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Ravens at Chiefs Week 3: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Ravens at Chiefs Week 3: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Two weeks and two wins have the Baltimore Ravens off to a fast start in 2019. After a 59-10 win in Miami, the Ravens took care of business at home defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 23-17.

While Lamar Jackson may have not replicated the numbers that earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week following the opener, his Week 2 performance was still impressive. The second-year quarterback threw for 272 yards (including a beautiful deep ball to Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown to seal the game) and two touchdowns while rushing for 120 yards.

Jackson now has seven passing touchdowns in two games, more than he compiled in all of his starts last season.

Defensively, Baltimore was once again solid even while missing Jimmy Smith in the secondary. Despite allowing Kyler Murray to throw for over 300 yards in the Air-Raid offense, Baltimore only surrendered one touchdown late in the game.

Through the first two games of 2019, things have gone about as good as they can for the Ravens. Even with matchups against teams that don't look like contenders, wins are wins in the NFL. But now, the Ravens will face their biggest test yet when they head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs.

Led by reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes, the AFC West leaders are also a perfect 2-0 on the season. Even with the absence of receiver Tyreek Hill for a majority of the two games, Mahomes is already making a case for a two-peat as MVP. Through 120 minutes of action, he's thrown for 871 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 71.4 percent of his passes. 

Mahomes and company will offer plenty of challenges for the Baltimore defense. Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins and a plethora of other weapons allow Mahomes to disperse his passes all over the field. Come Sunday, the secondary will have its hands full.

The Week 3 matchup is also a rematch of one of the better games of 2018. Mahomes and the Chiefs outlasted Jackson and the Ravens 27-24 in overtime, something the team still hasn't forgotten about

Sunday promises to be a good one, here's everything you need to know about the game:


Who: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs 

What: Week 3 regular season

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MD

TV Channel: CBS 

Live Stream: CBS Sports, FuboTV

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090, 98Rock and 101.5 FM

Weather: Partly cloudy, high of 72 degrees, chance of rain 50 percent


Week 1: Sun., 9/8 at Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (W, 59-10)

Week 2: Sun., 9/15 vs. Cardinals, 1:00 p.m. (W, 23-17)

Week 3: Sun., 9/22 at Chiefs. 1:00 p.m.

Week 4: Sun., 9/29 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Week 5: Sun., 10/6 at Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 6: Sun., 10/13 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Week 7: Sun., 10/20 at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.

Week 8: BYE week

Week 9: Sun., 11/3 vs. Patriots, 8:20 p.m.

Week 10:  Sun., 11/10 at Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Week 11: Sun., 11/17 vs. Texans, 1:00 p.m.

Week 12: Mon., 11/25 at Rams, 8:15 p.m.

Week 13: Sun., 12/1 vs. 49ers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: Sun., 12/8 at Bills, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Thu., 12/12 vs. Jets, 8:20 p.m.

Week 16: Sun., 12/22 at Browns, 1:00 p.m.

Week 17: Sun., 12/29 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.


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A model of consistency, the Ravens' offensive line has paved the way for the NFL's best rushing attack

A model of consistency, the Ravens' offensive line has paved the way for the NFL's best rushing attack

OWINGS MILLS, Md. —  About three months ago, the Ravens’ offensive line was one of the biggest question marks on the team. 

The presumed starting left guard, Jermaine Eluemunor was shipped to New England at the end of August, Marshal Yanda rarely played or practiced and Baltimore was set to rely on the growth of its young tackle-tandem.

In the three months since then, though, they’ve been one of the most consistent units in the NFL. They rarely miss a snap, never get injured and routinely own the line of scrimmage, paving the way for the best rushing attack in the NFL.

“I don’t know if there’s any secret formula,” center Matt Skura said. “Just building consistency through the week and how we work on our technique and fundamentals. Just with our mindset too, every game is the same thing. We want to be tough, physical and be on our assignments every week. That’s just built through chemistry throughout the whole year.”

The starting offensive line — which consists of: Ronnie Stanley, Bradley Bozeman, Skura, Yanda and Orlando Brown Jr. — hasn’t been together for just 90 total snaps out of 700 through the first 10 games. 

There’s been only four games where a member of the starting unit missed an offensive snap, and the lone reason for the missed snaps were because of a lopsided score. In those three games, the Ravens won by an average of just over 39 points. 

The other game was the first Bengals game, a 23-17 Ravens win. Stanley missed just three snaps.

“We’re doing well as a group,” Yanda said. “We’re a consistent group right now. For you to be a player for a long time in this league, you have to be a consistent player, and I think that all five guys have played consistent football. And that’s what you need.”

