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  • Preventing big passing plays, especially late in games, an issue for the Ravens defense

    Preventing big passing plays, especially late in games, an issue for the Ravens defense
    For much of the season, we have asked the Ravens about the need to generate more chunk passing plays down the field. Perhaps just as much of an emphasis should have been placed on the need to prevent them. Surprisingly, no defense has allowed more...
  • Elvis Dumervil returns to practice from ankle injury

    Elvis Dumervil returns to practice from ankle injury
    Ravens strong-side outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil returned to practice Friday and appears primed to play Monday night against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Including Dumervil, every player was present at practice Friday. Dumervil missed the...
  • Courtney Upshaw fined $15,750 for roughing the passer against Vikings

    Courtney Upshaw fined $15,750 for roughing the passer against Vikings
    Ravens outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer, according to a league spokesman. Upshaw hit Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel in the third quarter of the Ravens' 29-26 win at M&T Bank Stadium. Upshaw...
  • As Ravens continue playoff chase, defense knows it must catch up in fourth quarter

    As Ravens continue playoff chase, defense knows it must catch up in fourth quarter
    Amid a blur of confusion and botched tackles, the Ravens' defense was exposed late in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The timing and nature of the breakdowns that led to two touchdowns in the final minutes of the Ravens' 29-26...
  • Joe Flacco chalks up his fourth-quarter success to experience in close games

    Joe Flacco chalks up his fourth-quarter success to experience in close games
    When the Ravens regained control of the ball Sunday down five points midway through the fourth quarter, quarterback Joe Flacco might as well have met the moment with a shrug. After all, once you have rallied your team past a top-seeded team in double...
  • Elvis Dumervil practices for second consecutive day, could provide boost to pass rush

    Ravens strong-side outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil's bruised, sprained ankle is cooperating well enough that he's practicing for the second consecutive day. It's an encouraging sign for Dumervil, who returned to practice on a limited basis Friday....
  • Elvis Dumervil practices for second consecutive day, still questionable vs. Lions

    Elvis Dumervil practices for second consecutive day, still questionable vs. Lions
    Ravens strong-side outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil's bruised and sprained left ankle has cooperated well enough that he practiced for the past two days on a limited basis. It's an encouraging sign for Dumervil heading into Monday night’s game...
  • 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...
  • Joe Flacco says it's 'annoying' to have career-high 13 interceptions

    Joe Flacco says it's 'annoying' to have career-high 13 interceptions
    The mounting number of interceptions isn’t lost on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. His frustration with the miscues even came up in a phone call with his father, Stephen Flacco, while driving home from team headquarters this week. This is all new...
  • For Ravens, 'MNF' matchup against Lions gets more important every day

    For Ravens, 'MNF' matchup against Lions gets more important every day
    Though it was pretty obvious a week ago that the Ravens' visit to Detroit for a "Monday Night Football" matchup against the Lions presented another in a long series of must-win situations, the game has gotten progressively more significant as Week 15...
  • 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...
  • Elvis Dumervil active for tonight's Ravens-Lions game

    Elvis Dumervil active for tonight's Ravens-Lions game
    Ravens strong-side linebacker Elvis Dumervil is active for tonight's game against the Detroit Lions. The Ravens' leading pass rusher with 9.5 sacks, Dumervil was sidelined for one game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a sprained left ankle...