Ravens-Bengals Capsule

BALTIMORE (5-2) at CINCINNATI (3-2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Bengals by 2 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 5-2, Cincinnati 3-3 SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 20-17 LAST MEETING - Bengals beat Ravens 23-16, Sept. 7, 2014 LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Falcons 29-7; Bengals lost to Colts 27-0 AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 9, Bengals No. 14 RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH ...
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First-place Ravens impress on both sides of ball

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) One week after ringing up 38 points in the first half at Tampa Bay, the Baltimore Ravens took a shutout deep into the fourth quarter against Atlanta. Offense, defense, special teams - at this point, it appears as if the first-place Ravens can rely on any of those units to win. Baltimore (5-2) ranks second in the AFC in scoring, averaging 28 points a game,...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh gets the most airtime of anyone in the NFL

Ever wonder who the most popular players and coaches are for NFL broadcasts and who gets the most airtime?  Well, thanks to a new statistical study, now we finally have our answer. The Wall Street Journal has published a list of NFL coaches and quarterbacks ranked by their TV time – or how often a broadcast cuts to that individual on the sideline. San Francisco 49ers head coach...
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Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens: 2014 Week 7 NFL Pick

Atlanta Falcons (2-4) at Baltimore Ravens (4-2) The Falcons got off to a good start, which included a 56-14 home victory over division rival Tampa Bay week 3, which pushed them to 2-1. However, they’ve lost 3 straight now and haven’t really been playing that well. They are moving the chains at a 74.11% rate, as opposed to 75.76% for their opponents, a differential of -1.65% that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens seek to build on blowout win over Bucs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) It's very rare that an NFL team builds a 38-point halftime lead, gets five touchdown passes from its quarterback and coasts to a 31-point victory. Doing it on the road is even more unique, especially for the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens, who won only two away games in 2013, matched that number Sunday with a 48-17 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. '...
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Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2014 Week 6 NFL Pick

Baltimore Ravens (3-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4) The Ravens have been very good at home over the past few seasons, since 2008 when Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh came to town. However, they haven’t been as good on the road.  Since 2008, the Ravens are 43-10 at home, outscoring opponents by an average of 10.30 points per game. On the other hand, they are 31-30 on the road, outscoring...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh REALLY HATED by his 49ers players, say multiple sources

Jim Harbaugh will be probably coaching somewhere next year (Michigan, the Oakland Raiders), but it won’t be San Francisco. Deion Sanders got this party started a week ago when he said that the 49ers players want Harbaugh out. Considering that he said it on the NFL Network, yes a station owned by the league, it’s not just any old rumor from some slappy. Jim Harbaugh responded...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Hakeem Nicks thinks he is the best in the NFL; Da’Rick Rogers released; and much more

The Colts are ready to host the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow afternoon, but that has not been the only big headline for the week for the Colts. Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought up a sore subject to Colts fans about pumping music into the stadium. Robert Mathis was signed to an extension, and the Colts released Da’Rick Rogers shortly after being arrested. Time to catch up on all...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh addresses rumors of artificial crowd noise at Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, is one of the loudest venues in the NFL. The fans themselves are rowdy, and it’s indoors. However, there is a rumor circulating that along with those two factors, the Colts pipe-in artificial crowd noise. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke about the challenges of playing in Indy, which is where Baltimore will find...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh thinks the Colts still pump noise into the stadium

Back in 2006, the Indianapolis Colts entered the playoffs with the number 1 overall seed. They would host, and lose to eventual Super Bowl champions the Pittsburgh Steelers. That game was played at the RCA Dome, a stadium that was known to get loud and be a huge beneficial factor for the Colts. Reports came later from ESPN’s Ed Werder and others that the Colts were pumping noise...
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VIDEO: Steve Smith Sr.’s locker room speech after his Carolina Panther revenge

This is something that all Ravens fans will appreciate, and the opportunity to see behind the scenes is always welcomed, especially in an instance as interesting as Steve Smith’s journey. In the below video, you hear John Harbaugh address the Ravens after their 38-10 victory over Carolina before passing the stage off to the star of the show. Take a look inside the Ravens locker...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh to Michigan Tees Are Available (Photos)

Well Michigan fans aren’t letting up with their campaign for one of the Harbaugh brothers to leave their current NFL teams and coach at their school. A Detroit based T-shirt company, Alternative Hero, recently posted to their site the above shirt that will be available for only 5 days. So if you’re a fan trying to convince Jim or John Harbaugh of a change of heart… looks like...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Addresses Michigan Rumors, Wants Brady Hoke To Be Head Coach For ‘A Long Time’

