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  1. Ravens control their playoff fate again

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens wouldn't be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today, but they do control their playoff fate. How is that possible? It boils down to the final week of the regular season, when the Cincinnati Bengals play at the Pit...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  2. Where Ravens stand in division and wild-card races

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens no longer control their playoff fate after collapsing late in the fourth quarter in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Losers of three of their past five games, the Ravens (7-5) are 1.5 games back of the AFC North-...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  3. No margin of error left for Ravens with this defense

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens' fourth-quarter collapse was not just a nasty blow to the team's playoff chances. The last-minute 34-33 loss to the San Diego Chargers served as a reality check for the final four games of the season. There is no ...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  4. Ravens remain in playoff hunt with fighting spirit

    Jamison Hensley

    NEW ORLEANS -- Baltimore Ravens safety Will Hill didn't go a day this past week without hearing the question: Do you believe you can cover New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham? Every coach from John Harbaugh on down wanted to hear Hill's r...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  5. Challenge of starting 0-1 in Ravens history

    Jamison Hensley

    NFL history says the Baltimore Ravens will have a tough time making the playoffs after falling in the season opener. Since playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990, only 25 percent of the teams (91 of 369) who started 0-1 made the postseason. The Rav...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  6. Dissecting injury impact on Ravens in 2013

    Jamison Hensley

    How much did injuries affect the Baltimore Ravens' failed push to make the playoffs last season? Not as much as many would think, according to Football Outsiders. The analytical website ranked the Ravens as the ninth luckiest team in terms of inju...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  7. Ravens didn't deserve to make playoffs

    Jamison Hensley

    CINCINNATI -- The Baltimore Ravens didn't deserve to go to the playoffs, and they weren't good enough to get there. The Ravens controlled their playoff fate for the past two weeks, and they didn't have what it takes to march into the postseason...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  8. Wake-up caw: Pitta was always coming back

    Jamison Hensley

    Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta said he never considered sitting out if the team had fallen out of playoff contention. It would've been understandable if Pitta had decided not to come back because he will be a free agent at the end of this...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  9. Wild finish on a wild day for the Ravens

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens knew Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings was a must-win in terms of their playoff hopes. They just didn't know they would have to win it three times in the final 2 minutes, 5 seconds of the game. The Raven...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  10. Ravens inching closer to playoff form

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens are a team that's improving and getting closer to looking like a playoff team. They're just not there yet, and you can't put all of the blame on Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin for standing in the Ravens' wa...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  11. Can Ravens beat a top-tier quarterback?

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night would improve the Baltimore Ravens' playoff hopes and help them avoid getting swept by their AFC North rival. It would also represent the Ravens' first win over a top-ti...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  12. Defense keeps Ravens' playoff hopes alive

    Jamison Hensley

    BALTIMORE -- Running back Ray Rice described the Baltimore Ravens' 19-3 win over the New York Jets as a "very good team win." Not exactly. The Ravens remained in the thick of the AFC's playoff picture (or is it the race of mediocrity?) because of ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  13. Ravens have tough schedule remaining

    Jamison Hensley

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens are among eight teams who are either tied for the last playoff spot in the AFC or one game behind. Of that group, the Ravens have the fourth-toughest schedule over the last six weeks of the regular season. ...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  14. Streaking Suggs could tie franchise mark

    Jamison Hensley

    When it comes to sacks, linebacker Terrell Suggs owns almost all of the Baltimore Ravens' records. He is their all-time sacks leader (88.5) and ranks first in postseason sacks (12), too. If Suggs gets to Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Sund...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  15. Ravens proving to be team of destiny

    Jamison Hensley

    DENVER -- As the Baltimore Ravens celebrated winning one of the best playoff games in NFL history, the players came off the field yelling, "No one thought we would win." The Ravens made a convincing statement in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff g...

    Blog | January 13, 2013
  16. Ravens' Torrey Smith added to injury report

    Jamison Hensley

    Two days before the divisional playoff game at Denver, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was added to Thursday's injury report. He was limited in practice with a back injury. Fullback Vonta Leach (knee and ankle) and backup running back ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013