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Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t having fun

Jason Pierre-Paul isn’t having fun

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Earlier this week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said during an appearance on Pro Football Talk that Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is the one young defender who makes Lewis say, “Wow!” For Pierre-Paul, nothing about football is making him say â
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  • Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata proves a little weight gai…

    Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata proves a little weight gain doesn't have to slow him down

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata had mapped out an ambitious plan, albeit one not readily apparent when he lumbered onto the practice field for a June minicamp.
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  • Dannell Ellerbe finds his place with the Ravens' defense

    Dannell Ellerbe finds his place with the Ravens' defense

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Ravens inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe laughed when he heard the question. Then he smiled. And then he smiled some more.
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  • Ravens' offense focused on containing Tamba Hali

    Ravens' offense focused on containing Tamba Hali

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Chiefs pass rusher had two sacks in playoff game against BaltimoreThe pass-rushing prowess of Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl outside linebacker Tamba Hali tends to put an offense on high alert.
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  • Sunday could be rebound day for Ravens tight ends

    Sunday could be rebound day for Ravens tight ends

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson get a shot at a Kansas City Chiefs defense that has allowed a touchdown to a tight end in three of four games this seasonFor the first time since the beginning of last season, tight ends Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson finished a…
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  • Ravens again fully represented at practice

    Ravens again fully represented at practice

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    It appears that the Ravens will be at full strength Sunday when they play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. 
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  • Ravens could attack middle of the Chiefs' offensive line

    Ravens could attack middle of the Chiefs' offensive line

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Sunday's opponent starts a converted guard at center, a rookie at left guard and a second-year pro at right guardThe Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens’ opponent this Sunday, boast the top-ranked run offense in the NFL. But the very foundation of that groun
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  • If Orioles win Friday, their Sunday game could overlap with Rav…

    If Orioles win Friday, their Sunday game could overlap with Ravens

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    It's conceivable if the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers on Friday, that their next game Sunday could overlap with the 1 p.m. broadcast of the Ravens game at the Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • Checking in with rookie cornerback Asa Jackson

    Checking in with rookie cornerback Asa Jackson

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Each week, blogger Matt Vensel fires a few questions at rookie cornerback and kick returner Asa Jackson. The Ravens’ fifth-round pick in April’s draft, Jackson is a Sacramento native who played his college ball at Cal Poly.
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  • Overrated or MVP? A pair of ESPN stat gurus have opposing views…

    Overrated or MVP? A pair of ESPN stat gurus have opposing views on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    As recently as last week, at least one national writer was still throwing haymakers at Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, saying that his reputation as a winner had more to do with the Ravens defense than it did his own performance. That’s an argument that
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  • Terrence Cody on not starting: 'We're winning, and I'm doing my…

    Terrence Cody on not starting: 'We're winning, and I'm doing my part'

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Nose guard started every game last season, none this yearIt's been a major adjustment time for massive Ravens nose guard Terrence Cody, and not in the way he wanted.
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  • Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriag…

    Former NFL commissioner gives $100K to support same-sex marriage

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 2012
    Football and politics meet again: Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and his wife have said they will give $100,000 to Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign.
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  • Ravens' decision at kicker looking good

    Ravens' decision at kicker looking good

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    It's only one-quarter of the way through the season, but the Ravens look like they made the right decision at kicker. At the end of the preseason, Baltimore chose Justin Tucker over Billy Cundiff, a 2010 Pro Bowl kicker who missed the game-tying field g…
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  • Coffee Companion (10/4): your daily Ravens fix

    Coffee Companion (10/4): your daily Ravens fix

    baltimoresun.com Oct 4, 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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  • Video - Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs 02:10

    Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Oct 4
    NFL Films previews the Week 5 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Chiefs 00:25

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Chiefs

    Oct 4
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at Kansas City

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 4
    After winning their first four games, the Arizona Cardinals' flaws, specifically on offense, were exposed.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 5 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Oct 4
    The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
    A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...