Ravens cruising, out to add to Chargers’ bruising

The Baltimore Ravens look to build on being in the top seed position in the AFC when they face the wilting Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night at Inglewood, Calif. The Ravens (8-3) have won five of their past six games as they run into a Chargers’ squad that has lost five games by three or fewer points this season. While Los Angeles (4-6) is two games out of the final wild-card spot, Baltimore is

Banged-up Ravens, Bengals meet for vital division clash on TNF

Two teams reeling from Sunday losses at home will try to regroup and claim a key AFC North win when the division-leading Baltimore Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. The Ravens (7-3) blew a golden opportunity to put more distance between themselves and the Steelers, Browns and Bengals, losing leads of 17-3 and 31-17 at home to Cleveland in a 33-31 loss. The setback snapped a four-game win streak. Cincinnati (5-4) also had

Ravens put win streak on line vs. rival Browns

The Baltimore Ravens are starting to run away with the AFC North. Baltimore is riding a four-game winning streak and will attempt to continue distancing itself from the rest of the division Sunday when it faces the visiting Cleveland Browns. After surrendering 14 points in the fourth quarter of an ugly 17-10 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 8, the Ravens (7-2) caught fire, going on to outscore opponents 130-49 over the next four

Surging Seahawks to test mettle vs. Ravens

Leave it to Pete Carroll. Instead of having newly acquired Leonard Williams recite the accomplishments of his nine-year career in New York with the Jets and Giants, the coach had the defensive lineman shoot baskets during a team meeting. “Instead of standing me up and making me introduce myself to the team, he made me come up here and compete with some guys on the basketball rim,” Williams said. “I love it because it breeds

Rising Ravens remain wary of last-place Cardinals

On paper, it appears to be a mismatch as the Baltimore Ravens travel to face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. The first-place Ravens (5-2), who are 3-1 on the road, sit one-half game ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2) and Cleveland Browns (4-2) in the AFC North and are coming off a 38-6 destruction of the Detroit Lions. Meanwhile, the Cardinals (1-6) have lost four consecutive games by a combined score of

Ravens, Titans hope to turn things around in London

There are plenty of sights to see in London. Tennessee defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons isn’t interested in them ahead of the Titans’ Sunday game against the Baltimore Ravens in the English capital. “This is a business trip,” he said. “I haven’t been looking too much at London. My main goal is to go over there and get a win, and hopefully that’s the main goal for everyone. Not just that we’re going out of the

Steelers aim to continue dominance over Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to continue their recent mastery over the Baltimore Ravens when the two AFC North rivals meet in the Steel City on Sunday. The Steelers (2-2) have won five of the past six matchups between the teams and will be looking to bounce back from this season’s second defeat of more than 20 points. Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett was cleared Friday to play against the Ravens (3-1) despite sustaining a bone