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The Ravens are in the AFC. The AFC has three nine-win teams and one 10-win team. Pittsburgh won their 10th game Thursday night against the Browns. If the Ravens want home field advantage in the playoffs, they need to take care of business this Sunday against the winless Indianapolis Colts. Baltimore will do what they need to do and win this weekend. Last Sunday, Ray Rice rushed for more than 200 yards on 29 carries. I expect the Ravens to continue to feed the Rice ball. Baltimore is a very good running team, particularly in the months of December and January. That will continue against a Colts' defense that ranks 30th in stopping the run, allowing 144.2 yards per game. Quarterback Joe Flacco should have a strong game as well. The Colts are 22nd in pass defense, allowing 242.9 yards per game. Flacco has been spreading the ball around a lot lately, but I'd expect Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta to get a lot of looks against the Colts' Cover 2 scheme. Think the defensiv...

Richards: Ray Rice is good news for Indy

Most teams would dread facing Ray Rice but Phil Richards says in light of their depleted secondary Rice is a better matchup for the Colts: There's no mystery regarding how the Baltimore Ravens like to attack. They give the football to running back Ray Rice and trample you. That might be a good thing for the Indianapolis Colts, who will be challenged to defend the pass with...

Flacco’s Fumble Issues could be Cause for Concern

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has fumbled the ball an NFL-leading 11 times, losing six of those 11 fumbles. Flacco said his fumbling wasn’t a result of poor technique, but him needing to be more aware of pass rushers and knowing where he is in the pocket, writes Mike Preston. In any case, Flacco just [...]

BEHIND ENEMY LINES Colts staying focused on Ravens' Ray Rice

One week after rushing for a career-high 204 yards at Cleveland, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has a shot at a rare feat when the winless Indianapolis Colts visit M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Flacco focused on avoiding more fumbles

Quarterback leads league in fumbles, vows to do better job of protecting ballJoe Flacco is one of the NFL’s leaders in pass attempts and yards. The Ravens quarterback is also a leader in a category he would prefer to shed: fumbles.

Staying focused

One week after rushing for a career-high 204 yards at Cleveland, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has a shot at a rare feat when the winless Indianapolis Colts visit M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Trap game against Colts? Ravens ain't afraid of no trap game---by Antonio Barbera

Here's staff writer Antonio Barbera with a nice take on why the Ravens won't let up against the 0-12 Colts at home... “Trap game?” Not this week, as the Ravens looked poised and focused in a division win against the Cleveland Browns.After Baltimore’s strong performance against San Francisco on Thanksgiving, many feared that the Ravens might once again fall victim...

Rice, McCarthy and Brown earn AFC weekly honors

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy and Pittsburgh Steelers punt returner Antonio Brown have been selected as the AFC's top players for Week 13 of the NFL season.

Wednesday Practice Transcript - 12/7

Ravens’ Wednesday interview transcripts featuring the following: Head Coach John Harbaugh QB Joe Flacco LB Jameel McClain RB Ray Rice OLB Terrell Suggs

2011 DR U Fantasy Football Player Rankings-Week 14 Running backs

1. Chris Johnson, Tennessee vs New Orleans 2. Ray Rice, Baltimore vs Indianapolis 3. Arian Foster, Houston at Cincinnati 4. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs St. Louis 5. Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh vs Cleveland 6. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville vs Tampa Bay 7. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia at Miami 8. Ryan Mathews, San Diego vs Buffalo 9. Michael Turner, Atlanta at Carolina 10. Steven...

Colts secondary in trouble

Phil Richard chronicles the trek of the depleted secondary this year and arrives at this prognostication: I’m not sure who plays and who sits, but you can bet Ravens QB Joe Flacco will be looking to exploit mismatches all over the field. He’s got some decent receivers, namely Anquan Boldin, Ed Dickson and Torrey Smith. Those who don’t know Smith, he’s averaging 20.2 yards...

Ravens seek cure to red zone woes

Trick plays have had mixed success; better execution is most importantIn their pursuit of touchdowns, the Ravens have at times turned to deception inside the red zone — QB draws, halfback passes, even having Joe Flacco line up at wide receiver.

Baltimore Ravens (9-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (0-12)

The Ravens have really turned it on lately as they have won their last three games by a combined score of 71-40!  The Colts on the other hand have lost every game they have played so far this year.  But, on the bright side, they did play tough against the Panthers and Patriots the last two weekends.  Don’t look for the Ravens to take it too easy on the Colts this weekend as...
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