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  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Houston Texans

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' win over the Houston Texans
    Ravens 30, Texans 9 Strategy: Jim Caldwell tried establishing the Ravens' ground game without much success, attempting 31 carries for 75 yards and one touchdown with Ray Rice sidelined with a hip injury. They were picky about passes, opting mostly for...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
    Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson will look back at the Ravens' previous game. Steelers 19, Ravens 16 STRATEGY: Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell all but scrapped the I-formation, making a bid to accelerate the tempo through a...
  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith shuts down Lions WR Johnson
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was granted an assignment he coveted Monday night, a daunting task most other defensive backs would dread. Smith shadowed All-Pro Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson all over Ford Field, doing a respectable job...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed

    Ravens veteran voices expected to fill the void left by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed
    Terrell Davis remembers the feeling after tight end Shannon Sharpe left the Denver Broncos and joined the Ravens before the 2000 season. He vividly recalls the uncomfortable silence in the huddle and on the sideline, the blank looks exchanged between...
  • Ravens defense locks down the red zone

    Ravens defense locks down the red zone
    Early in John Harbaugh's tenure in Baltimore, the Ravens made a philosophical decision that continues to dictate how they approach defense in the high-scoring, quarterback-friendly NFL. Harbaugh saw how offenses were putting up pinball-type numbers with...
  • Ray Rice's small third-down gain proves big after Justin Tucker's game-winner

    Ray Rice's small third-down gain proves big after Justin Tucker's game-winner
    When running back Ray Rice plunged into the middle of the line on third-and-10 for a gain of 2 yards just before Tucker's dramatic boot, it didn't seem particularly significant. But given that kucker Justin Tucker's kick narrowly cleared the crossbar by...
  • Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games

    Ravens continue to find creative ways to win games
    Daryl Smith has been a Raven for a little more than six months, long enough for the veteran middle linebacker to get swept up in the late-season feeling that has seemingly overtaken the organization for a second straight year. "We believe that the...
  • Looking back at the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions

    Looking back at the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions
    Ravens 18, Lions 16 STRATEGY: The Ravens broke character defensively, deploying cornerback Jimmy Smith to match up in press coverage against Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He was primarily responsible for limiting Johnson to six receptions for...
  • Tom Brady has high praise for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and their Ravens successors

    Tom Brady has high praise for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and their Ravens successors
    It will probably feel a little odd when Tom Brady walks behind center for the first time Sunday afternoon. Whenever Brady played the Ravens in the past, he would look for Ed Reed lurking in the secondary -- he wrote “Find 20 on every play”...
  • Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense

    Ravens defense struggles to stop Patriots' balanced offense
    Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense. When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...
  • Ravens notebook: Justin Tucker's streak of field goals ends at 33

    Ravens notebook: Justin Tucker's streak of field goals ends at 33
    Something highly unusual happened Sunday involving Ravens kicker Justin Tucker. He missed a field-goal attempt for the first time in months. Tucker's 37-yard try sailed wide left during the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ 41-7 loss to the New...