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2018 Baltimore Ravens Season In Review

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Baltimore Ravens saw their season come to a close in the playoffs. The Ravens were eliminated by the Los Angeles Chargers, 23-17, in the AFC Wild Card Round at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

The team finished with a 10-6 regular season record. They were 0-1 in the playoffs.

Baltimore reached the playoffs for the first-time in four seasons. They made the playoffs during the 2014 season, before losing in the AFC Divisional Round in a 35-31 loss to the New England Patriots on Jan. 10, 2015.

The Ravens averaged 24.3 points per game. Their defense allowed 17.9 points per contest.

Joe Flacco, who was the team’s franchise starter for the past decade, was the team’s starter to begin the season. In nine games, he had a 4-5 record.

The Voorhees, New Jersey native went 232 of 379 for 2,465 yards. He also had 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.

In Week 9 after Flacco went out with an injury, 2018 first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson entered the mix. As a starter, he went 6-1.

Jackson went 99 of 170 for 1,201 yards. He also had six touchdowns and three interceptions.

Gus Edwards led the team in rushing. He appeared in 11 games, including six starts. He had 137 carries for 718 yards and two touchdowns.

Jackson was then second with 147 carries for 695 yards and an additional five touchdowns. Alex Collins had 114 carries for 411 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kenneth Dixon was the other back, who had a significant contribution last season. He had 60 carries for 333 yards and two touchdowns.

John Brown led the receivers with 42 receptions for 715 yards and five touchdowns. Willie Snead had 62 receptions for 651 yards and a touchdown. Michael Crabtree had 54 receptions for 607 yards and three touchdowns.

Mark Andrews also had a significant contribution with 34 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns.

C.J. Mosley led the team with 105 tackles on defense. He also had six tackles for a loss and two quarterback hits.

He also had 0.5 sacks, an interception, and five pass deflections.

Za’Darius Smith led the team with 8.5 sacks. Terrell Suggs and Matt Judon also had 7.0 sacks each, while Patrick Onwuasor also contributed 5.5 sacks.

The Ravens had 43 sacks in total. Smith, Suggs, Judon, and Onwuasor combined for 28 sacks.

Brandon Carr, Jimmy Smith, and Marlon Humphrey led the team with two interceptions each. Overall, the Ravens had 12 interceptions.

Onwuasor also led the team with two forced fumbles. Jackson also led the team with five fumble recoveries.

Sam Koch had 60 punts for 2,842 yards. He averaged 47.4 yards per punt.

Justin Tucker, one of the best kickers in the game, went 35 of 39 in field goal attempts. He also went 36 of 37 in missed extra points.

His lone extra point miss cost the Ravens the game against the New Orleans Saints in a 24-23 loss on Oct. 21.

Cyrus Jones led the team with 18 punt returns for 259 yards and a touchdown. Tim White also had nine punt returns for 75 yards, while Janarion Grant had seven punt returns for 52 yards.

Chris Moore had 22 kickoff returns for 491 yards. White had six kickoff returns for 135 yards.

Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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