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Joe Flacco: Need a Fast Start Against Patriots

Joe Flacco: Need a Fast Start Against Patriots Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens will have the tough task of beating the New England Patriots on the road Saturday in the divisional round. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco stressed the importance of getting off to a fast start. "It's great when you can score a touchdown and then put another on top of that," Flacco said of quieting the home crowd. "I don't think I'm always thinking about that, but it is pretty cool." The Ravens have yet to beat the Patriots in the playoffs on the road, but Flacco is looking forward to the opportunity of going up against Tom Brady. "Tom was playing for who knows how many years before I got in here," Flacco said. "I was in high school, sitting there watching him watching those guys win Super Bowls." "It's not really about me outdueling Tom or him outdueling me," Flacco continued. "We're not playing against each other. I think these guys on defense present more challenges then they normally do." This will be the fourth postseason meeting between the two teams. The Patriots are 18-8 in the playoffs since 2000. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Ravens Sack Steelers, Advance to Face Patriots

Ravens Sack Steelers, Advance to Face Patriots Rob Carr/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- With just over eight minutes to play, Terrell Suggs intercepted a tipped Ben Roethlisberger pass. On the next play, Joe Flacco hooked up with Crockett Gillmore for a 21-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach as the Baltimore Ravens go into Heinz Field and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Saturday, in the AFC wild-card playoff game.Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was on point all game, completing 18 of 29 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns.Meanwhile, the Ravens defense got after Roethlisberger all game, pressuring him ten times, five of those ending up in sacks.The Ravens sealed the game with under three minutes to go when Roethlisberger threw an errant pass that was intercepted by Darian Stewart.The No. 6 seed Ravens will now make a trip to Foxborough where they'll take on the No. 1 seed New England Patriots at 4:35 p.m. ET Saturday with the winner earning a trip to the AFC Championship game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Falcons Hold Off Browns 20-10, Clinch Playoff Berth

Falcons Hold Off Browns 20-10, Clinch Playoff Berth Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens are in the playoffs for the sixth time in seven years after a 20-10 win over the Browns on Sunday. Baltimore needed the Chiefs to beat the Chargers for them to get in and Kansas City handed San Diego a 19-7 loss. Joe Flacco tossed two touchdown passes and threw for 312 yards in the victory. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Ravens Preparing for ‘Physical’ Game Against Texans

Ravens Preparing for ‘Physical’ Game Against Texans Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Ravens enter Sunday's game against the Texans holding onto the final spot in the AFC playoffs. With the Chiefs and Chargers right behind them, Baltimore understands the importance of getting a win against Houston. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he expects it to be a tough game on the body. "Every time we play Houston, it's always extremely physical," he said Wednesday.  "They're always committed to running the football; they have one of the best backs in football [Arian Foster]." Baltimore is 4-3 on the road this season and Houston is 3-3 at home. "We've played down there a good amount," Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco said.  "It's not going to be a new scene, we've played against most of those guys, how much that really matters, I don't know." Houston Pro-Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt has recorded seven sacks in the last three games for a season total of 16 1/2, which is third in the league. When asked what will happen if Watt gets to him on Sunday, Flacco said, "I'm going to pick myself up off the ground. I don't know who hits me; I hope it's not him. I hope it's not any of them." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rivers Helps San Diego Stun Baltimore for Victory

Rivers Helps San Diego Stun Baltimore for Victory Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(BALTIMORE, Md.) -- Eddie Royal's one yard touchdown catch with 38 seconds left gave San Diego a 34-33 lead as the Chargers (8-4) stunned the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon. San Diego scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and were able to keep pace with Kansas City and Denver in the AFC West. The Ravens (7-5) opened up a 10 point lead in the fourth quarter, 30-20, with less than seven minutes to play in regulation. Philip Rivers then marched San Diego 77 yards in just over two minutes, finding Keenan Allen on a 23-yard strike to pull his team within three. Baltimore added a field goal, one of four by Justin Tucker on the day, to lead by six with 2:22 remaining in the game. Once again, it was Rivers leading the Chargers down the field. With under a minute to go and the ball on the Ravens 24-yard line, Rivers launched a deep ball to the endzone intended for Royal. The pass was incomplete by a pass interference call on Anthony Levine put the ball on the 1-yard line. San Diego then ran a bubble screen to the left where Royal walked into the endzone untouched. San Diego's defense held on the final possession, not allowing Baltimore to get within field goal range. Rivers finished the day with 383 passing yards and three touchdowns, also throwing one interception. Joe Flacco tossed for 225 yards and a pair of scores while Justin Forsett rushed for 106 yards for the Ravens. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Forsett Powers Ravens to Win over New Orleans

