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By Mike Preston | December 26, 1999
Ravens run offense vs. Bengals run defense - - EDGE BENGALSEarlier in the season, this would have been a mismatch, but the Bengals have gotten better and the Ravens' production has dropped in the past three games. The Ravens' front five should be able to handle the Bengals' front four, but Cincinnati has agile linebackers in Brian Simmons and Takeo Spikes who run a lot of stunts. The linebacking crew gave the Ravens fits in the last meeting. The Ravens are No. 17 in the league in run offense; the Bengals are No. 14 in rushing defense.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil is hoping to crank up the Ravens' languishing pass rush. Through three games, the Ravens have recorded just three sacks with two of them registered by Dumervil during a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens (2-1) are tied for 27th in the NFL in sacks. Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has zero sacks this season and just one sack in his past 11 games, the last one coming last December when he tagged down New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Eluding cornerbacks with quick moves or tossing them aside with a mean stiff arm, wide receiver Steve Smith has been busy establishing himself as the Ravens' top offensive weapon through two games. Smith has been thrown to a team-high 25 times heading into Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, making 13 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. Signed to a three-year, $11 million contract in March, the five-time Pro Bowl selection quickly has become the featured wide receiver that Andre Johnson was in Gary Kubiak's Houston Texans offense.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
Ravens rookie free safety Terrence Brooks chased Robert Griffin III toward the right sideline on the Washington Redskins' first drive in the first quarter. Brooks accelerated as he pursued Griffin and fought through a stiff-arm attempt to shove the quarterback out of bounds for a sack and a loss of 4 yards. "RGIII tried to outrun me, he tried to stiff-arm me, and I take a lot of pride on playing fast and not letting anyone do that to me," Brooks said. "I wasn't even paying attention to who it was. I know what type of player he is, but you can't get caught up in names like that.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2014
There was plenty made last season of the relative disappearance of the deep ball from the  Ravens ' offense. What had been one of quarterback  Joe Flacco 's  biggest strengths - his ability to find his receivers down the field with strong and accurate throws   - became a source of great frustration. A year after throwing 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions on passes that traveled 20 yards or more, Flacco threw one touchdown and nine interceptions on such passes last season, according to  Pro Football Focus . His completion percentage dropped on such passes by nearly 15 percent as the numbers made him statistically, one of the least effective deep passers in the  NFL  last season.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Pro Bowl outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil entered Sunday with a combined 17 sacks, but were stonewalled by the Bears' offensive line. They combined for just one tackle and no sacks. “They were chipping the edges quite a bit,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “That had a lot to do with it. It was a tough pass rush day as far as the field conditions. But they were chipping the edges for the most part all day, then getting guys out.” Dumervil also was flagged for unnecessary roughness when he shoved Bears quarterback Josh McCown to the ground in the fourth quarter.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2013
The talk started not long after Elvis Dumervil passed his physical and put his name on a Ravens contract in late March. The Ravens had finally found another proven pass rusher to pair with Terrell Suggs . Suggs and Dumervil were months away from even practicing together for the first time, but the possibilities seemed endless. After all, Suggs is a five-time Pro-Bowl selection, a one-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and the Ravens' all-time leader with 84 ½ sacks and 11 forced fumbles.
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By Matt Vensel | November 7, 2012
Not often have the Ravens, who reveled in wreaking havoc with their pass rush under former defensive coordinators like Rex Ryan and Chuck Pagano, gotten close enough to the quarterback to create chaos inside the pocket this season. Their current coordinator, Dean Pees, is still searching for some solutions to rectify that. The numbers are alarming. The Ravens are tied for 26th in the league with 13 sacks, and a lack of consistent pressure on quarterbacks is probably the main reason why the Ravens defense is ranked 22nd against the past despite its depth and talent in the secondary.
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By Edward Lee | September 26, 2012
When Terrell Suggs tore his right Achilles tendon in the offseason, red flags about the Ravens pass rush were raised early and often. But the early returns suggest that the defense isn't suffering that badly. Through the first three games this season, the unit has recorded eight sacks and surrendered just two touchdowns through the air. Over the same span last year, the defense posted nine sacks and allowed two passing touchdowns. Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said he's not surprised by the numbers.
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By Edward Lee | August 4, 2012
Minutes before the Ravens were scheduled to begin practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, the organization announced it had signed Stevie Baggs Jr. to the roster. The 30-year-old linebacker has spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, but has played mostly in the Canadian Football League. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds, Baggs is a pass-rushing linebacker. The Ravens have been practicing at less than full strength at linebacker. Rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (bruised right shoulder)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
In a span of three games, the Ravens' ability to collect sacks has gone from a deluge to a trickle. The defense recorded just three sacks in the team's final three games of the regular season after posting 45 in the first 13 contests. Only the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders had a worse showing over the same span with each defense compiling just two sacks. Opposing offenses have negated the Ravens' pass rush by adding a tight end or back to assist the offensive tackle against outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, who set a career high with 14 sacks during the regular season.
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