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  • Five things to watch when the Ravens play the Falcons

    Five things to watch when the Ravens play the Falcons
    POSITION: Cornerback. The Ravens have rotated starters throughout the preseason, but Cary Williams and rookie first-round pick Jimmy Smith have been the most impressive. Domonique Foxworth has struggled since coming back from major knee surgery, and Chris...
  • Pre-snap read: Ravens-Falcons

    Pre-snap read: Ravens-Falcons
    Based on the comments of Ravens fans in our live game chat last week, the team went from bums to sure-fire Super Bowl champs and back to bums again during the course of their 34-31 preseason win over the Redskins. The slow start would have been concerning...
  • Ravens sit starting offensive linemen despite lack of playing time together

    Ravens sit starting offensive linemen despite lack of playing time together
    The Ravens decided to take the cautious route by sitting their starting offensive line for the preseason finale. That means the first time all five starters will play together will be the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starting center...
  • Seven Points: Baltimore Ravens 21, Atlanta Falcons 7

    Seven Points: Baltimore Ravens 21, Atlanta Falcons 7
    As if a fourth preseason game that featured few Ravens starters couldn't get less compelling, any intrigue for this one was sent to the locker room midway through the first quarter when rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his shoulder. That denied...
  • Ravens have difficult decisions to make as they finalize the roster

    Ravens have difficult decisions to make as they finalize the roster
    Preliminaries behind them and last-minute roster surgery ahead, the Ravens settled in for the long haul Friday, content they had made the most of this strange preseason. "I feel like we have gotten as much done as we could," coach John Harbaugh said less...
  • Ravens' Taylor says he's on track to start the year

    Ravens' Taylor says he's on track to start the year
    Rookie quarterback Tyrod Taylor said Friday that his bruised left shoulder is not serious — not serious enough to prevent him from gearing up for the Ravens' season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11. "I think I'll be ready,...
  • Ravens sign Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode to one-year deal

    Ravens sign Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode to one-year deal
    The Ravens reached a one-year agreement Sunday with five-time Pro Bowl center Andre Gurode, increasing questions about Matt Birk's availability for the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Birk, the Ravens' starting center for the past two...
  • Ravens' offensive line finally coming together

    Ravens' offensive line finally coming together
    Over the past three seasons, the Ravens' biggest problem offensively against Pittsburgh has been protecting quarterback Joe Flacco. Now, the challenge is magnified because the first time the Ravens' projected starting offensive line will take a snap...
  • Flacco not focused on rivalry with Roethlisberger

    Flacco not focused on rivalry with Roethlisberger
    No one has more wins in his first three seasons as an NFL quarterback than Joe Flacco. But when the Ravens quarterback faces Pittsburgh, all he hears is how he's winless against Steelers quarterbackBen Roethlisberger. Sunday's season opener gives...
  • New-look Ravens offense may need time to unlock potential

    New-look Ravens offense may need time to unlock potential
    When Joe Flacco breaks the huddle Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, only two players — guards Marshal Yanda and Ben Grubbs — will have more tenure in the Ravens' offense than the fourth-year quarterback. Sweeping changes have taken...
  • Matt Birk optimistic that he'll be able to start Sunday

    Matt Birk optimistic that he'll be able to start Sunday
    Center Matt Birk has fully participated in the Ravens’ last three days of practice – a promising sign that the 14-year veteran will start in Sunday’s season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Birk, who underwent surgery on his left...
  • Ravens-Steelers scouting report

    Ravens-Steelers scouting report
    Ravens run offense vs. Steelers run defense: Ray Rice’s three lowest rushing totals from last season came against the Steelers. In three meetings, he rushed for 20, 32 and 32 yards. But the Ravens are confident in revitalizing the NFL’s...