February 1, 2013 |
Evesham Township, don't try to call your mayor Sunday night. Randy Brown will be at the New Orleans Superdome, pacing the sidelines, barking instructions, and holding his breath each time a field-goal attempt tumbles toward the uprights during what he calls "the greatest game in sports. " The Super Bowl. "It's something you dream about as a kid," Brown, a kicking consultant for the Baltimore Ravens, said from New Orleans. He arrived Tuesday with the rest of the team. The Ravens will play the San Francisco 49ers for the right to wear the NFL's diamond-studded championship ring.
February 5, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Joe Flacco is an Ordinary Joe no more. In a game that will forever be known as the Blackout Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens survived a near collapse following a 34-minute delay after the Superdome lost power, then rode their steady quarterback to beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night. Flacco, the Audubon, N.J., native who has been criticized for his placid demeanor, was voted the Super Bowl's most valuable player. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
February 5, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - At least in the Colonial Conference, the lights usually work. In the stadiums that have lights, that is. Joe Flacco, the quarterback from tiny Audubon (N.J.) High and the University of Delaware, didn't let the first-ever Super Bowl blackout faze him. Didn't let San Francisco's furious second-half comeback, which started right after the 34-minute blackout, faze him. Didn't let much of anything faze him. Flacco was flawless in the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl XLVII victory over the 49ers, who nearly accomplished the impossible but eventually found they'd made one or two too many key mistakes. "I don't think it's sunk in that we're here, let alone that we won the thing," Flacco said from an interview podium deep underneath the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, after he watched the confetti fall and was honored as the game MVP. The 49ers finally died at the Baltimore 5, after a 33-yard Frank Gore run gave them first-and-goal from the 7 with more than 2 minutes to score the winning touchdown.
August 7, 2015 |
Placed purposefully around Gary Tuggle's new office are small treasures picked up on past assignments: a Don Quixote statue recognizing his work in Trinidad, a Baltimore Ravens cap from his hometown, and, from a visit to Colombia, three dried opium poppies. "I use them as inspiration," he said of the flowers whose seed pods are the source of heroin. "Every time I look at them, it reminds me of how bad the problem is in this country, and how much needs to be done to combat it. " In June, Tuggle reported to work as special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Philadelphia Field Division, which covers Pennsylvania and Delaware.
February 15, 2013 |
AS EXPECTED, the Eagles signed former Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon to a 2-year contract Thursday. Dixon, 28, was on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad this past season. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2008, after starring for the Ducks under then-offensive coordinator Chip Kelly. Dixon's Kelly ties probably will make him useful in helping the other quarterbacks understand Kelly and his system. He is not expected to start ahead of Michael Vick or Nick Foles.
May 10, 2013 |
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens have acquired center A.Q. Shipley from the Indianapolis Colts for a conditional 2014 draft pick. The tradel, announced Thursday by the Ravens, will be finalized after Shipley passes a physical. Shipley played in 14 games last season with the Colts, getting five starts. He participated on special teams for Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game in Baltimore last season. The 6-foot-1, 309-pound Shipley was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by Pittsburgh.
September 28, 2012 |
JOE FLACCO threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Cary Williams returned an inteception 63 yards for a score as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the visiting Cleveland Browns, 23-16. It was the first game of the season played without replacement referees. Flacco was sacked four times but still finished 28-for-46 for 356 yards and an interception. Brandon Weeden was 25-for-52 for 320 yards as the Browns fell to 0-4. The Ravens opened the scoring in the second quarter on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to Torrey Smith.
October 5, 2004 |
Winless no more, the Kansas City Chiefs rendered the Baltimore Ravens defenseless with an almost unimaginable display of ball control and patience. Priest Holmes ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and the Chiefs wore down the highly touted Baltimore defense in a 27-24 victory last night. Trent Green went 21-for-31 for 223 yards to help Kansas City (1-3) to its first win since Dec. 28. After going 13-3 a year ago, the Chiefs were off to their worst start since 1980. Through three quarters, Kansas City had 22 first downs compared to four for the Ravens and a 361-126 advantage in yardage.
April 6, 2013
The NFL has ordered all teams to have cameras in their locker rooms next season, with video shown only on stadium scoreboards. It's part of commissioner Roger Goodell's initiative for "enhancing the fan experience in our stadiums. " The videos will be available on team apps as well. Each team will operate the cameras and will determine what is shown on the video boards and apps. Preseason telecasts The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and the team they beat, the San Francisco 49ers, each will make one national TV appearance during the preseason this summer.
June 26, 2013 |
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was held up at gunpoint in Overbrook Park on Sunday night, police sources have told the Daily News . Pierce, 23, a Temple University alum, was standing with a cousin outside Stacey's Pizza on Drexel Road near Haverford Avenue about 5:30 p.m. when a blue car with tinted windows pulled up. A man in dark clothing emerged and pulled a handgun on Pierce, the sources said. The gunman took Pierce's wallet, cell phone and car keys, and peeled off in the NFL star's black BMW SUV, the sources said.