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Ravens vs. Jaguars Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

Ravens vs. Jaguars Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

The Baltimore Ravens travel to Jacksonville for a Week 3 showdown with the Jaguars on Sunday. The Ravens enter the game with a perfect 2-0 record despite needing to rally from 19-2 down to beat the Browns in Week 2.

The Jaguars enter Sunday having lost their first two games of the season.

While Gus Bradley isn't on the hot seat just yet, another loss would make things very interesting considering the wealth of young talent the team has stockpiled over the last three seasons.  

The Game begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS from EverBank Field.



12:30 p.m. — Longtime assistant coach Clarence Brooks passed away earlier in the week. His memory will be with the Ravens this week and the rest of the season.

12:40 p.m. — Seven Ravens players are inactive for Week 3. It's the same seven players who have been inactive for the previous two games. 

12:45 p.m. — The Ravens are looking to enact some revenge on the Jaguars following the bizarre finish to their 2015 game. An Elvis Dumervil facemasking penalty on the final play of the game gavr the JAguars a free play, which resulted in a 53-yard game-winning field goal from Jason Meyers. 

First Quarter:

1:00 p.m. — It's time for kickoff. The Jaguars will receive the kick.

1:10 p.m. — Ravens force a three-and-out on the first possession.Ravens have a three-and-out of their own.

1:20 p.m. — Another punt for the Jaguars. Not exactly a bnarnburner early on. 

1:25 p.m. — Rookie LB Kamalei Correa nearly picks off Blake Bortles on a short pass underneath. Would have been his first-career interception. 

Second Quater:

1:33 p.m. — Joe Flacco rushing touchdown? Joe Flacco rushing touchdown. Joe Cool scampers for an 18-yard score. It is the 14th rushing TD of his career. 

1:40 p.m. — C.J. Mosely did it again. After sealing the victory in Week 2 with a fourth quarter INT, the athletic LB intercepts Blake Bortles. A beautiful one-handed snag.

1:45 p.m. — The Ravens defense continues to play extremdly well. It does help that Blake Bortles has thrown three first-quarter interceptions this season.

2:00 p.m.  — Jeremy Zuttah is again not having a great start. He gets burned on the line and Flacco takes a big hit and a sack.

2:04 p.m. — Ravens punt, and Jacksonville finally gets a spark, thanks to a 43-yard punt return from Rashad Greene.

2:10 p.m. — The Ravens are up 10-0 at the two-minute warning. Joe Flacco is the Ravens' leading rusher with 13 yards. That is less than ideal. 

2:15 p.m. — The Jaguars are on the baord thanks to a redzone touchdown from Allen Robinson. 10-7 Ravens. 

2:20 p.m. — Joe Flacco has completed 13 straight passes. Make that 14 straight. 

2:25 p.m. — Make that 16-straight, which is a new Ravens record. He is 17-for-21 on the day.

2:27 p.m. — Justin Tucker attempts a 57-yard field goal with five seconds left. Not enough leg, but there's a flag on the play.  Ravens will get an untimed down and another FG chance. 

2:30 p.m. — Tucker, this time from 42 yards, is good. Ravens lead at the half 13-7. 

4th Quarter:

3:30 p.m.— Ravens continue to get pressure on Bortles and enarly come away with another interception. They still lead 16-14.

3:33 p.m. — And just like that, The Ravens get two consecutive sacks.

3:35 p.m. — Devin Hester goes to field the punt and fumbles it. Jaguars recover. 

3:38 p.m. — Jason Meyers conencts on a FG to give the Jaguars a 1716 lead.

3:42 p.m. — OH NO. Joe Flacco throws an INT. Jalen Ramsey makes a great play on the ball and tips it to Tashaun Gipson. Bad news for the Ravens. Jags in good field position with five minutes left. 

3:47 p.m. — OH YES! Ravens get the ball back on an interception.

3:49 p.m. — OH NO! Joe Flacco throws an interception to Paul Puzluzny.

3:55 p.m. — Jason Meyer's 52-yard field goal attempt is blocked by Brent Urban! The Ravens have life. Two minutes left and down 17-16.

4:03 p.m — With 1:02 left, Justin Tucker drills a 52-yard FG to give the Ravens the 19-17 lead. 

4:07 p.m — Bortles forced out of the pocket and has time to throw. Instead of throwing it away, he takes a sack with 30 seconds left. Inexcusable mistake. 

4:08 p.m. — Bortles throws an interception, this time to Zach Orr. That should do it, as the Ravens once again hang on for the 19-17 victory. 

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Ravens sign Crabtree to three-year deal

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Ravens sign Crabtree to three-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens have signed WR Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal on Friday according to general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome.

The deal is apparently worth $21 million, according to Adam Shefter.

After being released by the Raiders Thursday following the signing of Jordy Nelson, Crabtree heads to the Ravens less than 24 hours later.


The 31-year-old is coming off a 2017 season when he recorded 58 receptions for 618 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2016 he posted 89 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns.

Since 2015, the Texas Tech product has scored 25 receiving touchdowns, the fifth-most in the NFL. Crabtree and Steelers WR Antonio Brown are the only NFL players to post at least eight touchdown catches in each of the past three seasons.


In all, Crabtree has played nine NFL seasons – six of them with San Francisco (2009-14) and three with Oakland (2015-17). The former first-round draft pick (10th overall, Texas Tech) has registered 579 receptions for 6,870 yards (11.9 avg.) and 51 touchdowns in 125 career games (122 starts).

“Michael has played very well against the Ravens, so we know firsthand the attributes he brings to the game,” Newsome said in a team statement. “He is a smart, tough, physical receiver who battles for the ball. We like his temperament and believe he is a good fit for our football team, on and off the field.”

Since he entered the NFL in 2009, Crabtree’s 51 receiving scores rank 10th among active wide receivers, while his receptions (579) are seventh, and his receiving yards (6,870) are 12th.

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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

The most obvious move in the NFL this offseason was the Ravens signing a new wide receiver (or three). It was less obvious why the team decided to commit so much money to former Redskins receiver Ryan Grant.

Grant has long been beloved by his coaches and teammates, but the results have never been there on game day. He has some potential to improve if given a larger role in a team's offense, which he likely would have had in Baltimore, but it never made much sense to offer him a 4-year contract worth nearly 30 million, with $14.5 million guaranteed.

Thankfully for fans who were uninspired by the reported agreement, Grant was unable to pass his physical and will not be joining the team.


At a press conference Friday morning, GM Ozzie Newsome called the void a "medical decision" that Newsome had no control over. 

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Grant is recovering from a Grade 2 sprained ankle that would need two months rest.

You have to feel for Grant, who by all accounts has worked his tail off for many years just waiting for his chance. It's never easy missing out on nearly $15 million dollars guaranteed, but Grant should be able to find work with another team.

The timing of this news, coming so soon after former Raider Michael Crabtree became available, seemed fishy to some.

At Friday's press conference, Newsome also said the team would have still pursued Crabtree if they signed Grant. 

It's probably not fair to suggest that an NFL franchise would actually so publicly back out of a deal just because another option came along, as any team with that reputation would struggle to attract future free agents. That said, it could end up working out splendidly for the team.

Besides, if all else is equal, shouldn't a team located in Baltimore be going after a guy named CRABtree?