With a team many believed to be among the best in the NFL struggling at two key positions, the Ravens have turned to the rare in-season trade to bolster their roster. Trades for cornerback Will Davis and wide receiver Chris Givens since the season began represent the latest way the Ravens are trying to fill out their roster by solid scouting. They join a growing number of NFL teams who this year are looking to other teams' rosters for players they think can contribute — and who are
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco allowed the Broncos¿ defense to do what their offense seemingly couldn¿t: get in the end zone. Cornerback Aqib Talib got position on Steve Smith Sr., intercepted Flacco¿s pass and returned it 53 yards for the go-ahead score. Those were the decisive points as the Broncos dropped the Ravens, 19-13, in front of an announced 76,798 at Sports Authority Field.
The Ravens have tried to downplay going against their former offensive coordinator-turned-head coach, Gary Kubiak, but defensive coordinator Dean Pees hasn't. It isn't about revenge or a grudge match, it's about respect.
Four days before the Ravens play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium, Steve Smith was reflective. In a couple of months with his new team, he's established himself as quarterback Joe Flacco's go-to target with more than double the receiving yards than the next closest Raven. Smith has quieted some of the talk that he is in steady decline.
One of the most anticipated matchups in the AFC championship game in January got shelved when New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib left the game with an injured hamstring minutes into the first quarter. That prevented the Patriots from having him shadow Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith all over the field.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is practicing for the second consecutive day after suffering a low-grade sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee Monday night against the Detroit Lions. Flacco is wearing a protective brace on his left knee this week in practice and will do so Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Although the Ravens left little doubt that quarterback Joe Flacco will line up Sunday against the New England Patriots despite an minor sprained left knee, he won¿t do so without taking a precautionary measure. A magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed that Flacco suffered a low-grade sprain of his medial collateral ligament, according to a source. Consequently, Flacco will wear a protective brace on his knee Sunday for the first time in his NFL career after being fitted for the equipment and started using it Wednesday during a light workout where he wasn¿t limping noticeably.
The confidence of star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has kept pace with his rapidly increasing production this year. Gordon has overcome persistent early-season trade rumors, a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and a revolving door at quarterback to emerge as one of the top receivers in the league.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco quickly came to a realization Sunday night while trailing the New England Patriots at halftime of the AFC championship game. It was a realization shared by coach John Harbaugh.