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January 11, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Peyton Manning has been a perfect 10 for the Denver Broncos. Question is, can he make it 10 in a row against Baltimore? Manning has beaten the Ravens nine consecutive times, the first eight of those when quarterbacking Indianapolis and the ninth in December, when he directed Denver to a 34-17 win at Baltimore. The Broncos, looking for their first divisional-round victory since 2005, are riding an 11-game winning streak, have the league's No. 2 defense and a future Hall of Fame quarterback.
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April 22, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
Humans and other primates aren't the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who's in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers at the University of Vienna said they had several reasons to suspect that ravens had the chops to understand the social hierarchy of unknown birds just by looking at them. For starters, ravens “are renowned for their relatively big brains,” they wrote.
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October 18, 2012
This post has been updated. See below. Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis has a full tear in his right triceps and most likely is out for the rest of the season. He has spent all 17 of his pro seasons with the Ravens, was the Super Bowl MVP in 2000, leads the team in tackles and is considered the group's emotional leader. Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether Lewis should call it a career. Feel free to join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Aaron Wilson, Baltimore Sun Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis' legendary career should logically end now due to a torn right triceps.
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January 11, 2014 | Sam Farmer
DENVER - The highway signs from the airport flash "Go Broncos!" The billboards around town read "United in Orange. " But for the NFL team in this city, the writing is on the wall. Anything short of a Lombardi Trophy will be a mile-high disappointment. For the Denver Broncos, the memory of last season's loss in the divisional round still stings. Baltimore scored late in the game on a bomb to Jacoby Jones - one the top-seeded Broncos misplayed - and the Ravens wound up winning in double overtime, and going on to win the Super Bowl.
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April 12, 2005
Regarding "Flock of Trouble" [April 5]: There have been many more desert tortoises killed by land developers than by ravens. We take over the birds' habitat, then blame them for either moving on or changing their habits to adjust to ours. Diane Silver Lancaster
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October 1, 2001 | Associated Press
Nine months after losing to Baltimore in the AFC playoffs, the Broncos couldn't prove their New Year's Eve flop was an aberration, losing to the Ravens, 20-13, in the regular-season rematch Sunday. The Ravens (2-1), who beat Denver, 21-3, on their way to last season's Super Bowl championship, limited Denver to 228 yards in total offense and forced three turnovers to rebound from a surprising loss the Cincinnati Bengals last week.
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January 12, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Ray Lewis, the Ravens' soon-to-be-retired middle linebacker, tried to grasp the question of where the 38-35, double-overtime victory over the Denver Broncos ranked. After shaking his head, blowing some air through his lips and saying, "God is amazing," the future Hall of Famer said it would have to rank as "one of the greatest victories in Ravens history. " Lewis is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year and was the heart and soul of a Ravens team that won Super Bowl XXXV.
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August 8, 1989 | Robert A. Jones
For those who bring a ghoulish curiosity to their scrutiny of Southern California's environmental decay, I offer the case of the raven. The evolution of the raven to Frankenstein status may not be a major milepost of our decline, but it's a sign of something. You might put the raven in the same league with the solemya clam. Connoisseurs of this sort of thing will recall that the solemya clam was discovered thriving in the sewage sludge at the bottom of Santa Monica Bay.
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January 31, 2013 | By Jeff Zrebiec, Baltimore Sun
NEW ORLEANS -- Joe Flacco will play his last game under his rookie contract against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII, but owner Steve Bisciotti made it clear that he intends to keep the quarterback in a Ravens uniform for a long time. Bisciotti said Thursday that the two sides were “real close” to a deal when the talks were tabled just before the start of this season, and he's “very comfortable” that an agreement on a long-term contract extension for Flacco will be reached in the coming months.
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September 26, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
CLEVELAND (0-3) at BALTIMORE (2-1) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PDT. Line: Ravens by 12. Over/Under: 43. Sam Farmer's pick: Baltimore has won 13 games in a row at home, and Cleveland has lost 11 consecutive division road games. Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden has struggled, and the Ravens don't give up much on the ground. Ravens 24, Browns 13.
