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The Ravens are now the hunted team in the AFC North

The Ravens are now the hunted team in the AFC North

baltimoresun.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
- After the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Ravens in six of eight meetings between 2008 and 2010, the Ravens spoke openly about their desire to build a team full of playmakers who could beat their rivals and overtake them in the AFC North.
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  • Steelers' view of Joe Flacco has changed

    Steelers' view of Joe Flacco has changed

    baltimoresun.com Nov 15, 2012
    I have not-so-fond memories of two summers ago when many NFL players and pundits spent the long NFL lockout ripping Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. We had a running photo gallery going and whenever somebody took another shot at Flacco, I tacked on anothe…
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  • New Ravens cornerback Chris Johnson trying to get up to speed i…

    New Ravens cornerback Chris Johnson trying to get up to speed in a hurry

    baltimoresun.com Nov 15, 2012
    Former Raiders cornerback signed this week, expected to play Sunday against SteelersKnown for his ability to accelerate, having run the 40-yard dash in 4.18 seconds at the NFL scouting combine nine years ago, new Ravens cornerback Chris Johnson is invol…
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  • Browns' Haden misses practice with injury

    Browns' Haden misses practice with injury

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    It was only a few hours ago when I posted that the Ravens' cornerbacks took a hit. Now, the Cleveland Browns' secondary has received a bigger blow. Joe Haden, one of the top young cover corners in the league, missed practice Thursday with an oblique mus…
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  • Report: Jimmy Smith had sports hernia surgery, recovery could t…

    Report: Jimmy Smith had sports hernia surgery, recovery could take more time

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Earlier on Thursday, it was revealed that Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith had groin surgery and the team passed word via its website that he’s expected to return before the end of the season. Ian Rapaport of the NFL Network has a bit more information abou
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    In terms of matchups, it doesn't get any closer than the Ravens' and Steelers' offenses. Through nine games, both offenses have produced exactly the same amount of yards -- 3,187. Of course, the Steelers offense will be different with Byron Leftwich sta…
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  • Steelers teammates confident in Leftwich’s abilities

    Steelers teammates confident in Leftwich’s abilities

    Byron Leftwich knows no one is giving him much of a chance. The Steelers are 0-4 against the Ravens without the injured Ben Roethlisberger, who is not going to play Sunday night because of a dislocated rib and sprained shoulder. But the Steelers backup …
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    The AFC North weekly chat will kick off today at 4 p.m. ET. It got pushed back from its normal time slot because of a scheduling conflict. If you want to talk Ravens-Steelers, the Bengals' playoff chances or the Browns' quarterback situation, all you ha…
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  • Ravens lose another corner, as Smith has groin surgery

    Ravens lose another corner, as Smith has groin surgery

    The Ravens weren’t deep in the secondary to begin with, and now they’re without another cornerback. Former first-rounder Jimmy Smith, who was replacing Lardarius Webb after he went on injured reserve, had groin surgery today. The team hopes he’ll re
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  • Jimmy Smith has groin surgery, leaving Ravens even thinner in s…

    Jimmy Smith has groin surgery, leaving Ravens even thinner in secondary

    baltimoresun.com Nov 15, 2012
    Team is hopeful that second-year corner will return before end of seasonRavens coach John Harbaugh said the team was going to take a “hard look” at the status of cornerback Jimmy Smith following Sunday’s victory over the Oakland Raiders.The result w
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  • Ravens veterans school rookies on the Steelers rivalry

    Ravens veterans school rookies on the Steelers rivalry

    baltimoresun.com Nov 15, 2012
    Most NFL players experienced major college football and the rivalries that went along with that. But some of the Ravens veterans have warned the rookies about Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore -- a rivalry unlike any other.
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  • Can the Ravens make the Super Bowl?

    Can the Ravens make the Super Bowl?

    ESPN.com baltimoresun.com Nov 15, 2012
    Every blog is making a case today for one team from the division to make the Super Bowl. The choice in the AFC North is the Baltimore Ravens. Here's why: Ben Roethlisberger's injuries make the Ravens the clear-cut favorite to win the division. The Steel…
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  • DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week

    DeMarco Murray says “a chance” he’s back this week

    profootballtalk.com Nov 15, 2012
    Running back DeMarco Murray is getting close to being able to return for the Dallas Cowboys. Murray has missed the Cowboys’ last four games with a sprained foot suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Murray officially did not practice on Wedne
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  • Video - M & M: Which Manning will have more playoff wins? 02:29

    M & M: Which Manning will have more playoff wins?

    Nov 15
    Will Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning or New York Giants QB Eli Manning have more playoff wins this season? Marshall Faulk and Michael Irvin talk about the Manning brothers and the powerful Ravens offense.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Steelers 00:48

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Ravens-Steelers

    Nov 15
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Baltimore at Pittsburgh
  • Video - Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:17

    Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Nov 15
    NFL Films previews the Week 11 matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - Can The Steelers Beat The Ravens Without Big Ben? 05:57

    Can The Steelers Beat The Ravens Without Big Ben?

    Nov 15
    Rob Parker, Lomas Brown, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Pittsburgh's chances of beating Baltimore with Byron Leftwich starting for the injured Ben Roethlisberger.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.