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Ravens NFL’s Most Penalized Team

There’s a flag on the play.

In addition to the defense allowing big yards and the offense struggling to move the ball on the road, the Ravens have also been their own worst enemy at times.

They are the most penalized team in the NFL through the first seven weeks of the season, and cutting down on those penalties is a priority.

The Ravens have been penalized 63 times, and opposing teams have accepted 57 of those penalties. The yellow flags have amounted to 495 yards on the year, which ranks second-most in the NFL.

Penalties have come on both sides of the ball, as the Ravens average 33 penalty yards a game on defense and 25 yards a game on offense.

Penalties have been a problem for much of the season, and a focus earlier in the year was to clean up the pre-snap penalties on offense. The Ravens have 14 false start or delay of game penalties on the season, but they didn’t have any against the Texans in a loud road environment.

So let’s add this one to a list of items that the Ravens to need to improve upon if they hope to make their fifth consecutive playoff appearance.


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  1. […] Through the season’s first seven weeks, the Ravens were the most-penalized team in the NFL. (By Matt Jergensen, Baltimore Gridiron Report) […]

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