Could the Ravens Become the new “America’s Team”?

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One of the steepest challenges the Baltimore Ravens face as it relates to growing their fan base is geography. The walls surrounding them are daunting. To the north are the Philadelphia Eagles; to the south, the Washington Redskins; to the west, the Pittsburgh Steelers; and to the east this ocean they call The Atlantic. All three of those teams and of course that aquatic playground are far more established than the 17-year-old Ravens who for all intents and purposes are a relatively young expansion franchise. Each of those clubs boxing...

RAVENS REPORT CARD: Ravens 31, Cowboys 29

Jacoby Jones Kickoff return v Cowboys
The mood was anything but celebratory. The Ravens had just won their fifth game of the season to take a commanding lead in the AFC North. They are one of 2 AFC teams with a winning record. Yet the players seemed agitated while the fans exiting M&T Bank Stadium expressed relief more than they did jubilation. The emotion was on par with barely earning a passing grade after a tough pass/fail exam. Also dampening the mood were injuries to defensive stars Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis. The losses of these...

The Good, Bad, Ugly & The Megan Fox: Ravens v. Cowboys

Joe Flacco v Cowboys
The Ravens have started the season with a 5-1 mark only twice during their 17-year history. Before 2012, the last time they reached this desirable milestone was in 2000 when of course they went on to win Super Bowl XXXV. Back then the Ravens got it done with defense. Today the Ravens defense is simply undone. * Overall Defense ~ 26th (397 yards/game) * Passing Defense ~ 22nd * Rushing Defense ~ 26th * Sacks ~ 23rd (10) At the end of the day, many will tell you that the...

CRAB BAG: Ravens v. Cowboys

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IT’S (FINALLY) 1 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE After playing three primetime home games in September, the Ravens finally host a 1 o’clock start at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys (2-2) who are coming off their bye week. . The Cowboys dropped a 34-18 decision vs. Chicago on Monday, Oct. 1, in their last game. Included in Dallas’ two victories is the season opening 24-17 win at the defending Super Bowl champion Giants. The Cowboys also have a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the credit in the...

Battle Plans: Cowboys vs. Ravens

Flacco v Cowboys
Offense  1. Two tight ends to secure the edges   The Ravens have been getting killed off the edges and relief is certainly not under way in the next two matchups. In Baltimore’s immediate view is the imposing DeMarcus Ware. Arguably the best pass rusher in the game, Ware is someone that moves around quite a bit, and the Baltimore pass protectors need to be aware. Moreover, while Anthony Spencer isn’t nearly as explosive as Ware, he is still a dangerous rusher. This could be a game in which the...

Wednesday Injury Report: Ravens v. Cowboys

Miles Austin
RAVENS: LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DT Haloti Ngata (shoulder) FULL PARTICIPATION: T Jah Reid (calf) COWBOYS: DID NOT PARTICIPATE: C/G Ryan Cook (hamstring); P Chris Jones (left knee); P Brian Moorman (right groin); LB Anthony Spencer (shoulder) FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Alex Albright (neck); WR Miles Austin (hamstring); DT Kenyon Coleman (knee); C Phil Costa (back); S Matt Johnson (hamstring); NT Jay Ratliff (ankle); DT Marcus Spears (knee)