| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Bears' beleaguered defense surrendered 31 points in Monday night's loss to the Saints, a disappointing total by just about any standard. However, coach Marc Trestman indicated he was relatively pleased by their performance, at least compared to an...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:35 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 12-4 (.750); season 134-73-1 (.647). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Every week, reporter Jon Meoli will serve up five stats you should know heading into that week’s Ravens game. This week’s stats, prepared ahead of Sunday's playoff-type showdown with the Miami Dolphins, touch on some rate stats at which the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:13 PM
The black ski cap and sweatshirt veteran cornerback Lardarius Webb wore this week matched the seriousness of his mood and direness of the situation facing the Ravens' beleaguered secondary.
Webb sighed, took a deep breath and spoke passionately about...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 1:01 PM
There have been few times during his 12-year NFL career when Terrell Suggs has been at a loss for words, but the thought of him wearing a yellow jacket and standing next to a bronzed bust of himself only forces a smile.
"Wow," said Suggs, glancing up at...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When the Ravens' defense squares off Monday night with Drew Brees, they'll face one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history.
The New Orleans Saints standout is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:40 AM
San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who had a legendary postseason performance that led to his third World Series, was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated on Monday.
The 25-year-old worked five scoreless innings and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Poor Cam Newton. Poor Cam Newton's fantasy football owners.
Newton had his best game of the season against the New Orleans Saints (226 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, 83 yards and a touchdown rushing) and then on Tuesday afternoon, he suffers two back...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:07 AM
Terrence Brooks was in prime position to prevent Drew Brees' 26-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston at the end of the first half Monday night.
But the Ravens' rookie free safety didn't react quickly enough or aggressively enough to make a play on the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:44 PM
When Ravens veteran outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil sacked New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees twice Monday night, it created a $4 million financial windfall for the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher.
With his 12th sack of the season, Dumervil...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
It's time to stop being Baltimore-nice about local sports icons Cal Ripken and Ray Lewis and their cable TV careers.
Being Hall of Famers on the field doesn't automatically translate to success in the studio or broadcast booth. In fact, it's often the...