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Mark Viviano: Flacco On Great Expectations

Joe Flacco knows how hard it is to earn a playoff berth in the NFL, but he’s not so sure that fans get it.


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Mark Viviano: Flacco Claims ‘Disrespect’ Of Ravens

Give Ravens QB Joe Flacco credit: he’s figured out his Baltimore audience. ESPN Sportscenter displayed a quote from Flacco on Friday in which he claims the national media spends too much time talking about Tim Tebow, and the Ravens are therefore an ESPN afterthought.


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Mark Viviano: Ravens Kick The Colts — Notes And Opinions

The Ravens are a very good football team. The Indianapolis Colts without Peyton Manning are a very bad team. The Colts 0-and-13 record doesn’t lie.


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Mark Viviano: Fans Sacked By Training Camp Move

On its surface, the Ravens’ decision to abandon Westminster as a pre-season training site is cause for outrage by fans.


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Mark Viviano: Ravens Set For 13-3 Season

With two home victories in a five day span (without Ray Lewis playing in either game), the Ravens have turned the tide of opinion that followed their disappointing loss at Seattle.


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Mark Viviano: First Place Ravens

Notes and observations from my vantage point in the press box and the locker room after the Ravens’ 31-24 win over Bengals.


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Mark Viviano: OMG The NFL Is Complicated!

Sports and politics are similar arenas in American culture: no matter who’s performing in either arena, there are loud skeptics and critics who will boldly proclaim how that performer could or should improve (or be fired). Politics has pundits, sports has analysts.


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Mark Viviano: The NFL Is Weak-To-Weak

You can’t believe the Ravens lost to the lowly Seattle Seahawks and I can’t blame you for being stunned.


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Mark Viviano: I’ll Say It Again — Super Bowl Ravens

I was swayed after the win over the Jets in week 4 and I’m only further convinced after the comeback victory in Pittsburgh in week 9 that the Ravens are paving a road to the Super Bowl- and there’s no one in the AFC to stop them, except the Ravens themselves.


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Mark Viviano: Black And Yellow Is Black And Blue

Injuries are part of life in the NFL. Every team has front-line players who are incapacitated and/or limited in their contributions and the list of wounded grows week to week in a long, brutal season. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ injury scenario is a bad one for this week, which means it’s good for the Ravens who play at Pittsburgh Sunday night.


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Mark Viviano: Triumph Or Trouble

In the aftermath of a 21-point comeback win over lowly Arizona, it’s fair to ask of the Ravens: how did they get in the position of trailing a bad team by 3 touchdowns on your home field?