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January 17, 2012
While there will be more to say on this subject at the end of the week as the next big game draws near, it's worth taking a few lines here to give a shout out to the home team: Go Ravens! A cast of I-bleed-purple fans has descended upon the sidewalks of Harford County to paint team symbols. And it's hard to go anywhere without noticing just about everyone is wearing something purple after our purple and black birds won their first playoff game, which came in the second round of the postseason.
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Frederick N. Rasmussen, Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
WEATHER Mostly cloudy today with a shower, and a high of 69, and a low of 61.   TRAFFIC Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute from baltimoresun.com    TRENDING THIS MORNING Happy Columbus Day! You won't be able to go to the library to pay that fine in some counties, so check our list of closings of government offices, public transit options, and, of course, local libraries before you head out today. And while the Ravens took an easy win over the Tampa Bay  Buccaneers  yesterday, the   Washington Redskins had no such luck, losing to the Arizona Cardinals 30-20.
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October 5, 2014
2014 regular season Week 1 -- Sept. 7: Bengals 23, Ravens 16 Week 2 -- Sept. 11: Ravens 26, Steelers 6 Week 3 -- Sept. 21: Ravens 23, Browns 21 Week 4 -- Sept. 28: Ravens 38, Panthers 10 Week 5 -- Oct. 5: Colts 20, Ravens 13 Week 6 -- Oct. 12: at Buccaneers Week 7 -- Oct. 19: vs. Falcons  Week 8 -- Oct. 26: at Bengals Week 9 -- Nov. 2: at Steelers  Week 10 -- Nov. 9: vs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh woke up Monday and watched the tape from Sunday's game again. It was even more enjoyable than witnessing it from his spot on the sideline. "It was a lot more fun watching the tape … when I already know the outcome," said Harbaugh, a day after the Ravens had one of their most explosive offensive performances in team history and routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-17 at Raymond James Stadium. "But any time you see a touchdown, it's fun. It's a joy, it's just a great feeling.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
You can watch the Ravens take on the Jaguars in pre-season action aboard the Raven, the harbor's newest sightseeing vessel. It's the one with the purple hull. The Thursday night cruise is the launch for Social Expressions, a new venture from the Timonium-based Chef's Expressions caterers targeted at young professionals. Guests can watch the Ravens take on the Jaguars on big screens. The sail begins at 8:30 p.m. and features specialty cocktails, "fashionable football bites" -- brick oven pizzettes, pulled pork sliders and Natty Boh crab fluffs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | December 1, 2012
PASSING GAME: Quarterback Joe Flacco couldn't get much done against the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago as he completed 20 of 32 passes for 164 yards and no touchdowns. Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor held Torrey Smith, the Ravens' top downfield threat, to one 7-yard catch, even though Smith was targeted seven times. The Ravens passing attack is ranked 11th in the NFL, but only one team (the Dallas Cowboys) has held Flacco under 300 passing yards at M&T Bank Stadium this season.
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Sun staff report | December 26, 2011
For the Ravens, it's simple: beat the Bengals Sunday, and no matter what else happens, they have a bye and at least one home playoff game. They'll be the No. 1 seed, with home games until the Super Bowl, if they win and the Patriots lose. They'll be the No. 2 seed if they win and the Patriots win. If the Ravens lose or tie the Bengals and the Steelers beat or tie the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens will be the No. 5 seed. They'd have to go on the road to play the winner of the AFC West, either the Denver Broncos or the Oakland Raiders.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 25, 2012
With the draft starting tomorrow night, today will be the final day of The Sun's position-by-look at the Ravens. Today, we'll examine the specialists: Current specialists under contract : Kicker: Billy Cundiff; Punter: Sam Koch; Long snapper: Morgan Cox; Returners: Lardarius Webb, David Reed, Philip Livas.   Chances that the Ravens draft a specialist in first three rounds : As much of a priority as the Ravens have made upgrading their special teams, which struggled last season, they are not going to be spend an early pick in the draft on it exclusively.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 23, 2012
I don't get the sense that anything is imminent, but the Ravens have been having ongoing conversations with Joe Flacco 's agent, Joe Linta , about a contract extension for the quarterback. Linta and Ravens vice president of football administration, Pat Moriarty , met last week for several hours at an undisclosed location, and they've done some negotiating over the phone since. Even if there is a difference in opinion right now in terms of Flacco's value, both sides are clearly working hard to bridge the gap. Former Ravens cornerback Chris Carr , who was released before the start of free agency, spent yesterday in Kansas City meeting with Chiefs officials and he reportedly will be in Minnesota today to talk to the Vikings.
