Ravens 26, Browns 24 : Kings Of The North : The Ravens survive a scare @ home, but hold on to beat the Browns & wrap up the AFC North in the process. Justin Tucker kicks a 38 yard FG to put Baltimore ahead 3-0, but QB Baker Mayfield finds WR Breshad Perriman on a 28 yard TD pass, but QB Lamar Jackson runs it in from 25 yards out to make it 10-7 Ravens after 1.
Jackson runs it from 8 yards out & in the 2nd & Tucker boots a 35 yard FG to put the Ravens ahead 20-7 @ the half. WR Jarvis Landry hauls in a 48 yard bomb from Mayfield to cut it to 20-14 in the 3rd & Tucker kicks another FG of 44 yards to make it 23-14 after 3. Greg Joseph boots a 35 yarder in the 4th & Tucker adds a 23 yarder to make it 26-14. Mayfield finds WR Antonio Callaway on a 1 yard slant to cut it to 26-24 & the Ravens give the ball back to the Browns w/ chance to win it but LB C.J. Mosley picks off Mayfield to win it.
Baltimore wins the AFC North & will host the Chargers on Sunday.
Woke up grinning from ear to ear. It’s been 3 long years & any Ravens fan will tell you how much these past 3 years hurt. The heartbreak, the letdown, the false hope, the pain…… all of that is gone now!! We back in the tournament & ready to make some noise!! We needed this feeling back Ravens Nation. I almost forgot what it felt like to play in January & now the feeling is coming back all too well. I didn’t post much last night because i spent the whole night partying & enjoying the win. Basking in this feeling & just taking it all in. I fell asleep happy & i woke up happy. It was a rollercoaster season & even more of a rollercoaster of emotion, especially how that game ended. Nobody said it was ever gonna be easy but we got the job done!! Ravens Nation!! WE’RE BACK!! WE’RE SCARY & WE’RE COMING FOR BLOOD!! Be excited about this team! Be proud! This team rose up when they were left for dead & now we are AFC North Champs!
See you next week @ the Nest!!
Offense : This unit was doing work all night. RB Gus Edwards rushes for 92 yards on 14 carries, for an average of 6.6 yards per carry & QB Lamar Jackson runs for 39 yards on 13 carries & passes for a career high 204 yards.
Grade : A
Defense : This group dominated all night long, they were swarming & strapping down everywhere as they force 3 turnovers & register 4 sacks, while forcing constant pressure. They allow just 198 total yards.
Grade – A+
Special Teams : Justin Tucker kicks 3 FG’s, but misses 2 from long distance & Chris Moore returns 3 kicks for 55 yards for an average of 18.3 yards per return. Sam Koch punts it away 3 times for 150 yards for an average of 50 yards per punt.
Grade – B-
Coaching : The coaching staff had the players fired up & ready to go. This was a game that we clearly prepared for & the gameplanning was excellent. We were sound in all 3 phases & it clearly showed.
Grade : A
Overall Grade : A-
Ravens 22, Chargers 10 : Power Outage : The Ravens come into Los Angeles & shut down the high powered Chargers as they win for the 5th time in 6 games. CB Brandon Carr picks off QB Phillip Rivers on the first play of the game & it leads to a 24 yard FG by Justin Tucker as the Ravens led 3-0 after 1. Tucker boots another 35 yarder in the 2nd & Michael Badgely kicks a 38 yarder for Los Angeles to make it 6-3 before the half. RB Kenneth Dixon fumbles on the first play of the 2nd half & it leads to a 1 yard TD run by RB Melvin Gordon to put the Chargers ahead 13-10. The Ravens respond on the next drive, as Jackson hits TE Mark Andrews on a 68 yard TD pass to put Baltimore back ontop & Tucker then boots a 56 yarder to add a 3 more. CB Tavon Young recovers a forced fumble by Chargers TE Antonio Gates & returns it 62 yards for the TD to put the game away in the 4th.
Baltimore can now clinch the AFC North w/ a win @ home next week.
Bal (9-6) vs Cle
LAC (11-4) @ Den
Ravens 20, Buccaneers 12 : Week 15 – Recap & Grades –
Offense : Gus Edwards rushes for 104 yards on 19 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry & Lamar Jackson rushes for 95 yards while passing for 131. WR Willie Snead grabs 5 passes for 58 yards, an average of 11.6 yards.
Grade : B
Defense : They caused havoc all day, they recorded an interception & also registered a sack. They hold the Tampa Bay Offense to 241 total yards & keep the big play receivers in check.
Grade : B
Special Teams : Justin Tucker connects on both of his rainy FG’s & Sam Koch punts it away 3 times for 127 yards, for an average of 42.3 yards per kick. Chris Moore returns 4 kicks for 92 yards for an average of 23.0 yards per return.
