NFL Power Rankings Week Six, Baltimore Ravens Contenders in AFC


Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA;Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (C) laughs with guard John Urschel (64) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens won 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to Lunchtime Links, where we round up all the latest Ravens news from around the web for your convenient consumption. Today we have the early Monday NFL Power Rankings week six, why the Ravens are legitimate contenders for the AFC crown, how the Ravens were able to win with two rookies on the offensive line, and the dominance of AFC North quarterbacks.

NFL Power Rankings Week Six – Bleacher Report

"The Baltimore Ravens get credit for the definitive win of Week 6. Are they a contender in the AFC?"

NFL Power Rankings Week Six – FanSided

"Baltimore was able to trounce the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6 for their second straight blowout win.  Joe Flacco looked to once again be a top-tier quarterback with a five touchdown performance, but it is hard to figure out what to take from this win since it did come against the lowly Bucs."

Baltimore Ravens are legitimate contenders for AFC Crown

"The Baltimore Ravens had an impressive 48-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.Are the Ravens legitimate contenders in the AFC?Watch as Stephen Nelson goes in-depth with Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Matt Miller in the video above."

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John Urschel fills in admirably for Kelechi Osemele

"The Ravens survived an emergency situation at left guard when starter Kelechi Osemele was ruled out shortly before kickoff after testing out his bruised, hyperextended right knee during warmups.Osemele looked immobile while trying to do drills in the end zone, noticeably favoring his knee and unable to plant and change direction enough to convince the coaching staff and trainers to play him.So, the Ravens started rookie fifth-round draft pick John Urschel in place of Osemele after initially announcing that backup center Gino Gradkowski would start at left guard."

AFC North quarterbacks are collectively performing very well this season

Joe Flacco’s career game against the Bucs went according to script

"Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens’ passing game ambushed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so quickly that even the players didn’t realize they made football history.In the Ravens’ 48-17 victory, Flacco became the fastest to throw five touchdowns since the NFL-AFL merger, reaching that mark in the first 16 minutes, 3 seconds. It was a blur for many of the Ravens players, who acknowledged looking up at the scoreboard in disbelief when seeing it was still early in the second quarter.But there were two people on the Ravens’ sideline who had a hunch about how this game would unfold long before Sunday: coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak."