| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Ravens 18, Lions 16
STRATEGY: The Ravens broke character defensively, deploying cornerback Jimmy Smith to match up in press coverage against Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was primarily responsible for limiting Johnson to six receptions for...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:00 PM
On Monday, the Ravens had to try to shut down Megatron. This weekend, they must deal with Minitron.
Julian Edelman might not have the athleticism and imposing stature of Calvin Johnson or an intimidating nickname, but over the past few weeks, Edelman...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It will probably feel a little odd when Tom Brady walks behind center for the first time Sunday afternoon.
Whenever Brady played the Ravens in the past, he would look for Ed Reed lurking in the secondary -- he wrote “Find 20 on every play”...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Each week, Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston will answer questions from readers about the Ravens. You can submit questions during every game to email@example.com.
Here are this week's questions and answers:
I thought that it was curious how...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:53 PM
MOBILE, Ala. — The Ravens' belief in the value of the Senior Bowl as a tool to compare draft prospects from all levels of college football was evident last April.
The team scouted half of its 10-player rookie draft class at the all-star game...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Entering the 2013 season, the Ravens knew they would be starting two new safeties. Strong safety Bernard Pollard was released after the Super Bowl and iconic free safety Ed Reed was not re-signed.
They did bring back a lot of talent and depth at...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense.
When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Since suffering a hip injury against the Cleveland Browns in Week 2 and sitting out the following week against the Houston Texans, Ravens running back Ray Rice has played approximately 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, silencing the talk...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Patriots 41, Ravens 7
STRATEGY: Joe Flacco's sprained left knee meant the Ravens were even more reliant than usual on the shotgun formation rather than have him drop back in the pocket. They ran the shotgun 67 of 74 snaps, trying in vain to increase the...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it.
Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:09 PM
In the midst of his most difficult season, Ravens running back Ray Rice vowed that he'll rededicate himself during the offseason to regaining his form as one of the top all-purpose backs in the league.
During a season in which he battled a strained...