Ravens squeeze past Browns 26-24 to earn AFC North tile
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens flipped the script and put one heck of an ending on a regular season that featured countless surprises and plot twists.
Getting two rushing touchdowns from rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a late defensive stand, Baltimore squeezed past the Cleveland Browns 26-24 Sunday to reach the playoffs as AFC North champions.
FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for fantasy title week
A look at some key fantasy football questions and answers for title matchups in Week 16:
WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR A BIG GAME THIS WEEK?
Week 16 is championship week in most fantasy football leagues, and we don't recommend you making many wholesale changes to your lineup.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for fantasy playoff semifinals
The majority of leagues are down to the final four teams in the postseason, so no more mad scramble to the waiver wire.
There are fewer owners vying for players, especially in leagues that only allow playoff teams to make additions.
Ravens move forward without injured-suspended CB Jimmy Smith
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The surging Baltimore Ravens will play the final quarter of the regular season without cornerback Jimmy Smith, who will be on injured reserve while serving a suspension for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Smith tore his left Achilles tendon in Sunday's 44-20 victory over Detroit.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that Smith will go on IR, and said the team knew of the pending suspension before Sunday's game.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Training camp hasn't even started yet, and the Baltimore Ravens already have a lengthy injury list.
Running back Kenneth Dixon will miss the season because of a torn meniscus in his left knee, coach John Harbaugh announced Wednesday.
The injury occurred while Dixon was working out with strength and conditioning coaches at Louisiana Tech, where he played for four years.
Ravens maintain momentum with win over gambling Eagles
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens maintain control of their playoff chances thanks to a tight victory over a Philadelphia Eagles team that lost because it played to win.
Baltimore (8-6) entered the final three weeks of the season knowing it would capture the AFC North by winning its final three games.
FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver priorities _ handcuff, bolster benches
Week 14 is typically the first week of the playoffs in many fantasy football leagues, so the free agent push this week is about bolstering benches, picking up key handcuffs and desperation plays for injuries or underperforming studs.
Here's a look at what the waiver wire can offer this week.
Ravens release seldom-used RB Forsett, who asked to leave
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Running back Justin Forsett has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who complied with his request to play elsewhere.
Forsett was on the inactive list last Sunday and was expected to drop down the depth chart after the return of injured rookie Kenneth Dixon.
So Forsett asked the Ravens to let him go, and general manager Ozzie Newsome formally cut him Tuesday.
Ravens get back Flacco, lose Watson in 30-9 rout of Lions
BALTIMORE (AP) — The night was supposed to be about the long-awaited returns of quarterback Joe Flacco and linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Instead, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh ended up lamenting two significant injuries and a preseason schedule filled with games that are "not meaningful."
Despite huge turnover, Holtz bullish on La. Tech’s prospects
RUSTON, La. (AP) — Three of the main reasons Louisiana Tech was among Conference USA's premier teams and won a bowl game last season were defensive tackle Vernon Butler, running back Kenneth Dixon and quarterback Jeff Driskel.
All three players were selected in last spring's NFL draft — Butler in the first round — and their departures represent only the beginning of the turnover coach Skip Holtz is dealing with this season.