Ravens Kick Record to 3-0; Tucker’s 54-Yard FG Helps Top Jaguars 19-17

Baltimore Ravens v Jacksonville Jaguars

Justin Tucker kicked a 54-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining, lifting the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Tucker raised both arms in celebration as his fourth field goal of the day split the uprights with plenty of distance. The Ravens improved to 3-0 for the third time in franchise history and first since 2009.

The Jaguars fell to 0-3 for the third time in the last four years and surely will hear more talk about coach Gus Bradley’s job security. Bradley is now 12-39 in four seasons, the second-worst winning percentage of any NFL coach with at least 50 games.

Tucker also made kicks of 43, 42 and 37 yards.

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Ravens at Jaguars NFL Week Three Inactives

Ravens

CB Jerraud Powers, RB Kenneth Dixon, CB Will Davis, RB Javorius Allen, OLB Elvis Dumervil, G/C John Urschel, DT Willie Henry

Jaguars

OT Kelvin Beachum, C Brandon Linder, CB Prince Amukamara, DE Jared Odrick, QB Brandon Allen, DE Chris Smith, TE Ben Koyack

Ravens vs Jaguars NFL Week Three Capsule

BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-0) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-2)

 REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  RAVENS JAGUARS
SERIES LEADER   11-8
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 2-2 Gus Bradley: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 25-20 at Cleveland L 38-14 at San Diego
LAST GAME 11/15/15: Jaguars 22 at Ravens 20. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles throws for 188 yards & 2 TDs. Jaguars K Jason Myers kicks GW 53-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/11: Jaguars 12, Ravens 7. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 105 yards. K Josh Scobee converts all 4 FG attempts, including 54-yarder.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Bal), 93 (Jax). XM: 380 (Bal), 228 (Jax).

STATS

PASSING Joe Flacco: 47-78-560-3-2-84.3 Blake Bortles: 55-89-649-3-3-81.2
RUSHING Justin Forsett: 24-78-3.3-0 T.J. Yeldon: 28-67-2.4-1
RECEIVING Dennis Pitta (TE): 12-141-11.8-0 T.J. Yeldon (RB): 12-40-3.3-0
OFFENSE 345.0 368.0
TAKE/GIVE -1 -3
DEFENSE 273.5 325.5
SACKS Timmy Jernigan: 2 Dante Fowler: 2
INTs C.J. Mosley, Eric Weddle: 1
PUNTING Sam Koch: 44.8 Brad Nortman: 50.7
KICKING Justin Tucker: 18 (3/3 PAT; 5/5 FG) Jason Myers: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/4 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO passed for 316 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Passed for 302 yards last week, his 27th career 300-yard game…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 4,967 career scrimmage yards & needs 33 to reach 5,000…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 14,015 career rec. yards & passed HOFer JAMES LOFTON for 10th in NFL history. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. WR MIKE WALLACE had 2 TDs last week & has 3 rec. TDs in 1st 2 games with Bal. All 7 catches in 2016 have resulted in TD or 1st down. TE DENNIS PITTA had 9 catches for 102 yards in Week 2, his 2nd career 100-yard game. TEs MAXX WILLIAMS & CROCKETT GILLMORE each had TD in last meeting…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks, 2 FRs & FF in 4 meetings. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3.5 sacks in past 2 vs. Jax. Is franchise leader with 107.5 sacks. S ERIC WEDDLE had INT in Week 2. LB C.J. MOSLEY had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & INT last week…JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 2 TDs in last year’s win vs. Bal. Has 43 completions of 25+ yards since 2015, most in NFL. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 320+ pass yards…RB T.J. YELDON had career-high 8 catches last week. Ties for lead among NFL RBs with 12 catches in 2016. When RB CHRIS IVORY has 18+ carries, his teams are 13-2 (.867). In those 15 games, has rushed for 1,551 yards (103.4 per game) & 12 TDs…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 20 catches of 25+ yards since 2015, tied for most in NFL. Has 12 rec. TDs in past 14. Has 7 TDs in past 8 at home. WR ALLEN HURNS had TD in last meeting. TE JULIUS THOMAS had 5 catches for 110 yards & 2 TDs in 9/5/13 game vs. Bal. (with Den.). Since 2013, has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE…CB DAVON HOUSE had 2 INTs & 4 PD in last game vs. Bal. DE DANTE FOWLER, JR. had 1st 2 career sacks last week. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY had 10 tackles in last meeting. DT ARBY JONES had sack & FF in last game vs. Bal.

Ravens Rally From Down 20; Beat Cleveland 25-20 to Get to 2-0

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The Ravens were in a huge hole and about to be buried.

Joe Flacco dug them out.

Flacco threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Mike Wallace and Baltimore, sparked by returning a blocked extra point, rallied from 20 down and beat the Cleveland Browns 25-20 on Sunday.

Justin Tucker kicked three field goals — the last with 2:56 left — and the Ravens (2-0), who were down by nearly three touchdowns less than 10 minutes into the game, withstood Cleveland’s final drive to improve to 15-2 against the Browns under coach John Harbaugh.

In his second game back after undergoing knee surgery that ended his 2015 season, Flacco again showed why he’s one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks and one of the game’s most unflappable leaders.

