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Ravens-Bengals predictions

NFL experts areweighing in with their Week 1 picks, and they are nearly unanimous in theirbelief that the Ravens will take care of the Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium onMonday night. The Ravens figure to be charged up playing a season-opener onMonday night at home, and now have the added emotion of playing in the wake ofArt Modell's death on Thursday. Seven of eightCBSSports.com experts pick the Ravens to win, with Will Brinson being therenegade on the Bengals. Also, all 12ESPN experts have picked the Ravens to win. Then again, that might spelltrouble; all 12 ESPN experts also picked the Giants to beat Dallas onWednesday, and that didn't happen.
Here is how someof the national media see the game Monday night:Albert Breer, NFLNetwork: Ravens 23, Bengals 17"Joe Flaccohas been seen as a quarterback whose numbers are depressed by the system heplays in and what he's being asked to do. This year, with Terrell Suggs downand the Ravens going more fast-break on offense, that will change."
Mike Florio, ProFootball Talk: Ravens 31, Bengals 24"Cincinnati getsits first chance in 2012 to win a game that it shouldnt. Though in timethose wins will come, the Ravens have too much talent on both sides of theball."Peter King,Sports Illustrated: Baltimore 30,Cincinnati 23"Black crepe paperover the stadium in Baltimore Monday evening. The man who brought the Ravens toBaltimore, Art Modell, who died Thursday morning, gave that community a teamfor generations to treasure."Pete Prisco: Baltimore28, Cincinnati 24"The Bengals havea chance here to show right off the bat that 2011 wasn't a fluke. This is notan easy place to play, especially on a Monday night. The Ravens unveiled theirno-huddle offense this summer and Joe Flacco looked good running it. I thinkthat carries over here. The Bengals will have some matchup problems. AndyDalton can't keep up" Mark Schlereth,ESPN: Ravens (no score given)"I haveserious concerns about that (Ravens) defense without Terrell Suggs, but still,at home, season opener, Ray Rice, a little too much for Cincinnati."Michael DavidSmith, Pro Football Talk: Ravens 16, Bengals 13"The Bengals tooka big step forward last year with the emergence of a young offense led by AndyDalton and A.J. Green. This is an opportunity for them to make a very bigstatement aboutreordering the AFC North, but I see the Ravens defensemaking a big statement that theyre not going to let their young rivals get thebest of them just yet."

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Marquise Brown to miss OTAs

Kick off your Saturday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including an injury update on the Ravens' first-round pick. 

Player/Team Notes: 

1. 2019 first-round pick and WR Marquise Brown will miss OTAs as he continues to recover from Lisfranc surgery. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the team expects Brown to be ready by the start of training camp. 

2. The Ravens confirmed the signings of OLB Pernell McPhee, OLB Shane Ray, and WR Michael Floyd Friday. Baltimore also announced it had waived QB Jalan McClendon and DT Kalil Morris.

3. Free agent LB Jon Bostic worked out for the Ravens Friday, per Zrebiec. Bostic was cut by the Steelers in April. 

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: The return of Pernell McPhee

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: The return of Pernell McPhee

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including the return of Pernell McPhee.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Pernell McPhee is a Baltimore Raven again! The Ravens signed McPhee to a one-year deal according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. McPhee was drafted by the Ravens in 2011 during the fifth round and spent four seasons with the team before landing in Chicago and then last season in Washington. The Ravens hope to capitalize on McPhee's 31 career sacks as they hone-in on producing a "diversified pass rush."

2. The Ravens have also signed offensive lineman R.J. Prince, who was last with Pittsburgh. Prince was waived by the Steelers after not seeing a down during the 2018 season. The Steelers picked up Prince as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina.

3. Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 regular season. Peterson reportedly violated the NFL's performance-enhancement drug policy. The Ravens face the Cardinals during Week 2, so this is good news for the guys in purple.

4. The Ravens have reportedly signed former Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Ray had an unproductive season with the Broncos last year with one sack and one forced fumble in 11 games played.

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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