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By John Eisenberg and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 1996
Lawrence Phillips was the gutsy pick. But was the gutsy pick the right pick? No way. Not when Jonathan Ogden was still available when the Ravens made the fourth pick in the first round of the NFL draft yesterday. Ogden is a fine choice as the first true Raven, and not just because Phillips came with off-putting personal baggage. Ogden also makes sense from a football standpoint, which is what counts. Offensive linemen are the foundation of any good team. They're like starting pitchers: You can't have enough of them, particularly good ones.
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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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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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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 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 Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,SUN STAFF | April 14, 1996
It's time to play the draft game in the NFL.With the NFL's 61st collegiate draft -- the first involving a Baltimore team since 1983 -- set to start at noon Saturday in New York, the teams are doing their best to send out false signals and use smoke screens to disguise their intentions.This is normal the week before the draft, but two factors have made it more confusing than ever.The first is that there's no obvious franchise choice at the top of the draft.There are a group of players -- including wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson of USC, linebacker Kevin Hardy of Illinois, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden of UCLA, running back Lawrence Phillips of Nebraska and defensive lineman Simeon Rice of Illinois -- bunched closely together in the ratings.
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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 Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2014
As the 2000 Ravens embraced their defensive identity and a run-first offensive strategy, head coach Brian Billick -- coordinator of wide-open passing offenses in Minnesota -- joked that he'd been " pulled over to the dark side . " Almost 14 years later, an artist in Mexico has designed a football helmet to better depict Billick and the Ravens' fall. In a project posted on behance.net , artist John Raya shows off his Star Wars-themed redesigns of helmets for the teams in the AFC and NFC . Raya substituted each NFL city with a planet from the Star Wars universe and each NFL mascot with a character or creature from the the sci-fi staple.
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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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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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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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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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The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
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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. -- 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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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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