After three seasons in Buffalo, Leonhard was not invited back by the Bills. He came to Baltimore on a two-day tryout, was signed right after the draft and has been making big contributions ever since. He became the starting strong safety when Landry was injured in Week 2, and has been the team's best punt returner.
Aug. 12: Lorenzo Neal signed
With the running game in a state of flux and healthy backs scarce, the Ravens signed the Pro Bowl fullback in camp, then devised a jumbo backfield with him and McClain. Neal is a savvy veteran who played under Cameron with the San Diego Chargers and has lost none of his physicality.
Sept. 5: Willie Anderson signed
Wanting to reinforce a young offensive line, the Ravens grabbed the 13-year veteran after he was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals. He played initially in the unbalanced line, then took over at right tackle for injured Adam Terry in Week 6.
Nov. 23: Defeated Philadelphia for seventh win
One week after a 30-10 loss to the New York Giants, the Ravens regrouped by beating the Eagles at home, 36-7. Eagles coach Andy Reid benched quarterback Donovan McNabb at halftime of a 10-7 game, and the Ravens romped.
Dec. 7: Defeated Redskins for ninth win
The Ravens improved to 9-4 with a 24-10 victory over the Redskins to set up a first-place showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers the next week (which they lost after a controversial goal-line call by an official).
Dec. 20: Defeated Cowboys for 10th win
At the start of the season, the Ravens had four games each against the NFC East and AFC South, two of the best divisions in the NFL. By beating the Cowboys, the Ravens went 3-1 against the NFC East. With today's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars remaining, they are 1-2 against the AFC South.
JAGUARS (5-10) @RAVENS (10-5)
Sunday, 4:15 p.m.
TV: Chs. 13, 9
Radio: 1090 AM, 97.9 FM
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