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2020 Baltimore Ravens Season
2020 Baltimore Ravens season
OwnerSteve Bisciotti
Head coachJohn Harbaugh
General managerEric DeCosta
Offensive coordinatorGreg Roman
Defensive coordinatorDon Martindale
Home fieldM&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record11-5
Division place2nd AFC North
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (at Titans) 20-13
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Bills) 3-17
Pro BowlersOT Orlando Brown Jr.
DE Calais Campbell
LS Morgan Cox
CB Marlon Humphrey
OLB Matthew Judon
FB Patrick Ricard
K Justin Tucker
AP All-ProsLS Morgan Cox (1st team)
K Justin Tucker (2nd team)
Team MVPLamar Jackson
Uniform
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The 2020 season was the Baltimore Ravens' 25th in the National Football League and their 13th under head coach John Harbaugh. They failed to improve upon their franchise-best 14-2 regular season and were denied their third consecutive AFC North title following a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 12 after 18 of their players contracted COVID-19. Despite this, as well as a 6-5 start, the Ravens won their five remaining games to finish 11-5 and after a win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17, clinched their third consecutive playoff berth. The Ravens rushed for 3,071 yds during the regular season, best in the NFL for the second consecutive season.[1]

In the playoffs, the Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 20-13 in the Wild Card round, avenging their Divisional round loss to the Titans from the previous year. The win marked quarterback Lamar Jackson's first career playoff victory and was the Ravens' first win in the playoffs since beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014-15 NFL playoffs. However, their season would end in the Divisional round for the second straight year, this time to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 17-3.

Offseason

Players added

Position Player Tag 2019 team Date
DE Calais Campbell Traded Jacksonville Jaguars March 15
LS Nick Moore UFA/XFL Tampa Bay Vipers March 26
DE Derek Wolfe UFA Denver Broncos March 28
ILB Jake Ryan UFA Jacksonville Jaguars May 4
OT Parker Ehinger UFA Baltimore Ravens July 28
TE Jerell Adams UFA New Orleans Saints August 3
RB Kenjon Barner UFA Atlanta Falcons August 12

Players lost

Position Player Tag 2020 team Date
TE Hayden Hurst Traded Atlanta Falcons March 16
OT James Hurst Released New Orleans Saints March 16
CB Brandon Carr Team Declined Option Dallas Cowboys March 16
WR Seth Roberts UFA Carolina Panthers March 18
NT Michael Pierce UFA Minnesota Vikings March 18
DE Chris Wormley Traded Pittsburgh Steelers March 20
ILB Josh Bynes UFA Cincinnati Bengals March 24
ILB Patrick Onwuasor UFA New York Jets March 25
DE Ufomba Kamalu Released April 8
ILB Jake Ryan Released June 11
S Earl Thomas Released August 23

2020 NFL Draft

Trades:

  • The Ravens traded a seventh-round selection to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for running back Ty Montgomery.[2]
  • The Ravens traded guard Alex Lewis to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional seventh-round selection.[3]
  • The Ravens traded kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Minnesota's fifth-round selection.[4]
  • The Ravens traded their sixth-round selection and offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor to the New England Patriots in exchange for New England's fourth-round selection.[5]
  • The Ravens traded their fourth-round selection and tight end Hayden Hurst to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for Atlanta's second-round and fifth-round selections (55th and 157th overall).[6]
  • The Ravens traded the fifth-round selection they received from the Atlanta Falcons to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for defensive end Calais Campbell.[7]
  • The Ravens traded their second- and fourth-round selections (60th and 129th overall) to the New England Patriots in exchange for New England's third-round selections (71st and 98th overall).[8]
  • The Ravens traded their seventh-round selection (225th overall) and the 2021 fifth-round pick they acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for Minnesota's sixth- and seventh-round selections (201st and 219th overall).[9]

Undrafted free agents

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

The Ravens' preseason schedule was announced on May 7, but was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]

Week Date Opponent Venue Result
1 August 14 Buffalo Bills M&T Bank Stadium Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 August 22 at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium
3 August 30 Carolina Panthers M&T Bank Stadium
4 September 3 at Washington Football Team FedEx Field

