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Did Ravens game look familiar?

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Did Ravens game look familiar?

On the road, against an opponent loath to throw the ball, the offense not capitalizing Ravens fans have seen this one before. Theres a big difference, though. Last season, the result was an ugly loss in Jacksonville. On Sunday, the result was an ugly win in Kansas City.

And for those of you keeping score while waiting for tonights Orioles game, thats two ugly wins in a row. In this season of the no-huddle scheme that was expected to unleash the Ravens offensive potential, we werent supposed to see games like these.

Now, the previous win in this ugly streak did come on a Thursday night against the Browns, at the end of a grueling, four-games-in-18-days stretch, so whether the team was looking for excuses or not, it had a pretty good one. But Sundays 9-6 grinder against the Chiefs came with nine days between games.

If we look back at that Jacksonville debacle from 2011, there are several similarities: awful third-down efficiency for the Ravens (3-for-11 Sunday, 2-for-12 last year), opposing running back rushing for more than 100 yards (Jamaal Charles, 140; Maurice Jones-Drew, 105) and opponents barely there passing (Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, 12 completions; Blaine Gabbert, nine).

But the key difference even more than the Chiefs give-it-to-me turnover tendencies was the Ravens ability and willingness to run the ball. Last year, Ray Rice got eight carries for 28 yards. On Sunday, Rice was handed the ball 17 times, and he responded with 102 yards.

Chewing up yardage on the ground can make up for a lot, and the Ravens proved that Sunday.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: OTAs Day 1

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including a recap of the first day of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Yesterday, (Monday) was the first day of the Ravens' OTAs. OTAs continue today (Tuesday) as the Ravens work on developing a new offense. Check out some of the highlights here. 

2. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. 

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: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Roster is set heading into start of OTAs

Kick off your Monday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the full 90-man roster heading into the beginning of OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced the full 90-man roster that will be competing for an official team roster spot in OTAs this summer. Ravens OTAs begin Monday.

2. With the return of Pernell McPhee and the addition of Shane Ray, it's clear that the Ravens are searching for the right pass rushers for their defense. The two veterans join draft pick Jaylon Ferguson in the quest to create a dynamic defense.

3. Marquise Brown is expected to miss OTAs due to continued rehab on his foot from Lisfranc surgery. However, Brown is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in August.

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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