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The fear factor seems to have vanished from the Baltimore Ravens' defense. They rank 27th in the NFL in total defense after finishing third last season. In two games, the Ravens have allowed 808 yards of total offense and surrendered an average of 5.6 yards per play. "That's horrible, I take offense to where we are after two games," cornerback Cary Williams said. "It's not acceptable to give up that many yards in any facet of the game. I think teams still respect us, but we can't expect to just show up and teams will respect that. We have to strike fear in guys' hearts." Playing without NFL Defensive Player of the Year outside linebacker Terrell Suggs due to a torn right Achilles' tendon, Baltimore is ranked 20th against the run, 26th against the pass. Running backs Benjarvus Green-Ellis LeSean McCoy have combined for 172 rushing yards and two touchdowns against them. "They're not as intimidating as they used to be,&qu...
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Most of the stories coming out of the Baltimore Ravens’ camp center around bad officiating, calls that went against the Ravens when they needed a score, or calls that were never made. Yes, the replacement referees leave much to be desired. But, they are making and missing bad calls for everyone. The Ravens lost Sunday because of a lack of focus on a pivotal play on defense and...
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard had plenty to say about the replacement officials on Thursday morning, and very little of it was kind. During an interview with the “Toucher and Rich Show” on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, Pollard ranted about how the officials are in way over their heads and blasted Roger Goodell for compromising the integrity of the game.
“These guys need to...
Pollard: “As far as with the refs, like I’ve said before, this is way out of their league. They don’t, it’s just too fast, guys are too crafty, they cannot control the game. And my issue is, you know, we have our commissioner who’s jumping on board to hammer every other issue now in the NFL, he’s jumping on board to get meetings with players when things are...
Tough, high-motored, and hard hitting, Bernard Pollard has become an integral part of the vaunted Ravens defense. The New England Patriots, who face the Ravens in Baltimore this Sunday, remember Pollard before he wore purple.In 2008, it was Pollard's hit that ended Tom Brady's season in week one, causing tears in the quarterback's ACL and MCL. At the time, Pollard played...
The NFL's replacement officials are no good for football, no one is debating that -- well, no one but Cortland Finnegan. But like many players and fans of the game, Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard has had enough. Pollard, who might be best known for ending Tom Brady's 2008 season and injuring Rob Gronkowski's ankle in the AFC Championship Game last season, joined...
So, I meant to write this post last week after he won AFC Offensive Player of the Week, but ended up getting sidetracked by something else and by the time I went to write it, it didn't seem topical anymore. But, with the Ravens coming up and everyone and their brother fighting over the chance to blow Joe Flacco (SFW), I think the time has come to proclaim this for all to hear...
Call me Hernandez 2.0 Juan…
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are using Dennis Pitta as a WR and it has bee effective. Here is the excerpt from the Baltimore Sun:
“Dennis Pitta was targeted a team-high 15 times in Sunday’s 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and he is now listed ahead of fellow third-year tight end Ed Dickson on the team’s official depth chart...
There are plenty of good matchups this weekend, and the best may be a rematch of one of last season's best games. The Patriots are heading on the road this weekend for a primetime throwdown with the Baltimore Ravens, a rematch of last year's AFC championship thriller. Both clubs are coming off losses in Week 2, which makes this week's tilt even more important. Get that...
The last we saw of the Ravens…
I really don’t want to rub the AFCCG in too much this week. Let’s face it, we should’ve at least seen overtime, much less lost had Sterling Moore not gotten a hand in on Lee Evans. As I said at the time, the only person on the Ravens that deserved to lose like that was Bernard Pollard.
Still, I love this GIF…
The NFL’s most anticipated Week 3 matchup takes place in Baltimore on Sunday night when the Ravens host the New England Patriots in a rematch of last year’s thrilling AFC Championship.The Patriots narrowly escaped that game by final score of 23-20 to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, after a finish no longer necessary for discussion here in Baltimore.Both teams enter the game...
A look at the four games in the AFC North division this week, highlighted by the Patriots' trip to Baltimore.
Tom Brady Set To Battle Ravens -
Both teams played each other for the AFC Championship just one whole season ago. And after week 3, one of these teams will be below the .500 mark.
And you can bet your bottom dollar that Tom Brady will keep his eyes on the Ravens defensive anchor, Ray Lewis.
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The biggest game of the young season is a mere 3 sunsets away. It is Ray “I Bike 40 Miles a day” Lewis vs. Tom Terrific and Chandler “Quakes” Jones vs. Joe “no rings” Flacco, squaring off in one NFL Sunday Night Football Game. Here are some good reads on the upcoming matchup . . [...]
I went over this earlier in the day, everyone is talking about how much trouble the Ravens give the Patriots, but the Pats dominate the Ravens. Only stat you need to know is 7-1.ESPN:*ESPNBoston.com’s Tedy Bruschi: Ravens 27, Patriots 20. The Patriots will be better after Thanksgiving than they are right now. They are still getting used to the way Josh McDaniels calls a game....
2009 Week 4 New England Patriots 27 v Baltimore Ravens 21 (by NewEnglandPats25)