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Baltimore Sports Blitz

Sports Blitz News and analysis on the Ravens, Orioles, Terps and more
NFL Power Rankings for Week 5

There are surprisingly few teams with winning records as October wears on, and the ones who have them seem to be way better than everyone else. Among them? The red-hot Cincinnati Bengals, who the Ravens’ heartbreaking loss to doesn’t look terrible in retrospect.

As always, these rankings are completely subjective, yet objectively correct. Click the pictures above to read on.

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Tracking former Ravens: Pernell McPhee stars again in Bears win

Pernell McPhee made big plays to help the Chicago Bears to another win, but it was a quiet week for other former Ravens.

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Loss of Steve Smith Sr. hurts Ravens in national power rankings

Are the Ravens contenders again now that they earned a win? Not quite, according to national power rankings. Most seem to agree that, while the win kept the Ravens alive one more week, the likely loss of Steve Smith Sr. for a few games will be a killer.

Sports Illustrated: 20

The Ravens' Thursday night win in Pittsburgh ...

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Remembering when Jake Arrieta wasn't on the Orioles postseason roster

Timehop gave me a harsh wake-up call this morning.

The social media archive app gave me a flashback to three years ago today, when Jake Arrieta was in an Orioles uniform toeing the rubber at the bullpen mound inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

But, unlike today, he wasn't preparing for his next postseason start.

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Jim Harbaugh took Michigan to Cracker Barrel near BWI while in Maryland

Jim Harbaugh really likes Cracker Barrel.

Nevermind that there are 16 locations in Michigan (though the closest is a whole 13 miles from Ann Arbor).

Sometime before or after beating the Terps last weekend, Harbaugh took his team -- yes, the entire Michigan football team -- to one of Maryland's eight Cracker Barrel locations. According to his Tweet on Monday, the restaurant was near BWI.

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Martin O'Malley is latest presidential candidate to call Joe Flacco 'elite'

Joe Flacco probably didn't expect to be such a prominent topic on the campaign trail.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, in response to a question on Twitter, gave the only answer he could when @PFTCommenter asked O'Malley about the Ravens quarterback.

"Joe Flacco is definitely an #elite #quarterback," O'Malley wrote.

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