3 Reasons The Baltimore Ravens Can Beat The New England Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens can pose as a major threat to AFC powerhouse New England Patriots on Monday night Monday night’s match-up between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots is going to be a fun one. These two teams have been dominant forces in the AFC in recent years. They have met in the playoffs […] 3 Reasons The Baltimore Ravens Can Beat The New England Patriots -...
Via Ebony Bird
1 hour ago

There were no surprising absences for the Ravens at Thursday's practice

The Ravens’ first formal practice of the week leading up to Monday night’s game at New England Patriots was newsworthy in that there were no startling absences. Left guard Marshal Yanda (left shoulder) was not present during the portion of practice open to the media, but he usually gets the first...
Via Ravens Insider
1 hour ago

Terrell Suggs has healthy respect for that guy at QB for the Patriots

The man they call T-Sizzle is apparently unwilling to say the name of the guy he’s playing against Monday night. Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs expressed the appropriate respect for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but at no point in an interview yesterday did he actually use the words “Tom Brady.” When…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Late For Work 12/8: Joe Flacco: Patriots Can Intimidate Some Teams, But That's Not Us

New England media members think the Patriots are still 'pissed off.' Steve Smith is still trash-talking the Dolphins … at charity events ... and in a Yoda onesie. Andrew Luck wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week over Joe Flacco. The Ravens' 2016 fourth-round draft could be a significant moment in franchise history.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
3 hours ago

Predictions for the Ravens-Patriots game

As consistent as New England (10-2) has been, it has not defeated a team as good as the Ravens yet this season. Meanwhile, the Ravens certainly haven't triumphed over anyone on the Pats' level. So someone will get a signature win Monday night.
Via Ravens Insider
12 hours ago

If there's bad blood between the Ravens and Patriots, the teams aren't advertising it

There was no mention of Spygate, Deflategate or any other "gate." Nobody challenged the other side's formations or advised them to "study the rule book and figure it out." There was no disdain expressed for another player's hair or attitude.
Via Ravens Insider
16 hours ago

Ravens-Patriots Rivalry Is Good, But It's No Steelers

The Ravens and Patriots have matched up four times in the playoffs over the past seven seasons, including twice in the AFC championship. But there’s something different about Ravens-Steelers, say Ravens players.
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
19 hours ago

Ravens' new grass field draws mostly praise, some criticism

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Ravens' motivation for changing to a grass field this year was to protect players from sustaining the kind of injuries that occur on artificial turf. Adhering to a poll of the team, the Ravens pulled up the synthetic surface they'd been using for 13 years at M&T Bank Stadium and laid down the real thing during the summer. ''Principally, we did it...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith wears Yoda costume to press conference

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith seems to have taken on a new identity, and it is one that may have him asking opponents something like this: “Judge me by my size, do you?” If you’re a “Star Wars” fan, you immediately recognized that as a famous Yoda quote. Now have a look at what Smith showed up to his press conference wearing on Wednesday: Steve Smith Sr...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Getting Results From Unexpected Places

The Ravens Are Getting Great Performances From Players They Did Not Know They Could Count On: The Ravens have gotten great performances from players that did not have the highest of expectations. Zach Orr for example came into training camp competing for a starting job. Now, Orr is the leading tackler on the team and […] Baltimore Ravens: Getting Results From Unexpected Places...
Via Ebony Bird
23 hours ago

Late For Work 12/7: Suddenly Everyone LOVES Ravens In National Power Rankings

'Inside the NFL' crew can see Ravens winning Super Bowl. Keep an eye on Denver, as wild-card spot could be in play. Ravens take back NFL's top defensive spot behind hulking line. Why not place Lorenzo Taliaferro, Crockett Gillmore and Alex Lewis on injured reserve?
Via BaltimoreRavens.com
1 day ago

Despite offensive success on Sunday, the Ravens still need to run the football.

The lone negative on an otherwise amazing game. The Baltimore Ravens played an amazing game against the Miami Dolphins last week. The defense once again dominant, notching three interceptions on a previously red-hot Ryan Tannehill. Also, the Ravens had their second dominant win of the season. The first was the Thursday Night second-half drubbing of the now 0-12 Cleveland Browns,...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

Power Rankings place Ravens in or near Top 10!

Receiving the respect they’ve earned? Yes. Enough respect? Not quite. The Baltimore Ravens clearly proved their tenacity against the Miami Dolphins. From their absolutely suffocating defense to an offense with high powered potential. When both sides plays four full quarters, they’re impervious. The power rankings for the Ravens are as follows: Washington Post: 11SB Nation...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

Which Ravens deserve Pro Bowl honors?

