Ravens hoping to capitalize on Tom Brady's mistakes
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) The Ravens will look to capitalize on their recent success heading into Sunday's pivotal home matchup against the Patriots in Week 16.
Baltimore intercepted Matthew Stafford three times in an 18-16 Week 15 win at Detroit. Tom Brady, a victim of a late-game interception his last time out, has been picked off in each of his last three games. He has 4,049 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season.
The Ravens have not allowed a quarterback to throw for more than 275 yards over the last eight games. Baltimore has allowed 231.6 passing yards per game this season, which ranks 13th in the league. Consider the Ravens a decent starting option in most formats for Week 16.
Ravens deem two linebackers questionable for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/20/13) Ravens linebackers Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and Albert McClellan (neck) have been deemed questionable for Sunday against New England. The other defensive player on the injury report are safety Asa Jackson (thigh), who is doubtful, and safety Brynden Trawick (ankle), who is probable.
Report: Flacco doesn't move much in Thursday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/19/13) Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco participated in his second straight practice Thursday despite having a brace on his sprained left knee, but was limited in his mobility, the Baltimore Sun has reported.
Barring a setback, Flacco will probably play Sunday against the Patriots as the Ravens continue to fight for a playoff spot and AFC North crown.
Struggling Terrell Suggs aware of sackless streak
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/19/13) Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is quite aware that he hasn't had a sack since racking up nine in his first eight games. He told the Carroll County Times that he thinks about it a lot.
John Harbaugh is also aware of it, but he's not complaining.
"Every team is going to look at Terrell Suggs, and they're going to do everything they can to make sure he doesn't destroy their passing game because he is capable of doing that," Harbaugh said. "But he has gotten pressure on the quarterback. He's forced the ball to come out quickly. And those are all things that count, too."
Suggs has been slowed in other areas as well. He has just 14 tackles in his last six games and was blanked in Week 15 against Detroit.
Ravens DST feasts on Matthew Stafford's mistakes
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/17/13) The Ravens DST intercepted Matthew Stafford three times in the Week 15 win at Detroit, holding the high-octane Lions to 16 points. Defensive tackle DeAngelo Tyson, linebacker Daryl Smith and safety Matt Elam picked off Stafford in the second half.
Smith has three interceptions this year, tied for the team lead, after snagging Stafford's ill-advised pass over the middle. Smith added a sack, giving him 4 1/2 this season.
Baltimore got a lift from the return of outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, who had two quarterback hits and two tackles. The Ravens DST faces another tough matchup Week 16 vs. the Patriots.