Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has quieted the critics who questioned his offseason weight gain with a strong start to the season. … Mike Preston says that linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is finding his place with the Ravens defense. … Penalties have been a problem for the Ravens so far. … The Ravens offense is focused on limiting the damage done by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali. … Wide receiver David Reed, linebacker Michael McAdoo and defensive tackle Ryan McBean are working their way back from surgeries.