When San Francisco's Frank Gore and LaMichael James square off against the Baltimore front seven in Super Bowl XLVII, it will be strength vs. strength.
The Ravens’ injury issues have been extensive on defense in 2012.
Haloti Ngata's extra weight is helping already, the Saints' pass rush is a big problem and the Browns' new owner won't make any snap decisions.
PFW caught up with Ravens DT Haloti Ngata during the bye week to get his thoughts on a number of topics, including how he's improved this season.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata believes NT Terrence Cody has shown improvement in his first year as a starter.
Here's a matchup to watch in Saturday's Browns-Ravens game.
The quality and depth of the Ravens' roster, as exemplified by backup TE Dennis Pitta, stood out in their Thanksgiving victory over San Francisco.
MLB Ray Lewis, one of the Ravens' blue-chip defenders, is dealing with a toe injury, but overall, the Baltimore defense has been fairly healthy this season.
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "Who is the defensive MVP of the first half of the season?" believe that Vikings DE Jared Allen earned that honor.
Aaron Rodgers, the no-doubt first-half MVP, was a unanimous pick — no stunner there. But so were eight other players on the PFW midseason team. There are some players who simply are the best at what they do.
It is one thing to consistently get stops. It is another to score points or set up an offense to capitalize as the Ravens' defense has done this season.
Ravens NT Haloti Ngata and Raiders DT Richard Seymour were eached fined $15,000 for hits in Week Four games.
Jets C Nick Mangold participated in practice Wednesday.
Ravens DL Haloti Ngata has agreed to a five-year contract with the team, keeping the All-Pro lineman off the free-agent market, where he was set to be an unrestricted free agent in the spring of 2012.
Maybe the Steelers will figure things out, PFW's Mike Wilkening writes, but the Ravens' rout of Pittsburgh Sunday shows Baltimore can take apart a vulnerable club.