Regular season

Schedule

The Ravens' 2020 schedule was announced on May 7.[10]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 13 Cleveland Browns W 38-6 1-0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 20 at Houston Texans W 33-16 2-0 NRG Stadium Recap
3 September 28 Kansas City Chiefs L 20-34 2-1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 October 4 at Washington Football Team W 31-17 3-1 FedExField Recap
5 October 11 Cincinnati Bengals W 27-3 4-1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
6 October 18 at Philadelphia Eagles W 30-28 5-1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
7 Bye[A]
8[A] November 1 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24-28 5-2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
9 November 8 at Indianapolis Colts W 24-10 6-2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
10 November 15 at New England Patriots L 17-23 6-3 Gillette Stadium Recap
11 November 22 Tennessee Titans L 24-30 (OT) 6-4 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
12 December 2[B] at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14-19 6-5 Heinz Field Recap
13 December 8[B] Dallas Cowboys W 34-17 7-5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 14 at Cleveland Browns W 47-42 8-5 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
15 December 20 Jacksonville Jaguars W 40-14 9-5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 27 New York Giants W 27-13 10-5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
17 January 3 at Cincinnati Bengals W 38-3 11-5 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: Baltimore Ravens 38, Cleveland Browns 6

Lamar Jackson went 20 for 25 for 275 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[13] With the 38-6 win, the Ravens became the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive season openers by 30 points or more[14] and the only NFL team to have scored at least 20 points in their last 24 regular season games.

Week 2: Baltimore Ravens 33, Houston Texans 16

The Ravens defense dominated the Texans, sacking Watson 4 times, with one interception and one fumble returned for a touchdown. Houston was limited to 51 yards total rushing, compared to the Ravens' 230 yards.

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs 34, Baltimore Ravens 20

This loss snapped a 14-game regular season winning streak dating back to week 4 of last season; it also dropped Jackson's record as a starter to 0-3 against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. It was the Ravens' only multi-score loss of the season.

Week 4: Baltimore Ravens 31, Washington Football Team 17

Lamar Jackson threw for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns, rushed for 52 yards and 1 touchdown making him the fastest player in NFL history to reach 5,000 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing.[15]

Week 5: Baltimore Ravens 27, Cincinnati Bengals 3

Baltimore's defense dominated the matchup, sacking rookie Bengals' QB Joe Burrow seven times and allowing just 3 points in a blowout win. It also was the Ravens' fourth straight win over the Bengals.

Week 6: Baltimore Ravens 30, Philadelphia Eagles 28

After taking a 17-0 halftime lead, Baltimore survived a furious second-half rally from the Eagles, stopping a two-point conversion, recovering the ensuing onside kick, and getting a first down in the final two minutes to earn their third straight win, and their first ever road win over the Eagles.

Week 8: Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Baltimore Ravens 24

With the loss, the Ravens fell to 5-2 and lost to the Steelers for the first time since week 9 of the 2018 season. It was also Jackson's first career loss to the Steelers since taking over as starter.[16]

Week 9: Baltimore Ravens 24, Indianapolis Colts 10

After losing a tough game at home to the Steelers the previous week, the Ravens looked to bounce back against the Colts. The Ravens offense was limited to 55 yards of total offense in the first half, the fewest since Lamar Jackson took over as the Ravens quarterback in 2018, and trailed the Colts 10-7 going into halftime. In the second half, the Ravens scored 17 unanswered points while the defense forced a turnover, a punt and 2 turnover on downs against the Colts. With the win, the Ravens improved to 6-2. This was also the franchise's first ever road win in Indianapolis.

Week 10: New England Patriots 23, Baltimore Ravens 17

With the upset loss, the Ravens dropped to 6-3 and ended their record streak for most consecutive regular season games scoring at least 20 points, at 31.

Week 11: Tennessee Titans 30, Baltimore Ravens 24 (OT)

Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Baltimore Ravens 14

Although it was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night, a COVID-19 outbreak with the Ravens organization caused the game to be postpone three times. 18 players were out for the Ravens, including QB Lamar Jackson, RBs Mark Ingram Jr. and J. K. Dobbins, FB Patrick Ricard, TE Mark Andrews, WR Willie Snead, DE Calais Campbell, and NT Brandon Williams. With the loss, the Ravens fell to 6-5 and were eliminated from AFC North contention. They would be swept by the Steelers for the first time since 2017.

