| 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 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Before they lost track of towering Demaryius Thomas, before they let little Wes Welker wiggle out of their grasp, the Ravens last Thursday couldn’t keep track of Julius Thomas, a talented but unknown tight end before that night.
Thomas, a former...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:34 PM
RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco was nowhere near the Ravens’ biggest problem in last week’s 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos but he had his moments, throwing two interceptions and making several questionable decisions. Going...
| 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 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
| 10:01 AM
There will be a lot of talk about safeties this week with Ed Reed returning to Baltimore as a member of the Houston Texans, Matt Elam earning a starting spot for the Ravens and Michael Huff trying to contribute off the bench.
One player who probably...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:31 PM
The education of Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam is approaching a pivotal early phase, a moment he intends to be ready for.
The first-round draft pick already knows what's heading his way Sunday against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium. He'...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:55 AM
After sitting out last week's win over the Houston Texans with a hip injury, the first game he had missed since his rookie season, running back Ray Rice was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Not only did...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Six games into the season, the Ravens are a .500 team with about 500 unanswered questions on offense.
The offensive line has often resembled a row of subway turnstiles. The running backs have shown little burst when they do find running lanes. The...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
One positive development from Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception in the loss.
The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones...