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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - After weeks of taking the heat for the Tennessee Titans' recent slide, kicker Al Del Greco saved them from a dangerous fall yesterday. A target of criticism for missing two possible game-winners last month, Del Greco hit his mark with the Titans' AFC Central Division lead on the line, converting a 50-yard field goal as the final seconds expired for a 15-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. As the Veterans Stadium crowd sighed in disgust along with some scattered fans wearing Ravens purple, the Titans mobbed Del Greco, whose longest career game-winner created a little more distance between themselves and the idle Ravens.
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By JAMISON HENSLEY and JAMISON HENSLEY,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2005
1. JAN. 28, 2001 Defense is dominant in Super Bowl victory Ray Lewis was named Most Valuable Player as the Ravens delivered their final argument as one of the game's best defenses in a 34-7 triumph over the New York Giants. A Ravens defense that had four shutouts in the regular season would have recorded one in the Super Bowl if not for Ron Dixon's kickoff return. In shutting out New York's offense, the Ravens limited the Giants to 152 yards of total offense and intercepted Kerry Collins four times.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2001
The Ravens' coverage teams want to contain Derrick Mason and avoid any miracles. The last time the Tennessee Titans returned a postseason kick at Adelphia Coliseum, it turned into the Music City Miracle. A lateral pass from Frank Wycheck to Kevin Dyson resulted in a 75-yard, game-winning kickoff return against the Buffalo Bills, going down as one of the greatest plays in NFL playoff history. Even without any gimmicks, the Titans are hard to control on special teams. Mason led the AFC in average yardage on kickoff returns (27.0)
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
The Ravens-Tennessee Titans series has featured crucial missed field-goal tries, blocked punts returned for touchdowns, a blocked field-goal try returned for a touchdown and a 76-yard kickoff return. To the chagrin of the Titans, most of those plays have come at their expense. The Ravens carry a five-game winning streak over Tennessee into Saturday's playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium, and two of the games were essentially decided by game-changing special teams plays that went the Ravens' way. Ravens special teams coordinator Gary Zauner does not necessarily think the Ravens have a mental advantage, though.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2001
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Whenever the momentum began to swing away from the Ravens, Keith Washington swatted it back their way. The Ravens' reserve defensive lineman blocked two field-goal attempts yesterday, putting his willful stamp on the 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. His tip of Al Del Greco's 45-yard try in the second quarter preserved a 7-7 tie. His slap of a 37-yarder early in the fourth became the pivotal play of the game. It not only saved the Ravens from a deficit, but resulted in Anthony Mitchell's 90-yard, game-winning touchdown return.
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By Ken Murray | January 8, 2001
Keys to Ravens' victory 1 They protected the ball better than in the first two games, when they threw five interceptions and fumbled - but didn't lose the ball - 12 times. 2 They contained Derrick Mason, Tennessee's Pro Bowl kick and punt returner, who had 5 yards on two punt returns and 55 on four kickoff returns. Mason never hurt the Ravens in the field position game. 3 They forced quarterback Steve McNair into the only turnover of the game, a clinching, 50-yard interception return for a touchdown by middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 8, 2001
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Ravens' defensive linemen didn't just expect a battle, they dressed for one. All seven linemen wore army fatigues to Adelphia Coliseum. It was meant as a statement. "We figured if we came in with our fatigues that we would scare them," backup defensive tackle Lional Dalton said. "We wanted to tell Eddie George we were coming to war." Mission accomplished. The Ravens extended their streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher to 35 games, limiting George to 91 yards on 27 carries (3.4-yard average)
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By Tim Cowlishaw and Tim Cowlishaw,Dallas Morning News | December 30, 1991
HOUSTON -- Strange how this was not a game the Houston Oilers wanted to play or one that their fans particularly wanted to see. A local television station had to buy up the remaining tickets Thursday to assure the blackout would be lifted.As it turned out, no Oilers game has meant more in three years. Sparkling at times but sluggish at others, Houston managed to hold off the New York Jets, 17-10, for its first playoff victory since the 1988 season. The Oilers will play at Denver on Saturday with the winner advancing to the AFC championship game.
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By Bill Lyon and Bill Lyon,Philadelphia Inquirer | September 17, 1990
PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles lost to a team they should have beaten. This is a recording.Dial 1-900-TEED-OFF. If mad, press 1. If really mad, press 2.It has been their hallmark throughout Buddy Ryan's tempestuous tenure, this infuriating ability to make a road kill of an opponent suddenly look like filet mignon.To play down to the level of their competition.To turn the should-be victory into the how-the-hell-did-this-happen loss.They invented yet another ingenious way to self-destruct yesterday, and in the process made the Phoenix Cardinals, a certifiably bad team, look several grades better than they probably are.But then that has been the Eagles' troubled history with the Cardinals, no matter whether they are getting their mail in Chicago or St. Louis or Phoenix.
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November 6, 1991
Quarterback Chris Chandler, who may wind up costing Tampa Bay the top pick in next year's draft, and cornerback Wayne Haddix, the Buccaneers' only Pro-Bowl selection last season, were waived yesterday.Chandler, obtained from the Indianapolis Colts for next year's No. 1 draft pick, started three games this season and was 0-6 in 1 1/2 years a fill-in for Vinny Testaverde.The fourth-year pro was critical of both Testaverde and Coach Richard Williamson, whom Chandler felt had not given him a fair opportunity to win the starting job.The Buccaneerss are 1-8, and the draft pick former coach Ray Perkins gave up to get Chandler could turn out to be the top pick overall next spring.
