Baltimore 23, Cleveland 21: Three Things We Learned

The Cleveland Browns snatched defeat from the jaws of victory after holding a 21-17 fourth quarter lead over the Baltimore Ravens.Browns kicker Billy Cundiff missed a field goal and the Ravens blocked another in the final frame resulting in two Ravens' field goals and the difference in the game.Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan also instituted his prevent-offense during during...
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"Cool" Joe Flacco rallies Ravens past Browns 23-21

CLEVELAND (AP) As the game got tighter and time started slipping away from the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco only got calmer. He's always that way against Cleveland. ''We call him, `Joe Cool,''' said wide receiver Steve Smith. On Sunday, Flacco lived up to his nickname once again. Flacco completed a 32-yard pass to Smith in the final two minutes to set up...
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Ravens survive a costly win over Browns, 23-21…

Perfect weather conditions in Cleveland this time of year— sunny, 70 degrees F., maybe just a little breezy— but the friendly climate did not influence the physical nature of this game. To say it was “physical” is an understatement. Losing TE Dennis Pitta for the game, the season and possibly the rest of his career was a high price to pay for this win. To be accurate, Pitta...
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Embattled Ravens pull out a last-second win over Browns

Justin Tucker kicked a 32-yard field as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 23-21 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Tucker's boot capped another challenging week for the Ravens (2-1), who continue to be dogged by questions surrounding running back Ray Rice's domestic violence suspension. Joe Flacco set up Tucker's game-winner with a 32-yard pass to Steve...
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Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ike Taylor

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran cornerback Ike Taylor was targeted four times by quarterback Joe Flacco against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but Taylor was the only one to get a hand on any of those four passes. Although he missed one tackle early on in the game (who didn’t miss a tackle going after Steve Smith […] Steelers vs Ravens Film Review: Ike Taylor is a post from: Steelers...
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Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: 2014 Week 3 NFL Pick

Baltimore Ravens (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1) The Ravens are generally not as good on the road as at home, going 42-10 at home since the start of the John Harbaugh/Joe Flacco era, outscoring opponents by an average of 9.96 points per game, as opposed to 30-29 on the road, outscoring opponents by an average of just 0.97 points per game. However, they’re 6-3 ATS as divisional...
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2014 Fantasy Football: Week 3 QB and D/ST Streaming Options

Defense/Special Teams streaming has been a popular option for a while now for fantasy owners. But quarterback streaming has begun being put into use just recently, it seems. As the demand grows we must meet it with a supply of fantasy articles. Each week I’ll highlight several quarterbacks and defenses fantasy owners can pick up for that week to stream in their starting lineups...
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Ravens QB Joe Flacco returns to practice after day of illness

  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has returned to practice one day after missing workouts with an illness. Flacco said on Thursday that he had picked up a stomach virus from his son. He says, ''I feel better,'' adding that he ''didn't want to get the whole team sick.'' Flacco, who has never missed a start, says he could not recall missing...
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QB Joe Flacco returns to practice for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has returned to practice one day after missing workouts with an illness. Flacco said on Thursday that he had picked up a stomach virus from his son. He says, ''I feel better,'' adding that he ''didn't want to get the whole team sick.'' Flacco, who has never missed a start, says he...
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Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. Flacco was doing individual drills with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and practice squad quarterback Keith Wenning to begin the session.
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Why has Steve Smith been Joe Flacco’s favorite over Torrey Smith?

Joe Flacco said Torrey Smith is a 100-catch, 1,000-yard receiver. Joe Flacco has targeted Steve Smith Sr. 25 times in the first two games. Results speak louder than words, and thus far, it appears as though the elder Smith is the one that fantasy owners would be playing comfortably. But still, there is something that seems criminal about Torrey Smith’s usage thus far, and something...
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Baltimore Ravens Week 3 tilt with Cleveland named top game to watch

