is basically the star attraction.
The Ravens' pending release of defensive tackle Terrence Cody, who is under investigation for animal cruelty, isn't necessarily a statement but it is a departure from how the Ravens have done things in the past.
On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake weighed in on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots, who are being accused of cheating for using underinflated footballs during their 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game.
Should the Packers advance to the Super Bowl, then Juszczyk would make it to the Pro Bowl as a first alternate with Packers fullback John Kuhn unable to play in the Pro Bowl because of preparations for the big game.
Ravens players all know that if they are going to accomplish what they want -- and that's to be the final AFC team left standing -- they're probably going to have to beat the New England Patriots at some point to do it.
The Ravens are headed to New England to battle the Patriots after electrifying Baltimore-area fans with a winning wild-card game Saturday night, and Ravens lovers in Harford County seem determined again to follow their team at every step.
The Ravens' 30-17 victory over the Steelers in the AFC wild-card round Saturday night at Heinz Field was defined by an aggressiveness and fearlessness that also characterized their Super Bowl run two years ago.
Darian Stewart's interception ended the Steelers' final trip into the red zone during the Ravens' 30-17 win in the AFC wild-card round at Heinz Field. And it gave the secondary a measure of redemption after the unit allowed six touchdown passes in the Ravens' 43-23 loss to Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers on Nov. 2.
Vicki Antal, of Bel Air, watched the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game intently Saturday night, with the thought in the back of her mind that, if the Ravens lost, she might not hear the end of it the next day from her friends who are Steelers fans.