Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Despite playing in New England, fans came in big numbers to watch Ravens earn the franchise's second Super Bowl trip. The head coach and players noticed.
John Harbaugh smiled plenty throughout Monday's news conference. Considering his team is headed to the Super Bowl a week from Sunday, that's no surprise. But the Ravens coach really beamed when the conversation turned to Baltimore's fans. Harbaugh and his team were both delighted at the large number of Baltimore fans that went up to New England and watched the Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13, in last Sunday's AFC title game. "We might have had one-eighth of the crowd, which is really a high number for a visiting AFC Championship game. That speaks so much about our fans," Harbaugh said when talking to the media Monday in Owings Mills. "For all of those people to make that trip up there at this time of year to support their Ravens is just—…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Use Instagram to share photos of you in a jersey, your pets in purple, what you're cooking today or scenes from watching the game.
We want to see what you're up to for today's Ravens game, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Patch sites throughout the Baltimore Ravens market will host this article, which pulls all Instagram images tagged with #PatchRavens into this nifty photo grid. Simple: use the hashtag with you post images of your dressed up pets, your living room full of purple-clad friends, your gameday recipe or whatever else Ravens-related you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos right on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page. Why not write about the Ravens on Patch? Share your gameday recipe, post stories of your favorite player or offer your thoughts on the game right here.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
After 17 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the middle linebacker is hanging up his cleats after the team's postseason run.
Here is some of the online reaction after Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the team's postseason run. Check out Patch photos of Lewis in the community.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Ravens play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game Sunday at 3 p.m.
When the Ravens face the New England Patriots in Foxborough, MA, they'll have recent playoff history on their side. In the 2010 Wild Card round of the playoffs, the Ravens put on an offensive and defensive clinic in the first quarter and accrued a 24-0 lead after just 15 minutes of play. The Ravens cruised to a 33-14 win in that game two years ago, but couldn't beat the Indianapolis Colts the next week. This time, the Ravens play the Patriots with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. Putting that one playoff game aside, here's how some current Ravens have fared against the New England franchise: Joe Flacco, quarterback Averaged 274.5 passing yards with a 65.9 completion percentage, four touchdowns and one interception in two games. Ray …
Monday, January 16, 2012
The Ravens beat the Texans 20-13 to secure a spot in the AFC Championship Game.
Five years after their last home playoff game, the Ravens punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game by beating the Houston Texans, 20-13. The Ravens will travel to Foxborough, MA, to play the New England Patriots Sunday at 3 p.m. The Patriots beat the Denver Broncos, 45-10, to advance to the conference championship game.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Baltimore-area Patch sites hosted a live chat during the Ravens-Texans AFC Divisional game.
Welcome to Patch's first Ravens live chat. We'll be here starting at noon, providing a live feedback session for fans who like to watch the game and interact with others. Havre de Grace Patch editor Sean Welsh, a former Baltimore sports writer, will moderate the chat. We'll have updates via Twitter—particularly from Owings Mills Patch editor Alexander Pyles, who will be at the game. Want your Twitter comments to pop up in the live chat stream here on Patch? Easy. Just use #RavensPatch somewhere in your 140 characters, and it'll pop up in our conversation, powered by CoverItLive. Going to the game? Tweet a picture of you and your fellow Ravens fans and use the #RavensPatch hashtag, and share your view with everyone else! We'll also be …
The Ravens are favored to beat the Houston Texans Sunday.
A look at a few key statistics heading into Sunday's AFC divisional round playoff game.
The Ravens face the Houston Texans at 1 p.m. Sunday in the first playoff game in Baltimore since 2007. In week five, the Ravens beat the Texans 29-14. Last season, the teams got into a shootout in Houston and the Ravens ultimately gutted out a 34-28 overtime win. The Ravens have never lost to the Texans in four previous games dating back to December 2002, winning by an average of just under 10 points. Here are how a few prominent Ravens players have fared against Houston in the past: Joe Flacco, quarterback Averaged 241.7 average passing yards per game with four touchdowns, one interception, and a 64 percent completion percentage in three games. Ray Rice, running back Averaged 57.3 rushing yards, 42.7 receiving yards per game with no …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Locals seem pretty optimistic about the Ravens' chances in their first home playoff game since 2007.
Will the Ravens beat the Houston Texans Sunday? Most people seemed pretty confident in Owings Mills this week. And they're not being too shy about it. C.J. Wilson, who works at Buffalo Wild Wings, was so confident in a Ravens victory that he had the scenario picked out already. Tied at 14-14 in the fourth quarter, the Ravens' fu-manchu'd quarterback Joe Flacco will throw two deep touchdown passes to rookie wide receiver and University of Maryland graduate Torrey Smith. Ravens win, 28-14. Jonathan Schwartz, Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond's top aide, was a slightly less descriptive but sufficiently convincing with his prediction. It's going to be a long day for Houston rookie quarterback T.J. Yates against the Ravens' blitz…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Two players say a fast food joint on Reisterstown Road is their favorite.
Next time you head to Popeyes on Reisterstown Road, keep a look out for a pair of Ravens defensive linemen. Terrence Cody and Bryan Hall said the restaurant famous for chicken and biscuits is their favorite place to eat in Owings Mills. The Ravens host the Houston Texans Sunday at 1 p.m. in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. Patch video by Greg Stotler.