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  • After overtime loss to Chiefs, Ravens know moral victories will take them only so far

    After overtime loss to Chiefs, Ravens know moral victories will take them only so far

    Almost exactly two hours after the Ravens’ game Sunday ended, there it was, another moral victory, wanted or not. The Ravens had fallen to the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime, 27-24, at Arrowhead Stadium. But they twice came within one defensive stop of a victory against the AFC’s top team, a Super...

  • Ravens-Chiefs by the numbers

    Ravens-Chiefs by the numbers

    Key numbers from the Ravens’ 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14: » 3-for-3: Chiefs on fourth down. The Ravens were 1-for-3. » 198: Rushing yards for the Ravens, who had at least 200 the previous three games. » 15: Quarterback hits on Patrick Mahomes, the Ravens’ most in a...

  • Preston: Top teams like the Chiefs expose the Ravens' lack of playmakers

    Preston: Top teams like the Chiefs expose the Ravens' lack of playmakers

    The Ravens proved in a 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday that they are serious playoff contenders, but they continue to be haunted by a problem that has recurred the past couple of years. The Ravens don’t have playmakers. They don’t have players on both defense and offense...

  • Inactive Ravens QB Joe Flacco was medically cleared but not prepared enough

    Inactive Ravens QB Joe Flacco was medically cleared but not prepared enough

    Quarterback Joe Flacco was inactive for the Ravens’ game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the fourth straight game the team’s longtime starter missed. Flacco, who suffered a right hip injury over a month ago, was cleared Friday to play for the first time since Week 9, coach John Harbaugh...

  • Ravens' Patrick Ricard apologizes for 'unacceptable' racist and homophobic tweets

    Ravens' Patrick Ricard apologizes for 'unacceptable' racist and homophobic tweets

    Ravens fullback-defensive lineman Patrick Ricard on Sunday apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he sent over five years ago. The messages resurfaced Saturday night, just hours before the Ravens’ 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. “I want to sincerely apologize for my inappropriate...

  • Mike Preston's Ravens' offensive third-quarter report card

    Mike Preston's Ravens' offensive third-quarter report card

    A few weeks ago, the Ravens’ season was on the brink of collapse, but they have strung together three straight victories to climb back into the playoff picture. A tough, hard-nosed running game and a dominant defense has led the resurgent Ravens, who play one of the top teams in the NFL Sunday...

  • Staff picks for Week 14 of the NFL season

    Staff picks for Week 14 of the NFL season

    Baltimore Sun writers and editors pick every game of the NFL season. Click on the photos above to see predicted winners in Week 14. Jen Badie: 124-64-2 overall, 10-6 last week Edward Lee: 117-71-2 overall, 9-7 last week Mike Preston: 116-72-2 overall, 9-7 last week Peter Schmuck: 117-71-2 overall,...

  • Which NFL coaches have made their jobs more secure — and which ones haven't?

    Which NFL coaches have made their jobs more secure — and which ones haven't?

    The Green Bay Packers' abrupt dismissal of Mike McCarthy, their former Super Bowl-winning coach, after last Sunday's dispiriting loss at home to the Arizona Cardinals made him the second coach fired this season, after the Cleveland Browns' Hue Jackson. Jackson and McCarthy surely will have company...

  • Path to the playoffs: Which Week 14 games can help or hurt the Ravens?

    Path to the playoffs: Which Week 14 games can help or hurt the Ravens?

    Somewhere, somehow, Derrick Henry just delivered another stiff arm. His 99-yard run lives on after Thursday night’s spectacle, as do the Tennessee Titans’ wild-card chances. With another win, this time over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 30-9, the Titans (7-6) moved into the No. 7 spot in the AFC playoff...

  • Scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Chiefs game

    Scouting report for Sunday's Ravens-Chiefs game

    RAVENS PASSING GAME: Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson took a step back as a passer last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, completing 12 of 21 attempts for 125 yards. Wide receivers Michael Crabtree, Willie Snead IV and John Brown combined for just four catches on 11 targets. Jackson has especially...

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