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Ravens run defense will face considerable test in Chiefs' Jamaa…

Ravens run defense will face considerable test in Chiefs' Jamaal Charles

baltimoresun.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
After they uncharacteristically allowed 129 rushing yards in their season-opening win over the Cincinnati Bengals, stopping the run seemed to be the biggest concern for the Ravens defense.
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  • Ravens preparing for the Chiefs' Matt Cassel to be under center

    Ravens preparing for the Chiefs' Matt Cassel to be under center

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Despite growing chorus for Brady Quinn, Cassel is expected to start vs. Ravens this SundayDespite reports out of Kansas City that Matt Cassel could lose his starting job — or at least a few snaps — to backup Brady Quinn, the Ravens intend to prepare a
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  • Joe Flacco on Orioles' season: 'It's pretty impressive'

    Joe Flacco on Orioles' season: 'It's pretty impressive'

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Playoff-bound Orioles receiving support from RavensThe Orioles' remarkable turnaround season after years of losing has made an impression in the Ravens' locker room.
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  • Ed Dickson trying to stay positive after first zero-catch game

    Ed Dickson trying to stay positive after first zero-catch game

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Tight end admits being frustrated, but is trying to stay patient in his new role as backup to Dennis PittaSince succeeding Todd Heap as the Ravens’ primary tight end at the beginning of last season, Ed Dickson has been a reliable option for quarterback
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  • Ravens at full strength as they prepare for Kansas City

    Ravens at full strength as they prepare for Kansas City

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    All players practice today in some capacityThe weekend off after playing last Thursday obviously did the Ravens some good.
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  • Breaking down Ravens-Chiefs game with K.C. Star's Adam Teicher

    Breaking down Ravens-Chiefs game with K.C. Star's Adam Teicher

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Every week, I hope to bring you a quick Q&A with someone who covers the Ravens’ opponent that week. On Sunday, the Ravens will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Adam Teicher covers the Chiefs for The Kansas City Star, and he was kind
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  • How John Harbaugh's Ravens teams have fared outside Eastern tim…

    How John Harbaugh's Ravens teams have fared outside Eastern time zone

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Ravens will hit the road again this weekend and travel outside the Eastern time zone for the first time this season.
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  • Ed Reed on NFL rule enforcement: 'It's a tough situation'

    Ed Reed on NFL rule enforcement: 'It's a tough situation'

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Ravens safety appealing $21,000 fineAppealing a $21,000 fine from the league office for his crushing hit on New England Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch, Ravens star free safety Ed Reed characterized NFL rule enforcement as confusing.
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  • Ravens offense ranked No. 2 in NFL

    Ravens offense ranked No. 2 in NFL

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Four weeks into the regular season, the Ravens surprisingly have the NFL's second-ranked offense, trailing only the New England Patriots. Baltimore hasn't finished a season ranked in the top 10 in offense since 1997, when Vinny Testaverde was the quarte…
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Upset with the Ravens pass defense? Irked about the lack of respect for the Bengals? Angry with the slow starts for the Steelers and Browns? If that's the case, it's a good day to vent because today is the AFC North weekly chat. You should know the rout…
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  • Terrence Cody: Does this Ravens jersey make me look fat?

    Terrence Cody: Does this Ravens jersey make me look fat?

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    NFL players of size -- including some Ravens -- are saying that the new Nike jerseys are less than flattering to their figures.
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  • 'A Purple Evening' event for Ravens' female fans rescheduled

    'A Purple Evening' event for Ravens' female fans rescheduled

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    The sixth annual "A Purple Evening" event, dedicated to female fans of the Ravens, has been rescheduled for Nov. 5, due to the Orioles' postseason berth.
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  • Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 5

    Five Ravens stats that stand out: Week 5

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Ravens.
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  • Coffee Companion (10/3): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (10/3): your daily Ravens fix

    baltimoresun.com Oct 3, 2012
    Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workda…
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  • Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    Ayanbadejo says he and Birk are on the same page

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    One of the top election-year social wedge issues has worked its way into the NFL, with Ravens teammates Brendon Ayanbadejo and Matt Birk publicly taking opposite stances on the issue of gay marriage. Ayanbadejo supports it.  Birk recently wrote an op-ed…
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - E:60 - Ray Lewis 14:10

    E:60 - Ray Lewis

    Oct 3
    E:60 connects with Ray Lewis and the man who fueled the future Hall of Famer's legendary intensity. Rachel Nichols takes an exclusive look at a family trying to break the generational curse of abandonment.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC 00:49

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: BAL-KC

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Ravens-Chiefs

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton