As the Ravens enter their final game of the regular season today against the Cincinnati Bengals, Ravens rookie Bernard Pierce is giving the organization a glimpse of what he can do with a little experience and a healthy body.
In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning, Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord led to his dismissal. With Vonta Leach plowing defenders and Ray Rice dancing upfield, the Ravens used its running game to pile up a season-high 186 yards.
Two minutes into overtime of a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field, the Ravens allowed a 64-yard punt return to Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford that directly led to a 34-yard game-winning field goal by kicker Kai Forbath.
Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones' instincts and speed have propelled him to a pair of record-breaking kickoff returns this season, and now he's been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Ravens scored 27 first-half points, tying the most ever in the John Harbaugh era, and kept pouring it on from there en route to a 55-20 blowout over the hapless Oakland Raiders in front of an announced 71,339 at M&T Bank Stadium. The 55 points set a new franchise record.
Now that the Ravens have officially finished up the first half of their schedule, let's take a look at the snap counts for their players over the first eight games of the season -- and since we last checked on these totals a month ago -- to see which new trends are developing. These official snap counts come courtesy of the NFL.
If Torrey Smith has his way, there will be at least a few yards separating him and Joe Haden on Sunday. But away from the football field, the Ravens wideout and the Cleveland Browns cornerback remain close after growing up in neighboring communities in Virginia.
Every Tuesday, Baltimore Sun blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with input from Baltimore Ravens players, from that week's game. Today, he looks at Jacoby Jones' record-setting kickoff return in the win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Ravens' NFL-best home winning streak survived the Dallas Cowboys, but just barely. The result was the Ravens' 31-29 victory in front of an announced 71,384 today at M&T Bank Stadium. Ray Rice scored two touchdowns and Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown.
Every Tuesday, Baltimore Sun blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with input from Baltimore Ravens players, from that week's game. Today, he looks at Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce's 21-yard again against the Cleveland Browns.
After an encouraging game against the New England Patriots where Flacco wasn't sacked and rarely hit, he sustained several big hits as the offensive line regularly broke down Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
Discussing a player's hair is rarely relevant, but it is this week with the Cincinnati Bengals returning to M&T Bank Stadium for the first time since last November, when Bengals cornerback Adam Jones desperately yanked Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith down by his dreadlocks in a Ravens win.