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BALTIMORE - John Harbaugh isnt going to pretend its imperative that the Baltimore Ravens beat the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night. If winning was important, the defending Super Bowl champions would be looking at game film and studying the tendencies of Carolina quarterback Cam Newton. None of that occurred before Baltimore faced Atlanta last week or before the preseason opener against Tampa Bay. Watch the game live on TSN2 tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt. "We havent game-planned either one of these games," Harbaugh said. "The last game, we just looked at them for one day, a little bit what they do, and played what we would call a camp game. Were not trying to scheme anything. Were just trying to get good at the fundamentals and then evaluate our players." Harbaugh intends to play most of his starters into the third quarter. The hope is that they perform better than against Atlanta, when the offence and defence struggled during a lacklustre first half. After watching the Ravens fall behind the Falcons 20-7 at intermission, Harbaugh had a quick analysis of what he just saw. "That first half was about as poorly as we can play," Harbaugh said. "I cant remember us playing worse since we came here." His assessment didnt change much after he had a few days to review the performance. "We didnt play fundamentally very well, and thats the issue," Harbaugh said. "Im not worried about scheme or result as much as how you play. And we put ourselves in a hole too much to even get a look at ourselves. You cant be in first-and-25. You cant turn the ball over. All of those things weve got to do a better job of." Even though the Ravens won both their first two preseason games, the object in this one is to put on a good show for the coaching staff because few, if any, of the starters will be playing against St. Louis next week in the preseason finale. "I think its very important just for us to play well, more so than anything else," offensive co-ordinator Jim Caldwell said. "Any unit that takes the field, we want them to go out there and be in sync, move the ball and put some points on the board. Were looking forward to that. In the third game, typically you end up playing a little bit more. It depends on what John wants to do in that regard, but we want to see our effectiveness and our execution climb up a notch or two." Harbaugh said, "We want to play good, solid football. Weve done that at times but we havent been consistent this preseason so far. Wed like to see that." There will be more players to evaluate this time, because wide receiver Brandon Stokley and tight end Dallas Clark are expected to get extended time after signing contracts last week. Stokley saw limited action last week and Clark did not play. In his two games thus far, quarterback Joe Flacco is 14 for 18 for 175 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Hes still getting used to a receiving corps that is without two of his favourite targets of a year ago, Anquan Boldin (traded) and Dennis Pitta (injured). "Some of the guys are young guys that are new, some of the guys are older guys — like Stokley and Dallas — that hes getting a feel for," Caldwell said. "Hes got his work cut out for him in that regard, but I think you can see them starting to blend and jell." On defence, the Ravens are hoping to get a solid pass rush from Terrell Suggs and newcomer Elvis Dumervil, but defensive co-ordinator Dean Pees will wait until before the Sept. 5 opener in Denver to begin devising a plan to get the most out of the two. "Well find out when the games start getting played for real," Harbaugh said. "Thats when well find out if its what we hoped for. Theyre both the real deal. Suggs is rushing the passer better than Ive seen in the time Ive been here. And obviously, Elvis Dumervil is as good as advertised." On the back end of the defence, top draft pick Matt Elam has been solid. If he continues to show improvement, then the Ravens just might forget about safeties Bernard Pollard and Ed Reed, who became a salary-cap casualties. "Hes fast and hes tough," Pees said of Elam. "Thats what you want in a strong safety. The guy will come hit you. . He still makes the rookie mistakes and stuff that eventually he will get rid of." Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit Black. -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Adidas NMD XR1 Black. After the whistle, Thornton skated the length of the ice, pulled Orpik to the ice from behind and punched him in the face several times. http://www.topikks.com/adidas-nmd-xr1-uk.html. Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Adidas NMD R1 Black. Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Adidas NMD R1 Primeknit White. Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. Cruiserweight world titleholder Tony Bellew will make his first defense when he squares off against American veteran B.J. Flores on Oct. 15 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England -- Bellews hometown -- Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Monday.Tony has done the city proud and Im delighted to bring world championship boxing back to Liverpool, Hearn said. We are planning a huge card for Oct. 15. There is no love lost between Tony and Flores, and fans can expect fireworks in and out of the ring.The 33-year-old Bellew (27-2-1, 17 KOs) won the 200-pound title in front his hometown fans on May 29 when he survived a first-round knockdown and rallied for an impressive third-round knockout of powerful Ilunga Junior Makabu.Now comes defense No. 1 against the experienced Flores (32-2-1, 20 KOs), and the outspoken Bellew said he is aiming for a knockout.I am going to smash B.J. Flores to bits and be the first man stop him, Bellew said. All he keeps saying is that I am a light heavyweight, I am this, I am that, so we will soon find out. Hes been mouthing off and following me around for a couple of years and Im just a little bit fed up with him now. Thats the best way to look at it.I believe he will be training with Shane McGuigan and the David Haye camp, and the one thing about fighting Flores is we could well have fireworks before the fight even begins. He needs to tone it down and realize that I am giving him this opportunity and he is giving me nothing. He can do what he does and say what he wants, well see. Come fight night, he is going to be in for a rude awakening.Bellew moved up to the cruisserweight division in 2014 after years as a light heavyweight, where he lost two world-title shots, by sixth-round knockout to Adonis Stevenson in 2013 and by majority decision to Nathan Cleverly in 2011.ddddddddddddFlores, 37, of Chandler, Arizona, fought for an interim cruiserweight belt in July 2015 but lost a unanimous decision to Beibut Shumenov. The fight with Bellew will be Flores first shot at a full world title.I am looking forward to this massive opportunity to become WBC champion of the world, said Flores, who will begin training camp following the conclusion of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, where he is working as NBCs boxing analyst. I will completely dedicate the next 63 days of my life to making sure I am 100 percent ready on fight night. Tony is a good fighter and has earned his title. Many U.K. fans are not familiar with my style and will be in for a real treat on Oct. 15.I greatly respect the sport of boxing and I take this very seriously. I have been rated in the top 15 in the world since July of 2007. All of that means nothing unless I am able to finish with a world championship belt around my waist. I am not coming to be part of an event.Flores bounced back from the loss to Shumenov with a six-round decision win against Roberto Santos on May 21.There will not be one corner cut or one day without maximum effort. I am coming to win and after multiple camps and preparations, I finally understand exactly what I need to do to win on Oct. 15, Flores said. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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