OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens first-year general manager Eric DeCosta watched and waited for much of the second day of the NFL draft.
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Jackson, Edwards and Ravens run over Raiders 34-17
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson proved in the first half that he was capable of throwing the football as well as running with it.
After that, the Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback got back to what he does best — much to the delight of his offensive line.
Jackson ran all over the Oakland Raiders, finishing with 71 yards rushing and a touchdown to carry the Ravens past the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday.
Brees and Saints vs Suggs and Ravens: ‘A good, fun game’
BALTIMORE (AP) — The challenge of facing one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history and the league's highest-scoring offense is precisely why 36-year-old Terrell Suggs still gets a kick out of playing football.
Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens' top-ranked defense take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in an intriguing matchup of first-place teams.
Several players contributing to Ravens’ stellar defense
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are playing team defense so well, it's almost impossible to pick the best of the bunch.
Sorry Not Sorry; Steelers and Ravens ready to renew rivalry
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and Terrell Suggs have spent well over a decade staring across the line of scrimmage, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and the relentless Baltimore Ravens linebacker both knowing they will meet multiple times, often in violent fashion.
Their collisions — much like the rivalry between their two teams — have been memorable. So has the back and forth between the two.
Broncos revert to 2017 troubles in first road game
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Things got so bad at Baltimore for the Denver Broncos that left tackle Garett Bolles had more tackles than Von Miller.
Ravens crash Luck’s homecoming with 20-19 preseason win
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming.
They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point conversion run.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Sixteen years into his NFL career and just four months before his 36th birthday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs darts around the field like a kid in a pickup game.
"I still love it," Suggs said Thursday at the conclusion of minicamp. "It's still my playground. That's where I get to be myself."
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — For more than two decades, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has stressed the importance of using the team's first pick in the NFL draft to snag the most talented player available, regardless of whether there's a pressing need at that position.
"From the very beginning, we've been a big believer in just taking the best player," Newsome said. "That was from the very start, when we took Jonathan (Ogden in 1996)."
Ravens defensive coordinator Martindale welcomes 2nd chance
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Don Martindale wondered if he would ever get a second chance to be an NFL defensive coordinator after his one-and-done disaster with the Denver Broncos in 2010.
The Broncos went 4-12 that season and gave up more points (29.4 per game) and yards (390.8) than any team in the league. Those miserable numbers, not surprisingly, cost Martindale his job.
Ravens sent packing after ‘heartbreaking’ season finale
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens never expected to spend New Year's Day saying farewell to teammates and tossing the contents of their lockers into green trash bags.
"Heartbreaking," receiver Mike Wallace said Monday morning. "We definitely had a team to make a run, so it hurts."
The Ravens needed only to beat Cincinnati on Sunday to advance to the playoffs for the first time in three years.
Ravens could be formidable postseason foe thanks to defense
There are some folks in the AFC who shudder at the thought of facing the Ravens' defense in the playoffs.
That's understandable, given Baltimore's propensity for takeaways (league-high 33) and its turnover margin (plus-17). That the offense is substandard tends to get ignored a bit, particularly if Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Matthew Judon are in an opposing quarterback's face all day.
Ravens’ defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, in dramatic fashion, clinched the AFC North title for the second consecutive season at home against their rivals. This time, Chris Boswell kicked a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds to play for a 39-38 comeback win against the Ravens on Sunday night.
Chris Hubbard remembers watching Terrell Suggs when the outside linebacker was a rising star for the Baltimore Ravens on a dominant defense led by Ray Lewis and Ed Reed.
As the starting right tackle for the Steelers, Hubbard is tasked with stopping Suggs Sunday night at Heinz Field.
"For them, he's their Ben Roethlisberger," Hubbard said. "He knows everything. He's seen it all and he's been around for a long time. That helps him a lot."
Tampa, Fla. — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, who entered the day questionable with a hand injury, will make his 109th consecutive start on Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Stafford practiced on a limited basis throughout the week after having his hand accidentally stepped on by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs last Sunday.
Allen Park — It was a mix of good and bad news for the Lions during Thursday's practice.
The good: quarterback Matthew Stafford was much more active and was throwing passes to running backs and receivers in separate drills for the first time since suffering an injury to his throwing hand in last week's loss to the Ravens.
