| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
We knew the Ravens would be in the nickel a lot against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, who have a formidable trio of wide-outs in Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. They probably had to use it even more than expected as the Broncos went...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:55 AM
At first glance, Joe Flacco's numbers from Thursday night were eye-popping, the kind of stats that make fantasy football players happy. He threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 49-27 loss.
But it took him 62 passes -- he...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:23 AM
The local uproar surrounding Anquan Boldin’s performance against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was both predictable and understandable. However, I’m not sure the attention is in the right place. The Ravens clearly used the money that they...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Broncos 49, Ravens 27
Strategy: During a blowout loss to the Broncos, offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell tried to get quarterback Joe Flacco into a rhythm with new targets, running the shotgun on 62 of 87 snaps while mixing in 24 no-huddle plays. A...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Frantically trying to get his offense in the end zone last week, quarterback Joe Flacco looked down the field and saw Torrey Smith and three relatively unfamiliar faces.
Four weeks earlier, Brandon Stokley and Dallas Clark were just two guys that Flacco...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:47 AM
The Ravens don't have much wiggle room with $1.957 million available under the NFL salary cap of $123 million.
That includes a one-year, $480,000 contract for running back-kick returner Shaun Draughn, a one-year, $555,000 contract for wide receiver...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Ravens are just two games into their grueling 16-game regular season, and while they are still trying to figure out what their identity will be on offense, it’s becoming pretty clear what they hope that identity will be.
The Ravens have ran...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A week after Michael Huff struggled in a loss to the Denver Broncos, rookie Matt Elam, the team’s first-round pick in April’s NFL draft, replaced Huff as the starting free safety in Sunday’s 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Ravens 14, Browns 6
Strategy: Jim Caldwell is a strong proponent of the no-huddle, calling it on 33 of 71 offensive snaps as the shotgun formation was used 25 times. They were much more patient with the running game, grinding out yards and controlling...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
The timing and chemistry between Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and veteran slot wide receiver Brandon Stokley is starting to improve.
Stokley caught four passes for 36 yards during a 14-6 victory over the Cleveland Browns on five targets, converting a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:41 AM
With Ray Rice parked on the sideline in street clothes after suffering a hip injury last weekend, Bernard Pierce made his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans. Predictably, it was his busiest afternoon to date.
Pierce was on the field for...