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January 15, 2012
The Baltimore Ravens took the early lead and hung on to defeat the Houston Texans, 20-13, in an AFC divisional playoff game Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The Ravens will face the New England Patriots next Sunday at 3 p.m. in Foxboro, Mass., in the AFC championship game.
January 9, 2011
Ray Lewis knows a championship defense when he sees one. Now the Kansas City Chiefs do, too. Lewis and Baltimore’s tough and savvy defense overwhelmed the young Chiefs on Sunday, sacking Matt Cassel three times and forcing five turnovers in a 30-7 victory in the opening round of the playoffs. The Chiefs (10-7), who won the AFC West with a six-game improvement and took pride in not beating themselves, managed just 25 yards in the second half. “To set records is one thing,” said Lewis, who forced a fumble and had a sack in the second-half dismantling of the Chiefs.
August 28, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens enter their third preseason game looking to hold onto the football, establish an offensive flow and fortify their defense. Though unbeaten, the Ravens gave up 401 yards passing in a 23-3 victory over Washington last week. Baltimore has fumbled eight times in two exhibition games. The team's leading rusher is Haruki Nakamura, who ran 51 yards on a fake punt. Most alarming is a unit that was repeatedly burned by the Redskins. "You never want to give up a lot of yards," defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said.
August 25, 2010
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Ed Reed's prolonged absence following offseason hip surgery hasn't triggered a panic in Baltimore. The Ravens feel good about their situation at safety with Tom Zbikowski filling in for Reed, who's out indefinitely, and veteran strong safety Dawan Landry providing leadership and doling out punishing hits. "Dawan brings it every play," said running back Willis McGahee, who got his lip split by Landry during training camp. "He's a hard hitter, but he plays clean football.
August 13, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Joe Flacco guided Baltimore's retooled offense to a pair of scores, and the Ravens defense held Carolina without a touchdown in a 17-12 preseason victory Thursday night. Flacco went 8 for 12 for 120 yards and a touchdown. He produced a field goal in his first series, then went three-and-out before directing a 96-yard drive that ended with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Mark Clayton. Carolina quarterback Matt Moore, hindered by poor protection and three penalties against left tackle Jordan Gross, failed to produce any points during his three possessions.
By DAVID GINSBERG | December 28, 2008
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens charged into the postseason with a performance that typified their astonishing turnaround season. Needing a victory to secure the final AFC wild-card berth, the Ravens built a 17-point halftime lead and never let up in a 27-7 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Baltimore (11-5) could have backed into the postseason if Buffalo beat New England earlier Sunday, but the Patriots' 13-0 victory meant the Ravens lined up for the opening kickoff knowing they had to win to get in. The playoffs open for Baltimore next Sunday on the road against AFC East champion Miami, but to get there, the Ravens had to adopt a postseason mentality against Jacksonville.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | February 2, 2013
When Tom Bikle was a boy, his father would drop him off at Baltimore Colts training camp on the way to his job in Westminster, Md. “I'd just spend the day there. Back then, it was very accessible to fans,” Bikle said of the camp at the former Western Maryland College. Players would lie under the trees and read their playbooks, he said. Most of the players, including the late quarterback Johnny Unitas and wide receiver Raymond Berry, knew Bikle by name at the time, he said. One time, Berry greeted Bikle with an autographed picture in response to Bikle sending him a letter, Bikle said.
By DAVID GINSBURG | January 6, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens opened the playoffs just as they did the last time they won in the postseason: With a road victory against the Miami Dolphins. For an encore, the Ravens will seek to replicate another past playoff feat that ranks as one of their most memorable postseason performances. Baltimore's 27-9 win over the Dolphins on Sunday set up a second-round matchup on the road against the top-seeded Tennessee Titans this Saturday. Placed in an identical scenario during the 2000 playoffs, the Ravens pulled off a 24-10 upset to earn a berth in the AFC championship.
By DAVID GINSBURG | April 1, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are considering a variety of players with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft later this month -- none of them a quarterback. The Ravens solved that problem last year when they selected Joe Flacco with their No. 1 pick. Flacco started every game and looked very little like a rookie in leading Baltimore to the AFC championship game. So, upon devising his draft board for April 25, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has assembled a list of names that includes almost every position on the field except for one. After drafting a host of quarterbacks over the past 13 years, ranging from Jon Stark to Kyle Boller to Flacco, Newsome can turn his attention elsewhere.
By DAVID GINSBURG | November 20, 2005
BALTIMORE - The Pittsburgh Steelers are so banged up at quarterback, wide receiver Antwaan Randle El took snaps as the backup this week and was seeking clearance to wear a helmet with a headset. The Baltimore Ravens also have issues at quarterback, though their problems on offense extend well beyond the uneven play of Kyle Boller. Given the fact Baltimore (2-7) has lost four straight, averages a league-low 11.1 points and hasn't scored a touchdown in 11 consecutive quarters, the Steelers (7-2)
August 30, 2013
Bobby Rainey scored his first two touchdowns of the preseason, leading a cluster of backups fighting for jobs on both sides in the St. Louis Rams' 24-21 victory to close the preseason on Thursday night. Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray Rice watched from home, as did Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco. The Rams (1-3) avoided their first winless preseason since 2002 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Austin Davis to Chase Reynolds with 2:40 to go. They clinched it when Drew Thomas intercepted third-stringer Caleb Hanie at the 4 in the final minute.
May 23, 2013
Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 will hold its annual banquet Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way in Halfway. The club will honor Kelechi Osemele of the Baltimore Ravens with its Player of the Year award and give out scholarships to local high school players. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $30 per person. For tickets, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933. 
By BRETT NIEVES | | April 25, 2013
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County held its 23rd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner on Thursday night that featured former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover as the Keynote Speaker. “It means the world to me to be able come here and help a cause that's greater than any one person,” said Stover. Stover played with Ravens from 1996-2008 and retired from the NFL after playing the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He was part of the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team following the 2000 regular season and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in 2011.
By BRETT NIEVES | | April 20, 2013
Ravens Roost No. 7 held its 50th annual Extra Effort Award Banquet to honor the 40 members of the 2012 Coaches' All-Washington County Football Team in addition to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham. Boonsboro's Ryan Ruiz was presented with the Gus Baker Memorial Scholarship Award in front of about 200 attendees at the Hagerstown Elks Club and will be attending Frostburg State University this fall to study accounting. “I expected someone else to get it, actually,” said Ruiz.
April 6, 2013
A bags (Thirty-One) and bucks bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown. There will be 10 bag prizes and 20 cash prizes. The event will include raffles, tip jars, King Tuts and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Baked goods and sodas will be available to purchase. Participants must be 18 to play.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | March 7, 2013
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has come a long way from his high school days in Philadelphia. And if he has his way, he'll help make sure other kids don't have to travel the same troubled paths he has. One month after the Ravens' victory in Super Bowl XLVII, Pierce paid a visit to The Baby Sitter Child Care Center on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown on Thursday afternoon. He held a brief but poignant question-and-answer session with youth at the center before signing autographs.
February 3, 2013
There's no way to know whether special articles of clothing, facial hair or a particular snack had anything to do with the Baltimore Ravens' victory over San Francisco in Sunday's Super Bowl. But those who practiced such quirky superstitions on behalf of the Ravens can take pleasure in the idea they might have played a role in the win. Following is a sampling of what some area residents did to try to give Baltimore an edge: Mismatched socks and more Justin Anthony of Williamsport wears mismatched socks and the same boxer shorts and black University of Maryland basketball shorts for every Baltimore Ravens game.
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