Patriots’ Checklist To Win Includes Creating Space, Winning First Down

The New England Patriots should win Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. However, it’s not always that easy. The Patriots appear to have the better roster from top to bottom, but that sometimes doesn’t make the biggest difference — especially in the playoffs. It’s all about matchups, and the Ravens do match up well in some areas. One of the things...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Eric Wilbur Ripping The Ravens Just Added Another Ingredient: Fear

BALTIMORE –  By now, you’ve seen it. The very smug article by Boston.com “journalist” Eric Wilbur trying to spur on Patriots fans on for this weekend’s meeting between the two AFC powerhouses. Yes, the Baltimore Ravens are a powerhouse organization in the AFC. Now, the Ravens have had their naysayers and detractors over the years. Many of their harshest critics coming...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Baltimore Ravens keys to a victory over the New England Patriots

The Baltimore Ravens will go into Foxborough for a playoff match up for the fourth time in six years, when they take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round this Saturday. Baltimore got into the playoffs on the last day of the season, and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Now, here are five keys to a victory on Saturday. 1. Lots of pressure The strength of...
Via cover32
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Divisional round picks: Can the Carolina Panthers upset the Seattle Seahawks?

Here are my picks for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend. Baltimore Ravens over New England Patriots This is the most intriguing matchup of the weekend, and honestly knowing the history of this series I would not call this pick an upset. These two will meet for the fourth time in the playoffs since 2009, with the Ravens owning a 2-1 advantage so far, all meetings...
Via cover32 - Panthers
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pees does masterful job with Ravens' depleted defense

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Drawing on the knowledge he gained over 35 years as a football coach, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees showed his creativity and expertise this season in putting together a unit that sustained its hard-hitting reputation despite several key injuries and the suspension of Haloti Ngata. The Ravens enter Saturday's playoff game at New England with six defensive...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Suisham's FG gives Steelers 3-0 lead over Ravens

PITTSBURGH (AP) Scott Suisham's 45-yard field goal with 1:29 left gave the Pittsburgh Steelers a 3-0 lead over the Baltimore Ravens after the first quarter of their AFC wild-card game Saturday night. The Steelers twice drove into Baltimore territory in the opening quarter, but were slowed by sacks and had to settle for Suisham's kick to jump ahead of their bitter AFC North rivals...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Activate DT Haloti Ngata & Place LB Arthur Brown On I.R.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that DT Haloti Ngata has been activated from the reserve/suspension list and LB Arthur Brown has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Haloti Ngata has been moved to the active roster and ILB Arthur Brown has been put on season-ending injured reserve. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 2, 2015 Ngata was suspended four games for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Four keys to beating the Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to host the Baltimore Ravens for a playoff game on Wild Card weekend. Pittsburgh is the third seed in the AFC with a record of 11-5 while Baltimore is the sixth seed with a record of 10-6. This will be the third time that these teams meet this season. The Ravens and Steelers split the series during the regular season. The Ravens won the first match...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ngata elated to be back with Ravens after suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Haloti Ngata is back on the field with the Baltimore Ravens after serving a four-game suspension for using the amphetamine Adderall. Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, returns in time for Baltimore's playoff game Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old acknowledged Tuesday that he ''made a mistake'' by using a substance banned by the NFL....
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Vs. Steelers Wild Card Preview

View image | gettyimages.com The Ravens got the help that they needed to sneak into the final playoff spot of the AFC. Pittsburgh took down the the Bengals to end the season and claim the AFC North crown. It results in a rubber match between bitter rivals that shared wins in the regular season, scoring an even 49-49 split. Pittsburgh suffered a huge blow when Le’Veon Bell...
Via TopSportsReport
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspension of Ravens Haloti Ngata is over

Credit: Getty Images Haloti Ngata is now able to play for the Ravens. The defensive lineman was suspended four games for the use of Adderall. With the Ravens able to make the playoffs without him he is now free to return for a Wild Card match-up against the Steelers this weekend. Ngata rated favorably when he was on the field recording 32 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens, Flacco finish game on 28-3 run, Ngata’s absence felt

That game looked like it was going to go in a bad, bad direction. The Ravens started the game in a position where, offensively, they were going three-and-out like clockwork.  Meanwhile, defensively, they were finding it nearly impossible to stop Lamar Miller with Haloti Ngata out of the game, and only once the Dolphins crossed the 50-yard line did the defense get off the field...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Survival in Miami— Ravens 28, Dolphins 13…

