Baltimore Ravens

THE GAME: The Baltimore Ravens (3-3) at the Jets (1-5) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: After the cold, wind and rain blow through on Saturday, the forecast calls for a gorgeous fall day - lots of sun and temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s.


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Vacc's 3 Keys: Ravens-Jets 00:03:22
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses his three keys to a Jets' victory on Sunday vs. the Baltimore Ravens.

THE GAME: The Baltimore Ravens (3-3) at the Jets (1-5) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 p.m. ET.THE WEATHER: After the cold, wind and rain blow through on Saturday, the forecast for Sunday calls for a gorgeous fall day - lots of sun and temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s.WHAT IT MEANS: For the 2016 Jets? Nothing. They're burnt toast. For the 2017 Jets? Maybe a lot. For Geno Smith? Everything. This is all about Smith and the Jets' quarterback situation now. It's the beginning of what likely will be a decent stretch of games where he'll have the chance to prove that he either belongs in the conversation about the Jets' 2017 quarterback or that he's good enough to play (and maybe start) somewhere else. The result probably doesn't really matter much. It's all about how Smith plays.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Brandon Marshall, Brent Qvale, Bryce Petty, Geno Smith, Nick Mangold, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 16, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…The Jets head home tomorrow for a matchup between two teams desperate for a win. The Baltimore Ravens began the year 3-0, but have lost three games since, including a loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium last week. All six of their games have been decided by six points or fewer, so they could conceivably be anything from 0-6 to 6-0. The Ravens have dominated the Jets over the years, losing only the first-ever meeting between the team in 1997 and winning all eight since then. That included a 19-3 win over a Jets team quarterbacked by Geno Smith in 2013. Smith makes his return to the Jets' starting line-up tomorrow.

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New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. (William Hauser - USA Today)
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. (William Hauser - USA Today)

The Jets have announced their injury report ahead of their Week 7 matchup with the Ravens. 

The following players are listed...


  • Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) 
  • Ryan Clady (shoulder)
  • Nick Mangold (knee) 


  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) 
  • Darron Lee (ankle) 
  • Brent Qvale (neck) 
  • Braedon Bowman (knee)
Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Muhammad Wilkerson

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) on the sideline during the game against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium. (Mitch Stringer)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) on the sideline during the game against the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium. (Mitch Stringer)

The Giants (2-3) host the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium with both teams seeking to end losing streaks. The issues on both sides are, of course, injuries. With the Giants, their secondary is still undermanned while the Ravens' offensive line and wide receiver corps may not be whole for this game.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Devon Kennard, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Fennelly
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not! Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.Evaluating the AFC playoff picture through only 10 weeks is akin to watching an 87-year-old put together a puzzle without his glasses. It looks a little jumbled, there?s definitely some pieces missing and it?ll probably be a while before the picture looks coherent.

For all their dominance, the Broncos are buoyed by a 38-year-old quarterback with failing legs. Their chief rival for the No. 1 seed, undefeated Kansas City, is not nearly as imposing as their record, despite a No. 1 scoring defense and Jamaal Charles? MVP campaign. The Patriots, when healthy, look like the AFC?s best team, but they won?t be 100 percent any time this season. Meanwhile, the Colts were just worked in their own building by a Brian Schottenheimer and Kellen Clemens-led offense and the Bengals continue to ebb and flow on Andy Dalton?s schizophrenic arm (and head).

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Case of the Mondays, Corey Griffin, Geno Smith, jets, Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets, nfl, NFL playoffs, Ny Jets, Oakland Raiders, Opinion, Rex Ryan, san diego chargers, Tennessee Titans, Wildcard, Brian Bassett
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Chris Canty is in the WheelHouse to discuss joining the Baltimore Ravens and his tenure with the Giants.


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John Elway refused to play for the Colts, who drafted him first overall in 1983. He was traded to Denver for a package of players and picks. The rest, as they say, is history

From Jon Wagner SNYGiants columnist

Back in 1983, Baltimore football fans wanted John Elway, but Elway did want Baltimore and its lousy Colts, or their taskmaster head coach Frank Kush.

