2016 Baltimore Ravens season

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2016 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coach John Harbaugh
General manager Ozzie Newsome
Owner Steve Bisciotti
Home field M&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd AFC North
Playoff finish Did Not Qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros

The 2016 season was the Baltimore Ravens' 21st season in the National Football League and the ninth under head coach John Harbaugh. With a week 12 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens improved upon their 5–11 record from 2015, finishing the season 8–8. Despite the improvement, the Ravens failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive year after losing to the Steelers in Week 16. It was the first time the Ravens missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 2004–2005, and their first consecutive non-winning seasons since 1996–1999. They did, however, improve their position in the division, finishing in second place after finishing in third place for the previous three seasons.

Draft[edit]

2016 Baltimore Ravens Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Roster status
(Week 1)
1 6 Ronnie Stanley OT Notre Dame Signed
2 36 Kamalei Correa OLB Boise State Signed
3 70 Bronson Kaufusi DE BYU Injured reserve
4 104 Tavon Young CB Temple Signed
107 Chris Moore WR Cincinnati Signed
130 Alex Lewis OT Nebraska Signed
132 Willie Henry DT Michigan Signed
134 Kenneth Dixon RB Louisiana Tech Signed
5 146 Matt Judon DE Grand Valley State Signed
6 182 Keenan Reynolds QB/WR Navy Practice squad
209 Maurice Canady CB Virginia Signed
Compensatory selection

Notes

  • The Ravens traded their fifth-round selection and center Gino Gradkowski to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the Broncos' fourth-round selection. However, Gradkowski was released by the Broncos prior to the 2015 season.
  • The Ravens traded their seventh-round selection to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for cornerback Will Davis.
  • The Ravens received two fourth-round and a sixth-round compensatory pick (Nos. 132, 134, and 209 respectively) as the result of a negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Ravens experienced during the 2015 free agency period.

Staff[edit]

2016 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Vacant
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Juney Barnett
  • Director of Performance and Recovery – Steve Saunders

Final roster[edit]

2016 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, 18 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Ravens at training camp
Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 Carolina Panthers W 22–19 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 August 20 at Indianapolis Colts W 19–18 2–0 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 August 27 Detroit Lions W 30–9 3–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 1 at New Orleans Saints W 23–14 4–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 Buffalo Bills W 13–7 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 18 at Cleveland Browns W 25–20 2–0 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
3 September 25 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 19–17 3–0 EverBank Field Recap
4 October 2 Oakland Raiders L 27–28 3–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
5 October 9 Washington Redskins L 10–16 3–2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
6 October 16 at New York Giants L 23–27 3–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
7 October 23 at New York Jets L 16–24 3–4 MetLife Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 Pittsburgh Steelers W 21–14 4–4 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
10 November 10 Cleveland Browns W 28–7 5–4 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Dallas Cowboys L 17–27 5–5 AT&T Stadium Recap
12 November 27 Cincinnati Bengals W 19–14 6–5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
13 December 4 Miami Dolphins W 38–6 7–5 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 12 at New England Patriots L 23–30 7–6 Gillette Stadium Recap
15 December 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–26 8–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–31 8–7 Heinz Field Recap
17 January 1 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–27 8–8 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: Baltimore Ravens 13, Buffalo Bills 7[edit]

Week One: Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 0 7 007
Ravens 3 7 0313

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

The Ravens started the season with the return of their injured starters from last season. While the offense played a fairly average game, the defense was dominant, holding former teammate Tyrod Taylor and the Bills offense to only 160 total yards. The team looked overall much better than last season, with no major injuries and few penalties (6 for 35 yards).

Week 2: Balimore Ravens 25, Cleveland Browns 20[edit]

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 2 10 7625
Browns 20 0 0020

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

The Ravens traveled to their division rival Cleveland Browns for their road opener. After Browns' starting quarterback Robert Griffin III was injured in week 1, the Ravens faced Josh McCown who passed for 457 yards against them last season. After a dismal start in which the defense allowed 20 points in the first quarter, they bounced back with a blocked extra point for a safety, after which Joe Flacco and the offense finally returned with full strength, with two touchdown passes to Mike Wallace and three Justin Tucker field goals, shutting out the Browns 25–0 in the final three quarters.

Week 3: Baltimore Ravens 19, Jacksonville Jaguars 17[edit]

Week Three: Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 7 6 3319
Jaguars 0 7 7317

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

With the win, the Ravens improved to 3-0 and sat on top of the division with the Steelers' loss to the Eagles.

Week 4: Oakland Raiders 28, Baltimore Ravens 27[edit]

Week Four: Oakland Raiders at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 7 7 01428
Ravens 0 6 61527

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

The Ravens stayed at home for a matchup against the Raiders who never won at Baltimore. Unfortunately the Ravens could not hold on to the lead after Derek Carr found Michael Crabtree in the end zone near the end of the game. Baltimore began driving down the field but the drive stalled allowing the Raiders to win at Baltimore for the first time in history dropping the Ravens 3–1. With the Steelers win, the Ravens dropped to second place in the AFC North

Week 5: Washington Redskins 16, Baltimore Ravens 10[edit]

Week Five: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 6 0 10016
Ravens 7 3 0010

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

After a dismal loss to the Redskins in which Joe Flacco and the offense were completely shut out in the second half, the Ravens Fired Offensive Coordinator Marc Trestman. It was their first home loss to an NFC East team since 1997, when the Arizona Cardinals won at Memorial Stadium five years before moving to the NFC West.

