Matt Schaub whacked his head on the turf after going down on this play while running away from two Dolphins defenders. He did well to get out of an intentional grounding penalty, but he took this hit for his troubles. Schaub went immediately back into the game.
We weren’t looking forward to tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup between the 2-8 Browns and the 3-7 Ravens—neither was ESPN—but dammit if it didn’t turn out to be an incredibly exciting game, with the most batshit insane ending of the year.
Just a few minutes after Joe Flacco tore his ACL, the quarterback opposite him suffered a nasty injury of his own. Case Keenum got rocked here yet nobody made any moves to remove him from the game. Look at his teammate pick him up like he’s a bag of flour.
Well shit. Everyone on the Ravens is getting catastrophically injured. Joe Flacco has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. He tore it on the play above but stayed in to finish out the game despite “an enormous amount of pain.”
The Ravens’ terrible season got worse today. Justin Forsett left today’s game in Baltimore against the Rams with a broken right arm that he suffered on this play when Aaron Donald got into the backfield and tossed him down. The Ravens confirmed the diagnosis. Javorius Allen is in at running back for the Ravens.
Former Ravens defensive lineman Terrence Cody was found guilty on misdemeanor charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court Monday after his dog Taz starved to death in January.
Yesterday’s Jaguars-Ravens game ended with the Jags kicking a game-winning field goal on the final play of the game. According to an NFL spokesman, that play should have never happened, and the Ravens should have won.
Steve Smith just secured a place on the top 10 all-time career receiving yardage list today against the Chargers, then went down with this gruesome injury to what appears to be his right Achilles later in the game on a seemingly routine tackle. He left the field with his head covered in a towel.
Out of every NFL city, Baltimore might be the most ghost friendly. The Ravens are named after a poem by legendary horror writer Edgar Allan Poe and the good realtors of Realtor.com named Baltimore the most haunted city in the country.
Every team has calls go against it over the course of the game, but two in particular boned the Ravens last night, both in big spots, and both more or less inexplicable. Baltimore WR Steve Smith is not going to let the officials get away with this: “Two stars. That’s what I’m putting on my Yelp.”
After a few breaks went their way, the Ravens found themsleves eight points down with 76 yards to go and 1:53 left, with no timeouts. A tough task under the smoothest of circumstances—and even tougher when the Ravens’ sideline lost communication with the huddle.
A few observations about I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, And Glory, the new Ray Lewis book wherein he addresses the night he and his friends were involved in an incident that would end in a double murder, if only briefly.
Steve Smith had to leave last night’s game against the Steelers after taking a hit to the back from Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Smith was angry about getting hurt, but it wasn’t Timmons’s shot that had him riled up, it was an earlier tackle made by former teammate Mike Mitchell.
If Steve Smith actually walks away from the game after this season as planned, the NFL will lose one captivating ball of hate. The 36-year-old Ravens receiver treats talking trash like an art, and he was in the zone Sunday after catching his second touchdown of the game to give the Ravens a 24-21 lead with 3:56 to go.
Some people are fans of the Baltimore Ravens. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Baltimore Ravens. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
John Harbaugh was not a very happy John last night. First, Washington linebacker Keenan Robinson sparked a brawl after pile driving Kamar Aiken down on his neck in the first quarter. Steve Smith and Chris Culliver were then ejected for doing some punches and Harbaugh’s blood also got to boiling, as he ran across the…
This morning, the NFL confirmed that Terrell Suggs’s semi-late hit on Sam Bradford was incorrectly called roughing the passer, despite the Eagles’ belief that Suggs was intentionally targeting Bradford’s surgically repaired knee. Now Chip Kelly says the NFL’s interpretation of the play was incorrect, and that the…