Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
Years later, the murder case in 2000 still echoes for linebacker
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
Against the Broncos this time, the Ravens defense will be near full strength. ... Peyton Manning has gotten the better of the Ravens most of the time, in case you hadn't heard. ... The Ravens say they aren't worried about Ray Rice's fumbles. ... Rookie running back Bernard Pierce could be a playoff difference-maker.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The ride has been bumpy for top seeds in the NFL playoffs in recent years. ... Broncos linebacker
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
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