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Cleveland Browns (0-3) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1)Thursday, 8:25 ET, NFL Network, Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan Last Meeting: The Ravens won, 20-14, at home last Dec. 24 with QB Joe Flacco throwing a pair of touchdown passes. Streaking: The Ravens have won 12 straight home games and 20 of their last 21 at M&T Bank Stadium. The engine that can: Browns RB Trent Richardson's first career 100-yard rushing effort has been bookended by games in which he combined for 66 yards on 31 carries (2.1 yards per carry). Not coincidentally, fellow rookie QB Brandon Weeden threw a combined six interceptions in Weeks 1 and 3 while having a clean slate in that second game. Despite whispers of MLB Ray Lewis struggling against the run in his 17th season, Baltimore is allowing only 3.3 yards per carry. While the Ravens don't generate a strong rush from their front four, the Browns don't want to see Weeden trying to decipher their blitz packages while also being wary of S E...
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Quick Quiz: Name the NFL quarterback with the most home wins since 2008.Give up?It's Baltimore Raven quarterback Joe Flacco. After last night's 23-16 win over the Cleveland Browns, Flacco's home record as a starter is 30-5.If you are an NFL team headed for a game against the Ravens, then you better not look past that game.Joe Flacco is regularly compared to Matt Ryan...
For a moment in last night's Sunday Night Football matchup, we all became Ravens fans.Everyone. Even the die-hard Patriots fanatics with their Brady jerseys and "Gronk" posters.Even the Steelers, Bengals, and Browns fans with their "I Hate Joe Flacco" bumper stickers.If anyone needed to win a game this weekend, it was the Ravens, but not because of the win...
Joe Flacco shut up some of the naysayers (myself included) after he was able to put together a virtuoso performance in their 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots.
Throwing for 382 yards and 3 TD is a primetime performance against the other quarterback who was named Tom Brady.
Ray Rice was effective as usual rushing for 101 yards on 20 carries, but he also hauled in 5 passes...
Three weeks of the 2012 NFL season is in the books and it has certainly had its shares of ups (Arizona Cardinals 3-0…what??) and downs (NFL replacement refs, nuff said) and the Baltimore Ravens are no different. Here are my takeaways three weeks into the season for the Ravens.
Joe Flacco appears to be out to prove something this year and the Ravens are greatly...
The regular NFL officials returned to work Thursday night, and the fans gave them a warm welcome back before bestowing their loudest cheers upon the Baltimore Ravens, who never trailed in a 23-16 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns.
Joe Flacco went 28 for 46 for 356 yards, threw one touchdown and ran for another. Cary Williams returned an interception 63 yards for a score...
Tonight had such great potential, what with replacement refs and the Cleveland Browns on the field at the same time. But, no, the NFL and the real refs just had to settle their squabbles in time for tonight. After three weeks of chaotic deliberations of the rule book, the real refs will take the field. I feel a bit robbed. I was looking forward to a team being granted four timeouts...
Ravens vs Patriots Review
Torrey Smith played an inspirational game last night.
Ravens 31 – Patriots 30
Sunday night’s match-up between the Ravens and Patriots sure didn’t disappoint. It was a battle from the opening kickoff all the way to the final buzzer that left the Ravens sitting stop the AFC North at 2-1 and the Patriots boasting a losing record (1-2) for the first...
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore RavensThe new age Browns (Cleveland Browns) versus the old school Browns (Baltimore Ravens). It is known that the Ravens aren't happy about playing in the Thursday night game after playing in the Sunday night game. While they think they are not getting enough rest or time to game plan, the scheduling gods did help them out by putting them up against...
You have got to give the Cleveland Browns credit...they made it close and took it down to the final seconds of the game... And this was Brandon Weeden's best game so far as a rookie quarterback in the NFL, despite incessant pressure from the Ravens' pass rush...But in the end, the Ravens wore down the 0-4 Browns, winning by the margin of a Cary Williams interception pick...
The Ravens will be playing their fourth game in 17 days, and third primetime game in their first four Thursday night when they take on the division rival Browns.
Cleveland is winless and has a rookie quarterback and running back combination in the backfield.
The winless part won’t change for Cleveland because the Ravens’ defense will harass Brandon Weeden into mistakes. Weeden...
The real refs are much better
Great to see a smooth game played. The product may not have been the best, but at least the refs didn’t add an additional hour and half to the game with constant meetings, reviews and overall ***********. Welcome back, refs. Here’s to hoping Ed Hochuli kept in shape over the lockout.
There was noticeably less Cee Lo last night
Our prayers were all...
Joe Flacco, Ravens
Once known in these parts as "Average Joe," Flacco may be on the precipice of finally fulfilling his first-round potential. After torching the Patriots on Sunday night (28-for-39, 382 yards, three touchdowns), the Baltimore quarterback is averaging over 304 yards in the early going with six scores versus just two interceptions. More importantly...
The NFL is a multibillion dollar organization that stresses the integrity and safety of their game. I know this horse has been beaten many times over the past couple weeks, but the NFL is doing the fans, players, coaches and itself a disservice by continuing to use replacement officials. I am not blaming the replacement officials by no mean, I agree with Brett in his previous...