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Last week: 14 (+1)
The Ravens are overrated. We’ll see it this weekend. They rank just 12th in yards per play differential, despite playing one of their games against a banged up Bengals team that I think is one of the worst in the league. They clearly miss Terrell Suggs and others defensively. Only 5 teams have given up more yards than they have. Joe Flacco had a good game against a Bengals defense that Brandon Weeden torched for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns last week, but fell flat against a much better Eagles defense, completing 22 of 42 for 232 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. They have a +4 turnover differential in 2 games and you can’t rely on winning the turnover battle every week, as it’s historically inconsistent on a week to week and year to year basis.
ROLB Albert McClellan: 2 quarterback pressures on 10 pass rush snaps, 8 solo tackles, 6 stops
RE Haloti Ngata: 3 quarterback hits on 32 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 stop
CB Lardarius Webb: Was n...
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The Ravens quarterback has seen enough and following a questionably called game against the Eagles, Joe Flacco said the replacement refs are "affecting the integrity of the game."
The Ravens suffered a tough 24-23 loss against the Eagles on Sunday. Naturally, the replacement officials had something to do with it. Or least that’s how Joe Flacco saw it.
Flacco threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jacboy jones during the game, but the play was called back after an offensive pass interference call. Pro Football Talk pointed out that it was that play that seemed...
After losing a heart breaking loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn’t hold back from ripping the replacement officials and stating that they’re “affecting the integrity of the game.”
On one penalty call, Flacco said the official threw the blue beanie bag, not the yellow flag.
Joe Flacco mocks ref who called offensive PI on Jacoby Jones...
Last week, we reported that Joe Flacco’s agent had yet to hear from the Ravens with regard to a possible contract offer after his client torched the Bengals in the season opener, and it seems nothing has changed on that front.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that discussions between the two sides have been put on hold and any renewal of a negotiation will likely have to start...
Maybe it was more about the overall pass-protect scheme of the Ravens in Philly, and not so much about the Offensive Line (pointing a finger at the Ravens' running backs and the enthusiastic release of their tight ends on pass routes)... but Joe Flacco took some hits last Sunday.Obviously the OL will be the first to take the blame. Veteran center Matt Birk got pushed around a...
The replacement referees definitely regressed in the NFL’s main body of Week Two if you go by the volume of bad calls and incidents that brought a variety of games to a complete and utter standstill.
The truth is that we have been here before.
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Eagles sack Joe Flacco
Is it likely the 2011 Eagles defense tightens up enough to allow the offense to pull out back to back one point victories? Uh,…na! That defense coughed up fourth quarter leads like Donovan McNabb coughs up McRib sandwiches in Superbowl huddles. But these Angry Birds are different.
The long missing leader that this defense has been lacking just...
The NFL's replacement officials are no good for football, no one is debating that -- well, no one but Cortland Finnegan. But like many players and fans of the game, Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has had enough. Pollard, who might be best known for ending Tom Brady's 2008 season and injuring Rob Gronkowski's ankle in the AFC Championship Game last season, joined...
Ravens vs Eagles Review
Mike Vick led the Eagles to a 2nd half victory
Eagles 24 – Ravens 23
In a contest that lasted 3 hours and 38 minutes due to multiple scuffles, terrible calls that had to be reviewed, and two two minute warnings in the fourth quarter, the Ravens came up one point short against the Eagles. After this 24-23 contest, it’s becoming more and more evident...
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wasn’t the only member of the team to sound off on the absence of the locked-out officials after Sunday’s loss to the Eagles. Linebacker Ray Lewis did the same.
“[T]he game is played the way the game is played, but there’s some serious calls the refs missed,” Lewis said in the locker room, via WNST.net. “And that’s just the way...
The first two Thursday night games have been resounding duds. For the second straight week, fantasy owners salivated over the matchups made on paper. Visions of shootouts and huge point totals danced in their heads.
In Week 2, we saw Jay Cutler terrorized by Clay Matthews, a game that created several days of spirited debate that had nothing to do with the officials. Week 3 opened...
The Baltimore Ravens blew a 10 point halftime lead over the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 1-1 on the year in a frustrating road loss. Michael Vick rushed for a touchdown with just under two-minutes remaining in the game to give the Eagles a 24-23 lead.
Joe Flacco, who was simply awful in the second half, was not able to lead the Ravens to a game winning drive. Instead he missed...
The Patriots opened as 2.5-point underdogs as they travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in Week 3.
You know what I miss about this game? Terrell Suggs. Now that Bart Scott is gone, there is really only one guy on the Ravens who will say completely outlandish things that make sense nowhere outside of the Baltimore locker room. Seriously, if you read a story on ESPN something...
New England Patriots (1-1) at Baltimore Ravens (1-1)
Yes, the Patriots to the Cardinals lost last week. No, it’s not the end of the world. In 2010, they lost to the Browns. In 2011, they lost to the Bills. Neither of those games meant anything. They won 14 games in 2010 and 13 games in 2011. This is still the most consistent franchise over the past decade. This is football. Sometimes...