Baltimore Sun reporter Matt Vensel highlights five stats that really mean something for the Ravens this week, including Dennis Pitta's snaps in the slot, Jimmy Smith's streak coming to an end, Joe Flacco's wins and more.
John Harbaugh pointed the finger directly at himself Monday when asked to explain the reasoning behind why the Ravens didn't challenge a third-down completion to Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker in the third quarter that actually bounced off the ground before he trapped it against his body.
The Baltimore Ravens' season-opening 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos on Thursday night featured a team-wide breakdown as the reigning Super Bowl champions were outplayed in every facet. But one group that took the loss particularly hard was the Ravens' defensive backs, who were badly victimized on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's record night.
Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel gives his take on the Baltimore Ravens' loss to the Denver Broncos, including thoughts on the Ravens defense, Joe Flacco missing Dennis Pitta and John Harbaugh's decision not to challenge Wes Welker's non-catch.
Carson Palmer is a couple of years older and is no longer throwing to Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh in their prime. But as the Ravens prepare for Sunday's game against Palmer and the Oakland Raiders, the bad memories have come rushing back for some Ravens.
The new-look Bengals look to continue giving the Ravens fits Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. Rookies Andy Dalton and A.J. Green and an overhauled defense have turned Cincinnati into a surprising contender.