On their way to the Super Bowl last season, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the top-seeded Denver Broncos by erasing a fourth-quarter deficit with a near-miraculous touchdown pass.
But no matter how black or gold my allegiance, no matter how nostalgic I feel about them. and no matter how deep the Rooney roots run in NFL history, there’s no excuse for their head coach’s conduct on Thanksgiving.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was fined $100,000 for interfering with a kick return in Baltimore. The NFL is also considering a modification or forfeiture of draft choices.
The Ravens, following a much needed win over division rival Pittsburgh, look to make the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year as they currently stand at 6-6, which is good enough to maintain the 6th spot in the AFC.
As the league discusses the possible punishments for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin for being in the field of play during a kickoff return, new, incriminating footage has surfaced.
Neither Mike Tomlin nor the Pittsburgh Steelers could stand in the way of the Baltimore Ravens’ late-season playoff push. The defending Super Bowl champions are back at .500 and in position to reach the postseason for a sixth consecutive year after overcoming Tomlin’s sideline stroll and Pittsburgh’s frantic comeback bid in a 22-20 victory on Thanksgiving night.
The Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets own the same record and share several identical problems as they strive to remain relevant in the muddled AFC playoff race.
The Ravens defense can barely contain themselves when they battle rookie quarterbacks. The Ravens took advantage once again of an inexperienced Geno Smith and knocked out the New York Jets 19-3 on Sunday to continue their playoff push.
The Baltimore Ravens go into the bye week with a 3-4 record. They are already two games behind the Cincinnati Bengals who lead the AFC North with a 5-2 record.
The Ravens are getting healthier as each week passes. Not at full strength, Baltimore has had to fight for wins without some of their key personnel. But with players returning to practice, help may be on the horizon.
Justin Tucker kicked a 44-yard field goal to put the Baltimore Ravens ahead with 1:42 left, and they withstood a frantic comeback bid by the Miami Dolphins to win 26-23 Sunday.
The Ravens have been banged up for a few weeks now. But players are beginning to get healthy. And for Baltimore, it couldn’t come at a better time.