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As we told you yesterday, Ravens' LB Ray Lewis is being accused of using a banned substance (Deer Antler Extract)to assist his recovery from a torn tricep muscle, an accusation he is adamantly denying to the world. Below are his comments from his media session today:

On his reaction to Sports Illustrated story: ?I think, honestly, and I am going to say it very clearly again, I think it?s probably one of the most embarrassing things that we can do on this type of stage. I think it takes totally away from ? you give somebody the ability to come into our world. Our world is a very secret society, and we try to protect our world as much as we can. But, when you let cowards come in and do things like that, to try to disturb something. I?ve said it before, I?ve said a million times, the reason why I am smiling is because it is so funny of a story, because I never, ever, took what he says I ? whatever I was supposed to do. It?s just sad, once again, that someone can have this much attention on a stage this big where the dreams are really real. They are really real. I don?t need it, my teammates don?t need it, the 49ers don?t need it, nobody needs it, because it just really shows you how people really plan things and try to attack people from the outside. It?s foolish. It?s very foolish, and the guy has no credibility. He?s been sued four or five times over the same B.S. Just to entertain it, I can?t, I won?t and I just truly believe he doesn?t have the privilege for me to speak about it ever again.?

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, ray lewis injury, Super Bowl
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Harbaugh Brothers Will Face Off for NFL Title

By Jon Wagner

The ever-unpredictable National Football League, always replete with interesting storylines, took a couple more surprising twists to yield a footnote first on Championship Sunday.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVII
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Fourth Quarter

- 3rd downs are easy for the Ravens today. They could take a knee on the first two plays of each drive and still convert easily. This giants defense is a joke and they've lost all f what made them champions last season.

- The Ravens settle for a FG but take 6 minutes off of the clock with that drive. Their lead is now 23 points and the Giants must hope for a miracle collapse.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, AFC, Baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, Dvision, Eli Manning, giants, New York, NFC, NFC East, NFL, playoffs, ravens, ray lewis, ray rice, week 16
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Jim Mancari: Everyone has been saying that the Giants come through with the season on the line. I also believe this is true, but I have a feeling it's not going to be easy beating the Ravens traveling to Baltimore. I'm expecting a tight contest with a few big plays/mental mistakes on either side which will decide the game. The Ravens' defense is banged up, but the team has also lost three straight games and would rather not limp into the playoffs. The Giants need to score touchdowns when they get to the red zone in order to win this game. Sure, Joe Flacco has not been playing great, but with a player as explosive as Ray Rice, he can find the endzone every time he touches the ball. And Lawrence Tynes better be on target, because this game will likely come down to his leg. Giants 20, Ravens 17

I stopped predicting Giants games a couple of weeks ago. It was becoming futile. Who knows whether Jekyll or Hyde will show up (Jekyll is the good one, btw). The Giants' offense should be able to make some headway against this Ravens defense. Ahmad Bradshaw should play and?Hakeem Nicks is a week healthier, so having those two will help. That being said, the Ravens' offense should be able to do some damage as well. The Giants will probably be chasing Ray Rice all day.

New York has to get their return game going. Today's game is outdoors, so David Wilson should get some opportunities.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Giants-Ravens, New York Giants, NFL Week 16
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The Giants (8-6) are in Baltimore this afternoon to face the playoff-bound Ravens. It is a must-win game if they have any designs on qualifying for the postseason, although they would not necessarily be eliminated should they lose. The Ravens come into the game losers of their last three, while the Giants are coming off their first regular-season shutout loss in 16 years.

Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern

Site: M&T Bank Stadium

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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday, and of course the focus was on the Ravens? defense.

Baltimore?s defensive unit is normally one of the best in the game, but it has been plagued this season by injuries. Still, the Ravens? defense ranks second in the NFL in limiting touchdowns in the red zone ? something the Giants? offense has struggled with all season.

?You see size up front; they?re very powerful, big, difficult to move and displace, so it?s hard to get a consistent running game,? Gilbride said. ?Of course, they had some injuries with their linebackers, so I?m sure they?re feeling inconsistent. But we see the ability level.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, coordinator corner, ed reed, Eli Manning, gilbride, haloti ngata, Kevin Gilbride, manning, NY Giants, NY Giants Offense, Editorial Aside, ravens defense, ray lewis, ray lewis injury
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NFL players and coaches are famous for using the line ?one game at a time? when asked questions about later on in a season.

However, that phrase is totally applicable to the Giants? situation: They need to worry about one game at a time.

Big Blue needs to beat the Ravens on the road for the Week 17 matchup at home against the Eagles to even mean anything. Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning are certainly aware of this.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, big blus, Eli Manning, NFC, NY Giants, one game at a time, playoffs, Editorial Aside, ravens, Tom Coughlin
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Former Ravens' head coach and current FOX Sports analyst Brian Billick has his preview for this week's Giants-Ravens matchup. Baltimore has lost their last three games, while the Giants are coming off their first shutout loss in 16 years.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Fox Sports, Giants-Ravens, New York Giants, NFL Week 16

Since the NFL season is only 16 games long, back-to-back losses can really stunt a team?s progress, especially if that team is in the heat of a playoff race.

