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Coffee Companion -- 9/20

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

Running it back:


Joe Flacco threw a career-high four interceptions Sunday in the Ravens' 15-10 loss to the Bengals. Flacco has turned the ball over six times in two games. ... Mike Pereira, the NFL's Vice President of Officiating from 2004-09, said that the late flag on Terrell Suggs was not a penalty. ... Ravens draft pick Sergio Kindle will reportedly sign a one-year deal Monday. ... Ty Wigginton gave the Orioles a walk-off win in extra innings Sunday.

Los links!!!:


1. Mike Preston: The Ravens should have used Ray Rice more against the Bengals [Baltimore Sun]

2. John Eisenberg: More Ray Rice, please [CSN Baltimore]

3. But don't ask Ravens coach John Harbaugh about the team not using Rice [CBS Sports]

4. The Ravens will need Paul Kruger at some point [Baltimore Sports and Life]

5. T.J. Houshmandzadeh was hard on himself after a not-so-ideal return to Cincy []

6. Five things Kevin Van Valkenburg learned in the Ravens' loss [Ravens Insider]

7. Homers make Luke Scott happy [Orioles Insider]

8. Torrey Smith resuscitates his hype machine [Testudo Times]


9. The Terps are suddenly thin at quarterback [Baltimore Sun]

10. Why did Maryland surrender eight sacks against West Virginia? [Tracking the Terps]

11. Dismiss Alex Ovechkin at your own peril [Pro Hockey Talk]

12. A survey of local media: Evaluating the Capitals' offseason [On Frozen Blog]

13. John Carlson wants the Capitals to rely on him [Capitals Insider]

You said it:


"Defense was stout. Offense was poo. Flacco made me yearn for Kyle Boller." - @gregemb on Twitter was not a fan of Flacco's performance

Today's water cooler question:

What do the Ravens need to work on most this week?

Video of the morning:

Here's Ray Lewis' post-game rant about the officials

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