| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:21 AM
The tradition for Super Bowl champions is hosting the opening game of the following season.
That will hold true for the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in what's expected to be a high-profile matchup in a Thursday night game Sept. 5.
The league typically...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The job description for Ravens Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach requires him to use his body like a battering ram to open up holes for Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice.
Leach is regarded as the most punishing lead blocker in the game, delivering big shots to...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Vulnerable against the run, stonewalled by blockers and often susceptible to speedy receivers, the Ravens' defense is rarely described as stingy nowadays.
The last remnants of what was once a stout defense were on display Sunday when the Ravens' backs...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 7:55 PM
Healthy Chiefs dangerous
The playoff field in the AFC is going to include a lot of familiar teams from last year — with one notable exception.
The Chiefs could go from worst to first in the AFC West. They were a team...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Packers vs. Ravens
In the NFL, the team with the best quarterback usually has the best chance of going all the way.
So that's why the Packers have to be the favorite in the NFC. Aaron Rodgers is on top of his game and...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Here's a look at how the upcoming NFL season might unfold:
Super Bowl champion: Green Bay Packers over Houston Texans, 31-17
Prolific Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers solves formidable Texans front seven with series of quick throws to Jordy Nelson,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Every Monday, the day after my favorite day of the week but still hours before that week’s slate of games officially wraps up with “Monday Night Football,” I will bring you my weekly premature NFL power rankings.
Why Monday? Because who...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:48 PM
I never thought I'd be writing this, but the team that might remain unblemished the longest could be the Cardinals. Their 3-0 record is more impressive than the 3-0 records of the Falcons and Texans...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 1:34 PM
There was hope. Believe it, there was.
On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins actually showed they could compete with one of the league's elite teams. They had the defending AFC South champs tied in a standstill for nearly one half.
And then reality set in....
| Jan 15, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Sunday’s 20-13 win was ugly and it was too close for comfort, but that’s how the Ravens roll. And thanks to the play of Lardarius Webb, Ed Reed and the Baltimore defense, the Ravens are rolling to their second AFC championship game in coach...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:56 PM
They have played together for so long that certain things become expected. So even after a regular season in which Ed Reed had just one interception in his final 15 games, Ray Lewis felt it coming, simply because he's seen it so many times before.