Some teams are pleasant surprises thus far, making them intriguing to check out in more detail. While others are shocking flops, creating a sense of desperation just two weeks into the season. Both scenarios help create some interesting match-ups on the NFL docket. To see the “Fab Five” – the best games on the docket – for Week 3, CLICK HERE. You may also be interested in...
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Ravens' Flacco misses practice, should play Sunday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco missed practice Wednesday with an unspecified illness but is expected to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Flacco hasn't missed a start since launching his career during the first week of his rookie season in 2008. He has played in 98 straight games. It was also the first time in recent memory he missed a practice...
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Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan not practicing

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn't practicing today for undisclosed reasons. Flacco didn't appear to get hurt during the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a source emphasized that it's nothing serious. Flacco practiced on Tuesday. Meanwhile, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (undisclosed) and rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) aren'...
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After mediocre Week 2, Baltimore Ravens’ Joe Flacco drops in QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations upon reviewing the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 26-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Further evidence to support the Steve McLendon Is a Nose Tackle support group. On the first play of the half, he beat center Jeremy Zuttah to put pressure on Joe Flacco, forcing him to […] Steelers vs Ravens Second Half Notes And Observations is a...
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Rewind: Baltimore Ravens surprising Power Rankings spot, hot cheerleaders, more

Here’s everything you need to get you ready for Week 2 of the NFL season. National Columns - Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 1 (READ) - QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 2 (READ) - Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 2 (READ) - Ten candidates to replace Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner (READ...
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Steelers Defense Allowed 223 Self-Inflicted Yards To Ravens In Loss

Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens, the stat sheet says the Pittsburgh Steelers defense allowed 323 net yards of total offense. When you factor in the defensive penalties, however, the Ravens moved the football a total of 376 yards in the game. After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about how the loss was the result of “self-inflicted wounds” on both...
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Baltimore Ravens cover was free money; so are these Week 2 winners

Looking to make this weekend’s slate of NFL games a little more interesting? Heading to Vegas and hoping to make a legal wager (or two)? Or trying to get off to a hot start in the office pool? I’m here to help. Below, you’ll find my picks against the spread for every game on the Week 2 NFL schedule, plus my explanation and rationale for each selection. While I don’t duck...
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Joe Flacco & the Baltimore Ravens send message to the rest of the NFL

After a brutal 23-16 loss at home  to the Cincinnati a week ago, in which Joe Flacco had a terrible first half, many were worried the Baltimore Ravens offense was going to struggle as much as last year. Even though Flacco completed 35 passes for 345 yards and a touchdown, but threw an interception and was sacked three times. it looked like the Ravens seemingly rejuvenated passing...
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Will The Real Torrey Smith Please Stand Up?

So the Baltimore Ravens have now played two games and Torrey Smith has a grand total of 4 catches for 60 yards. That's an average of 2 catches for 30 yards. Joe Flacco has attempted 91 passes in the first two games but Smith has only seen 10 targets. And this is a guy who was selected in the 5th round of most fantasy drafts?! Yikes.#453342022 / gettyimages.comI'm not sure...
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Lack Of Pressure Putting Pressure On Steelers Defense

For the second straight game, in back-to-back efforts to begin what was supposed to be a new start from this new look Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the team gave up more than 25 points to an opponent. They also failed to record a turnover for the second straight game, while the offense have given up four turnovers on two interceptions and two fumbles. Three of those turnovers came...
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SCB Steelers Wrap-Up: Ravens Beat Steelers 26-6

The Steelers went into Baltimore with everything going for them and then nothing went right period in the Ravens’ 26-6 win last night. -The mistakes that this Steelers team has made now in two weeks are inexcusable. Penalties and a total lack of discipline are killing this team and that falls directly on Head Coach Mike Tomlin. -The Ravens ran the ball 36 times for 157 yards including...
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WATCH: Flacco gets absolutely crushed on goal line QB sneak

Joe Flacco was hit pretty hard when he attempted this goal line touchdown run against the Steelers..
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Steelers vs. Ravens Final Pregame Thoughts, Prediction

The Pittsburgh Steelers will attempt to start the 2014 season 2-0 Thursday night on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. Below are a few of my final thoughts heading into the game along with my final score prediction. Both teams should be able to run on one another in this game. The Steelers offense should consider running a lot of inside zone while the Ravens should attempt to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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