Ravens draft Louisiana Tech DE Ferguson in 3rd round

Football 04/26/19, 22:01

The Baltimore Ravens interrupted a long night of watching and waiting by selecting sack specialist Jaylon Ferguson of Louisiana Tech with the 85th overall pick in the NFL draft.Baltimore desperately needed a player who could pressure the quarterback after losing Terrell Suggs and Za'darius Smith to free agency. Ferguson had ...

Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime at age 34

Football 03/15/19, 13:56

John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore Ravens quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in the playoffs since 2015."Joe is a perfect fit for us," Elway said at Flacco's introductory news conference Friday. "He's played in a lot ...

source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens

Sports 02/13/19, 12:27

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a fourth-round pick in this year's draft.The person to the AP spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because neither team announced the deal, which was ...

Chargers defense a no-show in playoff loss to Patriots

Football 01/13/19, 17:03

With a few minutes left in the first half, on their fifth attempt to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Los Angeles Chargers finally managed a defensive stop.It was only temporary.Desmond King fumbled New England's first punt of the game, Albert McClellan recovered the ball just inches before ...

Chargers’ defensive goal vs. Patriots: Get pressure on Brady

Football 01/10/19, 20:47

Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley might be feeling the most pressure going into Sunday's AFC divisional-round game at New England.Bradley's game plan of using seven defensive backs to neutralize Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson resulted in a 23-17 win. His challenge this week is coming up with the right strategy to ...

Offenses took a holiday on wild-card weekend

Sports 01/07/19, 05:09

Maybe it was the absence of all those high-powered offenses on byes.Perhaps it was the jitters for some younger teams, particularly their quarterbacks: Deshaun Watson, Mitchell Trubisky and Lamar Jackson.Or maybe defense actually still has a place in the NFL, especially in the playoffs.The most points anyone scored during wild-card ...

Ravens lose Lamar Jackson’s playoff debut, 23-17 to Chargers

Football 01/06/19, 16:47

Of all the discouraging stats for Lamar Jackson in the rookie sensation's NFL playoff debut, this was probably the worst: At halftime Sunday, his combined total of fumbles and interceptions (three) was higher than his number of completions (two).A day before his 22nd birthday, Baltimore's Jackson became the youngest quarterback ...

Chargers hold off Jackson, Ravens 23-17 in playoff opener

Football 01/06/19, 16:32

Michael Badgley kicked five field goals, and the Los Angeles Chargers contained rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to carve out a 23-17 victory Sunday in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.The Chargers (13-4) will next face the second-seeded New England Patriots (11-5) on the road Sunday. ...

Chargers-Ravens in wild card is rematch of late-season game

Sports 01/05/19, 11:32

It's been six years since the Ravens hosted a playoff game, so forgive Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda for forgetting protocol regarding the distribution of tickets."Somebody was asking me if we got tickets during the playoff games, and I couldn't really remember," he said this week. "I was like, 'Uh, ...

Youth is Served: Ravens QB Jackson poised for playoffs

Football 01/02/19, 15:10

Lamar Jackson has started only seven pro games, is barely old enough to drink in Maryland and has never participated in the NFL postseason.Fortunately for Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, experience isn't a requirement for success in the playoffs.Jackson will become the youngest quarterback in NFL history to start in ...

Ravens squeeze past Browns 26-24 to earn AFC North tile

Sports 12/30/18, 20:04

The Baltimore Ravens squeezed past the Browns and into the playoffs, using two rushing touchdowns by rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a late defensive stand to beat Cleveland 26-24 Sunday and claim the AFC North title.Kenneth Dixon accounted for 117 of Baltimore's season-high 296 yards on the ground, Jackson had ...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

Football 12/25/18, 11:52

From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts.And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between.The betting favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of ...

Ravens have been here before: Win, and they’re in playoffs

Football 12/24/18, 14:58

After missing the postseason for three straight years, the Baltimore Ravens probably wouldn't complain at all about squeezing into this year's playoffs as a wild card.Entering as AFC North champions is so much better — a scenario that stands as a distinct possibility entering the final weekend of the regular ...

Rivers, Chargers’ offense sputter against Ravens

Football 12/23/18, 01:59

The tables were turned on Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers' offense.Instead of controlling the clock, avoiding mistakes and putting the pressure on the Baltimore Ravens' run-heavy offense and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, it was Rivers who was left flustered and frustrated by a lack of opportunities and a ...

Jackson leads Ravens to 22-10 victory over Chargers

Football 12/22/18, 23:30

Lamar Jackson threw for 204 yards and had the longest touchdown pass of his brief career, and the Baltimore Ravens strengthened their chances of clinching a playoff spot with a 22-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night.The Ravens (9-6) — who have won five of their last ...

Ravens-Chargers matchup features dramatic differences at QB

Football 12/20/18, 17:19

The quarterback matchup for Saturday's pivotal game between the Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers might offer the biggest contrasts this season.The Chargers, who have clinched their first postseason berth since 2013, feature cagy veteran Philip Rivers, who is having one of the best seasons of his 15-year career. The ...

Ravens use running game, defense and ball control to win

Football 12/17/18, 17:03

Using staples from their past — a relentless ground game and a stifling defense — the Baltimore Ravens have put together a hot streak that has them in the middle of the AFC playoff race.The Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2000 when they averaged 137.4 yards rushing per game ...

Column: Maybe the key word in NFL stretch drive is balance

Sports 12/17/18, 02:55

Football purists are smiling. For one week, the video game nature of the NFL hit pause.Only one quarterback on Saturday or Sunday threw for 300 yards, let alone 400. No pinball shootouts.Ten players rushed for at least 100 yards, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went for 95.There were two shutouts!Quite ...

Bucs’ futile chase of Jackson & playoff berth end in unison

Football 12/16/18, 18:39

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers knew what was coming. They were fully prepared for Baltimore rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson's slippery running style and the Ravens' refurbished rushing attack.Jackson dared the Bucs (5-9) to catch him if they could. They couldn't.Jackson ran for 95 of Baltimore's 242 yards on the ground, and ...

Jackson helps Ravens run past Buccaneers 20-12

Football 12/16/18, 16:07

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson picked apart the Tampa Bay defense on a soggy field, running for 95 yards and throwing for 131 to carry the Baltimore Ravens to a 20-12 victory Sunday.Anointed the starter over veteran Joe Flacco earlier in the week, Jackson justified the decision with a riveting performance. ...

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