After making progress with his ankle injury all week, Ravens left offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is active for Saturday's AFC divisional-round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
A block by Kelechi Osemele bought Joe Flacco the time he needed to escape the pressure and find wide receiver Torrey Smith in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown pass during the Ravens' 30-17 AFC wild-card playoff win at Heinz Field.
It was an extremely rough outing for Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor at the end of the game Sunday in relief of starter Joe Flacco. During the final two minutes of the Ravens' embarrassing 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium, an errant shotgun snap from center Gino Gradkowski intended for Taylor was recovered for a touchdown by defensive end Chandler Jones.
A 41-7 loss to the Patriots in front of an announced 71,433 at M&T Bank Stadium leaves the Ravens needing help as they head to the final week of the regular season looking to make the playoffs for a sixth straight time.
With playoff stakes and family bragging rights on the line Sunday, it has been an extremely quiet week between the two brothers on opposing sides of the growing rivalry between the Ravens and the New England Patriots.
The business side of football will turn serious soon enough for Arthur Jones during the offseason when he's expected to emerge as a coveted commodity in free agency due to his versatility, scheme flexibility and consistency.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
It wasn't exactly a repeat of Broadway Joe Namath's bold prediction, but Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did express confidence in the AFC North champions' chances Sunday against the New England Patriots.
The New England defense that will greet the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough on Sunday isn't just different from the one they played in last year's AFC championship game; it's different from the one they dropped 31 points on back in Week 3.
Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens' opponent that week. On Sunday night, the Ravens host the New England Patriots in a rematch of the AFC championship game. Since it's such a big game for both teams, let's go with double coverage this week. I chatted with Shalise Manza Young of The Boston Globe and Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald about a few hot topics entering Sunday night.
Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole burst past Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher early in the first quarter Sunday, dashing into the backfield to sack Joe Flacco and force a fumble recovered by defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins.