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Baltimore Sports Blitz

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5 stats that stand out ahead of the Ravens' game in Pittsburgh

Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Jon Meoli picks five stats that stand out for the Ravens.

5: Not including end-of-half and end-of-game drives, the Ravens defense has gotten off the field without allowing a first down five times.

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Ex-Ravens Tyrod Taylor, Pernell McPhee excel in Week 3

The Buffalo Bills won again, thanks in part to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and the Chicago Bears lost again, but don't blame outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.

Click the captions above to see how former Ravens performed with their new teams in Week 3.

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NFL Week 4 Power Rankings

Between underachievers like the Ravens and quarterback injuries to MVP candidates in Pittsburgh and Dallas, these Sports Blitz power rankings don’t look much like anyone expected them to — or the way they’ll look in a few weeks, if I had to guess.

This is where we stand after three weeks, though. As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct.

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What they're saying about the Ravens after the 0-3 start

A team many considered Super Bowl-bound sitting at 0-3 with the worst record in the AFC is certainly reason enough for some deep exploration of why that is.

Here's what they're saying about the Baltimore Ravens, with some blame for the pass rush and quarterback Joe Flacco, and a lot of praise for Steve Smith Sr.

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Ravens are winless against former coaches this season

There's plenty of reasons why the Ravens are 0-3, but here's one that has nothing to do with the offense, defense or special teams.

They're suffering from the Curse of Coaches Past.

The Ravens have lost their first three games this season to teams led by head coaches who once worked in Baltimore.

In Week 1, the Ravens lost to Gary Kubiak's Denver Broncos, 19-13.

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Orioles rookies dress up in costumes as part of annual ritual

The Orioles haven't lost their sense of humor despite being 3.5 games out of the last wild card spot with only 10 games to go. On the flight to Boston, they had the rookies dress up in ridiculous costumes as part of an annual ritual. 

Orioles outfielder Gerardo Parra posted a photo to his Twitter feed Friday morning with the caption: "Rookieeeee Timeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!"

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