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  • 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...
  • The Ravens' health on offense has been remarkable

    The Ravens' health on offense has been remarkable
    The Ravens continue to thrive despite the fact they have had to battle a slew of injuries as well as opponents. The Ravens are 8-2 and have a two-game cushion in the AFC North even though they played without reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year...
  • Ravens-Steelers film study

    Ravens-Steelers film study
    Ravens 16, Chargers 13 (OT) Strategy: Cam Cameron heavily utilized the shotgun formation, 51 times overall with 42 during regulation. This plays to Joe Flacco's strengths, allowing him to see the field and get the football out of his hands despite...
  • Film Study

    Film Study
    Ravens 55, Raiders 20 Strategy: Dean Pees' unpredictable, innovative schemes were highlighted by lining up rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw at defensive tackle. And Pees' two-defensive-lineman, three-linebacker, six-defensive-back "dollar"...
  • Ravens' Matt Birk makes statement advocating for traditional marriage in Minnesota

    Ravens' Matt Birk makes statement advocating for traditional marriage in Minnesota
    In the wake of Ravens special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo taking a strong public stance supporting same-sex marriage, one of his teammates has expressed an opposing view on this high-profile political topic. Six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk, a...
  • Ravens snaps: looking at trends through four games

    Ravens snaps: looking at trends through four games
    Since we are four weeks into the NFL season, I figured now would be a great time to take a look at the snap counts for the 53 men on the Ravens roster to see which trends are developing. To do this, I relied on stats from Pro Football Focus. It’s...
  • Ravens hit hard by Pagano's leukemia diagnosis

    Ravens hit hard by Pagano's leukemia diagnosis
    Known for his strong personality and aggressive approach to football, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano is expected to giveleukemia all it can handle as he begins his fight with the disease. The former Ravens defensive coordinator has been...
  • Ravens will have to prepare for noise level at Arrowhead Stadium

    Ravens will have to prepare for noise level at Arrowhead Stadium
    There's not a whole lot that Matt Birk remembers about the Ravens' 30-7 playoff victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium during the 2010 season. But he does recall one sequence near the Chiefs' goal line that will serve as a reminder this...
  • Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns

    Tale of the Tape: Pierce rumbles through the Browns
    Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week’s game. Today, he looks at Bernard Pierce's big run against the Browns on Thursday night. In the third round of April’s...
  • Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage

    Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage
    Football and politics meet again: Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife have said they will give $100,000 to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign. The donation, reported first by the Washington Blade, is the latest in what is becoming...