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Archive for November, 2011

McClain, McClellan Proving to be more than just Casual Fill-ins

It’s no secret what the Baltimore Ravens did defensively to the San Francisco 49ers Thursday night was nothing short of impressive and dominant. It was an impressive performance because the Ravens were without their All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who sat out with a toe injury for the second straight game. It’s even more impressive […]

Ravens’ Smothering Defense Overshadows Harbaugh Bowl

After the much anticipated and unprecedented confrontation ended, it was the Baltimore Ravens and John Harbaugh outlasting the San Francisco 49ers and Jim Harbaugh. The Ravens (8-3) sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith nine times, tying a franchise record, despite being without the services of middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the team’s leading tackler and emotional leader. […]

Week 12 Preview: San Francisco 49ers (9-1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers have thrived this season because they are hard-nosed, physical and relentless. Both teams are mirrors of their head coaches. Thursday night John and Jim Harbaugh will make history becoming the first brothers to compete on opposite sidelines as head coaches.John Harbaugh is seeking to take the Ravens (7-3) […]

Ravens Back in Black Thursday Night

On Thursday night, for just the second time this season, the Baltimore Ravens will break out their black jerseys, according to Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com After rocking the all-black look in a Sunday night contest with the New York Jets week four, the Ravens will be wearing their black jerseys with white pants Thursday night […]

Ray Lewis Pushing for a Return Thanksgiving Night vs. 49ers

After sitting out Sunday”s 31-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, middle linebacker Ray Lewis could return to the lineup Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers, but if decides to sit out this week, it will be his decision, Lewis has told some in the organization that he expects to play this Thursday, though he […]

Torrey Smith’s Record-Setting Day Overshadowed by Unusual Play

Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith’s record-setting day that included six receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown during the Ravens’ 31-24 victory Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium was overshadowed by an unusual play. The Ravens’ second-round draft pick out of the University of Maryland, was yanked down from behind by his dreadlocks in […]

Lewis-less Ravens Topple Bengals, 31-24

All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis was forced to watch from the sideline as the Ravens defense yielded big chunks of yards. Meanwhile, Joe Flacco and the Ravens often criticized offense put up points, and Lewis’ teammates came up huge when it counted most in a 31-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Baltimore (7-3) has now […]