Shortly after the Ravens lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC wild-card round, head coach John Harbaugh gave Joe Flacco the ultimate compliment when he called him the best quarterback in Ravens history.
There is a canonical list of clichés about how and why Ravens fans should be positive after this season. It was apparent during their Jan. 6th game, in which the team lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, that the supporters of the Purple and Black have become soured, cynical and ungrateful.
At this time last year, Robert Griffin III was working out on his own, hoping to find his way back into the NFL. After a successful season as a Ravens reserve, the free agent could see himself settling in Baltimore as a backup and mentor to Lamar Jackson.
Backup quarterback and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco said his absence from the second half of Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers was part of the plan, but is not sure what the future holds for him.
When the General Assembly reconvenes for the 90-day session on Wednesday, one of the matters it is expected to debate is sports gambling. Making sure Maryland’s casinos are keeping up with those in surrounding states ensures other gambling revenues for education don’t dry up.
Only 11 players remain from the last Ravens team that made the playoffs in 2014. Those survivors are counseling younger teammates to cherish the opportunity as they prepare to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Here’s the challenge for Baltimore media: Cover these sessions with Joel Fitzgerald with the same intensity and resources as you do the Ravens this week. Getting the right person in the job of police commissioner is more important than whether or not the Ravens beat the Chargers Sunday. Really.
After an up-and-down season for the Baltimore Ravens, fans are scrambling to attend a playoff game many didn't think was possible. The Ravens sold out of a batch of playoff tickets they put on sale last week. The team is now selling tickets again for Sunday's home game against the Chargers.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker said the footballs used for kicking plays in Saturday night's game at the Los Angeles Chargers were "just different than what we’re used to experiencing on your typical NFL Sunday.”
Leading the AFC North for the first time since Week 6, the Ravens (9-6) can claim the division Sunday for the first time since 2012 with a win at home Sunday in their regular-season finale over the Cleveland Browns (7-7-1) or a loss by the Steelers (8-6-1) to the visiting Cincinnati Bengals (6-9).
After a 22-10 win Saturday over the Los Angeles Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints, the Ravens (9-6) could win the AFC North and earn the No. 4 seed even without a win in Week 17 over the Cleveland Browns.