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It's Week 5 and the Baltimore Ravens just moved into sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 9-6 win in Kansas City. The defense played well, the running game was solid, and the victory marks the team's fourth win in five games.
But the locals aren't thrilled. The national media is starting to pile on. Fantasy football owners are stressing out.
Joe Flacco had another one of those days. 13-for-27, 187 yards, 0 TDs, 1 interception.
"Yes, they won the Kansas City game," says Gerry Sandusky, the longtime radio play-by-play voice for the Ravens. "But fans started to wonder if Joe Flacco was somehow an incomplete quarterback who could only shine at home, if the Ravens offense and their no-huddle look could only produce at home, if the Ravens were doomed to flounder away from Baltimore this season. There was a definite feeling among the fans of creeping dread after that game."
It's something that's plagued Flacco h...
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The Baltimore Ravens took gamble by allowing QB Joe Flacco to enter the final year of his rookie deal. Their cap situation almost certainly played into their decision, but they still ran the risk that Flacco could justify his asking price or even surpass that figure based on his play in 2012.
Saturday’s performance against the Broncos will clearly help his chances of securing...
I remember it like it was yesterday. With 1:44 left on the clock, Joe Flacco drove his Ravens down the field with methodical purpose-- 2nd-and-1 from the 14, he promptly hit Lee Evens right in the hands for the apparent go-ahead touchdown. Knocked away by Sterling Moore. We all know what happened after that. Billy Cundiff's shanked 32-yard field goal crushed the Ravens'...
On Sunday afternoon, Tom Brady and Joe Flacco will match up for the sixth time in their careers. So far in the budding rivalry, Brady has taken three games to Flacco’s two.
In those games, Flacco has thrown for 1,271 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Brady has thrown for 1,278 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Flacco has completed 64.7 percent of his...
I’ve gone back and forth on this one. On one hand, some of the reasons I didn’t like the Patriots last week are still true. They’re still a terrible post-season spread team, going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 post-season games and 4-8 ATS all-time as favorites of more than 4 in the post-season. Last year, they were favored by a similar amount in a similar situation here against...
3rd and 3, under 40 seconds to go with the clock ticking, and no timeouts left in a 35-28 game. Oh, and only 70 yards to go for the game-tying score. Joe Flacco needed a miracle to propel the Ravens into overtime on the road in Denver in a game that most people predicted a [...]
As the Patriots experienced firsthand back in Week 3, this year’s Baltimore Ravens do not rely solely on suffocating defense. This squad can light up the scoreboard as well.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had his way with the New England secondary in a 31-30 victory on Sept. 23, throwing for a season-high 389 yards and three touchdowns, while Pro Bowler Ray Rice gashed the Pats...
Wildcard Weekend may have been a dud, but wow - did the action of this thrilling weekend up for it. We saw some fantastic performances from young players and veterans alike, both cementing their place in the memories and hearts of fans across the league.
We should have a great weekend coming up again, but before we look towards the Conference Championships let's...
High tension and short fingernails are prevalent in the fourth quarter when it's the New England Patriots vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Just ask Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich. Since his arrival to the team in 2009, Ninkovich has faced the Ravens on five separate occasions, with an overwhelming majority of those matchups ending in dramatic fashion. Four of those contests were...
It's deja-vu all over again for the Ravens.Nearly one year after a Super Bowl appearance literally slipped through their hands in the end zone of the 2011 AFC Championship game against the Patriots, the Ravens will have their chance at redemption this Sunday.After shocking the world and doing the impossible by knocking off Peyton Manning and the white-hot Broncos in Denver, the...
It’s hard to believe that it doesn’t happen more often, but the two top seeds in the NFC did their job; they protected home field and have advanced to meet each other for the right to head to New Orleans as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl.
With a dominating performance over my preseason Super Bowl pick, the Niners demolished the Packers to head to Atlanta to take on...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Mike Smith provided quick evidence his attention has shifted from his first playoff win with the Atlanta Falcons.
Smith was just starting his review of the Falcons' 30-28 win over Seattle in the NFC divisional playoffs Sunday when it became clear his thoughts were on this week's NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
In what will be a highly entertaining and emotional rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game, the Baltimore Ravens travel 400 miles up the Eastern seaboard to take on the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots. The Ravens advanced by stunning the Denver Broncos 38-35 in double overtime, while the Patriots took care of business at home against the Houston Texans. Expect...
Editor Note: the wild playoff win this weekend over the Seattle Seahawks inspired long-time Altanta Falcons fan Alex Webster to write about the great Falcons win:
I have been a Falcons fan since the early 70's when my dad would take me to see them perpetually lose in the old Atlanta Fulton County baseball stadium. You had to be a long time Falcon fan watching the Falcons...
REGULAR SEASON: 168-86-1 (66%)
I can't believe I'm making this selection, but I just have a feeling the Ravens are on that kind of roll the Giants had last year. The return of many players including Ray Lewis has really rejuvenated this team. I don't have a big write-up on this one because logic does indeed point to the Patriots...