Week 13: Baltimore Ravens 34, Dallas Cowboys 17

Most of the Ravens starters, including Lamar Jackson, returned as Ravens defeated the Cowboys. The Ravens as a team rushed for 294 yards and two touchdowns, while Jackson added 107 yards passing and two more touchdowns. The game would have also pitted WR Dez Bryant against his former team, but a positive COVID-19 test right before the game caused him to held out.

Week 14: Baltimore Ravens 47, Cleveland Browns 42

In the highest scoring game in the history of the Browns-Ravens rivalry, as well as in the 2020 NFL season, Lamar Jackson rushed for two touchdowns but left the game for a short time in the fourth quarter with cramps, allowing the Browns to rally from a 34-20 deficit to take a 35-34 lead. Backup Trace McSorley was forced into the game as a result, but left with a knee injury at the two minute warning. Jackson then came back out and threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown on 4th and 5, putting the Ravens back in front 42-35. After Cleveland quickly drove down the field and tied the game, Jackson led the Ravens on a short drive that got them into field goal range, where Justin Tucker booted a 55-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to win the game for the Ravens. A safety on the Browns' final play capped the wild finish and brought the final score to 47-42.

Week 15: Baltimore Ravens 40, Jacksonville Jaguars 14

After a thrilling shootout win the week prior, the Ravens routed the Jaguars in Week 14 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Lamar Jackson threw for 243 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while also adding 35 yards yards and a touchdown on the ground. Jackson second touchdown throw was an 11-yard pass to WR Dez Bryant late in the second quarter. It was Bryant's first touchdown since Week 14 of the 2017 season. It also marked the first time since Week 13 of that same season that he along with Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Brown all caught touchdown passes in the same week.[18]

Week 16: Baltimore Ravens 27, New York Giants 13

The Ravens won their fourth straight game behind another dominant running performance as the team rushed for 249 yards. Their win coupled with critical losses by the Cleveland Browns against the New York Jets and the Indianapolis Colts against the division rival Pittsburgh Steelers put the Ravens in a "win and in" playoff scenario against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17.[19]

Week 17: Baltimore Ravens 38, Cincinnati Bengals 3

Needing a win to clinch a playoff berth, the Ravens rushed for a club-record 404 yards -- the fourth team since 1950 to rush for more than 400 in a single game -- and Lamar Jackson became the first quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards in more than one season as the Ravens routed the Bengals for their fifth straight victory.[20] The Week 17 win secured the Ravens' third straight playoff run under Jackson.[21]

Standings

Division

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 .750 4-2 9-3 416 312 L1
(5) Baltimore Ravens 11 5 0 .688 4-2 7-5 468 303 W5
(6) Cleveland Browns 11 5 0 .688 3-3 7-5 408 419 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 1 .281 1-5 4-8 311 424 L1

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 14 2 0 .875 4-2 10-2 .465 .464 L1
2 Buffalo Bills East 13 3 0 .813 6-0 10-2 .512 .471 W6
3 Pittsburgh Steelers North 12 4 0 .750 4-2 9-3 .475 .448 L1
4[a] Tennessee Titans South 11 5 0 .688 5-1 8-4 .475 .398 W1
Wild Cards
5[b][c] Baltimore Ravens North 11 5 0 .688 4-2 7-5 .494 .401 W5
6[c][d] Cleveland Browns North 11 5 0 .688 3-3 7-5 .451 .406 W1
7[a][b][d] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 4-2 7-5 .443 .384 W1
Did not qualify for the postseason
8 Miami Dolphins East 10 6 0 .625 3-3 7-5 .467 .347 L1
9 Las Vegas Raiders West 8 8 0 .500 4-2 6-6 .539 .477 W1
10[e] New England Patriots East 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 .527 .429 W1
11[e] Los Angeles Chargers West 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 .482 .344 W4
12 Denver Broncos West 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 .566 .388 L3
13 Cincinnati Bengals North 4 11 1 .281 1-5 4-8 .529 .438 L1
14 Houston Texans South 4 12 0 .250 2-4 3-9 .541 .219 L5
15 New York Jets East 2 14 0 .125 0-6 1-11 .594 .656 L1
16 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 15 0 .063 1-5 1-11 .549 .688 L15
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b Tennessee finished ahead of Indianapolis based on division record.
  2. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory. Division tiebreaker used to eliminate Cleveland (see below).
  3. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Cleveland based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b Cleveland finished ahead of Indianapolis based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b New England finished ahead of the LA Chargers based on head-to-head victory.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.


