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Ravens RB Ray Rice mentioned that he expects to see a “nice workload” during the second half of the season.
Rice has been very effective this season, as he’s currently averaging 4.94 yards per carry, but the number of touches that he has received has been held in check while the team has been employing an uptempo offense this season.
As the weather worsens, a team’s running game becomes more and more important to their offensive strategy. The Ravens have already said that they would like to improve their time of possession, so it seems likely that Rice will be in line for more carries in the coming weeks.
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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.”...
When offensive coordinator Cam Cameron watched tape of the Ravens first seven games during the bye week, one thing repeatedly stood out, and it wasnt the workload of Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice.
We are at our best obviously when we execute, but when we get everybody involved, said Cameron. The more continuity we have, the more guys we keep involved. Obviously, we know...
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...
Defensive end Pernell McPhee missed his second straight day of practice because of a thigh injury, and he was not alone.
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata also sat out Thursdays session. Ngata, who practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, is dealing with an injured right shoulder.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith (groin) and wide receiver Jacoby Jones (foot) participated on a limited basis...
The Ravens have ruled out starting left defensive end Pernell McPhee for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns and listed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as questionable.
"I'm just trying to get my knee back right," McPhee said earlier Friday. "I'm pretty banged-up, nicks and bruises."
Ngata didn't practice for the second consecutive...
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh ripped into the NFL's policy on injury reports when asked to comment about the situation in the wake of a $20,000 fine against the team for not disclosing Ed Reed's shoulder injury.
Theres no credence on the injury report now, Harbaugh said via the Baltimore Sun. It doesnt mean anything. It has no value. The injury report has...
Not in a long time can I remember this much talk between teams heading into a game as there has been leading up to this Sunday’s match-up between the Browns and Ravens. Trent Richardson is going to exchange jerseys with Ray Rice. The Browns think they’re a different team than the one that lost on Thursday night. Trent Richardson is the hardest player to tackle in the league according...
Ravens. Some Browns fans think the Ravens defense is old and slowing down. The fact is they are coming off one of the teams biggest losses of the season. I look for Ed Reed the Ravens safety to have a few things to say about Gordon running down the middle of the field wide open. Reed may even bait Brandon Weeden into some bad decisions. The Browns were on the look out for Reed in...
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The Ravens are coming off a bye week and they needed it after getting throttled by the Texans. It will not get any easier with their recent struggles, but the Browns are the one team that have always helped them come away with victories.
Joe Flacco would love to put together a similar performance...
So my man Grinda is back with his weekly picks. He went 5-0 last week, and 4-1 the week before. What I am saying is that there is free money to be had...Baltimore Ravens –4(-105) @ Cleveland BrownsBaltimore will roll this week. I think this is a sure bet because Jim Harbaugh is one of the better coaches in the league, and with an extra week of preparation, he will be able to facilitate...
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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...
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PPR RB Rankings
Arian Foster (HOU vs BUF)
Ray Rice (BAL at CLE)
Matt Forte (CHI at TEN)
LeSean McCoy (PHI at NO)