The offense and the punishment here are minor and don’t much matter, but the excuse is very much indicative of how things work in the modern NFL.
The NFL changed its kickoff rule this offseason, in an attempt to reduce head injuries resulting from the collisions that often ensued when 11 players got a running start in pursuit of one player moving at full speed in the opposite direction. The changes will be reviewed after the 2018 season. But Ravens head coach…
The Baltimore Ravens announced today that they have agreed to a one-year deal with a quarterback who is not Colin Kaepernick.
Despite the worst efforts of Joe Flacco, who went 4 of 18 for just 28 yards in the first half, the Ravens are actually trying to make the playoffs by beating the Bengals today. It’s proving to be extremely difficult, and Darqueze Dennard made the task even harder by stealing a catch away from Chris Moore and taking it…
According to ESPN, Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass sent a letter to season ticket holders this week, in which he blamed a dip in attendance at least in part on the fact that Ravens players knelt during the national anthem before a game in London.
After a 3-4 start, the Baltimore Ravens are in the thick of the AFC wild-card chase, with a hatefest showdown on tap for Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.* But the Ravens are so perfectly ordinary this season, when I pitched an analysis of them to two of my editors, these were their responses:
Joe Flacco, last week’s Bad Quarterback of the Week, was actually quite good in yesterday’s 44-20 stomping of the Detroit Lions. Flacco threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns, and was feeling so good after the game that he opened his press conference by clowning Jameis Winston.
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This throw from Joe Flacco looks extremely ill-advised on first glance, with Green Bay’s Damarious Randall giving no space and covering Mike Wallace perfectly as he runs towards the end zone. But somehow, Flacco found a seemingly nonexistent window to fit the ball through, and Randall could do nothing to prevent the…
Kiko Alonso drilled Joe Flacco in the head as the Ravens quarterback attempted to slide late in the first half tonight in Baltimore, sending Flacco to the locker room and drawing face-to-face anger from Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
The Vikings’ Andrew Sendejo drew an early unnecessary roughness penalty today against the Ravens when he went in head first against Baltimore receiver Mike Wallace, who was already in the process of being tackled. Wallace’s helmet flew far away from him after the hit, and he stayed down while being attended to by team…
At first, the Ravens’ Bobby Rainey looked down before the 25 on just another ho-hum kickoff return. But Rainey got up after he was tripped by his own man, and without any whistles blown, he was able to accelerate past all the confused Chicago tacklers for a 96-yard score.
As the meaning of national anthem demonstrations has shifted from a specific protest against racial injustice and police brutality to a vague stand of unity, it seems that now, some NFL fans have been conditioned to boo any time they see a player taking a knee.
Well, here are several layers of shit to sift through: the Maryland Stadium Authority has increased security around the Ray Lewis statue outside the Ravens’ arena, after fans filed a petition requesting it be removed because Lewis knelt during the national anthem on Sunday. Even though Lewis has repeatedly and publicly
Former NFL player and noted nonsense-talker Ray Lewis, who has previously been critical of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality, linked arms with several Ravens players and went down to two knees before Sunday’s game in London. The act seemed like a strange…
In the earliest game of an NFL Sunday that’s expected to see the most widespread national anthem protests yet, several members of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee during the American national anthem before this morning’s London game at Wembley Stadium.
What better way for the Ravens to prepare for their upcoming game in London than to tweet out a creepy-as-hell photoshop featuring the team’s logo superimposed on Queen Elizabeth II’s face, complete with a weird and somewhat robotic red eye?