014. Maybe facing Duke will help -- from corse178's blog

/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">BALTIMORE -- All that has transpired for the Baltimore Ravens this month has put them in position for, as safety Eric Weddle put it, A December to Remember. 

Brian Sutter Blues Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> .The Ravens followed a winless October with a 3-1 November, capped by a 19-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.Baltimore (6-5) climbed back into a tie with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North with five games to go.We have to win every game, we feel, this last stretch, Weddle said.The Bengals (3-7-1) feel the same way. The difference is, that might not be good enough to get them into the postseason for the sixth consecutive year.We have been able to control it ourselves. Now we need help, coach Marvin Lewis said.After spending five straight Decembers fighting for playoff position, Cincinnati is now in a situation where one more loss may end its postseason hopes.It starts to wear on you, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. Im a winner. Ive never been in this situation. But at the end of the day, when youre a competitor you keep competing, especially when your back is against the wall.Some things we learned about the Ravens and Bengals on SundayERFECT AND IMPERFECT: Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has been perfect in 11 games this year. After connecting from 52, 57 , 54 and 36 yards, Tucker is 27 for 27 and has made all 15 of his conversion attempts.It was the 11th time Tucker has kicked at least four field goals in a game. Baltimore is 10-1 when that happens.To be on this kind of roll is good, but it doesnt end today, Tucker said. Hopefully this is something that would help carry our team all the way to the playoffs.Tuckers counterpart Sunday, Cincinnatis Mike Nugent, missed his third straight extra point try (over two games) and has misfired on four of 23 conversion attempts this year.TIPPING HIS HAND: A handful of Andy Daltons 22 incompletions came when Ravens defenders tipped his passes at the line of scrimmage, sending spirals everywhere but toward their intended targets.Since Dalton stands 6-foot-2, it seemed like a concerted effort by the Baltimore defense to simply reach for the ball instead of applying an all-out rush.Id have to watch (film), but my guess is they werent rushing as much, just putting their hands up, Dalton said.Dalton was sacked three times and lost two fumbles. In his defense, he played without injured wide receiver A.J. Green and running back Giovani Bernard and was backed by a running game that could muster only 64 yards on 20 attempts.ELVIS IN THE BUILDING: The return of Elvis Dumervil was a big factor in Baltimores strong defensive effort.Playing in his third game of the season and for the first time in five weeks, the Ravens sack specialist stripped Dalton of the ball with just over a minute left to seal the victory.It was a great start, Dumervil said. Im still a little rusty, but Im fine-tuning things and hopefully I can be peaking at the right time.The road back from foot surgery has been difficult for the five-time Pro Bowl linebacker. Dumervil missed the first three games of the season before seeing action in back-to-back games in early October. That was it until Sunday.For him to play so well is satisfying for him, Im sure, coach John Harbaugh said, but its really satisfying for me and everyone else.MISSING MAN FORMATION: With Bernard (ACL) out for the season and Green (hamstring) sidelined, the Bengals offense looked elsewhere for production. Halfback Rex Burkhead averaged 5.8 yards on each of his five carries against the NFLs top rushing defense, and wide receiver Tyler Boyd made five catches for 62 yards.It felt good to get out there, get your hand on the ball and get some touches, Burkhead said. I feel like I could have played better. Im never satisfied. I always look for ways to improve.KOCHS BIG DAY: Tucker wasnt the only special teams star for the Ravens. Punter Sam Koch averaged 44.4 yards per kick and dropped four of his five punts inside the 20.He also ran the clock out on the final play, prancing around in the end zone while his teammates literally held off the Cincinnati rush.Koch eventually ran out of the end zone for a safety. There were multiple Ravens holding on the play -- intentionally -- because a game can end on a play that features an offensive infraction.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL. Kevin Shattenkirk Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. David Perron Blues Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . The CFLs leading rusher kept adding to his gaudy numbers this season and scored the winning touchdown with just over two minutes to play. The New Westminster, B.C., native plowed three yards into the end zone for the last score of a heated, see-saw battle between the two teams with the best records in the CFL. http://www.officialbluesnhlshop.com/wayne-gretzky-jersey//>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal"> . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. DURHAM, N.C. -- Wake Forest and Duke have been getting it done on defense.The instate Atlantic Coast Conference rivals meet Saturday in their league opener, and both have defenses that have been overshadowed by offenses that were at opposite ends of the spectrum during their openers.Neither team allowed a touchdown in opening-game victories, with Wake Forest beating Tulane 7-3 and Duke taking care of North Carolina Central 49-6.The challenge is twofold, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. Weve got to get better (on offense) from Week 1, and weve got a challenging group to do it against.The Demon Deacons (1-0) were strong on defense , allowing Tulane a field goal on its opening drive and nothing else. The 280 total yards they gave up was misleading because they didnt get much relief from an offense that struggled to stay on the field -- especially in the second half, when the offense ran just 26 plays and gained three first downs.Duke (1-0) put up even better numbers against a Championship Subdivision opponent. The Blue Devils gave up just 112 total yards -- the fewest ever surrendered by a David Cutcliffe-coached team -- and both field goals by the Eagles came after Duke turnovers. Central didnt have a drive longer than six plays or 21 yards.But that was against a low-level opponent. The stakes go way up this week, because this earlier-than-usual result will show up in the league standings.You learn quickly the lesson of intensity, Cutcliffe said, so were anxious to see if we practice and play with an ACC intensity.---Some things to know about the Wake Forest-Duke rivalry:- QB CONCERNS: Clawson is sticking with his two-quarterback system , starting junior John Wolford but bringing in sopphomore Kendall Hinton. Vince Dunn Blues Jersey/>imsun; font-size:medium; line-height:normal">. Neither one was particularly sharp in the opener, with Wolford throwing for 79 yards and Hinton rushing for a team-best 24 yards with the games only touchdown. He says their numbers would have been better had the Demon Deacons receivers pulled in some catchable balls against Tulane, adding that the bottom line is, we didnt make those plays and as a result, we were not as productive on offense as we need to be.- KEEP UP WITH JONES: Duke QB Daniel Jones is coming off one of the best debuts in Duke history. He threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another score while amassing a passer rating of 216.51 -- a school single-game record for freshmen.- STREAKY SERIES: Its been Dukes turn to dominate this Tobacco Road rivalry. The Blue Devils have won four straight in the series, including last years 27-21 decision in Winston-Salem, after the Demon Deacons reeled off 12 wins in a row from 2000-11.- CAM CAN, CANT HE? Wake Forest needs to get its best player the ball more often. TE Cam Serigne managed just three catches for 15 yards against Tulane. Serigne entered the season with 100 catches during the past two years, leading the team with 54 in 2014. Maybe facing Duke will help -- he has 11 career receptions and two touchdowns against the Blue Devils, and his only 100-yard game -- a five-catch, 135-yard effort -- came in last years meeting.---Follow Joedy McCreary at http://twitter.com/joedyap. 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