| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Whenever Ravens running back Ray Rice carries the football or catches passes Sunday, Arian Foster intends to keep a close watch.
And it's not because the Houston Texans' star is required to observe his counterpart when he's on the sideline at Reliant...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:15 AM
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....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
7.0 -- yards per attempt allowed by cornerback Jimmy Smith in his career, according to Pro Football Focus.
As I wrote yesterday, the Ravens...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Eyebrows were raised around the NFL when Ravens running back Ray Rice wasn't involved at all during the fourth quarter of a 23-20 loss Sunday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It was Rice who salvaged the Ravens' overtime win over the San Diego...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 8:50 AM
The Ravens have already made a final judgment call on starting inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and tight end Ed Dickson, officially ruling them out Friday for the second consecutive game.
Now, they still have an important decision to make regarding...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:15 AM
The Ravens aren’t the only team preparing for the rest of 2012 without Ray Lewis.
The Houston Texans, Sunday’s opponent, must also adjust their game plan on attacking a Ravens defense that will rely on Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe, Brendon...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the Ravens’ previous game and that of their next opponent.
Packers 42, Texans 24
Strategy: The Houston Texans are one of the most balanced offensive teams in the...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Ravens officials watched, occasionally with jaws dropped, as Ray Rice danced and darted around opposing defenders in his first four NFL seasons. Now the time has come for the Ravens to wrap up Rice and make sure that the diminutive running back remains...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:45 PM
The Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this.
They have to be hoping they won't need Campbell's services for an extended period after starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bengals 23, Ravens 17
Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 6:04 PM
No one would ever question the toughness of new Ravens fullback Vonta Leach these days. Respect for him soars every time he knocks another NFL linebacker to the ground.
Yet brawn is only part of the reason why Leach is the league's highest-paid...