The Giants are currently the ninth seed in the NFC based on complicated tiebreakers, and Big Blue needs a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

In the 2012 season, the Giants have shown they can battle back the week following a loss. The team is 4-1 this year in games following a loss the previous week.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, bounce back, giants, NFC Playoff Picture, NFL, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside, wins after losses
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Giants (8-6) at Baltimore Ravens (9-5) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)

The Ravens are already in. The Giants hope to join them. Baltimore, which has clinched a playoff berth, can win the AFC North with a victory. The defending Super Bowl champions will assure themselves at least a postseason spot with wins in their final two games.

?If we win two games, we?re going to be in the playoffs,? says Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. ?That?s what we have to focus on. Our team knows the circumstances very well. It is a playoff situation for us. We now have to win to have the opportunity to go to the playoffs. We?ve responded to that in the past. We?re going to have to respond to that again.?

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Normally as steady as any player on the field for the Giants, Lawrence Tynes has had a rough month of December ? in terms of being a kicker.

Tynes has only made four of his last seven field goals, and his 33-yard miss Sunday in the first quarter against the Falcons set the tone for a long afternoon.

So Tynes is going through a cold stretch, but is it really a cause for concern? He?s still leading the NFL in field goals made (33) and field goals attempted (39).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, giants, kicker, kicking, Lawrence Tynes, NFL, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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The Week 16 Giants-Ravens game scheduled for Sunday, Dec 23 at 1:00pm has been flexed by the league to 4:25pm.

From the NFL....

The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC?s?Sunday Night Football, the NFL announced today.?

Tags: 2012 NFL Schedule, Baltimore Ravens, Giants-Ravens, New York Giants, NFL Week 16
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While there's no word on what the Jets would be interested yet, there is word from the Baltimore Sun today that the Ravens might be about to cut OT Bryant McKinnie from their roster in a ?contract dispute with their current starting Left Tackle. ?According to McKinnie himself in a text to the Sun saying "just got a phone call. It's not officially over as of yet." That text to the Sun came after he put on Twitter that was was "gone" in regards to his status with the team.

? Bryant Mckinnie (@BryantMckinnie) September 4, 2012Releasing McKinnie now would to save the Ravens $2.2 million, but they would have to be very confident in their depth if this was the case. McKinnie was scheduled to make $3.2 million on the season, so any team who would look to sign him this year would have to consider that a baseline ...

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Bryant McKinnie, Contract, New York Jets, Offensive Tackles, Editorial Aside, Brian Bassett
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January 28, 2001....Super Bowl XXXV.....Ravens 34, Giants 7

In one of the lowest points in my 45-year history of watching the team, the Giants' performance in Super Bowl XXXV has got to be as disappointing as they come...

The Giants had just crushed the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, 41-0 and appeared to be a legit Super Bowl team.? But the Ravens defense was one for the ages in 2000.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Jim Fassel, Kerry Collins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, NFC Championship Game, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXXV
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The Baltimore Ravens (13-4) go back to Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon to play the hated Steelers (12-4) in an AFC Divisional matchup which features perhaps the most heated rivalry in the NFL.

The Ravens and Steelers are meeting for 3rd time in postseason. Steelers are 2-0 vs. Ravens in playoffs.

Kickoff: 4:30 pm ET Site: Heinz Field Surface: Grass The Line: Steelers by 3 1/2; O/U 37

Tags: AFC Playoffs, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, Heinz Field, Joe Flacco, National Football League, New York Giants Blogs, NFL, NFL Playoffs, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers
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With?wins against the Panthers (17-12) and Redskins (23-3), the Ravens are 2-0 to start the preseason. The defense turned in an impressive performance a week ago against Washington, forcing four turnovers and knocking quarterback Donovan McNabb out of the game with an ankle injury. A lot is expected from Baltimore this year, but before fans get too excited about the quick start, keep in mind that the Ravens were 4-0 in the preseason last year, and went on to a?9-7 regular season record, a disappointment to some,?though they did beat the Patriots in the playoffs before losing to the Colts the following week.

The Ravens are one of NFL's best run organizations. Led by GM Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh, the team drafts as well as anyone, and the organization is solid from top to bottom. The defense carried Baltimore?to a Super Bowl win in 2001. In 2010, the offense has the potential to be one of the league's best, while the defense was third best in the NFL in 2009.

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Warren Sapp was so shocked by how much the Giants manhandled the Ravens defense on Sunday that he had to do some investigating himself. The answer he received left him dumbfounded.

?I had to call a friend of mine, Mr. Ray Lewis (after that game), and he said, ?I hate to tell you this, but we were playing pass. We were playing pass first.? And I dropped the phone.?
I hope he was joking. They do review film over there, don't they?

Hat tip to Peter Wade for the quote.

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