Bozeman, Brown and Skura haven’t missed a snap all season long, which has solidified a unit that needed youth to step up. And ask anyone around the Ravens practice facility, they’ll tell you they’ve got two Pro Bowl tackles in Stanley and Brown.

“Just chemistry I think all five of us have, and just the trust we have for one another,” Brown said. “I think we're all playing for each other and all playing for each other's families, and like I said, it's just the chemistry, in my opinion, and the love we have for each other.” 

Led by offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris, not only has the offensive line been a model of consistency, they’re leading the way for potentially the best rushing attack in NFL history.

The Ravens currently average 203.1 yards per game. That places the Ravens first in the NFL, by over a 50-yard split, ahead the second-place team. 

And not only in 2019, but historically, the Ravens rushing attack is on a record-setting pace. 

In 1978, the Patriots rushed for 3,165 yards over 16 games (197.81 per game), which stands as the NFL record. Five years earlier, the Bills rode O.J. Simpson to 3,088 team rushing yards in 14 games, which stands as the NFL’s record for rushing yards per game at 220.5.

The Ravens are on-pace for nearly 3,250 rushing yards, which would make them the NFL’s best rushing team of all-time. They’re about 17 yards short of becoming the best rushing team, in terms of yards per game, in league history. 

“We take a lot of pride in that,” Bozeman said. “For an offensive lineman, this is a dream offense to play in. We’re running the ball, we’re throwing the ball, we’re primarily more run than throwing, but it’s been a lot of fun.”

Baltimore, were the season to end today, would end at a 5.65 yards-per-rush clip. That would tie the record for second all-time, the best rate since the 1963 Cleveland Browns.

In many ways, the Ravens’ offense is revolutionizing the way the game is played. In other ways, they’re bringing the game back to a pre-Super Bowl era version of football. 

“For me, I think the best way to describe it is physical,” said Skura, describing the Ravens rushing attack. “I always think about physical fundamentals. Every play, we’re just going to get after it. We’re just trying to wear down the defense as much as we can.”

The rushing attack is led by quarterback and MVP-candidate Lamar Jackson, who is currently on-pace to break the single season rushing record for a quarterback previously set by Michael Vick. Jackson is on pace for just under 1,250 yards rushing. 

“It starts with Lamar,” Yanda said. “He puts a lot of stress on every single defense, just because of his run threat ability as a quarterback. And obviously, he’s run for a lot of yards.”

Yanda then asked if Jackson had broken the record yet. When told he hadn’t, Yanda replied, “Not yet, but he will.”

Jackson’s ability to run the ball has sent defenses into fits trying to figure out how to slow him down. Then, when the Ravens return to a more typical rushing attack, the offensive line is there to pave the way for the next two leading rushers, Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards.

“So, (Lamar’s) stress that he puts on the defense, No. 1, opens up other areas of the running game,” Yanda said. “So, that’s a complementary system where you have to account for him, No. 1. And then we can run our normal run game, that would be like a normal running game, as an addition to what he does.”

And with the man that leads the rushing attack like Jackson, the offensive line is led in the same way by Yanda. 

Yanda, at 35 years of age, is the second-oldest player on the team. The other four linemen average 24-and-a-half years old.

In fact, none of the other four offensive linemen have as many years in the NFL, put together, as Yanda does by himself. 

“It all starts with Marshal Yanda and Marshal’s presence, day-in and day-out, sets quite the tone,” offensive coordinator Greg Roman said. “I can’t speak highly enough how instrumental he’s been in the success we’ve had, really starting mid-season last year. Just how he’s been unbelievably dominant.”

Roman, who has led his offenses to the top of the NFL in nearly every place he’s been, might have his best unit, and individual lineman, with Yanda and the Ravens.

“Jonathan Ogden and Mike Flynn were my first old dogs when I was a young buck, and you want them to lead the way,” Yanda said. “And if you have questions, you ask those guys. And I remembered, if I ever make it to be the old guy in the room, I’m going to be a source for questions, for how I’m thinking about a play, or whatever — any type of resource they have.”

Whether old or young, experienced or inexperienced, the Ravens offensive line has been as consistent as one can expect an offensive line in the NFL to be. 

The record book might not show it, but through the first 10 games of the season, the Ravens’ offensive line has been a model of stability, a unit that’s helped carry the Ravens to an 8-2 record. 

It wouldn’t be fair to give them the credit alone for Jackson’s potential-MVP season, or the 8-2 record. But the rushing attack, which has been so dominant, starts with the five up front.

