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  • What they're saying about the Ravens

    What they're saying about the Ravens
    A collection of what other media outlets are saying as the Ravens prepare to play against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. * NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal critiques Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's play this season. Joe Flacco...
  • Talking Ravens-Bengals with Lindsay Patterson, a Bengals blogger for ESPN 1530

    Talking Ravens-Bengals with Lindsay Patterson, a Bengals blogger for ESPN 1530
    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...
  • Film study: Looking back at the Bengals' win over the Vikings

    Film study: Looking back at the Bengals' win over the Vikings
    Bengals 42, Vikings 14 Strategy: In offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's take on the West Coast offense, the Bengals often ask quarterback Andy Dalton to make short drops and get the ball out of his hands in a hurry in a rhythm-based passing game,...
  • AFC North notebook: Bengals are spending money to compete

    AFC North notebook: Bengals are spending money to compete
    Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply. Brown has spent a lot of money expanding his scouting department in recent years, and he made another...
  • Hoyer's living the dream as Browns quarterback

    Hoyer's living the dream as Browns quarterback
    Brian Hoyer grew up rooting for the Cleveland Browns as a young boy, wearing a Bernie Kosar jersey while sitting in the upper deck of old Municipal Stadium with his father. Now Hoyer is the Browns' starting quarterback with starter Brandon Weeden...
  • Looking back at the Bengals' loss to the Miami Dolphins

    Looking back at the Bengals' loss to the Miami Dolphins
    Dolphins 22, Bengals 20 Strategy: The Bengals want to be balanced offensively. They run a single-back offense and often use two tight ends to create mismatches. They use 2013 first-round pick Tyler Eifert all over the formation while Jermaine Gresham is...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's Ravens-Bengals scouting report

    Jeff Zrebiec's Ravens-Bengals scouting report
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: In the past two weeks, the Ravens have gotten back to using predominantly three wide-receiver sets, trying to recapture the success from last year’s Super Bowl run. However, standing in the offense’s way has been...
  • Following Ravens' formula, Bengals becoming annual threat in AFC North

    Following Ravens' formula, Bengals becoming annual threat in AFC North
    Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis. Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
  • Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals

    Film study: Ravens vs. Bengals
    Ravens 33, Giants 14Ravens 33, Giants 14 Strategy: Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell finally put his creative stamp on the offense, orchestrating season highs with 533 yards of total offense and 224 rushing yards. That included an option pitchout...
  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss and Colts' win in Week 17
    Bengals 23, Ravens 17 Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
  • Atkins provides pressure for Bengals defense

    Atkins provides pressure for Bengals defense
    Hours before being named to his second Pro Bowl in as many years, Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins took a moment to reflect on his first trip to the star-studded event in Hawaii. After completing a sophomore season that included tying...
  • Scouting report for Ravens at Bengals

    Scouting report for Ravens at Bengals
    RAVENS PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco ended a troubling late-season slump by tearing up the New York Giants last week, throwing for 309 yards and two touchdowns to go along with a rushing score. Perhaps the best development for the Ravens was that...