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Week 6 Key Matchups: Texans vs Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens face the Houston Texans this week and the teams seem to be on different paths.  The Ravens are coming off a bye week and two straight victories, while the Texans are banged up— missing super stars Andre Johnson and Mario Williams.  Here are the Key Match-ups. Ravens Defensive Line vs Texans Offensive […]

Wednesdays With Walker: Week 6, Ravens vs. Texans

If you’re anything like me, you found yourself bored and seemingly devoid of purpose last Sunday. Such is the curse of the dreaded bye week. Obviously as fans we dislike the bye, but the players definitely love it. Considering that John Harbaugh gave the players the week off, the Ravens’ players undoubtedly enjoyed their bye week this […]

CB Jimmy Smith Returns to Practice; Doesn't Expect to Play Sunday

Rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith returned to the practice field Monday following the Ravens bye week. However, Smith doesn”t expect his left ankle sprain to be fully healed for Sunday”s home contest against the Houston Texans. Here”s what told reporters following Monday”s practice concerning his status for Sunday”s game: “Realistically, I highly doubt it,” Smith said […]

Ngata Fined $15K for hit on Sanchez

Baltimore Ravens All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was fined $15,000 by the NFL for roughing the passer with his hit on Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez in Sunday night’s 34-17 win. Ngata, 27, was fined for lowering his head and decking Sanchez on the pass play. No penalty was assessed during the game, and the […]

Ravens in Prime Position Heading Into Bye Week

At 3-1, entering their bye week, the Baltimore Ravens sit in prime position in the AFC. They have already handled the two teams from last year’s AFC title game rather easily, as both teams appear to be in complete disarray. The Peyton Manning-less Colts, who have given the Ravens trouble time and again, will apparently […]

Jarret Johnson Earns AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Outside linebacker Jarrett Johnson is one of the toughest, most durable players in franchise history, and is finally getting his due. Johnson has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for week four. He’s the third Ravens linebacker in the first four weeks of the season to win the award, following Terrell Suggs and Ray […]

Zbikowski’s Status Unclear After Suffering Concussion Sunday Night

Tom Zbikowski’s status remains unclear after suffering a concussion in the Ravens’ 34-17 win over the New York Jets Sunday night. After suffering a head injury mid-way through the game, the fourth-year veteran did not return. When Zbikowski exited, it forced the Ravens to move from its three-safety nickel package, back to the more conventional […]