Tuesday Ravens links

Despite their accomplishments, Joe Flacco and the Ravens have become accustomed to being in that underdog role week in and week out - Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Here's your daily 'Cup of Joe' with Ravens stories from other sources around the World Wide Web.

Mike Preston: Being the underdog familiar for Ravens

The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston points out the Ravens will be a 7.5-point underdog against the Broncos this Thursday, placing them in the familiar role of the underdog.

Denver's pass rush an unknown without Elvis Dumervil, Von Miller

Offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is still preparing for a dominant defensive front from Denver, even if the Broncos don't have Dumervil anymore and are without Miller for the season-opener.

NFL's power rankings entering Week 1

The Baltimore Sun's Vensel lists his inaugural power rankings, with a local fan favorite on top.

Can the Ravens stop Peyton Manning?

CSNBaltimore.com's Bo Smolka asks the question — what's the best way to slow down or stop Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos' offense?

Ravens will get the last laugh

Russell Street Report's Tony Lombardi believes the Ravens, the defending Super Bowl champs, are being disrespected heading into the season-opener against the Broncos.

Brandon Copeland happy to be back with Ravens

Ravens linebacker Brandon Copeland was glad the Ravens decided to bring him back to the practice squad, writes the Carroll County Times' Matt Zenitz.

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