Postseason

Schedule

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Recap
Wild Card January 10, 2021 at Tennessee Titans (4) W 20-13 1-0 Nissan Stadium Recap
Divisional January 16, 2021 at Buffalo Bills (2) L 3-17 1-1 Bills Stadium Recap

Game summaries

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Baltimore Ravens 20, Tennessee Titans 13

The Ravens achieved their first playoff win since 2014 and the first for quarterback Lamar Jackson, outscoring the Titans 20-3 after trailing 10-0. It was also Jackson's first win in a game in which he trailed by two scores. In the five playoff games between the two teams, the home team has yet to win.

AFC Divisional Playoffs: Buffalo Bills 17, Baltimore Ravens 3

The Ravens' season ended with a game in which they scored the fewest points since John Harbaugh became head coach. Lamar Jackson was intercepted in the end zone for a pick-six, then was later knocked out of the game with a concussion.

Individual awards

Recipient Award(s)
Orlando Brown Jr. Pro Bowler
Calais Campbell Week 6: AFC Defensive Player of the Week[22]
Pro Bowler
Morgan Cox Pro Bowler
1st team All-Pro
Marlon Humphrey Pro Bowler
Lamar Jackson Week 1: AFC Offensive Player of the Week[13]
Week 14: AFC Offensive Player of the Week[23]
Matthew Judon Pro Bowler
Patrick Queen Week 5: AFC Defensive Player of the Week[24]
Patrick Ricard Pro Bowler
Justin Tucker Pro Bowler
1st team All-Pro

Notes

  1. ^ a b c The Ravens' home game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, originally scheduled during Week 7 (October 25), was moved to Week 8 (November 1), which was the original bye week for both teams. The scheduling change was made due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Tennessee Titans' organization that forced the Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled during Week 4, to be moved to Week 7.[11]
  2. ^ a b c d The Ravens' away game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, originally scheduled for November 26 on Thanksgiving, was moved to November 29 then December 1, and then finally December 2. The scheduling change was made due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens' organization as seven players tested positive. This forced the Ravens' Week 13 game vs. the Dallas Cowboys, originally scheduled for Thursday Night Football on December 3, to be pushed back to December 8.[12]

References

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  2. ^ Hensley, Jamison (October 30, 2018). "Packers trade Ty Montgomery to Ravens for 2020 draft pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Cimini, Rich; Hensley, Jamison (August 5, 2019). "Jets trade for Ravens' Lewis to buoy offensive line". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Hensley, Jamison (August 11, 2019). "Ravens trade kicker Vedvik to Vikings for pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (August 28, 2019). "Patriots trade for Ravens OL Jermaine Eluemunor". NFL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 16, 2020). "Falcons trade for TE Hayden Hurst after losing Hooper". NFL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ Shook, Nick (March 15, 2020). "Jaguars to trade Calais Campbell to Ravens for fifth". NFL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ Buckley, Clint (April 24, 2020). "Josh Uche goes No. 60 to Patriots in 2020 NFL Draft trade". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ Gates, Christopher (April 25, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft Trades: Minnesota Vikings make deal with Baltimore Ravens". Daily Norseman.
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  13. ^ a b Gordon, Grant. "Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson among Week 1 Players of the Week". nfl.com. National Football League. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Ravens nab another NFL record with season-opening landslide win vs. Browns". nbcsports.com. NBC Sports Washington. Retrieved 2020.
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  17. ^ Week 13 referee assignments
  18. ^ "Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant all have touchdown catches today. The last time they all had touchdown catches in the same week was Week 13 in 2017. They all rank top 5 in career touchdown catches among active players". twitter.com. Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ "The 10-5 Ravens Control Their Own Destiny, Have Multiple Ways To Make It To The Playoffs This Year". 2020-12-28. Retrieved .
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  23. ^ Gordon, Grant. "Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, Rams RB Cam Akers lead Players of the Week". NFL.com. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ Gordon, Grant. "Cardinals QB Kyler Murray, Steelers WR Chase Claypool among Players of the Week". National Football League. Retrieved 2020.

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