Ravens at Texans NFL Week 16 Capsule

RAVENS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER 6-1
STREAKS 6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 5-1 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 20-12 vs. Jaguars L 17-10 at Colts
LAST GAME 9/22/13: Texans 9 at Ravens 30. Baltimore WR Torrey Smith has 5 catches for 92 yards. Ravens WR-PR Tandon Doss has 82-yard PR-TD & LB Daryl Smith records 37-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/21/12: Texans 43, Ravens 13. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 98 yards & 2 TDs. Texans TE Owen Daniels catches 7 passes for 59 yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein, Brad Johnson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Bal.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.).

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 301-469-3479-23-9-94.8 Lewis (Buf. 2013): 93-157-1092-4-3-81.0 OR

Keenum (2013): 137-253-1760-9-6-78.2

RUSHING Forsett: 208-1128 (2C)-5.4-8 (T2C) Foster: 230-1127 (3C)-4.9-8 (T2C)
RECEIVING
  1. Smith: 66-926-14.0-6
Hopkins: 69-1167-16.9-6
OFFENSE 372.0 345.9
TAKE/GIVE +2 +12 (1C)
DEFENSE 344.2 366.2
SACKS Dumervil: 17 (T1L) Watt: 16.5 (3L)
INTs Mosley: 2 Rolle: 3
PUNTING Koch: 46.9 Lechler: 46.5
KICKING Tucker: 120 (39/39 PAT; 27/32 FG) Bullock: 108 (36/36 PAT; 24/29 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO passed for 221 yards with TD vs. 0 INTS for 99.4 rating last week & became 1st player in club history to reach 25,000 career pass yards (25,024). In past 5, has completed 98 of 145 (67.6 pct.) for 1,127 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 104 rating. Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 4. Ravens are 38-5 (.884) when Flacco posts 100+ rating (incl. playoffs)…RB JUSTIN FORSETT leads NFL RBs with 5.4 rush avg. (208 att., 1,128 yards). Spent 2012 season with Texans, rushing for 374 yards on 63 att. (5.9 avg.) & TD. In past 5, has 519 rush yards & 5 TDs…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. had 37 receiving yards last week & now has 13,123 career, surpassing HOFer STEVE LARGENT (13,089) for No. 15 all-time. In 3 career meetings (with Car.), has 18 catches for 323 yards (107.7 per game) & 5 TDs. WR TORREY SMITH has 8 TDs in past 11. Needs 2 TD catches to join MICHAEL JACKSON (14 in 1996) as only Ravens with 10+ TD rec. in season…LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads NFL rookies with 117 tackles, 2nd-most in AFC. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 10.5 sacks in past 9, incl. 2.5 last week…TEXANS: QB CASE KEENUM started 8 games for Hou. in 2013, passing for 1,760 yards with 9 TDs vs. 6 INTs. QB THAD LEWIS has made 6 career starts, passing for 1,296 yards & 5 TDs…RB ARIAN FOSTER is averaging 102.5 rush yards per game in 2014, 2nd in NFL (DE MARCO MURRAY). Has 11 TDs in past 8 (7 rush, 4 rec.). Since 2010, leads AFC in rush yards (5,933) & rush TDs (50)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (996 rec.) needs 5 catches to surpass HINES WARD (1,000) for No. 9 all-time. For career, averages 6 rec./game, best in history (min. 100 games). In past 8, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 44 rec. for 801 yards (18.2 avg.) & 3 TDs…DE J.J. WATT is 1st player with 3 off. TDs (3 rec.) & 2 TDs on takeaways (INT, FR) in season since BILL GOLDING in 1948. Since entering NFL in 2011, leads NFL with 53 sacks, incl. 2 last week. S KENDRICK LEWIS had 27-yard INT-TD vs. Colts.

Ravens Ink CB Chris Greenwood

The Ravens have signed cornerback Chris Greenwood off the Vikings practice squad to their active roster, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Greenwood, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round in 2012 out of Albion College, joins the Ravens after the team placed cornerback Asa Jackson on injured reserve earlier this week. Jackson was the fifth Ravens cornerback to be declared out for the season.

The Ravens’ other cornerbacks on the active roster are Lardarius Webb, Rashaan Melvin, Anthony Levine and Antoine Cason.

Ravens at Texans Wednesday Injury Report

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Chris Canty (ankle), S Will Hill (not injury related), WR Jacoby Jones (illness), G Kelechi Osemele (not injury related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Anthony Levine (ankle), RB Bernard Pierce (back)
HOUSTON TEXANS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Brian Cushing (ankle), RB Arian Foster (hip), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (ankle), LB Mike Mohamed (concussion), QB Tom Savage (knee), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (back), DE J.J. Watt (not injury related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Tyson Clabo (foot), LB Akeem Dent (neck), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Andre Johnson (concussion), LB Whitney Mercilus (back), LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee

Jaguars vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Inactives

Jaguars: RB Denard Robinson, CB Teddy Williams, CB Jeremy Harris, LB A.J. Edds, LB Khairi Fortt, G Tyler Shatley, DE Andre Branch.