Grade : B
Coaching: All of the coaches seemed to be on the same page, execution was key & we did what we do. We can continue to build from this. These coaches are solid & they knew what it took to get the job done.
Grade : B-
Overall Grade : B-
Ravens 20, Buccaneers 12 : Getting Ugly – The Ravens survive some mental mistakes, weather conditions & a fiesty Bucs team to win @ home & hold onto their #6 Wild Card spot. Tampa Bay scores first as Peyton Barber runs it in from 3 yards out, but the Bucs fail on the extra point. WR Chris Moore runs it in on a short 5 yard pass from Lamar Jackson to put the Ravens ahead in the 2nd. K Cairo Santos adds a 21 yard FG & Justin Tucker boots a 24 yarder to make it 10-9 @ the half. RB Gus Edwards runs it in from 10 yards out in the 3rd to give the Ravens some cushion & Lamar Jackson continues to make plays w/ his legs, rushing for 95 yards & passing for 131. Santos adds a 28 yard FG in the 3rd to make it 17-12 after PR Cyrus Jones touches a punt & the Buccaneers recover. Tucker adds a 35 yard FG in the 4th to make it 20-12 & the Ravens run out the clock to wrap it up.
Baltimore remains in the Playoff hunt, but is feeling the heat.
Bal (8-6) @ LAC
TB (5-9) @ Dal
Offense : This group didn’t have their best day but they still rush for 198 yards as a team. Lamar Jackson rushes for 71 yards on 13 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry & also passes for 147.
Grade – B
Defense : This unit shut down a high powered offense for most of the day & got constant pressure, registering 2 sacks & an interception. They allow just 3.5 yards per carry on the ground, but allowed too many big plays down the stretch.
Grade – A-
Special Teams : Justin Tucker boots a 28 yard FG & Sam Koch punts it away 3 times for 158 yards for an average of 52.7 yards per kick. Cyrus Jones returns a punt 55 yards to set up a score & the tackling was solid.
Grade – B
Coaching : The coaches seemed to all be on the same page & they definitely brought their A game but were hurt by penalties & freak plays here & there. This team was well prepared & was ready to play!
Grade – A-
Overall Grade : B
Chiefs 27, Ravens 24 (OT) : Seeing Red – The Ravens go blow for blow w/ one of the best teams in the league for the 2nd time this season, but once again lose a heartbreaker, as they fall in overtime in Kansas City. The Chiefs score on a 1 yard TD run by RB Damien Williams to jump ahead, but the Ravens march right back down the field & tie the game on a 3 yard TD run by RB Kenneth Dixon & take the lead on a 28 yard FG by Justin Tucker. QB Patrick Mahomes finds TE Travis Kelce on a 15 yard TD pass to put Kansas City ahead 14-10 & K Harrison Butker boots a 24 yard FG. QB Lamar Jackson finds TE Maxx Williams on a 10 yard TD pass on 4th down to tie it in the 3rd & hits WR John Brown on a 9 yard TD pass in the 4th to put the Ravens ontop. Mahomes hits Williams on a 5 yard TD pass on 4th down & Butker boots what would be the game winner from 35 yards out in OT.
This game hurts but the Ravens must put it past them & move on.
Bal (7-6) vs TB
K.C. (11-2) vs LAC.
Despite today’s loss, we can still take over 1st place next week, still win the AFC North & have a home playoff game. All of our goals are still in reach!! Let’s stay focused Ravens Nation…..3 Weeks left!!
First off, i wanna say THANK YOU RAIDERS! This was the silver lining of the day!!
We still have a shot @ the Division title now thanx to you!!
Pittsburgh might not even make the playoffs now because they got a Gauntlet to go through!!
Here’s a breakdown of all the remaining teams in the hunt, their record as of right now & what their record will look like when it’s all over.
This will be how the AFC Playoff picture will decided in my opinion.
L.A. Chargers (10-3) remaining schedule :
Tampa Bay W
@ L.A. Chargers L
– Pittsburgh (7-5-1) remaining schedule :
New England L
@New Orleans L
– Indianapolis (7-6) remaining schedule :
NY Giants W
– Tennessee (7-6) remaining schedule :
@NY Giants W
– Miami (7-6) remaining schedule :
– Denver (6-7) remaining schedule :
L.A. Chargers L
– Cleveland (5-7-1) remaining schedule :
@ Denver W
– Cincinnati (5-8) remaining schedule:
My prediction is the Ravens win the North, the Chargers get the #5 & Indianapolis gets the #6 by winning out.
Just a prediction but the Steelers definitely have a tough road ahead & the whole AFC as a whole is just a clusterfuck!
I think we gonna be okay Ravens Nation! This loss today hurt but we gonna bounce back @ home next week! Let’s keep it pushing!! Anything can happen!!