By Matt Vensel
9:00 AM EST, November 5, 2012
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
The Ravens rallied in the fourth quarter Sunday to pull away from the Cleveland Browns, 25-15. … The Ravens defense held the Browns to five field goals in five trips inside the red zone. … Rookie running back Bernard Pierce scored his first NFL touchdown. … It was a quiet game for linebacker Terrell Suggs, who didn’t record a sack in his second game back. … Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens made it out of Sunday’s game without any new injuries. … Mike Preston says that it’s a good thing that the Ravens play in the AFC North.
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
The Ravens need to do better than winning ugly. … Vanishing on the road doesn’t bode well for quarterback Joe Flacco. … There is no easy answer for the offense’s inconsistency. … Nothing is going to come easy for the Ravens. … The Ravens think the win was a turning point. … The Ravens started a difficult second-half stretch. … Don’t look now, but here come the Pittsburgh Steelers.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The Browns wasted their 14-point comeback in the loss to the Ravens. … Running back Trent Richardson made history with another 100-yard rushing performance. … The Browns again accused the Ravens of dirty play. … Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended his decision to go for it on fourth down late in the game.
SHAMELESS PLUG OF THE DAY
OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE
The Pittsburgh Steelers came from behind to beat the New York Giants on Sunday. … With coach Chuck Pagano in the building to provide a little inspiration, the Indianapolis Colts beat the Miami Dolphins. … Doug Martin rushed for 251 yards and four scores as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders. … The Houston Texans beat the Buffalo Bills, the Chicago Bears beat the Tennessee Titans, and the undefeated Atlanta Falcons beat the Dallas Cowboys. ... Sean Payton might be out in New Orleans.
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