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Ravens vs. Colts: Week 16 time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Ravens vs. Colts: Week 16 time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

What's better than Sunday NFL football? Saturday NFL football, obviously.

The Ravens are hosting the 3-11 Indianapolis Colts Saturday in a game that means a lot and a little at the same time.

The Ravens can not be eliminated or clinch a playoff berth in Week 16, however a win is crucial if they want to slide into the playoffs unscathed.


The team is coming off a 27-10 win over the 0-14 Cleveland Browns where Joe Flacco had a completion rate of 61.9 percent, threw for 288 yards - his most in 2017 -  and 1 touchdown.

The Ravens are 5-1 in games where Flacco does not throw an interception.

Safety Eric Weddle and cornerback Brandon Carr each had an interception. Weddle is just one interception away from tying his season record of seven.

Running back Buck Allen had 13 carries for 70 yards, while WR Mike Wallace had six receptions for 89 yards.

The offense and defense seem to finally be working in harmony, something that will be very important in what should be an easy win on the road to the playoffs.

The Colts season hasn't been great to say the least.

Quarterback Andrew Luck was placed on IR back in November after not playing a single snap all season with a shoulder injury.

Their three wins come from the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans.

The Colts are ranked 31st in yards-per-game, 30th in passing yards and 22nd in rushing yards.

As far as their defense goes, they're ranked 30th in total defense, passing defense and 29th in rushing defense. 

On paper, Saturday's matchup shouldn't be too difficult. However, if history is any indication on how the game will pan out, the two have met 14 times with the Colts leading the series 10-4.

Click here for the Ravens' Week 16 injury report.

Click here for Colts' Week 16 injury report.

Here's everything you need to know to watch. 


Week 16 Ravens vs. Colts:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts

What: Week 16 NFL regular season 

When: 4:30 p.m.. ET, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017

Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

TV Channel: NFL Network

Live Stream: NFL.com

Online with no Cable TV: fuboTV (Try for free)

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 

Point Spread: Baltimore, -13.5

Over/Under: 40.5

Weather: 63 degrees, rain


Week 1 (Sun, Sept. 10): 20-0  at Cincinnati Bengals (W)

Week 2 (Sun, Sept. 17): 24-10 vs. Cleveland Browns (W)

Week 3 (Sun, Sept. 24): 44-7 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (in London) (L)

Week 4 (Sun, Oct. 1): vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 p.m. (L)

Week 5 (Sun, Oct. 8): at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. (W)

Week 6 (Sun, Oct. 15): vs Chicago Bears, 1:00 p.m. (L)

Week 7 (Sun, Oct. 22): at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 p.m. (L)

Week 8 (Thur, Oct. 26): vs. Miami Dolphins, 8:25 p.m. (W)

Week 9 (Sun, Nov. 5): at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. (L)

Week 10 (Sun, Nov. 12): BYE week

Week 11 (Sun, Nov. 19): at Green Bay Packers, 1:00 p.m. (W)

Week 12 (Mon, Nov. 27): vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 p.m. (W)

Week 13 (Sun, Dec. 3): vs. Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. (W)

Week 14: (Sun, Dec. 10): at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:30 p.m. (L)

Week 15: (Sun, Dec. 17): at Cleveland Browns, 1:00 p.m. (W)

Week 16: (Sat, Dec. 23): vs Indianapolis Colts, 4:30 p.m.

Week 17: (Sun, Dec. 31): vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m

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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?