Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs remembers the last time the Ravens faced the Redskins in 2012, and he doesn’t like the memory. With the Redskins trailing in the fourth quarter, Kirk Cousins took over at quarterback after Robert Griffin III was injured, and Cousins rallied the Redskins to a 31-28 victory in overtime.
At that point, Cousins earned Suggs’ respect. That respect for Cousins is still there, heading into Sunday’s Redskins-Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium.
“He did pretty good against us, too, (as a rookie in 2012), unfortunately – bastard,” Suggs said. “He had a really good game, and he’s also had success. He won a job. They took it from a guy (Griffin) that I think was favored to have the position. It goes to show the kid can play and they believe in him.”
Getting pressure on Cousins will be a priority for the Ravens, who never sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during a 28-27 loss in Week 4. That was the first game back for Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil, but Suggs expects the Ravens’ pass rush to be better against the Redskins.
“We’ll get him (Dumervil) to knock some rust off, get me to knock some more rust off, and we’ll all just continue to work,” Suggs said.
Suggs hopes to knock down Cousins a few times. Because Suggs still remembers what Cousins did to the Ravens in 2012.
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On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.
The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School.
In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.
17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon.
Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.
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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.
“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.
The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.
Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.
Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.
The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.
This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.
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