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This Given Sunday:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
San Diego Chargers
Are the Ravens the league's most underrated team? It sure seems that way. After a rash of injuries knocked out a pair of starters on the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore was left for dead.
So while everyone turned away, Flacco and the still stout defensive unit have put together a quietly elite performance through ten games. Sure missing Ray Lewis in the middle hurts, but he may be better served as a quasi-coach and motivational coordinator on the sidelines. Losing Webb on the corner and having Ngata banged up in the middle of the defensive line probably hurts the defensive unit as a whole more.
Baltimore hasn't exactly been getting it done in convincing fashion this year, with six of their eight wins coming by seven points or less. But they find ways to pull it out, and against a Chargers team that is struggling to remain relevant, they should be able to pull another one off despite having to travel across the country.
It was not long ago th...
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The Pittsbrugh Steelers' LaMarr Woodley was pretty upset over Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice's perceived desecration of the the vaunted Steelers "Terrible Towel", and made it known on Twitter: "If youre not a steelers fan, dont put your hands on a terrible towel" @LaMarrWoodley, Nov. 19th Ray Rice says he didn't mean any disrespect, and...
The NFL initially suspended Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit during this past Sunday night’s game against the Steelers.
After appealing his suspension, the NFL has decided to reduce Reed’s suspension to a $50,000 fine instead of his entire game check of over $400,000.
On Monday afternoon, the NFL suspended him for one game for his third...
Left to walk after nine years by the Baltimore Ravens last offseason, San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarrett Jones has reason to stick it to his former club when the two teams meet on Sunday.
Yet even he felt the since-overturned one-game suspension against Ravens safety Ed Reed was extreme.
"I thought it was totally BS that they were going to suspend him without pay,"...
RAY OF LIGHT
The Ravens running back expressed regret for draping a Terrible Towel over his head following a win over Pittsburgh, saying, "I apologize to those who saw it as disrespectful."
With his one-game suspension for repeated illegal hits overturned, Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed expressed gratitude for arbitrator Ted Cottrell granting his appeal and to his organization and teammates for throwing their support behind him. Reed wasn't nearly as warm, though, about the fact that he was punished for what the league described as a pattern of helmet-to...
Week Twelve Fantasy Football Rankings
Ray Rice is a top three option overall this week as the Ravens square off against a Chargers team that has been struggling as of late. We expect the Ravens to be protecting a lead in this one and thus giving Ray a lot of work.
Jimmy Graham is finally showing returns on the early pick his fantasy owners had to spend to get him on their roster...
The NFL has quite a conundrum going on with its attempts to make the game more safer, protect its shield, and still try to sell the general public on it being a great violent sports. Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed won the appeal of his 1 game suspension and fine, but still has a bone [...]
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Judge: Please explain to the court what you saw.
Witness: Well, it was a pass play. Definitely a pass play. The quarterback threw it. The receiver caught it. He got hit and went down. Then a flag was thrown.
Judge: And the receiver was struck in the head by the defender?
Witness: That is correct.
Judge: And the defender led with his helmet and initiated contact with his helmet?
Last week: 7 (+0)
The Ravens are 8-2, but I’m still not sold. They’re only +61 in points differential and most of that came from two wins against Cincinnati and crappy Oakland. They’re 6-1 in games decided by a touchdown or less and they haven’t had a particularly tough schedule. They could have easily lost to Pittsburgh last week if Charlie Batch had stepped...
When I found out Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed received a 1-game suspension for the "repeat offender" rule with illegal hits, I almost fell out of my chair. I couldn't believe the hit Reed put on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders last Sunday night warranted a flag, let alone a fine or suspension. I did feel a little bit better when I found out Reed...
For the Ravens:
Out: CB Jimmy Smith (abs)
Did not participate: CB Chris Johnson (thigh) and WR/RS Jacoby Jones (ankle)
Limited participation: NT Terrence Cody (arm), TE Ed Dickson (neck), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe/finger), S James Ihedigbo (neck), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder), TE Dennis Pitta (head), S Bernard Pollard (chest), S Ed Reed (shoulder) and LB Terrell...
Below is the week 11 offensive line breakdown for the Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night.
I think it was pretty obvious to anyone that watched the game that this was not a great performance over all by the Steelers offensive line. There were several demerits handed out in both the pass and run blocking departments with pass protection being the worst...
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed their day off of work.
For the Ravens:
Out: CB Jimmy Smith (abs)
Doubtful: CB Chris Johnson (thigh)
Questionable: DE Pernell McPhee (thigh)
Probable: LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (shoulder), NT Terrence Cody (arm), TE Ed Dickson (neck), LB Dannell Ellerbe (toe/finger), S James Ihedigbo (neck), WR/RS Jacoby Jones (ankle), DT Haloti Ngata...
The Ravens (8-2) fly to San Diego this weekend to play the Chargers in a 4:00 game (EST, Sunday, Nov.25)...and even though the Chargers are 4-6, they are being picked by a lot of media "experts" to beat the Ravens.
This is because Baltimore has a history of playing their worst games against San Diego in Qualcomm stadium. Maybe it's the "Curse ofJohnny Unitas...