ESPN Insider Has Major Update On Ravens, John Harbaugh


After the Ravens fell to the Chargers 23-17 Sunday at home in the wild card round of the playoffs, there was a lot of talk about whether or not Baltimore should have benched quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"It may be. I hope not", Suggs said. Both teams' third down efficiency was less than 36 percent, but they were both 100 percent on fourth downs. His 34 total tackles and single forced fumble were also on the low end for him, but that's still a productive season, especially considering his age. "We didn't perform well". The touchdown came one play after Gordon lost control of the ball at the goal line and the Ravens took it the other way for a touchdown, but he was called down by contact and a replay confirmed the call.

"He had control of the football as he hit the ground", said NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron.

"He's real fast", Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said about Jackson. I [would] love to continue being a Raven.

The offensive transformation and retention of Baltimore's collective focus was a masterful job on the part of Harbaugh.

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Coach John Harbaugh explained after the game how he didn't think backup quarterback Joe Flacco could not have done more for the team that Jackson provided.

Rob Gronkowski scored the only touchdown for the Patriots on a two-yard reception in the second quarter. Jackson has fumbled in nine straight games. The Ravens, a team that averaged 92.6 rushing yards per game in Weeks 1-9, averaged 229.6 rushing yards per game in Weeks 11-17. But two other men continued to go at it before toppling over multiple rows with their feet in the air until police finally reached them.

After finishing the regular season with a 12-4 record, including a Week 16 loss to Baltimore, the Chargers used four first-half field goals for a 12-0 lead on the way to Wild Card Weekend victory over the Ravens.

Clearly, this biggest question regarding the Baltimore Ravens as they head into the offseason is what they are going to do with Joe Flacco.