| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:14 PM
The Bears managed to prevail over the Packers on Monday night despite having a punt blocked and failing to cover an onside kick.
Those kind of errors could kill them Sunday against the Lions at Soldier Field.
"Punt protection, that was a critical...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:45 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 Detroit Lions.
The Ravens will make their only...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:34 PM
ATLANTA -- Everything was going wrong for the San Francisco 49ers and their proud defense.
Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons gouged them so often in the early stages of the NFC title game that the 49ers seemed too stunned to respond.
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:10 PM
There isn't any word yet on whether the 49ers intend to stick with kicker David Akers for the Super Bowl. However, it's clear that they can't turn to Billy Cundiff again if they opt for a change.
League rules stipulate that players cut during the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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....
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:41 PM
Ravens 28, Patriots 13
Strategy: The Ravens' winning equation in the AFC championship was provided by fast-paced no-huddle, shotgun concepts and enough runs to keep the Patriots honest. Play-action was effective, particularly in the second half when Joe...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Here is what other news outlets are saying about the Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl XLVII today.
--- Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports writes that Ed Reed has been overshadowed by Ray Lewis' last hurrah.
“Within the NFL, even as much as Ray...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:21 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in leading the San Francisco 49ers back to the NFC championship game with a 45-31 victory against the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:27 PM
In this town, it remains a sepia-toned nightmare: Billy Cundiff's 32-yard field-goal attempt in the chill of Gillette Stadium drifting left, left, left — so far left you thought it would smack one of the cheerleaders.
Cundiff has never recovered...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:19 PM
— By the time the 2012 season began to unravel for the Philadelphia Eagles a quarter of the way in, the players and coaches were pretty much powerless to stop it. The fuse for this time bomb had been activated long before by a perfect storm of...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 11:20 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Arsenal at Wigan, 6:30 a.m. (ESPN2)
College Football--New Orleans Bowl, East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Las Vegas Bowl, Washington vs. Boise State, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)