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Eyes on the Competition : Baltimore Ravens

Thursday, April 9th, 2015


The Ravens almost stopped the Patriots' Super Bowl run before it got started in 2014.  Have they done enough to get over the hump?

The Ravens almost stopped the Patriots’ Super Bowl run before it got started in 2014. Have they done enough to get over the hump?

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

In the past it was the Colts.  The natural geography and Rex Ryan would scream it was the Jets.  But in recent playoff years, the Baltimore Ravens have been the Patriots’ biggest rival come January, and arguably the Pats’ biggest competition to earn the AFC crown.

Last year’s divisional round playoff game was arguably the greatest in Gillette Stadium’s history.  The only game to compare in my opinion was the 2011 AFC Championship game against…the Ravens.

I’m not sure if Joe Flacco is in cruise control throughout the regular season, or just simply doesn’t care.  Maybe he plays against himself every week in some undisclosed fantasy football league. (more…)

Ascending Impact: Breaking Down Patriots Cornerback Logan Ryan vs. Baltimore in Week 16

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The 83rd pick in April’s draft demonstrated his penchant for the big play in Sunday’s win over the Ravens. (NFL Game Rewind)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

He’s been a special-teamer. He’s been a dimeback. He’s been a nickelback. He’s been a cornerback. And while his role in Foxborough began as a minute one, Logan Ryan’s rise as a playmaker has been anything but.

After recording three tackles through his first six NFL games, the New England Patriots third-round pick broke out on a 79-yard interception returned for a touchdown versus the New York Jets in Week 7. A week later, he added 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in just one half of play against the Miami Dolphins.

That nose for the football has followed Ryan through the final stretch of the 2013 campaign. In many ways, though, Ryan has followed it.

Over the rookie’s 359 defensive snaps since Oct. 27 – per Pro Football Focus – the Scarlet Knight has amassed an additional four interceptions and six pass deflections. But few were more pivotal than the handful that came in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens. (more…)

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