Here's a key matchup to watch tonight, courtesy of Mike Preston: Lions DTs Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh vs. Ravens guards A.Q. Shipley, Marshal Yanda and center Gino Gradkowski. "The Ravens are giving up a lot of weight inside, and Fairley and Suh are disruptive," Preston says.
"The ambulance ride was probably the toughest 30 minutes of my life." Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta spoke to Sun reporter Jeff Zrebiec about his remarkable recovery from a fractured and dislocated right hip.
The Dolphins' win over the Patriots last night made tonight's game vs. the Lions even more important for the Ravens. Peter Schmuck says winning the AFC North might be a better bet now than claiming a wild-card berth.
baltimoresun.comIn case you missed it, I wrote a story for Sunday’s paper about whether the Ravens might use cornerback Jimmy Smith, whom the Ravens drafted in the hopes that he would become a shutdown corner, to shadow Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson throughout tonight’s prime-time showdown at Ford Field.
baltimoresun.comAs a blanket of white powder covered the field during last Sunday’s win against the Minnesota Vikings , the weather turned my crystal ball into a snow globe. There were a couple of close calls, but only one of my predictions came true. I feel better about my odds this week, with the Ravens playing the Detroit Lions on Monday night in a climate-controlled dome. As for their chances of winning? Outlook not so good.