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Joe Flacco was surely jesting this offseason when he declared himself the best quarterback in the NFL. Of course, it’s not just Flacco that’s perpetuating the myth that the Ravens’ quarterback is one of the best in the NFL. Baltimore fans and analysts alike were jumping on the Flacco bandwagon after a strong 2011 playoff display.
If the hope was that Flacco would finally “make the jump” and eliminate those pesky occasional terrible games this season, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Simply said, Flacco single-handedly cost the Ravens their Week 2 and 7 games against the Eagles and Texans. Flacco’s accuracy was horrendous in both games, and all he could hit on was dink and dunk passes underneath. His usually-strong decision making skills were gone, and his statuesque pocket presence was in full display.
Flacco conversely had two truly elite games in Weeks 1 and 3 against Cincinnati and New England. Flacco trounced a good Bengals team and fooled all of the Ravens’ faithful to ...
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It was with no small amount of angst that Baltimore's Cary Williams declined a $15 million, three-year offer from the Ravens during the past offseason.
The cornerback thought he was worth more. And lately, it's looking like Williams might be right.
After playing in 42 NFL games without an interception, Williams has picked off four passes in his last five games. He leads...
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is delighted Marylanders voted in favor of same sex marriage.
Ayanbadejo said Wednesday, ''It's like I woke up and it's Christmas.''
Baltimore's locker room reflects society, so not all of Ayanbadejo's teammates shared his enthusiasm about the historic decision.
Safety Bernard Pollard says, ''There are...
The Baltimore Ravens released former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon from their practice squad on Wednesday and signed tight end Alex Silvestro to take his place.
Dixon, who had three career starts at quarterback for the Steelers during his time in Pittsburgh, had been on the Ravens practice squad since the start of the season.
The Steelers chose not to re-sign...
RAVENS – 25 BROWNS – 15 On Sunday Baltimore continued their dominance over the Cleveland Browns. The Ravens extended their streak to 10 straight against the Browns with a 25-15 victory. This was a hard fought battle, which is what is to be expected when an AFC North showdown occurs. Both teams pounded the ball on the ground on offense and leaned heavily on their defenses...
Cary Williams (age 27) and Jimmy Smith (age 22) have been thrust into a high-pressure role as starting cornerbacks for the Baltimore Ravens (6-2). That's largely due to the season-ending injury to Pro Bowl quality corner Lardarius Webb (ACL). But it also has a lot to do with the struggling front seven of the Ravens' defense. Giving up the run without getting substantial...
Can the Baltimore Ravens hear those footsteps? It’s the sound of the Pittsburgh Steelers breathing down their neck after the Steelers pulled off a stellar victory over one of the NFC’s best teams, the New York Giants. The two teams appear to be heading in opposite directions. The Steelers have lost versus two lackluster opponents (Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders) by a field...
The Baltimore Ravens are 6-2 -- and appear to be completely vulnerable.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are 5-3, graying and flawed but winners of three straight after being left for dead.
The state of Ohio has two AFC North teams, too.
All four except the Browns are now at the midway point of their respective 2012 seasons, and after this weekend all will have played nine games. The Ravens...
The Baltimore Ravens' game at the Pittsburgh Steelers will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18.
Week 11 is when flexible scheduling kicks in, allowing the NFL to move a more appealing matchup into prime time if need be. But with the rival Ravens (6-2) and Steelers (5-3) again battling for the AFC North title, NBC is keeping the game.
The league said Monday that the Indianapolis...
JEFF BARTL STATS Writer Since dominating their season opener, the Baltimore Ravens haven't made anything seem easy.
Despite possessing the AFC's second-best record, Baltimore heads into the season's second half stressing improvement prior to Sunday's home matchup with the Oakland Raiders, who may be without their top two running backs.
The Ravens (6-2) cruised to...
When the pushing, shoving, finger pointing and customary taunting ended, and after his team rallied to pull out a difficult division win, Baltimore coach Jim Harbaugh was exhausted and relieved.
''Whew, he said. ''That was a fight.''
One the Ravens usually win.
Regrouping in the fourth quarter after failing to gain a single yard in the third, the Ravens...