Baltimore — Matthew Stafford's throwing hand is OK.
The Detroit Lions quarterback had to leave Sunday's 44-20 loss in the fourth quarter with a hand injury after he was accidentally stepped on by Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.
Initially, there was concern the hand was broken and Stafford was quickly taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
Texans look ahead after loss dwindles playoff chances
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are trying to regroup and move on after another turnover-filled performance by Tom Savage on Monday night dropped them to 4-7 and made their chances of reaching the postseason slim.
Savage led Houston to a touchdown on the first drive against Baltimore, but the Texans failed to move the ball consistently for the rest of the game and were done in by three turnovers from the quarterback in the 23-16 loss.
Baltimore — Take the ball away from the other guys, hold onto it yourself and make sure nothing happens to Justin Tucker.
That, apparently, is the formula the Baltimore Ravens intend to use to reach the playoffs.
Terrell Suggs led an aggressive defense that kept Houston out of the end zone for the final 51 minutes, and the Ravens forced two turnovers in the final 5 minutes to secure a 23-16 victory Monday night.
Suggs, Ravens get defensive in 23-16 win over Texans
BALTIMORE (AP) — Take the ball away from the other guys, hold onto it yourself and make sure nothing happens to Justin Tucker.
That, apparently, is the formula the Baltimore Ravens intend to use to reach the playoffs.
Terrell Suggs led an aggressive defense that kept Houston out of the end zone for the final 51 minutes, and the Ravens forced two turnovers in the final 5 minutes to secure a 23-16 victory on Monday night.
Veteran sack-master Suggs makes case to join Ravens elite
BALTIMORE (AP) — The short list of the Baltimore Ravens' greatest defensive players begins with Ray Lewis and ends with Ed Reed.
Perhaps it's time to add another name to that elite club. Terrell Suggs has been harassing quarterbacks for 15 years now, and at age 35 is still going strong.
He has 7½ sacks this season and will be looking to enhance that number Monday night when Baltimore (5-5) hosts Houston (4-6).
Packers get shut out for 1st time in more than decade
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordy Nelson got right to the point on a day when the Green Bay Packers were shut out for the first time in more than a decade.
The Packers' offense struggled again without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers, falling 23-0 on Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens.
"It's pretty ugly," Nelson said. "Not what we expected when we went out there."
Ravens can’t stop Bears from getting ‘ton of yards rushing’
BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed like a perfect scenario for the Baltimore Ravens defense. Facing a rookie quarterback still adjusting to the NFL, all Baltimore had to do was stop the run to win.
The Ravens knew what was coming from Chicago, and they were powerless to stop it. Jordan Howard ran for 167 yards, and the Bears won in overtime 27-24 Sunday.
Ravens, Suggs poised to test Bears rookie QB Trubisky
BALTIMORE (AP) — Plenty of crowd noise, a variety of blitzes and a close-up encounter with Terrell Suggs.
That's what Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can expect Sunday when he makes his first NFL road start against the Baltimore Ravens.
Last month, DeShone Kizer made his road debut as Cleveland's starting quarterback in Baltimore. The rookie left after four series with a migraine headache, returned in the third quarter and was guilty of four turnovers in a 24-10 defeat.
About two dozen players kneel for national anthem in London
LONDON (AP) — About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Ravens force 5 Dalton turnovers, beat Bengals 20-0
CINCINNATI (AP) — With Joe Flacco easing back in from a back injury, the Ravens went out and got a victory old-style.
Baltimore's rebuilt defense picked off Andy Dalton four times and forced him to fumble Sunday, and the Ravens pulled away to a 20-0 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that reminded them of the days when they'd win games with a defense that got into quarterbacks' heads.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Don't let Terrell Suggs' mischievous smile, devil-may-care demeanor and playful nickname fool you. Underneath all that fluff is a serious football player, one who stands out as the unquestioned leader of the Baltimore Ravens defense.
Now in his 15th season, the Ravens' career sacks leader is the lone remaining star from a renowned unit that once featured All-Pros Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Haloti Ngata.
FOXBORO — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has faced some formidable defensive players over 17 NFL seasons.
