Ravens DST holds Steelers without a touchdown Week 2
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/12/14) The Ravens DST had a tremendous game Week 2 against the Steelers.
Baltimore was both good and fortunate during the contest. The team effectively stopped Pittsburgh on multiple drives, and forced quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to resort to checkdowns most of the night. The club also managed to force a couple turnovers. The team caused two fumbles, both of which were recovered by Baltimore. They sacked Big Ben two times, and forced an interception to finish the game.
The Ravens will take on the Browns Week 3.
Terrell Suggs does little in opener
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was mostly quiet in Week 1 against the Bengals, a 23-16 loss.
Suggs had just five tackles -- two solo -- in the loss, and made no impact elsewhere on the box score.
Daryl Smith racks up nine stops in opener
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Ravens linebacker Daryl Smith put together a solid performance in Week 1 against the Bengals, in a 23-16 loss Sunday.
Smith had nine tackles -- four solo -- in the game, but did not make an impact otherwise.
Ravens defense fails to impress in loss
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/7/14) The Ravens defense mostly adopted a bend-don't-break philosophy Sunday against the Bengals, and it didn't work out too well in a 23-16 loss in Week 1.
The Ravens allowed the Bengals to score five times in the first half, but the damage was limited since the Bengals kicked a field goal each time. Still, the Ravens DST unit did little to stand out, allowing 380 yards while failing to record a single sack or turnover in the loss.
The Ravens DST unit wasn't necessarily bad Sunday, but they were responsible for no big plays at all. They will look to bounce back in Week 2, but they face a tough matchup with the Steelers coming to town Thursday.
Lardarius Webb inactive for Week 1
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/7/14) Ravens defensive back Lardarius Webb is inactive for Week 1 against the Bengals, after missing all of the preseason with a back injury. Webb was considered questionable entering the game and took part in pregame warm-ups, but was unable to take the field for the opener.
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All of the Ravens' moves last offseason weren't enough to help the unit emerge in Fantasy. They ranked toward the bottom of the league in Fantasy points despite notching 40 sacks and 16 interceptions and holding opponents to 335.5 yards per game on average. That was because they totaled one touchdown on special teams and one on defense, keeping their totals pretty low. The draft brought in some fresh replacements headlined by linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan and safety Terrence Brooks, but otherwise there weren't many major changes. That means they'll count on a number of getting-up-there-in-age veterans to deliver in the front seven: Haloti Ngata and Elvis Dumervil will be 30, Terrell Suggs and Chris Canty will be 31 and Daryl Smith will be 32. They also begin the year playing against the Bengals and Steelers. We'd be careful committing to the Ravens DST -- they're worth a pick in the final round of your draft, if at all.