AP Pro32 comments about Ravens
NEW YORK (AP) - Comments on the Baltimore Ravens by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
BALTIMORE RAVENS (7)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 3) - Gearing up for two games the next three weeks against the Steelers.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 9) - Two games vs. Pittsburgh in three weeks could decide AFC North.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 3)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 8) - Winning despite some very poor play from their defense.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 6) - Ravens set franchise record for most points in a game, pummeling the reeling Raiders and prepping for this week's divisional showdown against the Steelers. Ravens 7-2 for first time in the John Harbaugh era.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 5) - The Ravens are an AFC-best 5-0 at home this season and have now won 15 consecutive games there. Three of Baltimore's next four games are on the road, though.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 5) - Let's see, that's 55 points without significant yards from Ray Rice. Maybe the Ravens aren't so vulnerable after all.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 8) - Ray Lewis won't lead them at Heinz Field, but the Ravens will feel his presence.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 6) - The Raiders limped into Baltimore and the Ravens took full advantage of the Black and Silver. Fake field goal, and a 105-yard kickoff return for touchdowns. Two games coming up against the Steelers will tell us all we need to know about Baltimore.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 8) - The Ravens put a beatdown on the Raiders. They scored 55, albeit against the Raiders, who have given up 97 points in the last two games.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 7) - The AFC North front-runner will be decided in the next three weeks with the Ravens and Pittsburgh playing twice.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 4) - Confidence is sky high at the right time - two of the next three are against the Steelers.
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