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Ravens at Browns NFL Week 2 Inactives

Ravens

  • CB Jerraud Powers, RB Kenneth Dixon, CB Will Davis, RB Javorius Allen, OLB Elvis Dumervil, G/C John Urschel, DT Willie Henry

Browns

  • DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, DB Marcus Burley, LB Scooby Wright III, OL Shon Coleman, WR Jordan Payton, DL John Hughes III, DL Gabe Wright.

Ravens Defense Lowers the Boom on the Bills; Win Opener 13-7

Buffalo Bills v Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens played defense in a fashion Rex Ryan could surely appreciate — even if the performance came at his team’s expense.

Baltimore used a touchdown pass by Joe Flacco, two field goals and a throwback defensive effort to beat the Buffalo Bills 13-7 on Sunday in the season opener.

Getting 11 tackles from cornerback Shareece Wright, the Ravens limited Buffalo to 160 yards and sacked former teammate Tyrod Taylor twice.

That’s how Baltimore played defense under Ryan from 1999-2008, and that’s how it won the 2012 Super Bowl.

Ryan is now Buffalo’s head coach, and it pained him to see his offense struggle against a defensive unit that last year yielded 401 points.

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Bills vs Ravens NFL Week One Inactives

Bills at Ravens NFL Week One inactives:

Bills Inactives

Colt Anderson (S)
Walter Powell (WR)
Cardale Jones (QB)
Jonathan Williams (RB)
Kevon Seymour (CB)
Bryson Albright (DE)

Ravens Inactives

Elvis Dumervil (LB)
Jerraud Powers (CB)
Will Davis (CB)
Javorius Allen (RB)
Kenneth Dixon (RB)
Willie Henry (DT)

Bills at Ravens NFL Week One Capsule

BUFFALO BILLS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

  BILLS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER Series tied 3-3  
STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Rex Ryan: 0-3 John Harbaugh: 1-1
LAST GAME 09/29/13: Ravens 20 at Bills 23. Buffalo RB Fred Jackson rushes for 87 yards & TD. Bills LB Kiko Alonso & S Aaron Williams each record 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/10: Ravens 37, Bills 34 (OT). Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws for 250 yards & 3 TDs. Ravens K Billy Cundiff kicks GW 38-yard FG in OT.
REFEREE Brad Allen
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots, Dana Jacobson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Buf), 134 (Bal). XM: 384 (Buf), 232 (Bal).

2015 STATS

PASSING Tyrod Taylor: 242-380-3035-20-6-99.4 Joe Flacco: 266-413-2791-14-12-83.1
RUSHING LeSean McCoy: 203-895-4.4-3 Justin Forsett: 151-641-4.2-2
RECEIVING Sammy Watkins: 60-1047-17.5-9 Kamar Aiken: 75-944-12.6-5
OFFENSE 360.9 359.3
TAKE/GIVE +6 -14
DEFENSE 356.4 337.4
SACKS Jerry Hughes: 5 Elvis Dumervil: 6
INTs Stephon Gilmore: 3 Jimmy Smith: 3
PUNTING Colton Schmidt: 46.3 Sam Koch: 46.7
KICKING Dan Carpenter: 103 (34/40 PAT; 23/27 FG) Justin Tucker: 128 (29/29 PAT; 33/40 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR was drafted by Bal. in 6th round (No. 180 overall) of 2011 Draft. Spent 1st 4 years (2011-15) with Ravens (14 games, 0 starts). Was 1 of 3 QBs in NFL last season with 3,000+ pass (3,035) & 500+ rush (568) yards…Bills led NFL in rushing (152.0 yards per game) in 2015. RB LE SEAN MC COY is only NFL player with 7,000+ rush (7,050) & 2,000+ rec. (2,266) yards since 2010. Has 209 rushes for 10+ yards since 2010, most in NFL. RB-PR REGGIE BUSH is only active NFL player with 5,000+ rush (5,493), 3,000+ rec. (3,508) & 500+ PR (781) yards…WR SAMMY WATKINS had career-high 1,047 rec. yards & 9 TDs in 2015. Averaged 17.5 yards per catch last year, 2nd best mark in NFL by WR with 1,000+ yards…CB STEPHON GILMORE had team-best 3 INTs last year. Ranked 2nd on club with 18 PD behind CB RONALD DARBY (21). S COREY GRAHAM led team with 122 tackles. LB JERRY HUGHES had club-best 5 sacks last year. Has 25 sacks over past 3 seasons…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has guided Ravens to playoffs in 6 of 8 seasons as starter. Has 75-47 (.615) record as starting QB. Is franchise leader in pass yards (28,322), TDs (162) & rating (84.7). In only home meeting (10/24/10), passed for 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 111.0 rating…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 2,323 scrimmage yards (1,907 rush, 416 rec.) over past 2 seasons (1,161.5 yards per season)…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 13,932 career rec. yards & needs 73 to pass HOFer JAMES LOFTON for 10th in NFL history. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. WR KAMAR AIKEN had career-high 75 catches, 944 yards & 5 TDs in 2015…T RONNIE STANLEY was selected No. 6 overall by Bal. in 2016 NFL Draft…LB TERRELL SUGGS is franchise leader with 106.5 career sacks. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 32.5 sacks in 3 seasons with Bal. LB C.J. MOSLEY has recorded 100+ tackles in each of 1st 2 career seasons. S ERIC WEDDLE makes Bal. debut. Was selected to 3 Pro Bowls with SD. CB JIMMY SMITH led team with 3 INTs in 2015.