| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The Cleveland Browns sent shock waves throughout the NFL landscape when they traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2014 first-round draft pick Wednesday.
The blowback of the surprising swap even reached as...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:51 PM
The following are final updates on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
Six weeks and six wins into the season, it’s now clear what the Kansas City Chiefs’...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
The logic was sound.
The Ravens were the defending Super Bowl champions and hadn't missed the playoffs since 2007. The Cincinnati Bengals made the playoffs in consecutive seasons and were poised to take the next step. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Dolphins 22, Bengals 20
Strategy: The Bengals want to be balanced offensively. They run a single-back offense and often use two tight ends to create mismatches. They use 2013 first-round pick Tyler Eifert all over the formation while Jermaine Gresham is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:01 AM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: In the past two weeks, the Ravens have gotten back to using predominantly three wide-receiver sets, trying to recapture the success from last year’s Super Bowl run. However, standing in the offense’s way has been...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:16 AM
The Ravens have already seen how dangerous Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard can transform a football game into an elaborate game of tag, eluding defenders with his unique set of cuts and moves.
Bernard famously reversed field, broke...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
| 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 25, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14
Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:56 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: What will quarterback Joe Flacco do for an encore? A week after lighting up the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the best performances of his career, Flacco brings the Ravens' suddenly explosive offense to Lincoln Financial Field, a short...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 4:17 PM
—The Ravens defense had a chance to silence the critics who questioned its performance against the run in last Monday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Instead, the unit may provided more ammunition.
Quarterback Michael Vick amassed 371...