| Sep 7, 2013
| 5:37 PM
She'll sing that she's been waiting all day for Sunday night, but really Carrie Underwood has been waiting months.
Underwood, who replaces Faith Hill in singing the "Sunday Night Football" opening for NBC, performed her segment in June at an airport-...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:08 AM
The Ravens' dormant running game has been stuck in neutral all season.
A lackluster rushing offense might get a boost this week, though, since star running back Ray Rice is regarded as having a solid chance of returning from a strained left hip flexor...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Ravens 30, Texans 9
Strategy: Jim Caldwell tried establishing the Ravens' ground game without much success, attempting 31 carries for 75 yards and one touchdown with Ray Rice sidelined with a hip injury. They were picky about passes, opting mostly for...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Denver Broncos are smarting in the aftermath of their collapse at New England.
But are they smarter?
"I think that's the test of football teams," quarterback Peyton Manning said in the wee hours of Monday morning on the East Coast, after the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
In eager anticipation of the 2013 NFL season, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will take a daily look at one of the 13 opponents on the Ravens’ regular-season schedule. Today is the Houston Texans.
The Week 3 matchup between the...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:42 PM
As "The League" enters its fifth season, it's getting big with pro athletes, said co-creators Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday.
"During the first season we had good...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Texans 30, Titans 24
Strategy: Led by All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, the Texans have one of the most aggressive and physical 3-4 defensive fronts in the NFL. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips isn’t afraid to blitz and he sent pass rushers in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:39 AM
A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Houston Texans:
* In his "Other Harbaugh of the Week" game, The Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer predicts the Ravens will lose by a field goal.
John Harbaugh's reigning Ravens are...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Texans 28, Ravens 14
The Ravens may need a couple of more weeks to get everyone on the same page. As a result, the Texans take advantage and leave M&T Bank Stadium with their first win in Baltimore.
Texans 27, Ravens 21...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Ravens running back Bernard Pierce kept plunging into the line of scrimmage Sunday, collidng with a stingy Houston Texans defensive front that repeatedly stonewalled him.
Rushing yards became a rare commodity for Pierce despite his efforts.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Two of the baddest men in the NFL squared off Sunday at the Bank. In one corner was Ravens All-Pro right guard Marshal Yanda. In the other was Houston Texans All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, the NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year. If this...