Forsett Powers Ravens to Win over New Orleans Scott Boehem/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Justin Forsett rushed for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. It was Forsett's second touchdown of the night that helped the Ravens (7-4) pull away while on the road. "The offensive line did a great job of making those lanes open for me," Forsett said. "I just tried to seize the moment." The game took on a competitive mood from the start, before ultimately turning combative late. Baltimore opened the scoring in the first quarter when Joe Flacco and Steve Smith, Sr. connected for a 15-yard touchdown pass. New Orleans (4-7) countered with a scoring drive of their own, capped off by Drew Brees' 10-yard strike to Jimmy Graham. After Forsett's first touchdown scamper gave the Ravens another lead, the Saints scored 10 straight points to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. However, Baltimore received the second half kickoff and promptly tied the game on Justin Tucker's 31-yard field goal. The game then took a turn as Brees was picked off by Will Hill, who returned it 44 yards for a touchdown, allowing the Ravens to regain the lead. A Shayne Graham field goal got New Orleans within one possession, but Forsett broke a 20-yard run off the left side to make it a 34-20 lead with less than three minutes to play. The Baltimore defense would hold strong, only allowing a last minute touchdown pass from Brees.  Both teams remained at, or near, the top of their division standings. The Ravens are a half game behind Cincinnati (7-3-1) in the AFC North while New Orleans is tied with the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) in the NFC South. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Roethlisberger Throws 6 TD’s Again, Steelers Rout Ravens

Roethlisberger Throws 6 TD’s Again, Steelers Rout Ravens Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- For the second straight week, Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdowns as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat Baltimore 43-23 on Sunday night. Roethlisberger's performance helped set an NFL record for combined touchdown passes in consecutive games, with 12. "I don't think any of us are surprised by anything he does," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "We have been looking at it for some time." Big Ben's night began in the second quarter with a five-yard scoring pass to Le'Veon Bell that tied the game at 7-7. Two minutes later, Roethlisberger connected with Martavis Bryant to take the lead before finding Markus Wheaton for a 47-yard strike to give the Steelers (6-3) a 22-17 halftime lead. Baltimore (5-4) struggled to keep their composure, committing 10 penalties, while the offense could not catch up to the Steelers. Joe Flacco was sacked four times and intercepted once but did throw two touchdowns for 303 yards.  Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh quarterback continued his historic stretch with three more touchdown's in the second half, including a second pass to Bryant. His sixth came on a fourth-and-2 play with under two minutes remaining as he connected with Matt Spaeth to set the record. The Steelers also celebrated one of their greatest ever, retiring former defensive lineman Joe Greene's number 75 at halftime. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Joe Flacco: Still Have to Put the Work In

Joe Flacco: Still Have to Put the Work In Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens will have the spotlight to themselves after the Orioles were knocked out of the ALCS by the Royals on Wednesday. Fresh off throwing five touchdown passes, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is making sure his team does everything they can to prepare the right way after blowing out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. Flacco said the biggest challenge the team will face after an easy win is "coming in here and reminding yourself and everybody to put the work in. I think that comes naturally for us, it's something we're good at doing, once you get out there on Sunday everything takes care of itself." Concerning Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Flacco said: "We were in the same class. As long as you're still talking about us, we're somewhat relevant, so I guess that's a good thing.  It's nice to see that we are still relevant." Ravens head coach John Harbaugh knows the Falcons will be hungry for a win after losing three in a row. "Atlanta's good. They're going to be on turf, so they're going to be fast," Harbaugh said. "They've got big, fast receivers. They've got fast running backs, and they got a quarterback that drives the whole thing. That's an explosive football team, and we've got to be ready for them." The Ravens will host the Atlanta Falcons, who are 0-3 on the road this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Flacco Feasts on Bucs Secondary