NEWS
January 27, 2013
Winter's here and we all say hate to see summer pass away. Robins all have taken wing and mockingbirds no longer sing. The little wren has left her nest and flown south to take a rest. All we have are days of gray that seem to go on day-by-day. But wait, the Ravens still are here listen up and have no fear. Together they will make a team the likes of which you've rarely seen. So every cold and dreary Sunday it will be a glorious fun-day.
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Mike Preston | October 13, 2014
When the Ravens signed three free agents in the offseason to boost their offense, only the acquisition of veteran receiver Steve Smith seemed to create a buzz around town. After six games, all three additions and center Jeremy Zuttah have had a significant impact, but none greater than Smith. He gave the Ravens two elements they were missing from last season - a go-to receiver who could work the entire field, and a hard-nose veteran with a strong work ethic Smith has 35 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns so far this year.
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October 13, 2014
2014 regular season Week 1 -- Sept. 7: Bengals 23, Ravens 16 Week 2 -- Sept. 11: Ravens 26, Steelers 6 Week 3 -- Sept. 21: Ravens 23, Browns 21 Week 4 -- Sept. 28: Ravens 38, Panthers 10 Week 5 -- Oct. 5: Colts 20, Ravens 13 Week 6 -- Oct. 12: Ravens 48, Buccaneers 17 Week 7 -- Oct. 19: vs. Falcons  Week 8 -- Oct. 26: at Bengals Week 9 -- Nov. 2: at Steelers  Week 10 -- Nov. 9: vs.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
The Ravens survived an emergency situation at left guard when starter Kelechi Osemele was ruled out shortly before kickoff after testing out his bruised, hyperextended right knee during warmups. Osemele looked immobile while trying to do drills in the end zone, noticeably favoring his knee and unable to plant and change direction enough to convince the coaching staff and trainers to play him. So, the Ravens started rookie fifth-round draft pick John Urschel in place of Osemele after initially announcing that backup center Gino Gradkowski would start at left guard.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
For play callers like the Ravens' Gary Kubiak, achieving offensive balance is an elusive pursuit, a challenging and often frustrating endeavor that prompts sleepless nights and almost constant second-guessing. When Kubiak spoke to reporters on Thursday, the Ravens' 20-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts four days earlier was still fresh on his mind, and the questions about why his offense ran the ball just 15 times in the game seemed as pertinent as ever. "Last weekend, it's the least amount of plays we've run in a game, the least amount of time we've been on the field.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
For Ravens center Jeremy Zuttah, it was a strange feeling to return to Tampa for the first time since being traded to the Ravens in March in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2015. Zuttah had played and started for the Buccaneers for six years before the offseason transaction. “There was a time when I was bitter,” said Zuttah, who was signed to a five-year, $18 million contract extension after the trade. “Once I got to Baltimore, that was out the window. I'm just happy to be a part of this organization.” On Sunday, Zuttah had to adjust to lining up on the opponents' sideline and getting dressed in the visitors' locker room.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. -- With a jab step and a quick cut, Ravens rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro gained separation behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers nickel back Leonard Johnson. Then, Campanaro leapt over Johnson in the back of the end zone on Sunday to secure a lob from quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half of the Ravens 48-17 rout of the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. "I was running the seam," Campanaro said. "We had single-high coverage and Joe put it right where it needed to be, and I made a play.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. -- Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith knelt in the end zone Sunday afternoon, pausing for a moment to pray after catching a slant pass from Joe Flacco in stride for a touchdown. The former Maryland standout was in a thankful mood during a resurgent game after arguably the roughest stretch of his career. One week after his dropped pass ended a late comeback attempt against the Indianapolis Colts, Smith was jubilant during the Ravens' 48-17 blowout victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.
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