In the end it was the consistent 2nd-half pressure by the Ravens defensive line and outside linebacker pass rushers that sealed the win. But holy cow! was it a struggle to get there… Miami (now 7-6) came to play, taking advantage early of the Ravens’ disarray on defense due to the absence of DT Haloti Ngata… Moreover, the Ravens’ cornerbacks kept dropping like flies—...
Via Ravens Football Machine
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ngata took Adderall to keep up with his kids

  The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone — just ask Haloti Ngata.   The Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle was suspended for four games earlier this week for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Ngata tested positive for Adderall, and his reasoning for using the drug is one you don’t always hear. Ngata reportedly insists he wasn’t trying to gain an edge...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

Two AFC playoff hopefuls will meet on Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens travel to play the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens (7-5) are coming off a narrow loss last week while the Dolphins (7-5) rallied to upend the Jets. Coverage of the game between these two will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET from Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. Haloti Ngata of the Ravens has been suspended for the...
Via Tireball.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Place DL Haloti Ngata Reserve/Suspended List, Promote TE Phillip Supernaw

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that they placed suspended DL Haloti Ngata on the reserve-suspended list and promoted TE Phillip Supernaw to their active roster, per Aaron Wilson. The NFL announced Thursday that Ngata had been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. This will obviously cost him the remainder of the 2014...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Players Go off on Haloti Ngata Suspension

In the midst of the playoff race, the Baltimore Ravens were dealt a serious blow with the news of Haloti Ngata’s four game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. Ngata said knowingly took Adderall, which is against the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The news of losing on of their defensive stars didn’t sit well with some other members of the Ravens. “It...
Via Standing O Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raven's Haloti Ngata suspended for four games

Nick Wass/Associated PressIt was reported earlier today that Haloti Ngata will not be able to play for the Ravens for the rest of the regular season. Ravens announced Haloti Ngata suspended by NFL for next four games for violating its performance enhancing substances policy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2014The drug that landed the pro bowl defensive tackle in such...
Via Patriots Life
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Colledge says no Ngata 'will be a nice break'

BY DAN BEGNOCHEBaltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended for four games Thursday for violating the league's PED policy, admittedly taking Adderall.The Dolphins' players seem pretty shaken up about it."Look at him, he’s the size of a car," Miami guard Daryn Colledge said, via miamidolphins.com. "He’s obviously extremely strong, extremely talented and he’s...
Via AFC East Daily
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Rumors: DL Haloti Ngata is Out for Remainder of Season

Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata has been suspended for the last four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance enhancing substance policy, according to the teams' website. #458645238 / gettyimages.com Ngata, 30, admitted to taking the banned stimulant Adderall.I made a mistake, and I own this," Ngata said in a statement from the team's website...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata Suspended 4 Four Games For PED Violation

The NFL announced Thursday that Ravens NT Haloti Ngata has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs. This will obviously cost him the remainder of the 2014 regular season and comes at a bad time seeing as the Ravens are still fighting for a playoff spot and Ngata has been a very important player to their defense. “I made...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata suspended four games

In what amounts to a major blow to the Baltimore Ravens playoff hopes, starting defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was suspended four games by the NFL for violating its performance enhancing drug policy. Ngata took responsibility for his actions in what looks to be a prepared statement.  I made a mistake, and I own this. I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this...
Via Sportsnaut
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Haloti Ngata Suspended for Remainder of Regular Season

5-time Pro Bowl DL Haloti Ngata has been suspended 4 games for using PED’s. Ngata has come clean about taking Adderall and has owned up to his mistake. “I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this. I am deeply sorry and broken up over this. I let down my family, my teammates, Ravens fans and myself. My hope is that the Ravens make the playoffs, and I believe they...
Via TopSportsReport
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Haloti Ngata suspended for rest of regular season

(CBS Sports) The Baltimore Ravens suffered a huge setback as they prepare to try to make a playoff run, as one of their best defensive players, nose tackle Haloti Ngata, has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season. Ngata has reportedly been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Per Yahoo Sports: Ngata, a 6-4, 340...
Via Down and Distance
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Lose Team Leader in Interceptions Haloti Ngata to PED Suspension

The Baltimore Ravens are going to have to figure out how to deal without a very important part of their defense for the next month of the season, defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. The big man, who happens to be tied for the team lead in interceptions with two, is going to be out for the next four weeks due to a violation of the league's PED policy.via RedditRead more »
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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