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The NFL didn't do the Baltimore Ravens any favors by having them play four times over an 18-day span, including three night games.
In what might be perceived as a conciliatory gesture, the schedule-maker enabled the Ravens to conclude that difficult stretch at home Thursday night against the winless Cleveland Browns.
Baltimore (2-1) has won 12 straight at home, the longest streak in the NFL, and its nine-game run against the AFC North is also the top active streak among teams within their own division. Throw in the fact that the Ravens have won eight in a row over the Browns (0-3) by a collective score of 203-91, and it would appear as if this game is a mismatch.
The equalizer is Baltimore's quick turnaround. Ravens walked off the field shortly before midnight Sunday after their emotional 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots, and they'll be back on the turf for the opening kickoff against the Browns only 92 1/2 hours later.
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A.B. Video doesn’t lie. Kicker Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens missed that field goal plain and simple. From this angle you can tell it isn’t even close. No wonder the NFL won’t #showusthetape from the video taken from the field goal post.
The Baltimore Ravens may not be happy about having to play Thursday night, but they should be thrilled to see the Cleveland Browns on the other side of the field.
The Ravens have won eight straight over their AFC North rivals, and the Browns are the conference's only winless team heading into this matchup at M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore (2-1) will be playing its third prime...
Four days after catching six passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns against New England following the death of his younger brother, Ravens receiver Torrey Smith stepped up again, catching six balls for 97 and a score Thursday against the Browns.Fantasy Spin:Smith had two catches in each of the first two weeks so he needed these last two performances to show fantasy owners that he...
Joe Flacco completed an amazing pass to Smith, who happens to be an amazing white wide receiver, that just catches touchdowns. Flacco, did an amazing job of putting the ball exactly where Smith could catch the ball and the defender had no chance. The rain is coming down in during the Cleveland Browns – Baltimore Ravens game and things are getting crazy. Baltimore is doing everything...
Former Baltimore linebacker O.J. Brigance continues to inspire the Ravens with his toughness and leadership.
Only now, he's doing it while battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Brigance was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2007. Since that time, the 12-year pro has been a source of motivation within the Ravens organization and a key figure in...
During Thursday Night's Ravens/Browns affair in Baltimore, Cleveland kick returner Josh Cribbs got knocked out of the game on a punt return in the second quarter.
Cribbs took a shoulder shot from Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe which sent his helmet flying and dislodged the ball from his left arm.
Check out the below brutal hit courtesy of SB Nation:
The Ravens survived a late scare for Cleveland to defeat their divisional foe 23-16.
The regular NFL officials returned to cheers, and the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns didn't give the crowd much to yell about during a scoreless first quarter Thursday night.
Browns punt returner Joshua Cribbs lost his helmet while taking a hard hit, and lay prone for several minutes before being helped from the field. He had a head injury and was declared out for the...
The NFL and the NFL Referees Association agreed to the terms of a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night. The officials will return to action beginning tonight for the Browns-Ravens game.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lifted the lockout prior to being ratified by the NFLRA members in order to have the officials work tonight matchup between the Cleveland...
Hello, everyone, welcome to another edition of AFC North Beat.This week the Ravens host the Browns, the Bengals travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars, and the Steelers are at Idle.With so much at stake for all teams involved, let’s get down to the five things to look for heading into this weekend:1) Baltimore tries to avoid a letdown against divisional rival Cleveland...
CLEVELAND (0-3) At BALTIMORE (2-1)Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NFL Network
OPENING LINE -- Ravens by 13
2012 RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Cleveland 1-1-1; Baltimore 2-1
SERIES RECORD -- Ravens lead 19-7
AP PRO32 RANKING -- Browns No. 32; Ravens No. 3
LAST MEETING -- Ravens beat Browns 20-14, Dec. 24, 2011
LAST WEEK -- Browns lost to Bills 24-14; Ravens beat Patriots 31-30
BROWNS OFFENSE -- OVERALL...