Flacco Feasts on Bucs Secondary Rob Carr/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY, FL) -- Joe Flacco tossed five touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the Baltimore Ravens went on to win 48-17. Flacco threw four of his touchdowns in the first quarter, putting up a lead that would prove too much for the Bucs to remain competitive.  "It was very enjoyable. You don't get those too often in this league. ... It was pretty crazy," Flacco said. "It happened so quickly. It was such an awkward situation, but it was definitely fun for us." On the receiving end of those passes were Torrey Smith, who caught the first two, Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Steve Smith. Baltimore returns home to host the Atlanta Falcons next week.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ravens Pummel Steelers Amidst Rice Distraction

Ravens Pummel Steelers Amidst Rice Distraction Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- If the Baltimore Ravens were distracted by the controversy surrounding former teammate Ray Rice, they didn't show it Thursday night. Joe Flacco threw for two touchdowns and Justin Tucker made all four of his field goal attempts as the Ravens pummeled the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6. Raven players fielded questions all week about former teammate Ray Rice, who was released by the team and then indefinitely suspended by the NFL for domestic violence. A video was released by TMZ Sports Monday showed Rice knocking out his then-fiancee (now wife) Janay Palmer during a dispute. The Ravens showed quickly that they were ready to play Thursday when Flacco found tight end Owen Daniels for a two yard touchdown pass on their first drive of the game. The next time the Ravens received the ball, they drove it 65 yards before Justin Tucker hit a 30 yard field goal. Flacco finished the game completing 21-of-29 passes for 166 yards. Ben Roethlisberger was sacked twice and completed 22-of-37 passes for 217 yards and an interception for Pittsburgh (1-1) in the loss.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Patriots Rip Ravens

Patriots Rip RavensJim Rogash/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- LeGarrette Blount rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns, helping the New England Patriots rip the Baltimore Ravens, 41-7, Sunday. The Patriots, who've had trouble starting fast this season, scored on three of thei...

Tucker Boots Ravens Past Lions 18-16

Tucker Boots Ravens Past Lions 18-16Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) --  The Baltimore Ravens are getting hot at the right time. Justin Tucker kicked six field goals, including a franchise-record 61-yarder with 38 seconds remaining, to lift the defending Super Bowl champions over th...

Ravens Edge Vikings On Late Touchdown

Ravens Edge Vikings On Late TouchdownRob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- A little bit of snow was not going to stop these two teams. Marlon Brown hauled in a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco with four seconds remaining as the Baltimore Ravens rallied to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 29-26 on...

Tucker Kicks Ravens Past Steelers

Tucker Kicks Ravens Past SteelersAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Justin Tucker kicked a career-high five field goals, and Baltimore stopped Pittsburgh's game-tying two point conversion with 1:03 left in the game, as the Ravens stuff the Steelers 22-20 Thursday night. The R...

Ravens Shut Down Jets, 19-3

Ravens Shut Down Jets, 19-3Leon Halip/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens defense picked off Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith twice and allowed just 220 yards of offense in the 19-3 win over New York on Sunday. The only three points by the Jets (5-6) came in the fi...

Steelers Edge Ravens 19-16 On Last Second Field Goal

Steelers Edge Ravens 19-16 On Last Second Field GoalPittsburgh Steelers/NFL(PITTSBURGH) --  Make that two wins in a row for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired, and the Steelers edged the Baltimore Ravens 19-16 on Sunday afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger t...

Packers Edge Ravens, 19-17 Behind Aaron Rodgers

Packers Edge Ravens, 19-17 Behind Aaron RodgersNFL via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Even though he had to do it short-handed, quarterback Aaron Rodgers helped lead the Green Bay Packers to a 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Rodgers had to play the game without two of his top three wide ...

Ravens Prepare for Aaron Rodgers

Ravens Prepare for Aaron RodgersRob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Two Super Bowl MVP’s will square off on Sunday in Baltimore.  The Green Bay Packers (2-2) travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens (3-2). Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is expecting a big effort from his ...

Flacco Throws Five Interceptions; Bills Top Ravens 23-20

Flacco Throws Five Interceptions; Bills Top Ravens 23-20 Rob Carr/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Buffalo's defense wouldn't allow the Bills to lose. The Bills picked off Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco five times and sacked him four, as Buffalo hung on to top Baltimore 23-20 Sunday.   &...

Torrey Smith Shines as Ravens Edge Falcons 27-23

Torrey Smith Shines as Ravens Edge Falcons 27-23Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) --  After an incredible postseason run that resulted in a Super Bowl title, the Baltimore Ravens finally returned home to play a game at M&T Bank Stadium. Torrey Smith hauled in a 77-yard touchdown pass from Jo...
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