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  • Retirement of his mentor gives Allen "chance to shine"

    Retirement of his mentor gives Allen "chance to shine"
    Anthony Allen’s first emotion was disappointment. He had grown up idolizing Ricky Williams. As a high school running back from Florida, Allen watched Williams’ every move during his time with the Miami Dolphins. One of the best parts about...
  • Assessing the AFC North in free agency

    Assessing the AFC North in free agency
    Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
  • Defense studying up on Bengals' Dalton

    Defense studying up on Bengals' Dalton
    In the meeting rooms that the Ravens defense has huddled this week, a certain amount of attention has been paid to Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson and wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson. But that doesn’t mean that they...
  • Run defense gets another challenge in Benson

    Run defense gets another challenge in Benson
    After surrendering 109 yards to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, the Ravens rush defense gets another difficult assignment in Cincinnati Bengals tailback Cedric Benson. Benson’s 593 yards this season┬árank a modest 14th in the NFL,...
  • New-look Bengals look to continue giving Ravens fits

    New-look Bengals look to continue giving Ravens fits
    For seven years, Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco tormented the Ravens together. Palmer, a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, compiled a 9-4 record against the Ravens. Only once, in 2008, did the Ravens sweep the season series against the Cincinnati...
  • Ellerbe put in tough spot as fill-in for Lewis

    Ellerbe put in tough spot as fill-in for Lewis
    It wasn't the first time Dannell Ellerbe has trotted onto the field as a starter for the Ravens. But when the inside linebacker scanned the field in the first series of Sunday's 31-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, it was almost surreal for Ellerbe...
  • Ravens to face another challenging running back in 49ers' Gore

    Ravens to face another challenging running back in 49ers' Gore
    The list of top-tier running backs the Ravens will have faced this season continues to grow longer. After dealing with the likes of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew, the St. Louis Rams’ Steven Jackson and the Houston Texans&...
  • In post-lockout frenzy, Ravens will have to focus on these priorities

    In post-lockout frenzy, Ravens will have to focus on these priorities
    If the NFL lockout ends next week as expected, the Ravens' first hurry-up drill of the season will be orchestrated by the front office. General manager Ozzie Newsome and other team officials will be cramming a typical four-month offseason into a matter...
  • Quick hits: Ravens 20, Browns 14

    Quick hits: Ravens 20, Browns 14
    The Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns, 20-14, on Christmas Eve, a win that puts them one win away from the first AFC North title of the John Harbaugh era. But the 11-4 Ravens suffered several key injuries and could be without starting cornerback Cary...
  • Run defense not a concern for Harbaugh

    Run defense not a concern for Harbaugh
    Peyton Hillis became the third opposing running back this season to gain at least 100 yards on the ground against the Ravens when they beat Hillis and the Cleveland Browns, 20-14, on Saturday. Hillis, who rushed for 112 yards on 24 carries, joins the...
  • Bengals' Benson plagued by fumbles

    Bengals' Benson plagued by fumbles
    Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has been one of the more successful opponents of the Ravens', becoming in 2009 the first tailback since Jerome Bettis in 1996 to gain more than 100 yards twice against the Ravens in the same season. This...
  • Ravens news, notes and opinions

    Ravens news, notes and opinions
    The Ravens had 13 players not participating in any part of practice Saturday and another two (tight end Ed Dickson and linebacker Darry Blackstock) who didn’t finish the workout because of injuries. The potentially season-ending Achilles tear to...