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  • Ravens offense is relying on a little patience

    Ravens offense is relying on a little patience
    During the Ravens' victorious Super Bowl run last season, their offense emerged as a formidable weapon capable of rapidly piling up points and yards. It's a different story altogether this season as an offense in transition has degenerated into a...
  • Ravens don't have an answer to Bills' run game

    Ravens don't have an answer to Bills' run game
    Whichever direction Buffalo Bills running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller chose on Sunday, they left behind a trail of cleat marks and fallen defenders as they mercilessly pounded the football against the Ravens' traditionally stout defense....
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss against the Buffalo Bills
    After sitting out last week's win over the Houston Texans with a hip injury, the first game he had missed since his rookie season, running back Ray Rice was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Not only did...
  • Comparing Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith and Dannell Ellerbe, the one who got away

    Comparing Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith and Dannell Ellerbe, the one who got away
    In March, amidst their offseason shopping spree, the Miami Dolphins grabbed middle linebacker Dannell Ellerbe off the shelf and shelled out $35 million with $17 million guaranteed for him at the cash register. Three months later, the Ravens pulled...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills

    Looking back at the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent. Bills 23, Ravens 20 Strategy: A largely ineffective pass-first game plan was scuttled by a career-high five...
  • Scouting report previewing the Ravens vs. the Dolphins

    Scouting report previewing the Ravens vs. the Dolphins
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco, who threw a career-high five interceptions against the Buffalo Bills, has traditionally responded to poor performances. He’s thrown two interceptions or more in 14 regular-season games. The following week...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins
    The Ravens were shorthanded at wide receiver during Sunday’s 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins. They released Brandon Stokley on Saturday and Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown were scratched before the game, which meant the Ravens had to get through the...
  • Defense Ravens' saving grace, running game struggles again and more from Sunday's loss

    Defense Ravens' saving grace, running game struggles again and more from Sunday's loss
    Six games into the season, the Ravens are a .500 team with about 500 unanswered questions on offense. The offensive line has often resembled a row of subway turnstiles. The running backs have shown little burst when they do find running lanes. The...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers
    One positive development from Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception in the loss. The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers
    Packers 19, Ravens 17 STRATEGY: A gambling approach backfired offensively in the red zone. Blockers didn't create enough holes and Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce failed to break tackles as a once-formidable running game was silenced again. Unable to...
  • Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain makes emotional return to practice field

    Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain makes emotional return to practice field
    The emotional moment that Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain had long awaited finally arrived Wednesday when he rejoined his teammates on the practice field. Ten months after suffering a spinal cord contusion that had endangered his NFL career,...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 22-20 win vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Looking back at the Ravens' 22-20 win vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Ravens 22, Steelers 20 STRATEGY: Joe Flacco silenced anyone still clamoring for the wildcat offense, which disappeared against the Steelers days after the quarterback called it a high school offense. They went back to their conventional pass-first...