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Inside Slant
Jeff Pearlman
August 17, 1998
The Ravens could have one of the league's best linebacking crews, keyed by second-year OLB Peter Boulware, who bulked up 15 pounds in the off-season in anticipation of facing more double teams. The wild card is another second-year man, Jamie Sharper, whose inconsistent play led to a midseason benching last year....
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August 17, 1998

Inside Slant

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The Ravens could have one of the league's best linebacking crews, keyed by second-year OLB Peter Boulware, who bulked up 15 pounds in the off-season in anticipation of facing more double teams. The wild card is another second-year man, Jamie Sharper, whose inconsistent play led to a midseason benching last year....

Images of former 49ers cornerback Rod Woodson's horrendous '97 postseason, during which he was victimized time and again, sprang back to life during his first practice as a Raven. Wide receiver Jermaine Lewis welcomed Woodson to Baltimore by burning him badly on a fly pattern....

Over the past two seasons the Ravens are 3-10-1 in games decided by four points or less....

After playing home games in Memorial Stadium since 1996, the Ravens move into their new $220 million, publicly funded stadium, located just south of the Orioles' Camden Yards.

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