| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:52 PM
Baltimore Sun staff members analyze the Ravens' 28-13 win over the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
Matt Vensel, blogger/reporter: You couldn't have scripted this any better. A storybook ending for Ray Lewis. A redemption tale for...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:02 PM
They wanted the New England Patriots, told the world that they would beat them and then went into their stadium and dominated the second half as no visiting team had ever done.
It didn't seem possible when they limped into the postseason losers of...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:40 AM
Eyebrows were raised around the NFL when Ravens running back Ray Rice wasn't involved at all during the fourth quarter of a 23-20 loss Sunday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It was Rice who salvaged the Ravens' overtime win over the San Diego...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:36 PM
After they uncharacteristically allowed 129 rushing yards in their season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals, stopping the run seemed to be the biggest concern for the Ravens defense.
But the Ravens have spent the last three weeks watching footballs...
| Oct 8, 2012
The comparisons not only are inevitable, they seem absolutely necessary. You cannot put Tom Brady in one uniform and Peyton Manning in the other on a given Sunday without drawing contrasts, without arguing who is greater and why.
It has to be Brady vs....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice consistently ranks as one of the most productive and dynamic running backs in the NFL, capable of eluding defenders on the ground and through the air.
He benefits from running behind bruising All-Pro fullback Vonta...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the Ravens’ previous game and that of their next opponent. Here's a look at the Patriots' 20-18 loss to the Eagles. (For a look at the Ravens' game against...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:30 AM
When the New England Patriots offense first took the field against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, they did so without their leading receiver from their previous five seasons. But Wes Welker wasn’t injured. He stood on the sideline as Julian...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 6:31 AM
There's a rugged aspect to the New England Patriots' offense, an element beyond a prolific passing game engineered by star quarterback Tom Brady.
Running back Stevan Ridley has gained 196 yards on 39 carries, averaging five yards per carry with one...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:53 AM
PASSING GAME: Joe Flacco had one of the better games of his career in the AFC championship loss to the Patriots, completing 22 of 36 passes for a franchise playoff record 306 yards and two touchdowns. He currently leads a passing attack that...