Ravens: WR Michael Campanaro, CB Antoine Cason, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, LB Arthur Brown, DT Terrence Cody, OL Gino Gradkowski, DE DeAngelo Tyson

Video: CBS NFL Week 15 Preivew – Jaguars vs Ravens

Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan preview the NFL Week 15 matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens

Jaguars at Ravens NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-11) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-5)

SERIES

JAGUARS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER 10-7
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Bradley: 0-0 Harbaugh: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 27-13 vs. Texans W 28-13 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 10/24/11: Ravens 7 at Jaguars 12. Jaguars K Josh Scobee makes 4 FGs (54, 54, 22, 51). Defense holds Ravens to 146 total net yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/28/08: Ravens 27, Jaguars 7. Baltimore RB Le’Ron McClain rushes for 70 yards & 2 TDs & RB Willis McGahee adds rushing TD. Ravens S Ed Reed records 2 INTs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tim McCarthy, Adam Archuleta, Allie LaForce (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 108 (Jax.), 134 (Bal.). XM: 228 (Bal.).

STATS

PASSING Bortles (R): 232-379-2466-10-16-71.4 Flacco: 281-439-3258-22-9-94.5
RUSHING
  1. Robinson: 135-582-4.3-4
Forsett: 192-1080 (3L)-5.6-8 (T2C)
RECEIVING Hurns (R): 40-566-14.2-6
  1. Smith: 61-889-14.6-6
OFFENSE 297.3 376.5
TAKE/GIVE -8 +2
DEFENSE 377.2 351.6
SACKS Marks: 8.5 Dumervil: 16 (T1L)
INTs Thomas: 2 Mosley (R): 2
PUNTING Anger: 47.1 (3C) Koch: 46.6
KICKING Scobee: 63 (18/18 PAT; 15/19 FG) Tucker: 112 (3C) (37/37 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: Last week, QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) passed for 205 yards & TD. Has 2,466 pass yards & needs 34 to join BYRON LEFTWICH (2,819) as only Jags rookies with 2,500. Leads AFC QBs with 306 rush yards on 47 att. (6.5 avg.)…In past 7, RB DENARD ROBINSON is averaging 82.1 scrimmage yards per game (575 total) & has 4 rush TDs…Last week, rookie WR MARQISE LEE (Rd. 2, No. 39 overall) had 67 yards on 5 rec. Rookie WR ALLEN HURNS (undrafted) ranks 2nd among AFC rookies in TD catches (6) & 3rd in receiving yards (566). TE MARCEDES LEWIS led team with 69 yards on 3 catches (23 avg.) vs. Hou…Defense has 39 sacks, 2nd in AFC & 3rd in NFL. DT SEN’ DERRICK MARKS has 6.5 sacks in past 6, incl. 1.5 vs. Texans. Tied for 2nd among NFL DTs with career-high 8.5 sacks in 2014. In past 9, DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 6 sacks, 2 FF & FR. Has 4 sacks in past 3 on road. S JONATHAN CYPRIEN leads team with 87 tackles…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has 24,803 career passing yards & needs 197 to become 1st player in club history to reach 25,000. In past 5, has completed 108 of 160 (67.5 pct.) for 1,209 yards with 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101.3 rating. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. Ravens are 38-5 (.884) when Flacco posts 100+ rating (incl. playoffs)…RB JUSTIN FORSETT leads NFL RBs with 5.6 rush avg. (192 att., 1,080 yards). Rushed for 59 yards on 7 att. (8.4 avg.) in last meeting (with Hou.). Has 100+ rush yards in 3 of past 4…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 13,086 career receiving yards & needs 4 to surpass HOFer STEVE LARGENT (13,089) for No. 15 all-time. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. WR TORREY SMITH has 8 TDs in past 10. Needs 2 TD catches to join MICHAEL JACKSON (14 in 1996) as only Ravens with 10+ TD rec. in season…Rookie LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 110 tackles, tied for most in AFC. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 8 sacks in past 8 overall, incl. 1.5 last week. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL had 3.5 sacks last week & is tied for NFL lead with 16, surpassing single-season Ravens record (PETER BOULWARE, 15 in 2001).

Jaguars vs Ravens Wednesday Injury Report

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Andre Branch (groin), LB Khairi Fortt (hamstring), RB Denard Robinson (foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Toby Gerhart (ankle), WR Tommy Streeter (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday QB Blake Bortles (right shoulder), DE Chris Clemons (knee), S Josh Evans (finger), LB J.T. Thomas (ankle)
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Crockett Gillmore (back), WR Torrey Smith (knee), RB Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday S Anthony Levine (concussion)

Ravens Rally From Down 10-0 To Top Dolphins 28-13

The Ravens didn’t start fast, but rallied after trailing 10-0 to top the Dolphins in Miami 28-13 to stay in the AFC playoff race.

Baltimore played more than 17 minutes before picking up a first down, but once they did they were able to get things going and played a great road game for the win.

The Ravens rallied with consecutive touchdown drives of 97 and 75 yards, and added the clinching score after a favorable replay reversal.

A gamble by coach John Harbaugh in the third quarter helped. The Ravens made a first down on fourth-and-1 in their own territory, jump-starting the TD drive that put them ahead.

The victory gave Baltimore (8-5) a significant edge over Miami (7-6) in the AFC’s scramble for a wild-card playoff berth.

The Dolphins, who haven’t been to the postseason since 2008, are now a long shot with three games to go.