Entering a rematch against a Cincinnati Bengals team that exploited an undermanned Ravens secondary in a Week 1 win, that unit of the Ravens defense is now one of the deepest and most versatile in football.
Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after his injury didn't improve this week and has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to coach John Harbaugh
Heading into Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens have emerged as the top-ranked red-zone defense in the NFL, allowing opponents to score touchdowns on just 36.4 percent (8 of 22) of their possessions inside the Ravens' 20-yard line.
The last time that the Ravens squared off with Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green, he caught the game-winning touchdown pass in the season-opener just behind cornerback Chykie Brown's outstretched fingertips.
¿In the absence of two starting offensive lineman on the left side of the Ravens front, the two rookies who stepped in ¿ fifth-round guard John Urschel and undrafted free agent left tackle James Hurst ¿ drew mixed reviews from head coach John Harbaugh Monday.
The Ravens sacked Matt Ryan five times, including a safety by Terrell Suggs, and held the Atlanta Falcons off the scoreboard until about midway through the fourth quarter in a 29-7 victory in front of an announced 71,184 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Minutes before the start of their game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, the Ravens saluted the Orioles with a video tribute and then introduced manager Buck Showalter on the field to a loud ovation.
The Ravens scratched left tackle Eugene Monroe and left guard Kelechi Osmele for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie tackle James Hurst and rookie guard John Urschel will start in their places.
Five sacks against a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers team doesn't mean the pass rush is all of a sudden a strength. But the team has gotten impact performances from the pass rushes even without the sacks.
With Ray Rice dismissed, Bernard Pierce battling injuries and inconsistency and Lorenzo Taliaferro being a rookie, Justin Forsett has emerged as the surprise leader of the Ravens' running game. Heading into Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at M&T Bank Stadium, Forsett ranks fifth in the NFL with 408 rushing yards and leads the league with an average of 6.4 yards per carry.