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December 29, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Welcome to Stunned Diego. Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs. A month ago, the Chargers were 5-7 and roundly written off. Then came a four-game winning streak culminated by a season sweep of the Chiefs. "It's been an unreal ride this year," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said in a postgame interview with CBS, his voice cracking.
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December 17, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Justin Tucker is the man for the Baltimore Ravens. With the game - and quite possibly the entire season - on the line Monday night against the Detroit Lions, Coach John Harbaugh didn't turn to quarterback Joe Flacco, the reigning Super Bowl MVP and the highest-paid player in NFL history. Nope. On fourth-and-eight with 38 seconds remaining and the Ravens trailing by one, Harbaugh decided to let the guy who had accounted for all 15 of his team's points that night and who had made 32 straight field goals on the season attempt one more.
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November 30, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Mike Tomlin had one foot on the field, but did the Pittsburgh coach cross the line? The Jacoby Jones kickoff return was the most talked-about play after the Thanksgiving game between the Steelers and Baltimore, the moment Mr. Tomlin became Mr. Magoo. As the blistering-fast Jones was flying up the visitors' sideline, probably on his way to a touchdown, Tomlin was staring up at the video board and, with his back to the play, wandered to the edge of the field. Jones came perilously close to running him over, and would have had Tomlin not hopped out of the way at the last instant.
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November 3, 2013 | Sam Farmer
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL. The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the score suggests. The Cleveland Browns are on their third quarterback too. They beat defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore, 24-18, ending the Ravens' 11-game winning streak against them. And the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Surely, they would be rolled in Seattle.
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September 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Joe Flacco might have given former Baltimore Ravens teammate Ray Lewis the ultimate insult Wednesday, saying the retired-player-turned-analyst "is one of them" now. When he says "one of them," he's talking about the media. And he doesn't mean it as a compliment. Apparently, Flacco thinks all media members do is sit around and stir up trouble while discussing things they know nothing about. Which is pretty much true, at least in my case. Can't really speak for Lewis, who works for ESPN, or anyone else in the business though.
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September 24, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Baltimore Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones was hurt during an incident on a party bus in Washington, D.C., Sunday night, Coach John Harbaugh confirmed on Monday. Several Ravens players were on the bus after a birthday celebration for left tackle Bryant McKinnie. TMZ first reported the incident, alleging that the injury occurred when Jones was hit over the head with a champagne bottle by a stripper. Harbaugh made it clear that he was not happy with whatever it was that happened involving his already-injured player.
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July 3, 1989
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's program to kill ravens in an effort to protect the desert tortoise, a threatened species. The decline of the tortoise has been hastened by ravens who prey upon thin-shelled juveniles and have multiplied because food sources in the desert have increased. In May, the BLM began killing ravens near Twentynine Palms and in the Desert Tortoise Natural Area preserve near California City.
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April 22, 2014 | By Karen Kaplan
Humans and other primates aren't the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who's in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers at the University of Vienna said they had several reasons to suspect that ravens had the chops to understand the social hierarchy of unknown birds just by looking at them. For starters, ravens “are renowned for their relatively big brains,” they wrote.
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September 15, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
How did the San Diego Chargers prepare to face Philadelphia on a quick turnaround? In part, they spent last week turning around quickly. To prepare for Sunday's game at Philadelphia after a Monday night opener and to adjust to Chip Kelly's fast-forward offense, the Chargers secretly employed a novel strategy at their closed-to-the-media practices. Instead of getting a long look at the formation they were facing, defensive players turned their backs to the offense and instead trained their eyes on defensive coordinator John Pagano.
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September 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Ryan Seacrest, who apparently never sleeps, was at the first regular-season NFL game in Denver on Thursday night, and not many were glad to see him. Seacrest, who hosts "American Idol," "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the upcoming game show "Million Second Quiz," his own morning radio show, a weekend Top 40 countdown radio show and the Academy Awards red-carpet coverage on E!, is also a special correspondent for the "Today" show and executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
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