Coffee Companion (10/1): The Ravens silence Rex and the Jets

Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with 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:


The Ravens set a franchise record with three defensive touchdowns on their way to a 34-17 victory over the overmatched Jets. Joe Flacco threw 12 straight incompletions at one point and did not complete a pass in the second or third quarter. ... Tom Zbikowski suffered a concussion. ... Back in Baltimore this weekend, Rafael Palmeiro maintained that he never knowingly used steroids. ... After pulling away in the second half against Towson over the weekend, the Maryland football team is now focused on Saturday's game at Georgia Tech.

Hitting the links:


1. Mike Preston hopes the Ravens learned a lesson [Baltimore Sun]

2. Professor Preston gave the defense high marks [Baltimore Sun]

3. Here's what KVV learned during Sunday's win [Baltimore Sun]

4. The fearless Baltimore defense wreaked serious havoc [ESPN]

5. The Ravens' defensive performance was "spectacular" [MASN]

6. Don Banks says it was a throwback Sunday in Baltimore [SI]

7. Peter King wonders what it feels like to get sacked by Haloti Ngata [SI]

8. The Ravens delighted in wrecking Rex Ryan's Jets [New York Post]


9. The Ravens drove the Jets into the turf [The New York Times]

10. The Ravens rocked Mark Sanchez [ESPN New York]

11. The Ravens easily exposed the Jets' shortcomings [FOX Sports]

12. Mark Sanchez had a tough time staying on his feet and staying alive [The Star-Ledger]

13. Ed Reed wants to win a Super Bowl []

14. The Ravens weren't the only AFC North team whose offense flickered out on Sunday [ESPN]


15. Names (and things) to consider if the Orioles' general manager job opens up [Baltimore Sun]

16. Buck Showalter's choice is crucial for the organization's future [CSN Baltimore]

17. Here is The Sun's annual Orioles report card [Baltimore Sun]

18. It looks like the Felix Pie era in Baltimore is over [Orioles Insider]

Video of the morning:

This pretty much sums up Sunday night's game in seven or eight seconds [via Baltimore Sports Report]


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