Quick Links

Ravens look for better success on the road


Ravens look for better success on the road

The Ravens got a week to rest and now have to come back to one of the things that's given them the most trouble so far the last two seasons-- a road game.

During the past two years, the Ravens just haven't played well on the road. They've struggled against teams they should have beaten with ease and also just have yet to play consistent football. 

It's one of the things that coach John Harbaugh and his staff are trying to figure out before the Ravens head out to Cleveland for Sunday's match-up with the Browns. 

"It's harder for us on the road -- for some reason -- when things aren't going well, to pull ourselves out of it," Harbaugh said in Monday's conference call with the media. "That's probably been going on into last year's time."

Harbaugh talked about how the Ravens played well on the road at times in 2011, against the Steelers and Rams, but there's been a number of tough games away from Baltimore.

He said the team's been trying to figure out why Joe Flacco and friends have problems on offense. Or why there's been trouble in general. So far, there's not an easy answer although the team is taking a good hard look at why they're having so much difficulty. 

"We’re actually doing some kind of studies on that – not that I think it’s going to be earth-shattering – it’s just going to be doing the things that we need to do to get first downs and get the ball moving and not turn the ball over," Harbaugh said. "It’s not any big mystery. You just have to get first downs. You have to score in the red zone.  You can’t turn the ball over. You have to get some time of possession.”

Quick Links

Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

USA Today Sports

Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.


“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

Quick Links

Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

USA Today Sports

Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.