The three-time Pro Bowl selection has lost two fumbles this season, though, with the latest coming during a 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins when 6 foot 4, 355-pound defensive lineman Paul Soliai shook the football loose and former Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe pounced on the football.
Sometimes, I get a little tired of extolling the Ravens front office for its uncanny ability to identify talent, but it¿s hard not to do that whenever Joe Flacco steps to the microphone for one of his podium sessions at the Under Armour Performance Center.
During the first quarter of Sunday's win over the Miami Dolphins, Ravens safety James Ihedigbo displayed great awareness when he raced to the sideline to pick off a pass from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. But after the interception, which would be overturned by a video review, Ihedigbo had tunnel vision. As he raced to celebrate with teammates, he didn't see coach John Harbaugh coming in for a chest bump.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is the toughest quarterback in the NFL, according to his teammates. But they're also becoming all too familiar for the Ravens who have watched their $120.6 million quarterback take a beating in recent weeks.
Each week during the football season, I write about the Ravens telecasts on my blog and in the Monday paper. And each Monday and Tuesday, network publicists, executives and announcers, directors and producers write or call and say I am being too harsh.
With Sunday's game hanging in the balance, the Ravens sat back and let their front four do the work. The Ravens sacked Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on four of his final 15 dropbacks. And according to ESPN Stats and Info, each of those sacks came when the Ravens sent a four-man rush.
No doubt, Ravens fans are both pleased and relieved after Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and Justin Tucker toughed out Sunday¿s 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, but the key to that win and the one they hope to get this week against the Green Bay Packers was the upgraded pass rush.
When Pierce broke off a 28-yard run during the third quarter of the Ravens' 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins, it set the tone for an impressive 11-play, 94-yard drive capped by running back Ray Rice's three-yard touchdown run.
The Ravens' recommitment to the running game during Sunday's 26-23 victory over the Miami Dolphins wasn¿t reflected in their 3.3 yards-per-carry average. But other numbers tell the story, starting with their 40 rushing attempts. The Ravens still have plenty of work left to do to get their running game to where it needs to be, but a week after giving up on it altogether, they relied on it to escape from Miami with a win.
Ravens left tackle Bryant McKinnie's pass-blocking breakdowns against the Miami Dolphins were part of a chaotic game for the Ravens' offensive line that eventually overcame miscues and back spasms to left guard Kelechi Osemele in a 26-23 win at Sun Life Stadium.
It doesn't happen often, but Sunday the guys in the CBS broadcast booth got it mostly right in their keys-to-the-game talking points just before kickoff. Give them credit for that in their call of the Ravens 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins Sunday.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and Terrell Suggs both accidentally turned off the lights by bumping into a wall switch during coach John Harbaugh's post-game news conference Sunday, bringing up memories of the infamous power outage at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
Ravens kick returner and wide receiver Jacoby Jones is inactive for today's game against the Miami Dolphins, missing his fourth consecutive week since spraining his medial collateral ligament in his right knee in the first game.
Now Torrey Smith is justifying that faith through his emergence as one of the best young receivers in the game heading into Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. For an offense that lost Boldin, tight end Dennis Pitta to a serious hip injury and has a dormant running game, Smith has become indispensable as the lone constant threat.
Since getting an unexpected phone call Tuesday night that the Ravens were acquiring Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Eugene Monroe through a trade, offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has handled his unresolved status well.
The former University of Maryland player has allowed just a 69.6 passer rating and a 50-percent completion rate to opposing quarterbacks, according to Pro Football Focus, while recording 15 tackles, four pass deflections and one interception in three starts.
The Ravens welcomed back starting wide receiver Marlon Brown, kick returner Deonte Thompson and starting cornerback Lardarius Webb in their final full practice before Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins.
An All-American at Oklahoma, Mendenhall anchored the offensive line for eight years, starting in 1973. He won the job despite his compact build and stayed, while fighting off the two All-Pro centers acquired to replace him — Fred Hoaglin and Forrest Blue.
Outspoken by nature, rush outside linebacker Terrell Suggs held nothing back during an ESPN interview taped months ago and aired Monday where he suggested NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had a hand in the power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.