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  1. Ravens' report card at the Steelers

    Jamison Hensley

    Grading the Baltimore Ravens in their 30-17 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers: Quarterback: Joe Flacco picked up where he left off in the playoffs, throwing deep downfield and giving his receivers a chance to make a play on the ball. In a pivotal thi...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  2. Ravens distant 3rd in AFC North predictions

    Jamison Hensley

    Many teams, whether it's valid or not, like to play the "disrespect card" for motivation. The Baltimore Ravens just have to point to the's predictions to show how few experts believe they can win the AFC North. Of the 64 ESPN contributors...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Wake-up caw: More pressure on Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens don't play for another three days, but there's now more pressure on them to win. San Diego's 27-20 upset win at Denver Thursday night moved the Chargers to within a half-game of the Ravens for the final playoff spot in the AFC...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  4. Where Ravens stand in AFC playoff picture

    Jamison Hensley

    If the regular season ended today, the Baltimore Ravens would get the No. 6 seed (the AFC's last wild-card spot) and play at the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the playoffs. The Ravens' preference is to win the AFC North, but that goal t...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  5. Joe Flacco wants Ravens to 'let it loose'

    Jamison Hensley

    Sunday's game is a must-win one for the Baltimore Ravens, given their 4-6 record and the fact they trail the New York Jets (5-5) by one game for the final playoff spot in the AFC. But quarterback Joe Flacco doesn't want the Ravens to play like the...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  6. Ihedigbo answers call as Ravens' playmaker

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees challenged his defense to play more aggressively Sunday, and safety James Ihedigbo was the one who stepped up as the game-changer in the 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  7. Podcast: Torrey Smith on Patriots

    Jamison Hensley

    Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith discusses the closing minutes of Baltimore's win over the Broncos, his reaction to Jacoby Jones' touchdown reception, Joe Flacco's postseason performance and another chance to play the Patriots in the AFC championshi...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Bengals 13, Steelers 10

    Jamison Hensley

    PITTSBURGH -- My thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals' 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers: What it means: In a defensive battle, the Bengals (9-6) made the last big play to clinch a playoff berth and knock the Steelers out of the postseason. Thi...

    Blog | December 23, 2012
  9. Do the Ravens need to worry about Reed?

    Jamison Hensley

    The only major concern coming from the Ravens' 55-20 win over the Raiders was the play of Ed Reed. The Pro Bowl safety's missed tackle led to Darrius Heyward-Bey's 55-yard touchdown. Another Raiders touchdown -- a 30-yard pass to Denarius Moore --...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  10. Observation deck: Bengals-Falcons

    Jamison Hensley

    As I noted in the AFC North Wake-up call, Andy Dalton delivered the play of the game in the Bengals' 24-19 preseason win at Atlanta, throwing a 50-yard touchdown to A.J. Green in the second quarter. While the focus will be on Dalton's arm strength --...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  11. AFC 411: Ravens perfect after byes

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Home-field advantage in the divisional round hasn't been much of an advantage recently. Since 2005, home teams in the divisional playoffs have as many losses (12) as wins (12). When the Ravens play host to Houston on Sunday, t...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  12. Win and in for Ravens, Steelers

    Jamison Hensley

    The Ravens and Steelers have a simple scenario to clinch a playoff berth this week: Win and you're in. Baltimore and Pittsburgh, who are both 10-3, play on the West Coast in Week 15. The Ravens are at San Diego (6-7) on "Sunday Night Football," an...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  13. Upon Further Review: Steelers

    Jamison Hensley

    Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 13-9 win at the Kansas City Chiefs: The Steelers' lousy play on offense can be attributed to many things from Ben Roethlisberger's broken thumb to inconsistent blocking by the line to strange play calling (Mewel...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  14. Wrap-up: Steelers 32, Cardinals 20

    Jamison Hensley

    Thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers' 32-20 win at the Arizona Cardinals: What it means: Pittsburgh delivers its most convincing win on the road this season. Unlike like last week, the Steelers came to play in the second half and finished off the C...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  15. Under further review: Bengals

    Jamison Hensley

    Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 23-20 win against the Buffalo Bills: The Bengals wouldn't have been able to pull off the comeback victory against the previously undefeated Bills if not for the play of Jermaine Gresham. The Cincinnati tight e...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  16. Warm-up: Experts pick against Steelers

    Jamison Hensley

    Here's your game-day warm-up: When it comes to the AFC North, ESPN's NFL experts had two unanimous picks -- they all predict the Ravens will win and the Steelers will lose. The biggest concern with the Steelers, who play at Houston, is their ba...

    Blog | October 02, 2011