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Published: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:13:36 GMT

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Ravens' offensive additions working well in Gary Kubiak's system

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT

When the Ravens signed three free agents in the offseason to boost their offense, only the acquisition of veteran receiver Steve Smith seemed to create a buzz around town.(image)


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There are some really bad teams in NFL, but Tampa Bay is the worst

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:31:00 GMT

TAMPA, FLA. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has several other issues going on right now, but there is another one he needs to address.(image)


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Patchwork defensive line more than holding its own

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:50:22 GMT

As practice ended and players were headed toward the locker room, Ravens defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi was standing on the sideline. His jersey was drenched with perspiration and sweat poured down his forehead.(image)


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Ravens abandoned running game way too early in loss to Colts

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:09:00 GMT

When passing game struggles, keep things simple by handing off

When the Ravens started talking about building a strong running game in August, there were images of the 1960 Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s.(image)


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Ravens badly missed on opportunity to make statement

Sun, 05 Oct 2014 23:05:00 GMT

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Ravens were involved in a statement game on Sunday, and they sent the wrong message.(image)


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Joe Flacco in a good place right now

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:18:00 GMT

Quarterback's numbers have improved and the team is winning

Joe Cool has become Comfortable Joe.(image)


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Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro giving Bernard Pierce a chance to heal

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:38:00 GMT

Big running backs make a difference in second half

Ravens running back Bernard Pierce can take his time healing his injured quadriceps.(image)


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Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil lead Ravens' defensive effort

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:56:00 GMT

On the Carolina Panthers' first play from the line of scrimmage, Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs blew by left tackle Byron Bell and wrapped up quarterback Cam Newton like a bundle of hay.(image)


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With Kubiak, Ravens can weather injuries on offense

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:58:00 GMT

Soon after the 2013 season ended, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh admitted that he knew his offense was in trouble once tight end Dennis Pitta was injured and declared out for the season shortly into training camp.(image)


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If Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti is lying, he'll have to sell team

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:15:00 GMT

Owner defended his organization, and he better be right

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti better not be lying.(image)


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Despite win over Browns, Ravens defense has big problems

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:11:00 GMT

Though it was a win, the weaknesses were glaring Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium

CLEVELAND -- The Ravens secondary couldn't cover and tackle — and gave up a long pass that will be on every NFL highlight package this week. The linebackers had trouble getting off blocks and holding the edge on running plays. The defensive line wasn't much of a factor, either.(image)


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Browns running game presents challenge for Ravens defense

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:15:00 GMT

Cleveland tied for fifth in rushing yards; Ravens defense No. 8 against run

There is nothing fancy about Cleveland's offense. There are few gimmick or trick plays, they don't spread teams out with a lot of packages and the running game is pretty basic.(image)


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Cleveland Browns make AFC North interesting to watch

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:07:00 GMT

Congratulations to Cleveland Browns fans. They finally have a competitive team back in the National Football League.(image)


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Ravens defense could be showing signs of revival

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 00:42:00 GMT

A s the Ravens left the field Thursday night, they had more than just a 26-6 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers . They also had reasons to be encouraged about their defense.(image)


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Now that's what the Ravens' offense should look like

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:47:00 GMT

They started running the ball and stayed with it

This is what Gary Kubiak's West Coast offense is supposed to look like.(image)


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Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti owes the fans an explanation

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:37:26 GMT

Shortly into the 2013 season, retired Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis was questioning the team's leadership. One week into the 2014 season, those questions are surfacing again.(image)


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Ravens, NFL get it right after they had no other choice

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:26:00 GMT

The Ravens and the NFL had a chance for a do over, and they got it right this time.(image)


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Watching Joe Flacco is like riding a roller coaster of emotions

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:11:00 GMT

Few players can torment a fan base like quarterback Joe Flacco.(image)


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Despite retirement rumors, GM Ozzie Newsome retains passion for game

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:00:00 GMT

There have been a couple of incidents prompting speculation that Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome might retire soon.(image)


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Ravens veterans are going to have to set a manageable pace this season

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:20:00 GMT

There have been times when the age of prominent Ravens veterans has gotten overlooked because of the infusion of young players.(image)


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It's hard to repeat as Super Bowl champs, but the Seahawks will do it

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:19:00 GMT

Despite some departures, Seattle remains loaded and ready to win another NFL title

As usual, the Super Bowl champions suffered a drain of talent in the offseason. But that won't stop the Seattle Seahawks from winning a second straight NFL title.(image)


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Ravens are a player or two away from being a strong contender

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:11:00 GMT

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has to be a little nervous these days.(image)


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Young players could make the difference for the Ravens

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:43:00 GMT

Veteran players like Haloti Ngata, Steve Smith, Terrell Suggs and Joe Flacco will do the heavy lifting, but a lot of first or second year players need to produce if the Ravens want to return to the postseason.(image)


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Offensive line takes a step back in preseason game against Washington

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 03:23:00 GMT

After three preseason games, the Ravens are back to square one.(image)


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NFL officials are bringing balance back to football

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:00:00 GMT

As more penalty flags fly, it's time players adjust or move on

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was having a conversation with league officials before a recent preseason game when he jokingly said what many defensive backs are thinking these days.(image)


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