Week 6: New York Giants 27, Baltimore Ravens 23[edit]

Week Six: Baltimore Ravens at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 10 0 31023
Giants 0 7 101027

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Trying to halt a two-game losing streak, the Ravens traveled to MetLife for one of their two straight games there. The Ravens had a chance to win the game by driving down the field in the final seconds, but the Giants defense held the Ravens back as Flacco threw an incompletion on the final play, dropping the Ravens to 3–3 and their second three-game losing streak in a year. The Ravens defense allowed Beckham two 60+ yard touchdowns, helping the Giants win.

Week 7: New York Jets 24, Baltimore Ravens 16[edit]

Week Seven: Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 10 6 0016
Jets 7 7 10024

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Trying to not fall to a four-game losing streak, the Ravens hosted the New York Jets, who were also struggling. The Ravens offense did not get any better only managed a franchise record of six yards rushing in the entire game. The ineffective running game coupled with poor play from quarterback Joe Flacco resulted in the team's fourth straight loss as the team entered their bye week at 3–4. The Ravens had a chance to tie the game but were stopped allowing the Jets to win.

Week 9: Baltimore Ravens 21, Pittsburgh Steelers 14[edit]

Week Nine: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 01414
Ravens 7 3 3821

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,286
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The win put the Ravens in first place in the AFC North.

Week 10: Baltimore Ravens 28, Cleveland Browns 7[edit]

Week Ten: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 0 7 007
Ravens 0 6 15728

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

After a Joe Flacco interception which led to the Browns 7-6 at halftime, the Ravens dominated the rest of the game scoring 22-0 the rest of the game and leaving the Ravens sole first place of the division.

Week 11: Dallas Cowboys 27, Baltimore Ravens 17[edit]

Week Eleven: Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 7 3 0717
Cowboys 0 10 71027

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

Week 12: Baltimore Ravens 19, Cincinnati Bengals 14[edit]

Week Twelve: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 3 6514
Ravens 10 6 0319

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,903
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: Baltimore Ravens 38, Miami Dolphins 6[edit]

Week Thirteen: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 066
Ravens 14 10 01438

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:02 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 47 °F (8 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,916
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Chris Fischer
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the commanding win, the Ravens improved to 7-5.

Week 14: New England Patriots 30, Baltimore Ravens 23[edit]

Week Fourteen: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 3 14623
Patriots 9 7 7730

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

With the loss, the Ravens fell to 7–6 and 1–8 all time against the Patriots in the regular season.

Week 15: Baltimore Ravens 27, Philadelphia Eagles 26[edit]

Week Fifteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 11 01226
Ravens 10 10 0727

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

With their playoff hopes on the line, the Ravens were dealt a heavy hand against a struggling Eagles team. After giving up two scoring drives in the final six minutes, the Ravens escaped defeat when the Eagles went for two for the win and failed.

Week 16: Pittsburgh Steelers 31, Baltimore Ravens 27[edit]

NFL on Christmas Day

Week Sixteen: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 3 111027
Steelers 7 0 32131

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

Not only did the Ravens drop to 8–7, but their four-game winning streak over the Steelers was snapped and they were eliminated from the playoff contention for the second consecutive year.

Week 17: Cincinnati Bengals 27, Baltimore Ravens 10[edit]

Week Seventeen: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 0 0710
Bengals 14 6 0727

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 54,944
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Carter Blackburn and Chris Simms
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

This would be Steve Smith's Sr.'s final game in the NFL. He finished the game with three catches for 34 yards. After the game, he immediately retired, ending his 16-year career.

With the loss, the Ravens ended their season at 8-8.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 399 327 W7
Baltimore Ravens 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 343 321 L2
Cincinnati Bengals 6 9 1 .406 3–3 5–7 325 315 W1
Cleveland Browns 1 15 0 .063 0–6 1–11 264 452 L1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 New England Patriots East 14 2 0 .875 5–1 11–1 .439 .424 W7
2[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3 .508 .479 W2
3 Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 .494 .423 W7
4[b] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .502 .427 L1
Wild Cards
5[a] Oakland Raiders West 12 4 0 .750 3–3 9–3 .504 .443 L1
6 Miami Dolphins East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .455 .341 L1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .465 .458 W1
8[c] Denver Broncos West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 .549 .455 W1
9[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .498 .363 L2
10[d] Indianapolis Colts South 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .492 .406 W1
11 Buffalo Bills East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 .482 .339 L2
12 Cincinnati Bengals North 6 9 1 .406 3–3 5–7 .521 .333 W1
13[e] New York Jets East 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 .518 .313 W1
14[e] San Diego Chargers West 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .543 .513 L5
15 Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 2–4 2–10 .527 .417 L1
16 Cleveland Browns North 1 15 0 .063 0–6 1–11 .549 .313 L1
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City clinched the AFC West division over Oakland based on head-to-head sweep.
  2. ^ a b Houston clinched the AFC South division title over Tennessee based on record vs. division opponents.
  3. ^ a b Tennessee finished ahead of Denver based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ a b Baltimore finished ahead of Indianapolis based on record vs. conference opponents.
  5. ^ a b The New York Jets finished ahead of San Diego based record vs. common opponents — the Jets' cumulative record against Cleveland, Indianapolis,
    Kansas City and Miami was 1–4, while San Diego's cumulative record against the same four teams was 0–5.
  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.

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