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  • Ravens running game powers offense to win

    Ravens running game powers offense to win
    The way Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce are rolling up yards, the Ravens' running back duo may need a nickname of their own. Reviving memories of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (the Miami Dolphins' Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick) and "Thunder & Lightning"...
  • Bengals are sound on defense, ranking sixth overall

    Bengals are sound on defense, ranking sixth overall
    Although headlined by relentless Pro Bowl defensive tackle Geno Atkins, the Cincinnati Bengals' defense is stingy on every level. Coordinated by Mike Zimmer, the Bengals rank sixth in total defense and allow 317.5 yards per contest. They're eigthh...
  • Which Joe Flacco will show up for Ravens against Redskins?

    Which Joe Flacco will show up for Ravens against Redskins?
    He has thrown his hands up in the air after a dropped pass, angrily ripped off his helmet after a stalled possession and loudly chastised himself after an errant throw. Joe Flacco's body language has been studied and scrutinized since the day he became...
  • Views on adjusting to Jim Caldwell mixed

    Views on adjusting to Jim Caldwell mixed
    Jim Caldwell’s debut as the Ravens offensive coordinator did not go swimmingly as the offense went three-and-out in its first five possessions and didn’t record a first down until midway through the second quarter en route to the Ravens’...
  • Ravens offensive line working to improve as a unit

    Ravens offensive line working to improve as a unit
    The walks back to the huddle have been shorter for Ray Rice over the past month and a half. With opponents crowding the line of scrimmage to keep him under wraps, the Ravens running back hasn't gotten far on many of his recent carries, leaving his...
  • Ravens playing time trends through 12 games

    Ravens playing time trends through 12 games
    Twelve games down. Four to go. Yes, we are at another quarter pole, so let’s dig into the third quarter snap counts to see which playing time trends have developed. These official numbers, which come courtesy of the NFL, are pretty interesting due...
  • Being close in proximity does not a rivalry make

    Being close in proximity does not a rivalry make
    Matt Birk has made his home in Baltimore for nearly four years. Only quarterback Joe Flacco has a longer consecutive games streak among Ravens. The center has played against all but two teams in his 60 games with the Ravens — and the team closest to...
  • Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco

    Continuity on the offensive line a comfort for Joe Flacco
    When quarterback Joe Flacco lines up in the Ravens' backfield this fall, he'll be protected by four of the five offensive linemen who started in the Super Bowl. Flacco threw three touchdown passes with no interceptions and was named the Most Valuable...
  • Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper

    Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper
    On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco, making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory...
  • Tough decisions down the road for Ravens

    Tough decisions down the road for Ravens
    As the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Ravens had an extremely eventful offseason where they overhauled their roster and dealt with a tight salary-cap situation by making a series of tough decisions. That included trading veteran wide receiver Anquan...
  • Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center

    Gino Gradkowski remains frontrunner to start at center
    Although the Ravens drafted Colorado State-Pueblo center Ryan Jensen in the sixth round, Gino Gradkowski remains the frontrunner to replace six-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Birk at center. The younger brother of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce...
  • Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins

    Former Ravens center Matt Birk throws out first pitch before Orioles-Twins
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Ravens center Matt Birk, a Minnesota native, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night before the Orioles faced the Twins at Target Field. Birk also took part in a pregame Pepsi home run contest. Birk came in second,...