Countdown to Paydirt: Atlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders

This weekend, JaMarcus Russell and the Oakland Raiders (2-5) face another team having a surprising season – led by a young quarterback – as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (4-3) fly into McAfee Coliseum for their 12th all time meeting. Last time both teams met on December 12, 2004, the Silver & Black were defeated 35-10, with their lone scores coming from a Sebastian Janikowski 52-yard field goal and a one-yard run by Zack...

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Monday Musings: Getting Russell ready, Talking to Howard & Griffith out for season

GET RUSSELL READY FOR MORE ACTION JaMarcus Russell took his first real beating at the pro level. And what better team to do it than the physical Baltimore Ravens, led by Ray Lewis and the alleged ‘bounty’ hunter, Terrell Suggs. Even through the tough afternoon, Russell found ways to get back up and complete some tosses with relative ease that many passers around the league can’t even dream about. His 60-yard bomb to Chaz Schilens was...

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Live from Baltimore: Ravens rip apart Raiders, 29-10

BALTIMORE, MD – Before the game, the Oakland Raiders announced that rookie running back Darren McFadden would be inactive. They also designated WR Todd Watkins, CB Rashad Baker, LB Jon Alston, DE Derrick Burgess, T James Marten and C John Wade as players not available to take the field. Kalimba Edwards started once again in place of Burgess. 1st Quarter Both teams went three and out in their opening possessions. The Raiders drive was...

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Live from Baltimore: Suggs talks about ‘bounty’ and preparing for Raiders

BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Ravens disseminated a press released this morning in regards to the controversy involving linebacker Terrell Suggs, and the alleged bounty on Steelers rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall. Suggs asked the team to issue this statement: “I’ve got to set the record straight about what I said about so-called bounties. I tried to explain this on Wednesday, but it keeps coming back up. “We, the players, don’t...

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Live from Baltimore: Ravens run game fuels their attack

BALTIMORE, MD — It’s no secret what the Baltimore Ravens game plan will be this afternoon when they face the Oakland Raiders. Run the ball often and productively and hope to keep rookie quarterback Joe Flacco out of situations that the Raiders defense can take advantage of. Last time the Ravens faced the Raiders in 2006, they compiled 138 yards on the ground. Last week, Oakland struggled mightily against the Jets, a team that...

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