Pro Bowl voting concludes on Tuesday, December 15th. Cast your ballots here. Last season, the Baltimore Ravens were represented in the Pro Bowl by offensive guard Marshal Yanda, outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil and punter Sam Koch. With a much improved record in 2016, along with the top ranked total defense in the NFL, the Ravens should be rewarded with a few more Pro Bowlers...
Via Baltimore Beatdown
1 day ago

Baltimore Ravens: January Joe Showed Up Early This Year

Joe Flacco put together his best game of the season and is showing up at the right time for the Baltimore Ravens Love him or hate him, Joe Flacco had a heck of a performance yesterday for the Baltimore Ravens. Christmas has come early with a gift of an elite quarterback, hopefully.. The quarterback produced […] Baltimore Ravens: January Joe Showed Up Early This Year - Ebony Bird...
Via Ebony Bird
2 days ago

Justin Forsett reunites with Gary Kubiak in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Justin Forsett is reuniting with Gary Kubiak in Denver. The Broncos claimed the 31-year-old running back off waivers from Detroit to replace Kapri Bibbs, who went on IR with a high left ankle sprain. Over his career, Forsett has averaged 5.5 yards a carry in Kubiak's offenses and 4.4 yards elsewhere. With Kubiak as his offensive coordinator, Forsett set...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flacco, Ravens end Dolphins' 6-game run with 38-6 rout

BALTIMORE (AP) Joe Flacco threw for 381 yards and four touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens overwhelmed the Dolphins in the first half of a 38-6 victory Sunday that ended Miami's six-game winning streak. Baltimore (7-5) led 24-0 at halftime behind Flacco and a dominant performance from the league's second-ranked defense. Flacco went 27 for 34 for 258 yards and three scores over...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL to review rule that allowed Ravens' holding play

Unsurprisingly, the NFL’s competition committee is going to take a look at the Baltimore Ravens’ rule exploitation. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the committee will consider amending the rule that ensures that the game can end on an offensive penalty. Currently, offensive penalties do not result in any untimed down, thus ensuring that a team could theoretically commit...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could John Harbaugh be on hot seat if Ravens miss playoffs?

The Baltimore Ravens are currently in first place in the AFC North, but that hardly makes them a lock for the postseason. The Pittsburgh Steelers have the same record at 6-5, with Baltimore currently owning the head-to-head advantage. So what happens if John Harbaugh’s team misses the playoffs for a second straight season and the third time in four years? Greg Bedard of The MMQB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eugene Monroe opens up about NFL’s drug policy

Eugene Monroe played seven seasons in the NFL. He was a top-10 pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2009 and saw himself traded to the Baltimore Ravens midway through the 2013 season. Monroe, who starred playing college football at Virginia, abruptly called it quits on his NFL career this past spring. This decision came after the former offensive tackle spoke out about the...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blandino: NFL competition committee will look at intentional holding

The Baltimore Ravens found a loophole and took advantage this past Sunday by holding just about every opponent on the last play of the game. And while it was a cool and pretty brilliant idea, you knew the know-it-all, power-hungry NFL wouldn’t stand for this kind of tomfoolery. Just days after the play took place, NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino went on the NFL Network and...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens’ Eric Weddle eats a gallon of ice cream after every win

Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle says that when it comes to celebrating a hard-earned victory, nothing goes down better afterward than some ice cream. But Weddle doesn’t just slightly indulge his sweet tooth when enjoying his favorite post-win treat. Not by a long shot. In fact, Weddle recently admitted to overindulging in epic proportions … or perhaps portions is more...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens kicker wants a point for kickoff through uprights

Justin Tucker is a kicker. Not coincidentally, he thinks it’s time the league gave something back to the kickers. In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Tucker noted that in recent years, the league has made the life of a kicker more difficult, with the PAT being moved back to make extra points more meaningful. The change has worked, as the conversion rate has fallen just enough...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh colorfully advises Flacco on sliding technique

Joe Flacco’s awkward slides, which feature his surgically repaired knee driving into the turf, are becoming an increased source of consternation for his teammates. And now, it has drawn the ire of Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. perhaps summarized the team’s collective opinion best by previously stating Flacco owns the “worst...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh and Justin Tucker want the NFL to add this radical kickoff rule

The NFL has done plenty of tinkering with kickoffs in recent years. In 2011, the league moved them up from the 30-yard line to the 35, making touchbacks much more common. This season, touchbacks were brought out to the 25-yard line instead of the 20.Most of the changes have been met with plenty of criticism as kickoffs are on their way out of the NFL altogether, but John Harbaugh...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

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