Brady’s laundry list features fearsome pass rushers like Dwight Freeney of the Colts and the Dolphins’ Jason Taylor in his early years as well as, more recently, the Texans’ J.J. Watt and the Broncos’ Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.
Ravens Tucker gets a kick out of being perfect
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens' most potent offensive weapon is Justin Tucker, a can't-miss kicker who also happens to be a talented opera singer, skilled negotiator and the target of good-natured insults from his teammates.
Tucker is the only NFL kicker who's perfect this season. He's 27 for 27 on field goal tries — including seven from 50 yards or longer — and has nailed every one of his 15 conversions.
Bengals-Ravens: Rivals meet Sunday in battle for survival
BALTIMORE (AP) — When the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens face each other this late in the season, the matchup usually involves two teams vying for a high seed in postseason play.
The situation will be quite different on Sunday.
This time, it's about survival.
The Ravens (5-5) need a victory to remain in first place in the lackluster AFC North. With games at New England, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati still on the schedule, Baltimore can ill afford to drop below .500 with five weeks to go.
Wallace sees Ravens-Steelers rivalry from the other side
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Mike Wallace was recalling the damage he inflicted on the Ravens as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers when Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs walked within earshot.
"They kept me out of the end zone pretty good," Wallace said. "But they couldn't stop me from getting a lot of yards."
"Whoa! Whoa!" Suggs shouted, lurching toward the veteran wide receiver.
Ravens can’t escape from injuries, mistakes and close losses
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens figured their miserable 2015 season was merely an aberration.
Instead, it appears to be the start of a trend.
Plagued by the same problems they experienced last season — injuries, inexplicable mistakes and close defeats — the Ravens are stumbling through their worst stretch since coach John Harbaugh arrived in 2008.
Ravens head to bye banged up, while Jets have QB questions
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The banged-up Baltimore Ravens are limping into their bye week, while the New York Jets' quarterback situation is still in flux.
Both teams came out of a 24-16 victory by the Jets on Sunday with questions and health concerns.
In their return from injury, 6 Ravens shine against Bills
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens opened the 2016 NFL season with a reunion of sorts.
Six players returning from injuries joined together to contribute to a team that went 5-11 last year — in part because of their absence.
Flacco, Forsett among several Ravens eager to start anew
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — In his first regular season game since last November, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his surgically repaired left knee.
He knows the brace probably won't go unnoticed by fans, or the Buffalo Bills.
Flacco returns Sunday to face Rex Ryan's Bills, a team that usually makes pressuring the quarterback its No. 1 priority.
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."
Newton sharp in only series as Panthers lose to Ravens 22-19
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cam Newton directed a 68-yard drive in his only series, then stepped aside — for the most part — as the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 22-19 on Thursday night in a preseason opener.
Newton, the reigning NFL MVP, went 5 for 6 for 36 yards before being replaced by 33-year-old Derek Anderson.
Graham Gano kicked four field goals for the Panthers, who went 15-1 last year and won the NFC championship before falling to Denver in the...
Suggs eager to get back on field and return to form
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Terrell Suggs is convinced he still has a few more sacks left in him, even though he's 33 years old and coming off a torn left Achilles tendon.
Suggs was carted off the field in the 2015 season opener and still hasn't quite fully recovered. He has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list and won't be in uniform Thursday when the Baltimore Ravens hold their first full-team training camp practice.
Suggs, Steve Smith among 6 Ravens on PUP list
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens standouts Terrell Suggs, Steve Smith and Elvis Dumervil are among six players who will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Suggs, a six-time Pro Bowl linebacker, and Smith, a 37-year-old receiver, both tore Achilles tendons last season. Dumervil, who had six sacks in 2015, is recovering from an offseason foot surgery.
In announcing the moves Saturday, the Ravens also placed receiver Breshad...
Romo, Flacco, Suggs, Nelson key returning players
Tony Romo taking snaps. Joe Flacco hurling passes. Jordy Nelson and Keenan Allen catching them.
Terrell Suggs and Cam Wake harassing opposing quarterbacks. Ryan Clady trying to prevent such things.
Jamaal Charles running wild.
It sure would be nice to see these stars on the field and not on injured reserve, where they wound up in 2015.
As NFL teams head to training camp, nearly all of them have key players they desperately need to return to health....