January 10, 2009
OFFENSE: Baltimore's young offensive line held together enough to let rookie QB Joe Flacco quickly develop into a stable leader, but one who threw only 14 touchdown passes. Most of the Ravens' offense comes on the ground, where three backs -- powerful Le'Ron McClain, shifty Willis McGahee and rookie Ray Rice -- combined for more than 2,000 yards. . . . The Titans' offense has been solid but not spectacular behind QB Kerry Collins, whose best attribute this year is that he hasn't turned the ball over much.
January 4, 2009
OFFENSE: With rookie QB Joe Flacco starting the entire season, the Ravens finished 18th in total offense, 28th in passing and fourth in rushing. Flacco threw for 2,971 yards, with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His favorite target was veteran WR Derrick Mason, who had 1,037 yards and five touchdowns. The Ravens relied heavily on a running game that featured the emergence of Le'Ron McClain and contributions from Willis McGahee and Ray Rice. . . . The Dolphins were 12th in total offense with QB Chad Pennington, who came to Miami after the...
January 18, 2009
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh. (65,050). WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, flurries possible, low 20s. TV: WUSA (Channel 9), WJZ (Channel 13). RADIO: WWXT (92.7 FM), WWXX (94.3 FM), WTEM (980 AM). RECORDS: Ravens (13-5, wild card); Steelers (13-4, AFC North champions). ANNOUNCERS: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. OFFENSE: Both teams will rely heavily on the run. Baltimore did not move the ball on the ground well against Tennessee last week, but has had success this year with a combination of three running...
October 16, 2011 |
BALTIMORE — For the better part of 2 1 / 2 quarters Sunday, Joe Flacco spent nearly as much time on the ground as he did upright, the offense struggled to finish off drives, and the Ravens couldn't get anything going in the running game. When Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub found Jacoby Jones in the end zone on a 32-yard touchdown pass about midway through the third quarter, the Ravens found themselves behind in a game that they seemingly had in control. But in a dominating final 20 minutes, the Ravens,...
January 15, 2012 |
BALTIMORE—The Baltimore Ravens , in an NFL season of prolific offense, used their defense Sunday to earn a trip to New England for the AFC title game. Two early touchdown passes by quarterback Joe Flacco provided all the offense the Ravens needed and they held on to beat the mistake-prone Houston Texans , 20-13, in a conference semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium. The second-seeded Ravens will face the top-seeded Patriots next Sunday with a Super Bowl spot at...
January 2, 2013 |
Ray Lewis, who has played 17 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens and defined the team's defensive excellence, announced his decision to retire Wednesday, telling teammates that "this will be my last ride. " "I told them I just felt so much peace in where I am with my decision because of everything I've done in this league," Lewis said during the Ravens' media session with several of his teammates watching. "I've done it, man. There's no accolade that I don't have individually but I've never...