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By Mike Preston | November 5, 2001
PITTSBURGH - Despite winning ugly, the Ravens find themselves in a fairly attractive position at the midway point of the season. Oh, they've got problems. Boy, do they ever. No running back who can get outside. One quarterback bothered by injuries, another who will be applying for a pension after the season. They've got an offensive line that has given up 15 sacks in the past three games and a cornerback who gets picked on more than the grade-school girl with the long ponytail and nerdy glasses.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | January 8, 2001
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Ravens' defensive linemen didn't just expect a battle, they dressed for one. All seven linemen wore army fatigues to Adelphia Coliseum. It was meant as a statement. "We figured if we came in with our fatigues that we would scare them," backup defensive tackle Lional Dalton said. "We wanted to tell Eddie George we were coming to war." Mission accomplished. The Ravens extended their streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher to 35 games, limiting George to 91 yards on 27 carries (3.4-yard average)
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2001
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Whenever the momentum began to swing away from the Ravens, Keith Washington swatted it back their way. The Ravens' reserve defensive lineman blocked two field-goal attempts yesterday, putting his willful stamp on the 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans. His tip of Al Del Greco's 45-yard try in the second quarter preserved a 7-7 tie. His slap of a 37-yarder early in the fourth became the pivotal play of the game. It not only saved the Ravens from a deficit, but resulted in Anthony Mitchell's 90-yard, game-winning touchdown return.
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By Ken Murray | January 8, 2001
Keys to Ravens' victory 1 They protected the ball better than in the first two games, when they threw five interceptions and fumbled - but didn't lose the ball - 12 times. 2 They contained Derrick Mason, Tennessee's Pro Bowl kick and punt returner, who had 5 yards on two punt returns and 55 on four kickoff returns. Mason never hurt the Ravens in the field position game. 3 They forced quarterback Steve McNair into the only turnover of the game, a clinching, 50-yard interception return for a touchdown by middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2001
The Ravens' coverage teams want to contain Derrick Mason and avoid any miracles. The last time the Tennessee Titans returned a postseason kick at Adelphia Coliseum, it turned into the Music City Miracle. A lateral pass from Frank Wycheck to Kevin Dyson resulted in a 75-yard, game-winning kickoff return against the Buffalo Bills, going down as one of the greatest plays in NFL playoff history. Even without any gimmicks, the Titans are hard to control on special teams. Mason led the AFC in average yardage on kickoff returns (27.0)
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | December 4, 2000
PHILADELPHIA - After weeks of taking the heat for the Tennessee Titans' recent slide, kicker Al Del Greco saved them from a dangerous fall yesterday. A target of criticism for missing two possible game-winners last month, Del Greco hit his mark with the Titans' AFC Central Division lead on the line, converting a 50-yard field goal as the final seconds expired for a 15-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. As the Veterans Stadium crowd sighed in disgust along with some scattered fans wearing Ravens purple, the Titans mobbed Del Greco, whose longest career game-winner created a little more distance between themselves and the idle Ravens.
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December 23, 1996
First quarter.. .. .. .. .. ..1 .. ..2 .. ..3 .. ..4Houston .. .. ..10 .. .. .. .. .. .. .--Ravens .. .. .. .7 .. .. .. .. .. .. .--HOU--George 1 run (Del Greco kick), 4: 49. Houston 7, Ravens 0.RAVENS--M. Jackson 86 pass from Testaverde (Stover kick), 8: 50. Houston 7, Ravens 7.C7 HOU--FG Del Greco 37, 13: 48. Houston 10, Ravens 7.Second quarter.. .. .. .. .. ..1 .. ..2 .. ..3 .. ..4Houston .. .. ..10 .. ..7 .. .. .. ...--Ravens .. .. .. .7 .. ..0 .. .. .. ...--HOU--Davis 19 pass from McNair (Del Greco kick)
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
The Ravens-Tennessee Titans series has featured crucial missed field-goal tries, blocked punts returned for touchdowns, a blocked field-goal try returned for a touchdown and a 76-yard kickoff return. To the chagrin of the Titans, most of those plays have come at their expense. The Ravens carry a five-game winning streak over Tennessee into Saturday's playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium, and two of the games were essentially decided by game-changing special teams plays that went the Ravens' way. Ravens special teams coordinator Gary Zauner does not necessarily think the Ravens have a mental advantage, though.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | November 14, 2000
After aggravating the same toe, fullback Obafemi Ayanbadejo has landed in the same spot. Ayanbadejo, who missed three games with a toe injury, made a brief return on Sunday, hurting his big right toe again in the third quarter. He is out for Sunday's game against Dallas and will be doubtful the following week against Cleveland. A magnetic resonance imaging yesterday confirmed that he injured the toe in a different area this time. He strained the other portion of the tendon as well as spraining a joint on the ball of his foot.
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December 23, 1996
First quarter.. .. .. .. .. ..1 .. ..2 .. ..3 .. ..4Houston .. .. ..10 .. .. .. .. .. .. .--Ravens .. .. .. .7 .. .. .. .. .. .. .--HOU--George 1 run (Del Greco kick), 4: 49. Houston 7, Ravens 0.RAVENS--M. Jackson 86 pass from Testaverde (Stover kick), 8: 50. Houston 7, Ravens 7.C7 HOU--FG Del Greco 37, 13: 48. Houston 10, Ravens 7.Second quarter.. .. .. .. .. ..1 .. ..2 .. ..3 .. ..4Houston .. .. ..10 .. ..7 .. .. .. ...--Ravens .. .. .. .7 .. ..0 .. .. .. ...--HOU--Davis 19 pass from McNair (Del Greco kick)
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