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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1998
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jim Harbaugh's most humiliating moment in the NFL may have been his most defining.On a cool, fall day in October 1992, when he was in his sixth year with the Chicago Bears, Harbaugh checked off on a play and threw an interception that led to a 21-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.Moments afterward, Bears coach Mike Ditka stalked and screamed at the quarterback on the sidelines in one of the most replayed tantrums in league history.Harbaugh's dad, who was at the game, was crushed by the incident.
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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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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Offensive lineman Ryan Jensen hadn't felt like his normal self for a long time. He was visibly groggy from a lack of sleep. He was more irritable than usual. And he didn't feel as energetic as he needed to be on the Ravens' practice field. It turned out there was a reason why. Jensen recently was diagnosed with and treated for severe sleep apnea, a life-threatening disorder when left untreated. It also might have played a role in Jensen's being cut by the Ravens on Saturday after a preseason performance the 2013 sixth-round draft pick from Colorado State-Pueblo wasn't pleased with.
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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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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2012
Former Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, who is due to be inducted in the team's Ring of Honor late next month, was arrested and charged with child abandonment Tuesday night. Lewis, 32, was booked in the Clayton County (Ga.) jail just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, and released shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to the report. Lewis, who retired in 2009 after playing nine seasons in the NFL, including six in Baltimore, has had no contact with his son for more than a year, according to court documents.
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By Jamison Hensley and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2010
The Ravens are putting finishing touches on the new turf at M&T Bank Stadium this week, which means the team will stay with an artificial surface for the foreseeable future. This SportExe field, which features 1billion blades of green synthetic fibers with a base of sand and granular rubber, is essentially the same as the highly rated one that has been in place for seven years. The older turf had begun to lose its softness, which led to the team's installing its first new field since it changed from grass in 2003.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
For a decade in the NFL, fullback Vonta Leach built a reputation as of the most intimidating lead blockers in the game by delivering punishing hits that rattled linebackers' heads. Leach displayed uncommon pop as a blocker and was able to regularly jolt defenders out of the way with his superior strength and leverage. Now, the former Ravens and Houston Texans All-Pro fullback is a free agent hoping to play another year or two in the NFL after being cut by the Ravens in February.
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By Chuck Finder and Chuck Finder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 10, 1997
PITTSBURGH -- On a night of rather offensive football, the offensive play of the night belonged to a wide receiver just trying to please his mom.And she probably made a better move on the play than her son.The Pittsburgh Steelers' Yancey Thigpen, whose 130 yards on a half-dozen catches last night nearly surpassed the Ravens' 136 on 15, registered the only score of a 37-0 Pittsburgh romp that wasn't a 1-yard plunge or a field goal. His nifty contribution was a 52-yard, fake-and-streak pattern down the left sideline in the third quarter.
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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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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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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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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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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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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers stink -- let's get that out of the way first. But the Ravens still needed an offensive performance like this on the road. It was extremely beneficial to get Torrey Smith going, and also to incorporate a couple of more targets, like Michael Campanaro and Kamar Aiken, into the offense. Not to be outdone, the defense played well until it let down in the second half. They got a rare interception from a defensive back and a rare - at least lately - sack from Terrell Suggs.
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Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
TAMPA, FLA. - Inside the locker room late Sunday afternoon, Ravens outside linebacker Pernell McPhee had a blunt take on the defense's rough treatment of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. “He's going to be pretty sore,” McPhee said while smiling at his handiwork, which included one sack. During the Ravens' 48-17 win at Raymond James Stadium, the defense sacked Glennon a season-high five times and hit him 15 times. The amount of sacks equaled their previous season total entering Sunday's game.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
For four years, six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk snapped the football to Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco. Since Birk retired in February, the veteran lineman has passed another valuable commodity onto Flacco with the sale of his Baltimore County home to the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player quarterback for $1.385 million, according to records. Flacco purchased the home from Birk earlier this year after the quarterback signed a $120.6 million contract that included a $29 million signing bonus and a total of $51 million in guaranteed money.
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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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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
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