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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | November 24, 1996
Desperate teams tend to do desperate things.Like signing wide receiver Andre Rison.Desperate is about the best description of the Green Bay Packers' decision to claim Rison off waivers after he was cut loose by the Jacksonville Jaguars.It was an obvious overreaction to the team's disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.Team president Bob Harlan said that general manager Ron Wolf came up to him on the bus after the game and suggested bringing in Rison. Harlan, who runs the administrative side and leaves the football decisions to Wolf, said it was his call.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 6, 2014
The Green Bay Packers signed former Maryland wide receiver Kevin Dorsey to their active roster Monday. Dorsey, who was selected by the Packers in the seventh round of last year's draft, spent the first five weeks of this season on Green Bay's practice squad after spending last year on the team's injured reserve because of a toe injury. Dorsey, who had five catches for 52 yards for Green Bay during the preseason, only had 18 catches for 311 yards and four touchdowns as a senior at Maryland in 2013.
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October 11, 2011
Still too soon to say Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Of course the Packers stand a chance of going undefeated in the regular season. Will they? I doubt it. We're just five weeks into the season, and so many things can happen over the next 11 games — key injuries, a letdown, or simply a good team that's better than Green Bay on that particular day. Plus, there's the likelihood that if the Packers were to build a comfortable lead in the division — no guarantee, considering how Detroit is playing — they would take their foot off the pedal, rest some starters, and coast into the postseason.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
Maybe it's because I grew up in Wisconsin watching Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers on all those snowy Sundays. But watching a great NFL game played in the snow is as good a TV experience as there is in my book. And I can't think of many NFL TV moments I've experienced that can compare with the final minutes of the Ravens 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Five touchdowns in the last two minutes and five seconds - are you kidding? You can hardly blame Fox play-by-play announcer Chris Myers for losing track and saying there were only four touchdowns scored in that crazed, final stretch.
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November 15, 2011
Wind out of Colts' sails Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times The Packers will lose before the Colts win. Even great teams are capable of a letdown, and when you factor in that Green Bay is likely to ease its foot off the gas if it locks up the top seed in the NFC, the odds of another 16-0 regular season go down. Besides, as the Patriots reminded us a few years ago, a perfect regular season guarantees nothing. Meanwhile, any wind filling the sails of the Colts is gone.
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June 7, 2010
Teammates staying in a condo with an unidentified Packers player who faces sexual assault allegations said Sunday they're frustrated that their names are linked to the incident. Authorities in Lake Delton, Wis., said Sunday no additional information would be released involving the claims of two women against a player staying at a resort condo early Saturday morning. Six other players are cleared of criminal activity. Authorities, the Packers and Packers teammates declined to name the player involved.
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By Mike Vandermause and Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 11, 2013
The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens face an uphill struggle to repeat last year's success if recent history is any indication. The last team to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles was the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and it's been eight years since a reigning champion won a playoff game the next season. The Green Bay Packers, who play at Baltimore on Sunday, know a little something about the challenges that follow a championship. The Packers won the Super Bowl three years ago and the next season lost in their playoff-opening divisional game against the New York Giants.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
For five years, he played football for the Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi, the quintessential tough coach. So how can Tom Brown now run a youth sports camp in Salisbury that's so relaxed the kids fill out the lineups, everyone gets to play and winning doesn't matter? It makes sense to Brown, 72, a two-sport star at Maryland 50 years ago. "Vince was a teacher first," he said. "He taught us about football and about life. He told us, in retirement, to find our niche. I looked it up in the dictionary and it said a niche is something you're good at and that you like doing.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | October 15, 2001
In a game billed as a marquee showdown, the Ravens' defense was knocked out. In a contest there for the Ravens' taking, quarterback Elvis Grbac was down for the count.Helpless against Packers quarterback Brett Favre and hapless with a groggy Grbac, the Ravens were floored in a 31-23 loss to Green Bay in front of 59,866 at Lambeau Field yesterday. The loss puts the Ravens (3-2) in a three-way tie for second place in the AFC Central, dropping them a half-game back of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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December 4, 2009
1. Ray Rice continues to carry the offense . Over the past eight games, the Ravens running back has totaled 1,126 yards from scrimmage, an average of 140.7 yards per game. That has accounted for 43 percent of the Ravens' offense during that stretch. 2. Defense sets up the offense . The Ravens have forced six turnovers in their past three games. The offense has converted them into 19 of the 51 points scored in that span. 3. Chris Carr keeps running with a purpose . Instead of signaling for fair catches, Carr averaged a season-best 14.2 yards on punt returns against Pittsburgh.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2013
It's Week Two of our new feature giving Ravens fans and readers of Z on TV a forum to talk about the weekly telecast and my Sunday-night ( online )/Monday-morning (print) reviews of TV coverage. Here are some of the comments written in response to the Fox Sports telecast Sunday, featuring Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst) and Tony Siragusa (sideline) -- and my review of it. You can read my review here . Howard in Easton writes: David--I really enjoy your critiques of TV coverage of Ravens games.
