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Baltimore Ravens (8-6)


Sun. 12/2 Sun. 12/9 Sun. 12/16 Sat. 12/22 Sun. 12/30
@ Atl
W 26-16
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@ KC
L 24-27
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vs. TB
W 20-12
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@ LAC
5:20 PM PT6:20 PM MT7:20 PM CT8:20 PM ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 PM MST8:20 PM EST7:20 PM CT5:20 UAE (+1)20:20 ETNaN:�
vs. Cle
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�

Ravens use running game, defense and ball control to win

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Using staples from their past - a relentless ground game and a stifling defense - the Baltimore Ravens have put together a hot streak that has them in the middle of the AFC playoff race.

The Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2000 when they averaged 137.4 yards rushing per game and deployed a Ray Lewis-led defense that allowed only 165 points over the entire regular season. That same formula is being used by the current squad, which has gone 4-1 since fleet-footed rookie Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback for strong-armed Joe Flacco.

Baltimore (8-6) heads into a Saturday night showdown against the Los Angeles Chargers looking to move one step closer toward ending a three-year playoff drought. The Ravens' resurgence coincides with the team's improved running attack under Jackson, who has rambled for 427 yards over the last five games.

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AFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Pittsburgh 851.607
Baltimore 860.571
Cleveland 671.464
Cincinnati 680.429
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Flacco2465
Pass TDs: J. Flacco12
Rush Yds: L. Jackson566
Rush TDs: A. Collins7
Rec Yds: J. Brown681
Rec TDs: J. Brown5
Int: B. Carr1
Sacks: M. Judon7.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5175 (11)
Passing Yards: 3325 (24)
Rushing Yards: 1986 (2)
Points per game: 24.4 (13)
Yards per game: 369.6 (11)
Touchdowns: 34 (19)
Field Goals: 28 (6)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 4063 (1)
Passing Yards: 3094 (3)
Rushing Yards: 1226 (3)
Points per game: 18.1 (2)
Yards per game: 290.2 (1)
Touchdowns: 28 (5)
Field Goals: 18 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/12 J. Rodgers pract. squad add
12/1 A. Collins on IR foot
11/28 N. Keizer pract. squad add
11/27 M. Thompson pract. squad del
11/27 B. Jackson pract. squad add
11/24 H. Grasu cut
11/14 T. Ervin pract. squad add
11/14 M. Dorleant pract. squad del
10/30 T. Montgomery traded for 2020 7th-round draft pick
10/30 A. McClellan cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/16 A. Lewis shoulder (Doubtful)
12/16 J. Flacco right hip (Questionable)
12/16 M. Humphrey groin (Questionable)
12/16 T. Jefferson ankle (Questionable)
12/16 A. Levine Sr. ankle (Questionable)
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