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke’s future is in question. The squad is 2-3 this season, and Hoke’s hot seat is on fire, as people have openly called for him to lose his job. One of the names that has been thrown around as a possible replacement for Hoke is Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who went to high school in Ann Arbor and whose father was an assistant under legendary...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh trying to distance himself from Michigan job

If you’ve been living under a rock you may not have seen the University of Michigan’s football program is currently a dumpster fire. Brady Hoke’s in his fourth year at the school and his record’s gotten progressively worse. After a 30-14 loss at home to Minnesota on Saturday, the Wolverines fell to 2-3 (0-1) on the season and calls for Hoke’s job grew louder. That prompted...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Harbaugh not interested in Michigan job

Michigan is expected to have a head coaching vacancy within its football program in the near future, as the Wolverines are off to a terrible start this season and Brady Hoke has found himself in the middle of a controversy. There have been reports about Michigan having potential interest in both John and Jim Harbaugh, […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Harbaugh Doesn’t Have Interest In Coaching The University of Michigan

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Sunday that while many expected the University of Michigan to target 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh if/when they fired Brady Hoke, the school actually prefers his brother, Ravens HC John Harbaugh. However, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that John Harbaugh is not interested in the job for a number of reasons. According to Wilson, Harbaugh...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Michigan interested in John Harbaugh, not Jim Harbaugh

Gil Brandt of the NFL Network believes Michigan wants to hire John Harbaugh, not Jim Harbaugh. If Brady Hoke gets fired, don't be surprised if a Harbaugh is Michigan's replacement. John, not Jim. John graduated from HS in Ann Arbor. — Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) September 23, 2014 The question is, does John wants to leave Baltimore, where he’s already won a Super Bowl?...
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Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens: 2014 Week 4 NFL Pick

Carolina Panthers (2-1) at Baltimore Ravens (2-1) Baltimore is usually an auto-bet at home as long as they aren’t big favorites. The Ravens are 42-10 at home since 2008, Joe Flacco and John Harbaugh’s first season with the team. As a result, they are 20-11 ATS as home favorites of less than 7 or home underdog. To make thing worse, the Panthers are missing a lot. After losing...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: John Harbaugh Did Not Want To Cut Ray Rice After 1st Video

New revelation from Ravens camp has broke regarding the earlier reported stance of Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who according to the Outside the Lines report wanted to immediately cut Ray Rice. According TMZ, Harbaugh had no intention of cutting the star running back after seeing the FIRST leaked video of the altercation. In response to the OTL report Harbaugh has stated...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens issue a long response to ESPN’s report

The Baltimore Ravens have issued a very long response to the ESPN Outside the Lines report on the Ray Rice investigation. Here it is: We at the Ravens have promised to be open, candid and transparent with our fans, sponsors, ticket holders, and the general public. This past Friday,’s “Outside the Lines” feature ran a story entitled, Rice case: purposeful misdirection...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh pretty much admitted he wanted to cut Ray Rice back in February

Following Sunday’s win over the Browns, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was asked if he wanted to cut Ray Rice back in February right after they found out what happened between him and his wife. “This is a football day, Jeff. This is definitely a football day. I’ll address that question tomorrow. I can tell you this — Kevin [Byrne, senior vice president of community and...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Harbaugh denies report of Ravens being split on Rice

CLEVELAND - After Sunday's last-second victory in Cleveland, Baltimore Ravens John Harbaugh broke away from the team's plan and addressed the ESPN report from last Friday that said Harbaugh wanted to cut Ray Rice immediately after the domestic violence incident in Atlantic City last spring for which Rice was initially suspended two games. Harbaugh denied the report, saying...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens fire back at ESPN Outside the Lines report

In light of tun ESPN Outside the Lines report that was released on Friday night that exposes both the Ravens and the NFL, Baltimore has issued a statement. #Ravens issue statement saying ESPN article contained numerous "errors, inaccuracies & misunderstandings." Team will address them next week — Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) September 20, 2014 The report alleges that...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh Wanted To Cut Ray Rice After 1st Video Leaked

From the outside looking in, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh seemed to be pretty dismissive of Ray’s actions, but behind the scenes that seems to be anything but the case. When Harbaugh first found out about the incident, his vote was for Ray to be cut from the team, but he was overruled. Sanders relayed the information he had obtained on Feb. 15 to his bosses, but whether he...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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