Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be inducted into the Cradle of Coaches Association and immortalized with a statue at Miami University's Yager Stadium, the school's Director of Athletics David Sayler announced today.
Art Modell has again arrived, this time posthumously, at the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He rose to fame and fortune as the owner of the Cleveland Browns, later relocated for no good reason except Modell's poor business sense, to Baltimore and renamed the Ravens.
Art Modell forever will be known as the man who took the Browns out of Cleveland, but his legacy as one of the NFL's most influential personalities extends far beyond state lines. As an old-guard owner, he helped pour the foundation for today's game and presided over a host of landmark events.
It was a long, winding road with plenty of twists and turns, but with Sunday's 24-16 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens have won the AFC North for the first time in the John Harbaugh era. The Ravens were on the ropes late in the fourth quarter. But the team's most valuable players, Terrell Suggs and Ray Rice, sealed the win with a forced fumble and another long touchdown run, respectively. Now the ailing Ravens can rest. Here are my quick-hits thoughts after the 12-4 Ravens beat the 9-7 Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is dealing with a shoulder injury, but the rookie is expected to play Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Green didn't play against the Ravens in their 31-24 win over the Bengals last month, but the Ravens are wary of the challenge he will pose.