Lions defensive end Devin Taylor's facemask penalty on the last play of regulation that allowed an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary touchdown pass Thursday hits home for Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil.
The Ravens overcame two interceptions by quarterback Matt Schaub to beat the Cleveland Browns, 33-27, on "Monday Night Football." Will Hill's 64-yard return of a block field-goal attempt sealed the win with three seconds to play.
With Sunday's season-ending knee injury to Joe Flacco, the Ravens lost their stalwart quarterback who has been a picture of durability over his eight-year career and stability during in an injury-hit, disappointing season. But Flacco's statistics paint the picture of a quarterback who was among the least efficient and productive in the NFL this season.
With 10 interceptions through nine games, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is on pace to throw 18 picks for the season, which would be eight more than he threw last season and the second most that he's thrown in his career.
Nobody asked me, but I don't see what the "conflict" would be in having Nick Mosby serve as mayor of Baltimore while his wife, Marilyn, continues to serve as Baltimore State's Attorney. I mean, what if they were both single when they came into office? What if they met at, say, a Prince concert and fell in love? What if they got engaged? Would we be calling them out for a "conflict"?
For the first time all season, the Ravens scored on their first drive. But they needed to settle for a field goal by Justin Tucker rather than a touchdown partly because of a curious call by referee Ronald Torbert.
There's seemingly no surefire recipe for success in building an NFL secondary, but one thing could become abundantly clear when the Ravens face the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have found a formula that works for them, while the Ravens haven't.
For the first time this season, every set of national power rankings recapped here place the Ravens in the bottom third of the NFL. Their losses of been decided by a total of 17 points, but at 1-4 (1-2 in the AFC North), Baltimore's football team deserves it.
The starting defensive tackle spot was presumed to belong to second-year, second-round pick Timmy Jernigan as the Ravens sought to replace defensive tackle Haloti Ngata after his offseason trade to the Detroit Lions.
Defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan returned after missing the end of the preseason and Week 1 against Denver with a knee injury, and though his one quarterback hit was his only contribution to the box score, his fourth-quarter penalty for roughing the passer proved costly in Sunday¿s loss.
Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg confirmed on Thursday that Steve Smith Sr. will remain the Ravens' primary punt returner, maintaining that the wide receiver is the team's best option in that role.
Joe Flacco has had little trouble despite having four offensive coordinators in as many seasons, the revolving door of play callers creating a situation one prominent former NFL quarterback described as "dysfunctional." It's because he has an open mind.
Timmy Jernigan, who is the man tabbed to replace Haloti Ngata after the Pro Bowl defensive lineman was traded to the Detroit Lions in March, and Carl Davis represent the most recent additions to a defensive line group that throughout the Ravens history has been the franchise's premier strength, due to its depth and continuity among the coaches and players.
The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.
As the Ravens get ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field in their second preseason contest, their cornerback situation is far less concerning than it was a year earlier. Even with Lardarius Webb again sidelined with an injury, the team has a healthy Jimmy Smith, along with a mix of battle-tested veterans and young unheralded corners who are finally getting an opportunity.
With cameras lining the sidewalk near the players' entrance of the Ravens facility in Owings Mills, stalwart outside linebacker Terrell Suggs was, predictably, the only player to acknowledge the attention given to the mundane act of showing up for work. Others entered the building with their head down, but Suggs — who became the Ravens' last remaining defensive star this offseason and spent the time away from the team facility enjoying his celebrity — gave a smile and a wave.
Joe Don Looney spent just one season with the Baltimore Colts, but he provided plenty of entertainment. He's No. 7 on The Baltimore Sun's Daffy Dozen, the most memorable characters to play sports in Charm City.
There seems to be a consensus among football pundits leaguewide: The Ravens, who annually lose veteran talent and replace it with young and unproven players, will again enter the season as one of the better teams in the AFC, and in good position to make the playoffs for the seventh time in head coach John Harbaugh's eight seasons.