“It’s a tribute to all of them,” Roman said. “How they come in every day and work extremely hard and really take a lot of pride in the identity they’re trying to create every day.”


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‘He’s a legit monster’: How the Ravens are focused on stopping Aaron Donald 

‘He’s a legit monster’: How the Ravens are focused on stopping Aaron Donald 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Matt Skura was the first member of the Ravens to find out how good Aaron Donald is. 

In a September game between Pittsburgh and Duke in 2013, Skura lined up at center for Duke and Donald, a defensive tackle for Pitt, lined up in a three-technique over the right guard. 

On the snap, Duke’s right guard pulled left and Donald followed. Skura’s job was to block back on Donald and fill the hole. 

Instead, Donald blew through the line, and by Skura, and tackled Duke quarterback Brandon Connette and running back Josh Snead at the same time. 

“I was like, ‘Alright, this guy, he’s pretty legit,’” Skura recalled with a grin. “I just saw him flash before my eyes and he already made the play. He’s gotten bigger and faster and stronger since then, so I know it’s going to be fun.”

Donald’s ‘double tackle’ was at the start of his mystique, a career with a host of accolades in his five-years in the NFL.

He was named AP Defensive Rookie of The Year in 2014, has won back-to-back AP Defensive Player of The Year awards, was selected to five Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams and holds the record for most sacks (20.5) from a defensive tackle. 

“He’s a legit monster,” Mark Ingram said. “You talk about an animal, a game-wrecker, a game-changer, that’s who it is. If you don’t have the proper gameplan for him, he’ll ruin your day, as simple as that. So, we respect him, and we’re going to have to know where he’s at, at all times and be able to neutralize him so he doesn’t ruin our game.”

At just 6-foot-1, Donald uses his speed and quickness off the ball to beat offensive linemen to their spots. And when it comes time, he’s able to use his power to barrel through whoever tries to block him. 

“Most guys have one or two really good moves, whether it’s bull rush is their main way they win, and then they’ll have a change-up move,” Marshal Yanda said. “He has an outside move, a bull rush and an inside move that are all very, very, very effective. So, that’s what makes him really good.”

Donald’s ability to move around the line of scrimmage, both before and after the snap, will make life incredibly difficult on Monday in Los Angeles for the Ravens offensive front. 

In particular, he’s nearly impossible to slow down on stunts and plays where he can utilize his lateral quickness to beat the offensive line.

“Obviously, Aaron Donald is one of the best players in the world,” Orlando Brown Jr. said. “He's very competitive. He makes plays. He's got pressures. He's got sacks, TFLs — all those things. I feel like his statistics pretty much speak for itself.”

Predominantly, Donald lines up as the Rams right defensive tackle in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme. So while he can move around, he’ll predominantly be lined up against the left side of the Ravens’ offensive line, which from left to right goes: Ronnie Stanley, Bradley Bozeman and Matt Skura.

“He’s a hell of a player,” Bozeman, a second-year pro, said. “He’s a complete, all-around great player. We’re going to have our hands full this week. I respect the man in every aspect of the game. He’s a complete player. This will be a good opportunity for me to see what I’m made of.”

So while the seemingly larger-than-life figure of Donald awaits the Ravens offensive front, they’re viewing Monday’s game as a barometer to test themselves against perhaps the best player in football. 

“I think you always want the best, and you always want to play your best against the best,” Skura said. “That’s definitely going to be a unique challenge for all of us. Any time you get to go against one of the best, or the best interior defensive linemen in the NFL, you always get pumped up for it.”

If there were a team to stop the NFL's best defender, though, the Ravens think they're it.

They enter Week 12 with the league’s best rushing attack, a ground game that’s averaging 203 yards per game at a 5.7 yards per play clip. They’ve also allowed just 19 sacks through their first 10 games, good for sixth in the league. 

But Monday will come the greatest test, at least individually, they’ll go up against all year long. 

“His speed off the ball, his explosiveness, his technique, his ability to read offensive linemen, get his hands off of him — everything he does is with power and explosion,” Skura said. “That’s something we’re going to have to try and handle.”

The Rams’ defensive front isn’t just Donald, as they boast a talented group of pass-rushers that includes Michael Brockers, Clay Matthews and Dante Fowler. 

But the unit goes as Donald does, and that’s exactly who Ravens will be faced with stopping on Monday in Los Angeles.

“We all have to do our jobs,” Bozeman said. “If you get help, great, if you don’t, you just have to man up and make the block.”