Found August 09, 2012 on
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The Ravens went to Atlanta with enviable depth at the tight end position. They boarded the homebound plane to Baltimore wondering how long Ed Dickson (shoulder) and Dennis Pitta might be sidelined. Dickson's injury appears to be the more serious of the two. He's scheduled for an MRI Friday to determine the severity of his shoulder injury which the team diagnosed initially as a sprain. Pitta is out for the preseason with a broken hand. It's likely neither player will return to the Ravens before Week 1 of the regular season. Dickson was third on the team with 54 receptions for 528 yards and five touchdowns last season. Pitta caught 40 passes and three touchdowns.
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Baltimore Ravens tight end Ed Dickson will miss the rest of the preseason but is expected back for the season opener with a shoulder injury. Dickson left Thursday's exhibition win over the Atlanta Falcons opener because of the injury but an MRI Friday revealed no structural damage, according to the Baltimore Sun. Dickson caught two passes for 15 yards, including a 9-yard...
The goal for the preseason is for the starters to get their work, but not get injured. That wasn’t the case for the Ravens following their 31-17 victory over the Falcons Thursday night.
Starting tight end Ed Dickson has a sprained shoulder and defensive lineman Ryan McBean has a fractured ankle, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
Dickson’s injury is more troubling...
In Baltimore, as Joe Flacco’s pass sailed through the air and into the hands of Lee Evans in last year’s AFC Championship game, you could almost hear an entire city exhale with relief that Flacco had finally proven his critics wrong. For a brief moment in time, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback had arrived. And then [...]
Oh wow is Deonte Thompson fast. The free agent receiver got behind the Atlanta defense to score the go-ahead touchdown for the Ravens.
Baltimore now leads the Falcons 24-17.
The second half looks so much better than the first half and the Ravens’ defense is forcing turnovers. They have three tonight.
This game is winding down. The officiating has been horrible.
The Ravens have looked better against Atlanta’s backups.
The Ravens’ defense recovered a fumble at the 10-yard line leading to a Curtis Painter touchdown pass that went to Billy Bajema, the newest tight end.
That was the tying score. The Ravens seem to be playing a bit better in the second half.
Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan had similar stats in their preseason opener.
Flacco had the better support for the Baltimore Ravens.
Flacco and Ryan each threw one touchdown pass, but backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
''I like the way our young guys competed and executed...
Overall it was a sloppy first half for the Ravens. Baltimore is down 17-7 to the Falcons at halftime.
The first team offense didn’t look great, but did score. Defensively the team struggled.
The Ravens are leaving a lot to be desired, but it is the first preseason game and there shouldn’t be too much to worry about.
The sloppy play for the Ravens’ offense continued throughout the first quarter. They didn’t convert a third down and only gained nine yards on nine plays. Way to go, Ravens.
The defense picked it up a bit with linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo intercepting a Matt Ryan pass on the goal line.
And the Falcons scored a second touchdown in the second quarter on a Jacquizz Rodgers run...
REPORTER: Ed! Ed! How will the Ravens’ defense adjust to playing without Terrell Suggs this season?
ED REED: Reckon I’ll answer your question with a question. Got any food, mister? Any little bit helps.
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Didn't see this one coming... but that's why you don't take Game 1 of an NFL preseason too seriously...Joe Flacco's offense struggled against the Atlanta Falcon's first-team defense...and the vaunted Ravens defense struggled against Matt Ryan... but the Ravens' 3rd team offense dominated against the Falcons' 2's and 3's...Curtis Painter shines...
Ravens fans are enthusiastic about getting the 2012 NFL season off to its preseason inaugural in Atlanta this Thursday night... especially with a bunch of Ravens rookies and unproven veterans out to solidify a roster spot.But I'm more interested in how the Ravens defense the potentially explosive Falcons--- including QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones---and how their young guys...
Baltimore backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 31-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.
Atlanta's Matt Ryan led two touchdown drives, including a scoring pass to Julio Jones, before Painter took over.
Ryan completed 9 of 13 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He was 5 for 5 for 71 yards,...
The Ravens may have come away with a 31-17 win in their first preseason game against Atlanta. But with the way the first team played in the first quarter, it may not feel like they won during practice this week.