Unofficial targets?

Since being flagged 21 times in a single game in October, Ravens face close scrutiny

August 22, 2006|By JAMISON HENSLEY | JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN REPORTER

Ravens cornerback Samari Rolle thought he did all the right things when he ran stride for stride with Philadelphia Eagles receiver Darnerien McCants and turned in time to nearly make the interception.

But when the ball hit the ground, so did the penalty flag.

Next preseason game

Ravens@Vikings, Friday, 8 p.m., Ch. 45, 97.9 FM

SEEING YELLOW

The Ravens' 139 penalties last season were the most in franchise history:

Year ......... Penalties ............. Yards .......... Record

2005 ............. 139 ................ 1,067 ............. 6-10

2003 ..............126 ......................970 .............10-6

1999 .............125 ................. 1,010 .............. 8-8

1998 ............. 113 .................... 908 ............. 6-10

2002 ............. 101 ...................... 846 .............. 7-9

FLAGGED DOWN

The Ravens' penalty total last season was fourth highest in the NFL:

Team .......................... Penalties ............... Record

Oakland ........................ 147 ...................... 4-12

Arizona ......................... 145 ...................... 5-11

N.Y. Giants .................. 143 ...................... 11-5

Ravens ......................... 139 ...................... 6-10

New Orleans ............... 135 ...................... 3-13

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