The thrill of Saturday's 38-35 double-overtime win against the Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional round swept up Ravens players and coaches alike. But after the euphoria had dissipated, members of the special teams unit were left with another emotion: anger.
The Ravens beat the Denver Broncos in a thrilling AFC Divisional playoff game on Saturday, delighting fans who gathered around Baltimore to celebrate their team and the career of retiring linebacker Ray Lewis.
The Denver Broncos embarrassed the Baltimore Ravens on their home field, beating them 34-17 and sending many of the 71,317 in attendance heading to the exits long before the end of the game. It was the most lopsided home loss of the John Harbaugh era.
In his last day on the job before being fired Monday morning, Cam Cameron called one of his more effective games even though mounting behind-the-scenes discord led to his dismissal. With Vonta Leach plowing defenders and Ray Rice dancing upfield, the Ravens used its running game to pile up a season-high 186 yards.
Two minutes into overtime of a 31-28 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field, the Ravens allowed a 64-yard punt return to Redskins cornerback Richard Crawford that directly led to a 34-yard game-winning field goal by kicker Kai Forbath.
After manhandling a soft Raiders front seven, the Ravens' line will be tested by the Steelers' OLB tandem of James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley. Their extensive repertoire of pass-rushing moves is formidable
Eight of the past 10 game between these rivals have been decided by a touchdown or less and there's no reason to expect anything different. In a tight game, who would you rather have driving your team down the field for a late score — Flacco or Leftwich?
The Ravens punctuated Sunday's 55-20 demolition of the Oakland Raiders with a fake field goal that holder Sam Koch turned into a touchdown with 5:40 left in the third quarter. But it wasn't the first time that the team had faked a kick.
Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of Ravens players, from that week's game. Today he looks at Sam Koch's first career touchdown on a controversial fake field goal in the third quarter of Sunday's blowout.
Initially, I had problems with the Ravens running a fake field goal and Sam Koch scoring a touchdown. The score was already 41-17 with 9:20 left in the third quarter, and the Oakland Raiders had no chance of catching up.
Like many of his colleagues, Ravens coach John Harbaugh is leery about drawing conclusions about his team after reaching the quarter pole of the 2012 campaign. But after watching the Ravens make improvements across the board in nearly every special teams category, Harbaugh is cautiously optimistic about what he has seen on the field.
With the Ravens' holding onto a precarious six-point lead late in the third quarter Thursday night, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden lost sight of Cary Williams and the result was the game's decisive play.