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Penalties plague Ravens' turnover-prone offense

Penalties plague Ravens' turnover-prone offense

Along with quarterback Joe Flacco misfiring for five interceptions, tight end Ed Dickson's suspect hands and a sleepwalking running game, the Ravens offense has also been infected by the penalty bug. During a 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Ravens were penalized eight times for 59 yards. It's not the amount of penalties so much as the timing of them that made it difficult for the Ravens to gain traction as an offense. The Ravens were penalized on their first two offensive plays of the game. First, left offensive guard Kelechi Osemele was flagged for a facemask penalty one week after offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie was...

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