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Rookie Cade York on begging Browns for 68-yard field goal: 'I wanted to break the record'

  Rookie Cade York on begging Browns for 68-yard field goal: 'I wanted to break the record' Cade York didn't backtrack days after imploring the Browns to let him try a 68-yard field goal. "If I'm asking for the kick, I think I can make it."“If I'm asking for the kick, I think I can make it,” York told the Beacon Journal on Wednesday in the locker room at team headquarters.

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NFL Week 17 Power Rankings 2022: 1-32 poll, defining moments - Jamison Hensley

8. Baltimore Ravens (10-5)

Week 16 ranking: 10

Defining moment: Lamar Jackson’s injury.

Jackson suffered a knee injury Dec. 4, and the Ravens have scored a total of two touchdowns in his three-game absence. Baltimore has clinched a playoff berth, but the health of Jackson will determine whether it is a legitimate championship contender. If Jackson’s mobility is limited, it’s difficult to see the Ravens getting past the likes of the Chiefs, Bills and Bengals in the AFC. This also marks the second straight season that Jackson has missed multiple games in December, which could impact contract negotiations after the season.

Something different for Deshaun Watson? What’s up with Browns secondary? – Terry Pluto Pregame Scribbles

  Something different for Deshaun Watson? What’s up with Browns secondary? – Terry Pluto Pregame Scribbles CLEVELAND, Ohio – Scribbles in my notebook as the Browns prepare to face Baltimore on Saturday. The Ravens are 9-4. The Browns are 5-8. 1. At his Thursday press conference, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh was asked about facing a no-huddle offense: “We prepare for no huddle all the time. It’s tough to defend it. It’s a challenging thing, and all of a sudden the tempo changes, the plays change and they find something. Any offense is always looking for something to spark them, and sometimes it can be a change of tempo.” 2. What should the Browns do vs. the Ravens? Why not a heavy dose of no-huddle? See if it can help Deshaun Watson develop some flow with the offense.

Ravens Notes: Pass Rush Has Been Dominant - Todd Karpovich

Baltimore has recorded at least one sack in 19 straight games, marking the NFL’s second-longest active streak. The Buffalo Bills are first with 20.

The Ravens recorded multiple sacks in 11 consecutive games this season, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. During this 11-game streak, the Ravens have 36 total sacks.

The Ravens have also allowed fewer than 14 points in seven games this season, including their past four contests.

Baltimore now has three players — cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters and inside linebacker Patrick Queen — who have posted at least one sack, one interception one forced fumble, and one fumble return this season. No other team in 2022 has more than one player who has reached those marks.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh explains why OLB David Ojabo only played one snap in NFL debut

  Ravens HC John Harbaugh explains why OLB David Ojabo only played one snap in NFL debut Rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo made his NFL debut for the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in their Week 15 loss to the Cleveland Browns. While he may not have made the biggest impact on the stat sheet, fans of the team are sure to warm up to his undeniable talent…Ojabo was a second-round pick by the Ravens in the 2022 draft, selected with the 45th overall pick. However, it weren’t for an Achilles injury sustained during his Pro Day at the University of Michigan, he likely would’ve gone much sooner.

Queen has a single-season career-high five sacks in 2022.

2022 NFL Season: Grading all 32 first-round picks after Week 16 - Sam Monson

14. BALTIMORE RAVENS: S KYLE HAMILTON, NOTRE DAME

Overall Rookie Grade: 79.3 (Rank: 1/25)

Principal Opponent: Drake London

Week 16 Snaps: 50

Hamilton played 50 snaps this week, tying his season high and marking the second time in three games he has hit that threshold. Against Atlanta, Hamilton saw a good amount of Drake London in coverage, allowing three catches to the rookie and surrendering five catches for 61 yards in total against all receivers. He broke up a pass but also missed a pair of tackles.

25. BALTIMORE RAVENS: C TYLER LINDERBAUM, IOWA

Overall Rookie Grade: 75.6 (Rank: 1/3)

Principal Opponent: Grady Jarrett

Week 16 Snaps: 52

Linderbaum was beaten for one pressure on 18 pass-blocking snaps against the Falcons, but it was a near-instant loss to Grady Jarrett up the middle that caused two other Ravens blockers to try to patch up the mistake and forced quarterback Tyler Huntley out of the pocket. His run blocking was good all game, but his pass blocking tends to be an issue.

Six Ravens announced to Pro Bowl

  Six Ravens announced to Pro Bowl The Baltimore Ravens are sending six players to the Pro Bowl!Below is the Baltimore Ravens Public Relations Department Release announcing all six.

Which NFL GMs have helped and hurt their teams the most in 2022? - Mike Jones

Down: Eric DeCosta, Baltimore Ravens

Securing Lamar Jackson’s long-term future and surrounding him with enough talent to contend with Kansas City and Buffalo topped the Ravens’ to-do list for 2022. But with two weeks left in the regular season, Jackson still lacks a contract extension, and Baltimore’s struggles to find consistent and impactful playmakers for its quarterback have continued. The Ravens have locked up a playoff berth, but Jackson has missed the last three games with injury, and prior to that, Baltimore’s offense had become stagnant despite featuring one of the most dynamic players in the NFL. Meanwhile, Cincinnati (11-4) has turned things around after a slow start and overtaken the Ravens (10-5) for the top spot in the AFC North.

Ravens are field goal favorites vs. Steelers in New Year’s Day rematch - Jonas Shaffer

The Ravens (10-5), who clinched a playoff berth Saturday with a win over the Atlanta Falcons and a loss by the New England Patriots, are favored by 3 1/2 points in their New Year’s Day meeting. The Steelers (7-8) rallied late to beat the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday, their fourth win in the past five weeks, and keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

If the betting line holds, the Ravens would be home favorites against Pittsburgh for the third straight year. They lost as three-point favorites in 2021 and as four-point home favorites in 2020. The Ravens are just 1-5-1 against the spread this season at M&T Bank Stadium.

NFL Hall of Famer follows Deion Sanders' footsteps, named head coach at another HBCU .
Bethune-Cookman University, an HBCU in Daytona Beach, announced on Tuesday that Hall of Famer Ed Reed has been hired as the school's next head football coach.Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed has been hired as the Wildcats' next head coach, the HBCU announced on Tuesday.

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