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  • Talking Ravens-Lions with Max DeMara, a Detroit Lions blogger from the Lions 101 blog

    Talking Ravens-Lions with Max DeMara, a Detroit Lions blogger from the Lions 101 blog
    Now that the NFL season is here, I’m putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I will enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens’ opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails...
  • Calvin Johnson prepared to show Matt Elam his 'old-man strength'

    Calvin Johnson prepared to show Matt Elam his 'old-man strength'
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson certainly doesn’t need any extra motivation. But a day after Ravens’ rookie Matt Elam called him “old,” the 28-year-old couldn’t help but have a little bit of fun at the rookie...
  • Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions

    Scouting report: Breaking down the Ravens vs. the Detroit Lions
    RUSHING GAME RAVENS: A beleaguered Ravens running game took baby steps last week, gaining 97 total yards and averaging 3.6 yards per carry. Though he had pedestrian numbers, Ray Rice ran hard and also was a threat out of the backfield with five...
  • To stop 'Megatron,' Jimmy Smith needs to continue transformation into elite corner

    To stop 'Megatron,' Jimmy Smith needs to continue transformation into elite corner
    The Ravens had matchups like this in mind when they poked and prodded Jimmy Smith in the months leading up to the 2011 NFL draft. At 6 feet 2, Smith had the height to jostle for jump balls with a leaper like A.J. Green. Having pumped out 24 reps of...
  • Four Ravens-Lions predictions sure to go wrong

    Four Ravens-Lions predictions sure to go wrong
    As a blanket of white powder covered the field during last Sunday’s win against the Minnesota Vikings, the weather turned my crystal ball into a snow globe. There were a couple of close calls, but only one of my predictions came true. I feel...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Monday night's win over the Detroit Lions

    Ravens snap count observations from Monday night's win over the Detroit Lions
    Fullback Vonta Leach was an afterthought during Monday night’s 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions. Leach has seen his playing time dwindle over the past two months, but his three snaps on offense against the Lions were his fewest since the Week 9...
  • 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...
  • After containing Megatron, the Baltimore secondary now must worry about Minitron

    After containing Megatron, the Baltimore secondary now must worry about Minitron
    On Monday, the Ravens had to try to shut down Megatron. This weekend, they must deal with Minitron. Julian Edelman might not have the athleticism and imposing stature of Calvin Johnson or an intimidating nickname, but over the past few weeks, Edelman...
  • 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”...
  • No Welker? No Hernandez? No problem for Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense

    No Welker? No Hernandez? No problem for Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense
    Swiveling in the pocket as he eyed the Ravens' coverage schemes during the AFC championship game last January, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady certainly didn't lack for inviting targets downfield. Brady threw to tight end Aaron Hernandez...
  • 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...