Posted October 31, 2012 on
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The Baltimore Ravens have shown under John Harbaugh they never stay down for very long.
They've also shown a knack for beating the Cleveland Browns.
Coming off their bye week following the franchise's worst loss in five years, the Ravens try to sweep the season series from their AFC North rival for the fifth straight year Sunday when they visit a Browns team seeking its third win in four games.
The first-place Ravens (5-2) have had plenty of time to mull over a 43-13 loss to Houston on Oct. 21, the franchise's worst setback since a 31-point loss at Pittsburgh in 2007. The loss to the Texans was the fourth defeat of 20 points or more since Harbaugh took over in 2008, and in each previous instance, Baltimore bounced back with a win.
"You can't achieve anything without going through some adversity,'' Harbaugh said. "So, the opportunity that is presented to us now is an opportunity to get better - to become whatever it is we're going to become.&...
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The Baltimore Sun had a pretty funny piece on Wednesday about a college professor who shares the same name as Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta. The column detailed all the times the professor was mistakenly contacted instead of the football player. Pitta, who is a marketing professor at the University of Baltimore, believes there are only three Dennis Pittas in the country — himself...
The Baltimore Ravens (5-2) lead the AFC North by one game over the Pittsburgh Steelers. If they plan to stay there many corrections need to be made and fast. Who would have thought that playing the Cleveland Browns in November would be a meaningful game, but with such a slim margin for error, the Ravens can’t take any game lightly.
Ray Rice, Ray Rice and then some more...
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was a guest on Around the League on the NFL Network and was asked to describe the loss of the linebacker Ray Lewis.
“There’s no word, really, in the English dictionary that can describe how important this man is to this team and this city,” Suggs said.”Losing him was catastrophic, and it’s going to be hard to fill that void.”...
So like most professional athletes, Ravens offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie apparently likes strip club. A lot. But Bryant McKinnie apparently does not like spending his own money at strip clubs. So apparently he ran up a $375,000 bill to a Mr. Charles “Pop” Young, who just so happens to be Trick Daddy’s father, whenever he frequented strip clubs in Miami.
According to Peter King SI.com, the Cardinals have “some interest” in free agent OT Bryant McKinnie.
This isn’t all that surprising considering how bad Bobbie Massie and D’Anthony Batiste have been this season. The Cardinals unequivocally have the worst tandem in the league.
Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that McKinnie is facing a lawsuit for strip club tabs...
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie has come out and denied that he’s being sued for $375,000 in unpaid strip club bills.
“I got no papers, I was never served,” McKinnie told The Baltimore Sun. “I just called my lawyer about this because this is a bogus story. I just read the article. He was working at those places and he’s tried to borrow money from...
For the Browns:
Did not participate: DB Dmitri Patterson (ankle), DL Athyba Rubin (calf) and DL Brian Sanford (knee)
Limited participation: LB D’Qwell Jackson (foot/toe), DL Juqua Parker (undisclosed), RB Trent Richardson (chest/rib), DB Ray Ventrone (hand/calf) and DB T.J. Ward (hand/shoulder)
Full participation: DB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DB Tashaun Gipson (knee), DL John Hughes...
For the Browns:
Did not participate: DB Dmitri Patterson (ankle) and DL Athyba Rubin (calf)
Limited participation: DL John Hughes (arm), LB D’Qwell Jackson (foot/toe), RB Trent Richardson (chest/rib), DL Brian Sanford (knee), DB Ray Ventrone (hand/calf) and DB T.J. Ward (head/shoulder)
Full participation: DB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DB Tashaun Gipson (knee), LB James-Michael Johnson...