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  • Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Cleveland Browns

    Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Cleveland Browns
    Browns 24, Ravens 18 STRATEGY: Jim Caldwell has embraced a pass-centric approach, transitioning firmly to spread looks as the base offense. The Ravens utilized three wide receiver sets on 63 of 67 snaps, and went with four receivers twice. They were...
  • Ravens' use of three-receiver sets up in 2013

    Ravens' use of three-receiver sets up in 2013
    Back in training camp, I wrote a story about how the Ravens had joined the growing trend in the NFL of using three-receiver sets. The Ravens used their 11 personnel -- one back, one tight end and three wide receivers -- on 43 percent of their snaps last...
  • Ravens' blocking scheme is in the danger zone

    Ravens' blocking scheme is in the danger zone
    It was a rare occasion where everybody was in sync and nearly everything went as planned. On the Ravens' first running play in Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns, their offensive linemen fired off the line of scrimmage and rolled left in unison, as...
  • Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals

    Ravens snap count observations from Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals
    Jacoby Jones has now played four games since returning from a knee injury last month, but the veteran wide receiver has yet to overtake rookie Marlon Brown on the depth chart based on their playing time. Jones played 43 offensive snaps in Sunday's 20-17...
  • Ravens running back Bernard Scott still waiting for first playing time

    Ravens running back Bernard Scott still waiting for first playing time
    When the Ravens signed former Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott, the transaction was done with the idea that they needed an influx of speed as well as a healthy alternative given how Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce were feeling. Since being...
  • Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing

    Fullback Vonta Leach remains punishing, even as his role on Ravens is diminishing
    You look at Vonta Leach and it's hard to avoid this conclusion: He was put on Earth to knock people over. Even shorn of his pads, the Ravens fullback resembles a human battering ram — stout from his black cleats up to his boulder of a head. Of...
  • Ravens notebook: Running game excels in overtime loss to Bears

    Ravens notebook: Running game excels in overtime loss to Bears
    Stuck in neutral throughout the season, the Ravens finally resurrected their running game Sunday. A bright spot for the Ravens during a 23-20 overtime loss to the Bears at Soldier Field was rushing for a season-high 174 yards on 41 carries. Three-time...
  • Ravens again show how slim margin of error is, an actual running game and more from Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears

    Ravens again show how slim margin of error is, an actual running game and more from Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bears
    When the Ravens resumed control of the football at their 16-yard line with just under five minutes left to play Sunday, it felt as if the Chicago Bears' end zone was 184 yards away, not 84. Their offense had struggled to get traction, both literally and...
  • Ravens pull away late for 25-15 win over Browns

    Ravens pull away late for 25-15 win over Browns
    CLEVELAND — During a third quarter in which the Ravens not only didn’t get a first down but they didn’t net a single yard, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs sauntered over to a frustrated offense on the sidelines and delivered a message....
  • Ravens, Ray Lewis conduct final full-scale practice before Super Bowl, everyone listed as probable for both teams

    Ravens, Ray Lewis conduct final full-scale practice before Super Bowl, everyone listed as probable for both teams
    The Ravens conducted a final full-scale practice before Sunday night's Super Bowl at the New Orleans Saints' outdoor practice facility Friday. The Ravens will have a walkthrough Saturday at the Saints' headquarters. This marked retiring inside...
  • Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record

    Jacoby Jones follows blocks to NFL-tying return record
    With his long stride carrying him past defenders, Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones followed his blocks and rapidly accelerated away from the Dallas Cowboys. Jones didn't stop until he had reached the end zone and entered the NFL record book with a...
  • Ravens suffer a stunning 31-28 loss to Redskins in overtime

    Ravens suffer a stunning 31-28 loss to Redskins in overtime
    The player that the Ravens spent all week trying to devise a way to contain was finally stopped. Robert Griffin III wasn’t on the field after the Washington Redskins’ rookie took one more punishing hit in an afternoon filled with them, the...