Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Ravens’

Deshaun vs. Lamar, Round 2: Rematch of a college classic

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Sunday's game between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens brings us the sequel to one of the great man-to-man battles in recent college football history: the October 2016 showdown between the Clemson Tigers of Deshaun Watson and the Louisville Cardinals of Lamar Jackson. That particular game went Watson's way, while the season went Jackson's; he ended up winning the Heisman later that year. Watson got the nice consolation prize of a national championship.

5 prospects Redskins and Ravens fans should be watching in Oklahoma vs. Baylor

Friday, November 15th, 2019

One week after the "game of the century" in Tuscaloosa, attention now goes to the Big 12 where Oklahoma travels to play undefeated Baylor. The Sooners are a tradition power team and so the team is loaded with potential NFL talent. Baylor also boasts a few potential NFL stars who are fueling that teams' surprising rise this season.

In a league of either ball control or quick scores, the Ravens’ offense can do both

Friday, November 15th, 2019

The next drive took nine minutes and 35 seconds off the clock, as the two Ravens drives of the half that didn't end the game took 17 minutes and 44 seconds off the clock. In a league of big plays and passing, the Ravens are bucking the trend with long, sustained drives to take the life out of defenses. "You can definitely tell in the second half when they start to get worn down, especially those extended drives that are like, seven or eight minutes long," Skura said.

Week 11 Yahoo DFS Running Back Picks: Save with value plays to spend elsewhere

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Over their last five games only Josh Jacobs has run for more than 44 yards against them and Houston has allowed RBs only two rushing TDs all season. Defensive tackle D.J. Reader has developed into an impenetrable barrier in the middle and linebacker Zach Cunningham is a force in run defense. The Texans rank sixth in Football Outsiders' defensive efficiency rating vs. the run.

Steelers fans are ready to pay fine for Maurkice Pouncey, who says he doesn’t care if he’s suspended

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will receive the harshest consequences for Thursday night's game-ending brawl, but he's not the only one who will face punishment as the NFL sorts out the stunning final moments of a heated game. After Garrett ripped off Mason Rudolph's helmet and started hitting him in the head with it, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey rushed in to protect his quarterback. He threw punches as Garrett was taken to the ground and continued to kick him as he was pinned on the ground.

Mason Rudolph calls Myles Garrett’s actions ‘cowardly’

Friday, November 15th, 2019

The enduring image of Mason Rudolph was going to be him knocked cold during a game against the Baltimore Ravens with a scary concussion. Rudolph had his helmet ripped off by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, and then Garrett swung the helmet and hit Rudolph directly in the head. Rudolph said he was OK after the game, but it could have been a lot worse.

Brady, Patriots relishing Eagles Super Bowl rematch

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Tom Brady says he is still nursing the sting of New England's 2018 Super Bowl defeat as the Patriots prepare to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the first meeting of the teams since their classic shoot-out last year. Brady delivered one of the greatest postseason performances of his glittering career in the NFL showpiece in 2018, throwing for 505 yards and three touchdowns and finishing with a 115.3 passer rating. Adding insult to injury, Brady also coughed up a fumble after being sacked with just over two minutes remaining as the Patriots chased a go-ahead touchdown.

US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate, and delay their active-duty service. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which says the athletes must get approval from the defense secretary, and it requirea them to eventually fulfill their military obligation or repay the costs of their education. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, came at the insistence of President Donald Trump, who directed the Pentagon in June to come up with a way to allow athletes to play professional sports immediately upon graduation.

Here’s how Robert Griffin III imitated Tom Brady in practice before Ravens-Patriots

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Robert Griffin III has helped the Baltimore Ravens prepare for several different types of quarterbacks this season by imitating their style in practice. NFL Media's Mike Garofolo revealed Thursday on NFL Network that Griffin had to run in "slow motion" at times to emulate Brady in practice for the Ravens defense. The #Ravens are prepping for the #Texans and Deshaun Watson with RG3 giving them a great look on the scout team.

Ravens on pace for fewest punts since 1990

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

The Ravens have a good punter in Sam Koch, but their offense is doing its best to keep him off the field. Baltimore has punted an NFL-low 21 times this season, which puts the Ravens on pace for 37 punts in 16 games. Koch noted that Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is leading the offense so well that they don't often need to punt, which means Koch is often on the bench.