Early in the season, before sweater weather arrived, fans could head to the restrooms when it was time for Ravens kicker Justin Tucker to kickoff. Heck, opposing kick returners probably could have joined them.
Now that the NFL season is here, I'm putting a twist on my weekly Blogger on Blogger series. Each week, I hope to enlist a blogger who regularly writes about the Ravens' opponent to help me break down the game. This week, I exchanged emails with Christopher Gates, who blogs about the Vikings for The Daily Norseman.
Only four current Ravens defenders were on the roster when the team last played the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. Those who remain have not-so-fond memories of trying to tackle Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return.
Dennis Pitta remains on injured reserve-designated to return and wasn't activated prior to today's NFL transaction deadline, meaning he's not eligible to play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
The statuses of Ravens Pro Bowl nose tackle Haloti Ngata and starting tight end Dennis Pitta remains undetermined for Sunday's game against the New York Jets. However, Pitta is regarded as unlikely to play.