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Chiefs CB celebrates pick-six vs. Ravens with Lewis dance

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Chiefs CB celebrates pick-six vs. Ravens with Lewis dance

Ray Lewis is still getting respect from opponents at M&T Bank Stadium, even though the Ravens’ defense isn’t playing up to Lewis’ standards.

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters became the latest NFL player to do Lewis’ dance while celebrating a touchdown. After Peters returned a pick-six 90 yards Sunday during the Chiefs’ 34-14 victory over the Ravens, Peters broke into the Lewis dance in the end zone, to honor the former Ravens linebacker whose statue sits outside the stadium.

“Playing in Ray Lewis’ house, he was here for a long time, and he did a very good job, so that’s an honor and a salute to Ray Lewis,” Peters said after the game. “I knew if I got a pick I was going to do it regardless. It just helps that it was a pick-six.”

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. also did the Lewis dance after scoring on Monday Night Football last week.

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Peters’ pick-six was another reminder of how opportunistic the Chiefs’ defense is, and how badly the Ravens need to improve in that department next season. The Chiefs (9-5) had two interceptions Sunday, plus a fumble recovery that cornerback Tyvon Branch returned 73 yards for a touchdown. The Chiefs are +15 in the takeaway-giveaway department, second in the NFL behind the undefeated Panthers, who are +19.

Meanwhile, the Ravens are -15 in plus-minus turnovers, worse than every team in the NFL except the Cowboys (-18).

Consider this. Peters has seven interceptions this season. The Ravens’ entire defense has four interceptions.

Ironically, the Ravens were considering Peters in last year’s draft, but the Chiefs took him with the 18th pick, before the Ravens took wide receiver Breshad Perriman at No. 26. Peters has a chance to be the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, while Perriman has yet to play a snap for the Ravens, after a season-ending knee injury suffered on the first day of training camp.

That was just another situation that didn’t go well for the Ravens this year. So while Peters was doing the Lewis dance Sunday, the Ravens (4-10) were absorbing another defeat.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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