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  • Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Patriots

    Film Study: Looking back at the Ravens' loss to the Patriots
    Patriots 41, Ravens 7 STRATEGY: Joe Flacco's sprained left knee meant the Ravens were even more reliant than usual on the shotgun formation rather than have him drop back in the pocket. They ran the shotgun 67 of 74 snaps, trying in vain to increase the...
  • Jimmy Smith says Ravens have moved on from Patriots loss

    Jimmy Smith says Ravens have moved on from Patriots loss
    Following an ugly loss to the New England Patriots, cornerback Jimmy Smith says the Ravens' focus immediately shifted toward a pivotal regular-season finale against the AFC North division champion Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens were embarrassed, 41-7,...
  • Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals

    Ravens' improved secondary will face another tough test against Bengals
    The Ravens secondary traveled to Detroit for its Dec. 16 game with a bull's-eye firmly affixed on it. Not only would third-year cornerback Jimmy Smith try to blanket the planet's greatest receiver, Calvin Johnson. Critics waited gleefully for rookie...
  • Rice vows to regain top form in 2014

    In the midst of his most difficult season, Ravens running back Ray Rice vowed that he'll rededicate himself during the offseason to regaining his form as one of the top all-purpose backs in the league. During a season in which he battled a strained...
  • Dean Pees takes blame for Ravens' defensive breakdown against Patriots

    During the Ravens' 41-7 loss to the New England Patriots last week, there were a few major defensive breakdowns. The Ravens limited quarterback Tom Brady to one touchdown pass and 172 passing yards, his second-lowest total of the season. But running...
  • Four Ravens-Bengals predictions sure to go wrong

    Four Ravens-Bengals predictions sure to go wrong
    With one game left in the regular season, the outlook does not look good for the Ravens, whose playoff fate is out of their control even if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Missing the playoffs? I don’t see that one coming when I looked...
  • Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Bengals game

    Jeff Zrebiec's scouting report for the Ravens-Bengals game
    PASSING GAME RAVENS: It's been a disappointing year for Joe Flacco and the Ravens' passing game which enters the regular-season finale, averaging just 227.7 yards per game. That ranks 19th in the NFL. Only three quarterbacks have thrown more...
  • Preventing big passing plays, especially late in games, an issue for the Ravens defense

    Preventing big passing plays, especially late in games, an issue for the Ravens defense
    For much of the season, we have asked the Ravens about the need to generate more chunk passing plays down the field. Perhaps just as much of an emphasis should have been placed on the need to prevent them. Surprisingly, no defense has allowed more...
  • Baltimore Sun staff picks for the Ravens-Lions game

    Baltimore Sun staff picks for the Ravens-Lions game
    The Baltimore Sun's experts make their predictions for the Week 15 game between the Ravens and Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Monique Jones Ravens 27, Lions 24 Snow won't be a factor this week, which should give the Ravens a chance to see their...
  • Calvin Johnson prepared to show Matt Elam his 'old-man strength'

    Calvin Johnson prepared to show Matt Elam his 'old-man strength'
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson certainly doesn’t need any extra motivation. But a day after Ravens’ rookie Matt Elam called him “old,” the 28-year-old couldn’t help but have a little bit of fun at the rookie...
  • Lions' Calvin Johnson has more words for Ravens' Matt Elam

    Lions' Calvin Johnson has more words for Ravens' Matt Elam
    Rookie free safety Matt Elam has not talked to reporters since calling Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson “old” on Wednesday. But Johnson continues to take subtle jabs at Elam through the press. Johnson told Detroit reporters on Friday...