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By Matt Vensel | October 14, 2013
This time a year ago, Lardarius Webb was developing into one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a Week 6 victory. Webb was playing so well at the time, I wrote that losing him was more significant than losing Ray Lewis , who was also hurt that week. A year later, Webb is back in the starting lineup with six games under his belt, but he understandably is not playing at the high level he had been before the injury, when it looked like he might make the Pro Bowl.
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By Matt Vensel | October 14, 2013
One positive development from Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers was the return of injured wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who returned kickoffs and made an 11-yard touchdown reception in the loss. The Ravens limited his usage, though. Jones played just 17 of the team's 66 offensive snaps and only six snaps on special teams in his first game since spraining his right knee in the season-opening loss to the Denver Broncos. Jones had two catches for 42 yards and averaged 25.5 yards on his four kickoff returns.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Running back Ray Rice could hardly believe what happened Sunday as another patented failure of the Ravens' running game unfolded. Rice was repeatedly stuffed, unable to reach the Green Bay Packers' end zone despite a first-and-goal at the 4-yard line during the second quarter of the Ravens' 19-17 loss at M&T Bank Stadium. Rice gained two yards and one yard before being tackled for no gain on third down. Then, backup Bernard Pierce was shut down on fourth down for no yards to squander a prime scoring opportunity.
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Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
One-by-one, Joe Flacco rattled off the Ravens' various offensive deficiencies. The list was long, but the Ravens quarterback summed them up quite nicely. “It was overall not good,” Flacco said. “You can't expect to play that badly for that long and win a game.” For the better part of three quarters, the Ravens held down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers' high-scoring offense at M&T Bank Stadium, only to watch their own offense continue to deal with issues that threaten to derail their season if not soon corrected.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
The case can be made that there is no shame in losing a game by two points to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, but it would to be hard to find a good lawyer to argue it. The Ravens simply did not show up in the first half Sunday. They were shut down and shut out through the first two quarters and would have been blown out if not for a solid all-around performance by the defense. Let me count the ways. The Ravens have talked for weeks about running the ball effectively, but they averaged just 1.6 yards in their 13 rush plays before halftime.
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By Fred Mitchell and Fred Mitchell,Chicago Tribune | October 18, 1991
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It squirms. It wiggles.Is it alive?For good measure, the Chicago Bears stomped on it, mercifully putting the Green Bay Packers' offense out of its misery last night.Holding Green Bay to a paltry 138 total yards, the Bears wrested the home-field advantage by turning the cheers of 58,435 Lambeau Field onlookers into boos in a 10-0 Bears victory.When the Bears defense wasn't busy intimidating the Packers, the offense was re-establishing its running game, helped by a couple of crucial officials' calls.
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By Matt Vensel | October 16, 2012
Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the Ravens' previous game and that of their next opponent. Packers 42, Texans 24 Strategy: The Houston Texans are one of the most balanced offensive teams in the league, and they want to run the ball with Arian Foster then make you pay with play-action. But they fell behind early to the Packers and had to rely more on quick passes while taking a few deep shots down the field. On defense, they are reminiscent of the Dallas Cowboys in that they use a 3-4 base defense and their cornerbacks use bump-and-run coverage down the field.
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October 13, 2013
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors give their thoughts on the Ravens' loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 6 of the NFL season. Matt Vensel, reporter: It wasn't the shootout many of us expected -- at least not until the fourth quarter -- but the Ravens lost a tough one at home. The defense did all it could for the first three quarters until it ran out of gas when the final stops were needed. The offense ended up putting up some impressive numbers, but it struggled for much of the game, particularly the running game.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2013
Ravens rookie free safety Matt Elam has only played six games in the NFL, but he is already aware of the split-second dilemma that defenders face while converging on pass-catchers in the open field and taking aim at target areas some feel are shrinking by the second. Go high and your bank account could take a hit. Go low and you could cause a serious knee injury, something that many players would prefer much less than a concussion. Elam was put in that position late in the second quarter of Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
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