On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Jul. 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Junior Ravens Cheerleaders Camp

    Designed to focus on specific competitive cheer skills, Junior Ravens is the perfect camp for competitive cheerleaders! Participants will have the chance to perform at our annual Fireworks Night during Training Camp at M&T Bank Stadium.

  • Wed., Jul. 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Lil Ravens Cheer Camp At the 2016 Ravens Cheerleaders Lil Ravens Summer Camp kids will enjoy activities and crafts including, individual cheerleading instruction, performance opportunities, autographs from the Ravens Cheerleaders, and an end-of-camp all-day celebration.
  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

News

Print
RSS

Will Ravens, Bengals Tip Their Hand?

Posted Dec 28, 2012

With the two teams potentially meeting in the playoffs, they may consider vanilla game plans.


The Ravens could face the Bengals in the first round of the playoffs next week.

And there isn’t a whole lot at stake in their final regular-season game.

So with not wanting to give opponents a sneak peek at how they could attack them with more on the line, will the Ravens and Bengals keep their game-planning and play-calling cards close to their chest?

How much will they show?

Baltimore’s defensive and offensive coordinators, Dean Pees and Jim Caldwell, had slightly varied answers Thursday.

“You can take two different approaches,” Pees said. “You can either not show them a whole lot of thinking because you might play them again, or you can show them a whole lot and give them more to work on during that time too.”

Caldwell, however, indicated that he’s not going to have any restrictions.

Baltimore’s offense has been up and down throughout the season, so Sunday’s game could be an opportunity to piece together back-to-back strong outings before heading into the playoffs.

It also has struggled on the road, a place where it will have to win if the Ravens are going to reach the Super Bowl. So the Week 17 outing is a chance to further work on playing well on the road. It will be Caldwell’s first game as offensive coordinator away from M&T Bank Stadium.

“I think John has expressed that we’re going there to win,” Caldwell said. “So whatever it takes to win. If it takes doing something that perhaps we would love to do at some other point and time or juncture … our goal is to go in and win this ballgame. So we’re going to use everything we have to get that done.”

The Ravens would face the sixth-seeded Bengals in the wild-card round if Baltimore wins this Sunday and the New England Patriots lose to the Miami Dolphins.

Cincinnati Head Coach Marvin Lewis was asked if there is a balancing act to how much the Bengals want to show.

“Nope,” he frankly said, adding that he has no thoughts of resting players.

“We have a football game, a division game against the Ravens. We’re going to play to keep doing things well the way we’re doing it. We look forward to the game this Sunday.”

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos