2013 Baltimore Ravens season

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2013 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coachJohn Harbaugh
General managerOzzie Newsome
OwnerSteve Bisciotti
Home fieldM&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record8–8
Division place3rd AFC North
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersG Marshal Yanda
DT Haloti Ngata
LB Terrell Suggs
K Justin Tucker

The 2013 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's 18th season in the National Football League and the sixth under head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champions from the previous year, but failed to improve on their 10–6 record from 2012, and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. For the first time in franchise history, Ray Lewis was not on the roster, as he announced his retirement before the playoffs began the year prior. He retired as a champion of Super Bowl XLVII and was the last remaining player from the team’s inaugural season. Lewis also helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV over the New York Giants and is believed by many as the greatest Baltimore Raven of all time. Including Lewis, the team parted ways with a record eight starters from the Super Bowl-winning squad; no other defending Super Bowl champion had lost more than five.[1]

2013 draft class[edit]

Round Selection Player Position College
1 32 Matt Elam Safety Florida
2 56[a] Arthur Brown Linebacker Kansas State
3 94 Brandon Williams Defensive tackle Missouri Southern State
4 129 John Simon Defensive end Ohio State
130[b] Kyle Juszczyk Fullback Harvard
5[a] 168[b] Rick Wagner Offensive tackle Wisconsin
6[a] 200 Kapron Lewis-Moore Defensive end Notre Dame
203[b] Ryan Jensen Offensive tackle Colorado State-Pueblo
7 238 Aaron Mellette Wide receiver Elon
247[b] Marc Anthony Cornerback California

Notes

^[a] The Ravens traded their original second- (No. 62 overall) and fifth- (No. 165 overall) round selections, along with one of their sixth-round selections (No. 199 overall; originally acquired in a trade that sent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks' second-round selection (No. 56 overall).
^[b] Compensatory selection.

Staff[edit]

2013 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bob Rogucki
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Juney Barnett

Final roster[edit]

2013 Baltimore Ravens final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 8 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 44–16 1–0 Raymond James Stadium Recap
2 August 15 Atlanta Falcons W 27–23 2–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 22 Carolina Panthers L 27–34 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at St. Louis Rams L 21–24 2–2 Edward Jones Dome Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 5 at Denver Broncos L 27–49 0–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High[a] Recap
2 September 15 Cleveland Browns W 14–6 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 September 22 Houston Texans W 30–9 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 29 at Buffalo Bills L 20–23 2–2 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
5 October 6 at Miami Dolphins W 26–23 3–2 Sun Life Stadium Recap
6 October 13 Green Bay Packers L 17–19 3–3 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–19 3–4 Heinz Field Recap
8 Bye
9 November 3 at Cleveland Browns L 18–24 3–5 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
10 November 10 Cincinnati Bengals W 20–17 (OT) 4–5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
11 November 17 at Chicago Bears L 20–23 (OT) 4–6 Soldier Field Recap
12 November 24 New York Jets W 19–3 5–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
13 November 28 Pittsburgh Steelers W 22–20 6–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 8 Minnesota Vikings W 29–26 7–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
15 December 16 at Detroit Lions W 18–16 8–6 Ford Field Recap
16 December 22 New England Patriots L 7–41 8–7 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–34 8–8 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Traditionally, the defending Super Bowl champions host the Kickoff Game. However, the Ravens opened on the road, due to a scheduling conflict with their Major League Baseball counterparts, the Baltimore Orioles.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Denver Broncos[edit]

NFL Kickoff game

Week One: Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 7 10 01027
Broncos 0 14 211449

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

Due to a conflict involving the Orioles' schedule, the Ravens opened the regular season on the road against the Broncos, the first time a defending Super Bowl champion team had done so since the Buccaneers in 2003 when they opened their regular season against the Eagles. This was be a rematch of last year's AFC Divisional game.

The Ravens drew first blood when Joe Flacco found Vonta Leach on a 2-yard touchdown pass to take the lead 7–0 in the first quarter for the only score of the period. The Broncos tied the game in the 2nd quarter with Peyton Manning finding Julius Thomas on a 24-yard pass to take the game to 7–7. The Ravens moved back into the lead when Ray Rice ran for a 1-yard touchdown to make the score 14–7. Peyton found Julius again on a 23-yard pass to make the score 14–14 for another tie before the Ravens kicker Justin Tucker nailed a 25-yard field goal to make the score 17–14 at halftime. In the 3rd quarter, the Broncos went right back to work as Peyton found Andre Caldwell on a 28-yard touchdown pass to take a 21–17 lead followed up with finding Wes Welker on 2 consecutive passes from 5 yards and 2 yards out for an increase in the lead first to 28–17 and then to 35–17. Later on in the quarter, Peyton found Demaryius Thomas on a 26-yard pass to increase the lead to 42–17. The Ravens tried to rally a comeback in the last quarter, with Flacco finding Marlon Brown on a 13-yard pass to shorten the Broncos' lead 42–24 followed up by Tucker's 30-yard field goal to make the score 42–27. However, the Broncos wrapped things up in the game when Peyton found D. Thomas again on a 78-yard pass to make the final score 49–27. The Ravens began their season 0–1 for the first time under John Harbaugh as head coach and Joe Flacco as their starter. They also lost their first regular season opening game since 2007 as well as becoming the 2nd straight defending Super Bowl champion team to lose their season opener.

Week 2: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Two: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 3 3 006
Ravens 0 0 7714

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

With their 11th straight win over the Browns, the Ravens improved to 1–1.

Week 3: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Three: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 3 6 009
Ravens 0 17 7630

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Despite playing without star running back Ray Rice and a few other key starters, the Ravens were able to hold Houston to just 9 points despite several trips on Baltimore's side of the field, including three red zone trips. With the win, the Ravens avenging their 30-point blowout last year to Houston, improved to 2–1 overall and 7–1 all time against the Texans, including playoffs.

Week 4: at Buffalo Bills[edit]

Week Four: Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 7 7620
Bills 6 14 3023

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Game information

With the loss, the Ravens fell to 2–2.

Week 5: at Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Five: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 3 101026
Dolphins 3 10 01023

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 87 °F (31 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,342
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Ravens won on the road for the first time in their 2013 season and improved to 3–2.

Week 6: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Six: Green Bay Packers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 3 3 10319
Ravens 0 0 31417

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

With the loss, the Ravens fell to 3–3.

Week 7: at Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Week Seven: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 3 01016
Steelers 7 3 3619

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,295
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

This was the first loss against the Steelers at Heinz Field since the 2010–11 NFL playoffs. With the loss, the Ravens headed into their bye week at 3–4.

Week 9: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Week Nine: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 7 0818
Browns 7 7 7324

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

The Ravens lost their third straight game and fell to 3–5. It also snapped the team's 11-game winning streak over the Browns. Harbaugh and Flacco's records against the Browns dropped to 11-1.

Week 10: vs. Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Ten: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Bengals 0 0 314017
Ravens 10 7 00320

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,992
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Ravens were ahead 17–0 at half time, but the Bengals scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to force overtime. At the end of the fourth quarter, Andy Dalton threw a 51-yard Hail Mary that was first tipped by Ravens defender James Ihedigbo at the goal line, but eventually found A. J. Green in the end zone. However, about five minutes into overtime, Justin Tucker kicked the winning field goal (46 yards), and the Ravens improved to 4–5.

Week 11: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Eleven: Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Ravens 10 7 03020
Bears 0 13 07323

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), cloudy, wind gusts to 34 mph, showers and thunderstorms expected
  • Game attendance: 62,367
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The game was interrupted in the first quarter for about two hours as a result of a torrential downpour at Soldier Field. After a slow start to the season, Ray Rice rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens were able to get the game to overtime, but the Bears won on a Robbie Gould field goal. The Ravens fell to 4–6.

Week 12: vs. New York Jets[edit]

Week Twelve: New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 3 0 003
Ravens 3 6 10019

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 33 °F (1 °C), partly cloudy, windy
  • Game attendance: 71,148
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Ravens improved to 5–6.

Week 13: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Thanksgiving Day game
Week Thirteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 71320
Ravens 7 3 6622

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 71,005
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

The Ravens won consecutive games for the first time since September and improved to 6–6. Additionally, they also improved to 2–0 in Thanksgiving Day games.

Week 14: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Fourteen: Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 3 32026
Ravens 7 0 02229

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

In an eventful game, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson appeared to injure his ankle in the second quarter, and did not return to the game.

In the fourth quarter there were six lead changes, with five touchdowns scored in the final 125 seconds. Marlon Brown caught a nine-yard pass from Joe Flacco with four seconds remaining, and the Ravens improved to 7–6.

Week 15: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Fifteen: Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 9 3618
Lions 7 0 3616

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

Justin Tucker scored six field goals, including a franchise record (and career long) 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Ravens won their fourth straight game and improved to 8–6.

Week 16: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Sixteen: New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 14 3 32141
Ravens 0 0 077

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,433
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With the loss, the Ravens fell to 8–7 and back to seventh place in the playoff hunt, enabling their division rivals Bengals to secure the AFC North title.

Week 17: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Seventeen: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 6 0 11017
Bengals 7 10 01734

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,406
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information

With this defeat, the Ravens were eliminated from post-season contention, assuring the NFL of a new Super Bowl Champion for the ninth straight year. The Ravens finished the season with a record of 8–8. This was also the last NFL game for running back Ray Rice as he was indefinitely suspended by the NFL and released by Ravens the following season.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Cincinnati Bengals 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 W3
Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 L2
Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 L7

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 Denver Broncos West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fedotin, Jeff. "Ravens Offseason: Reports Of Baltimore's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013.

External links[edit]