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Ruth's Chris Sizzling Stats: 5 numbers that determined Ravens-Bengals

Ruth's Chris Sizzling Stats: 5 numbers that determined Ravens-Bengals

Here are five Ruth's Chris Sizzling Stats that helped to determine the outcome of Sunday's Ravens win over Cincinnati.

1 -- The number of players in NFL history who have made three field goals of 50+ yards in the first half of a game. That man’s name? Justin Tucker. On Sunday. He hit from 52, 54 and 57, then added a 36-yarder for good measure later in the game to finish 4-of-4 for the game.

3.2 -- The number of yards per rush allowed by Baltimore’s defense vs. Cincinnati, which is actually less than the team’s season average. That’s remarkable considering that the Ravens came into the game leading the league by allowing just 3.4 yards per rush to opponents.

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4 -- Fumbles by Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton, two of which were lost. That included the the game-sealing fumble on the Bengals’ last drive.

2 -- Career touchdowns now for Ravens wide receiver Breshad Perriman after a beautiful catch in the back of the end zone that opened the scoring on Sunday. It was the team’s lone touchdown to go along with four Justin Tucker field goals.

6.38 -- A continuing area of concern: Joe Flacco’s yards per pass attempt this season, which ranks toward the bottom of the league. Only Blake Bortles, Blaine Gabbert and Brock Osweiler average less. Flacco averaged 6.5 yards per attempt in Sunday’s win.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ed Reed warns Lamar Jackson on increased scrutiny that comes with being a black QB

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ed Reed warns Lamar Jackson on increased scrutiny that comes with being a black QB

Here's the latest Baltimore Ravens news you need to know this Wednesday morning. 

Player Notes: 

Cornerback Justin Bethel officially became a member of the Ravens Tuesday. A strong addition to the Ravens' special teams corps, the two-year deal might of not happened if it wasn't for safety and ex-Cardinals teammate Tony Jefferson

Former Ravens safety Ed Reed had some words of advice for quarterback Lamar Jackson after he posted an Instagram story last week of himself driving down a freeway at 105 mph. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Reed noted the increased scrutiny that comes with being a black quarterback. 

The Ravens are investing in their secondary in 2019. With the addition of safety Earl Thomas ($22 million with base salary and signing bonus combined), nickelback Tavon Young ($11 million base salary and signing bonus), cornerback Brandon Carr's option ($6 million), cornerback Jimmy Smith ($9.5 million), safety Tony Jefferson ($8 million) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey ($1.542 million), the Ravens are spending $58 million just on their secondary, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. That brings us to our next point...

Jimmy Smith came in at No. 4 on For The Win's 20 most overpaid NFL players in 2019. Using their "value above market price” metric based on the player's production and cap hit in a given season and multiplying their Pro Football Focus grade by the number of snaps they played, Smith cost the Ravens -$11.1 million. 

The Ravens have released inside linebacker Bam Bradley and cornerback Jaylen Hill with failed physical designations, according to the NFL transaction sheet and The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. Both missed all of the 2018 season with injuries. 

Looking Ahead: 

March 24-27: Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, Az.

April 15: Voluntary OTA's may begin

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens hoping to re-sign Robert Griffin III, per report

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Ravens hoping to re-sign Robert Griffin III, per report

Here's your Tuesday roundup of the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

Player's Notes: 

The Ravens are hoping to re-sign backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, Jeff Zrebiec of TheAthletic.com reports. Playing 2018 on a one-year, $1 million deal, Griffin III appeared in three games, completing 2-of-6 passes for 21 yards. Retaining RGIII would make a ton of sense for the Ravens. Lamar Jackson is their only signed QB at the moment.

Thinking about Jackson handing the ball off to running back Mark Ingram in 2019 certainly has fans excited, and for the Ravens' newest acquisition, he's got plans for the dynamic duo to change the game.

Ronnie Stanley is predicting a bright future for his QB. While speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, the tackle had high regards for how Jackson handled himself his rookie season. 

Safety Tony Jefferson got candid about the Ravens' offseason moves while on NFL Total Access. He admitted that it "hurt a little bit" to see veteran teammates like Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley exit in free agency, but is excited to have a future Hall of Famer in Earl Thomas on his side. .

In AFC North news, the Bengals cut linebacker Vontaze Burfict after seven seasons. The former Pro Bowler played seven games in 2018, totaling 33 combined tackles and 17 assist. 

Looking Ahead: 

March 24-27: Annual League Meeting in Phoenix, Az.

April 15: Voluntary OTA's may begin

April 19: Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets

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