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Ravens vs. Titans Week 6: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Ravens vs. Titans Week 6: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Baltimore Ravens (3-2) have turned the page on their 12-9 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns and now look ahead to another AFC rival, the Tennessee Titans (3-2). 

Faced with their third consecutive road game, the Ravens take on a defense they should be somewhat familiar with.

Former defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who won Super Bowl XLVII in his first season in that role, retired following the 2017 season then came out of retirement to head the Titans' seventh-ranked defense.

When asked if it gives the Ravens a leg up on the competition already knowing how a team's DC operates, quarterback Joe Flacco said, "Compared to other teams, I’m sure it’ll be a little bit familiar. But having said that, they have different players. Defensive coordinators do a really good job of game-planning for individual teams and also game-planning in ways that set up to the strengths of their individual players." 

The Titans' run defense, however, is ranked 26th in the league heading into Week 6 allowing 123.2 yards per game. Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the Titans had 14 missed tackles with four of them coming on a single play. The team could be getting veteran linebacker Wesley Woodyard back into the mix after missing the Week 5 matchup with a shoulder injury. That weakness could be the opportunity the Ravens' running game has been searching for. Ranked 25th in the league, running back Alex Collins knows there will be a breakthrough soon enough.

"Keep pressing and keep hitting it the same way we’ve been doing, because it’s going to open up," Collins said Wednesday. "We just have to keep being patient and keep working at it and keep practicing our craft.”

A win for the Titans would be a morale booster for an offense ranked 29th in points (17.4), 29th in yards (294), 29th in passing yards (186.8) and 17th in rushing yards (107.2). Against the Bills, QB Marcus Mariota was 14-for-20 for 129 yards and one interception. 

"He does present some challenges offensively, because he’s so athletic, so explosive in the open field with running the ball, that you don’t want him ruining the game for you, especially on third down,” safety Eric Weddle said on the threat Mariota presents.

Expect to see Mariota taking things into his own hands quite often as a Titans tight end has not caught a pass since their Week 3 win vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. Through five weeks, tight ends Luke Stocker and Jonnu Smith have seven combined catches for 84 yards. In his second year, wide receiver Corey Davis leads the team with 26 receptions for 361 yards and one touchdown. 

Kicker Ryan Succop accounted for all of the Titans' 12 points Sunday  - just like Ravens' Justin Tucker's Week 5 performance - nailing 25, 39, 50 and 54-yard field goals.   

The Ravens and Titans last met Week 9 of the 2017 season where they were handed a 23-20 loss with the Titans winning three of the last four. The Titans lead the regular season series 10-9, going 6-4 at Nissan Stadium. Of the 22 times the Ravens and Titans have met, including the postseason, the game has been decided by one score 14 times with 11 of those by three-or-fewer-points. In 12 games at Tennessee, the Titans have outscored the Ravens 222-221.

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Ahead of the matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch. 

RAVENS VS. TITANS WEEK 6 HOW TO WATCH:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans

What: Week 6 regular season

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET

Where: Nissan Stadium 

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV - Try free trial

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock

Weather: 70 degrees, mostly cloudy

RAVENS 2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:

Week 1: Sun., 9/9 vs. Bills, 1:00 p.m. (W: 47-3)

Week 2: Thur., 9/13 @ Bengals, 8:20 p.m. (L: 34-23)

Week 3: Sun., 9/23 vs. Broncos. 1:00 p.m. (W: 27-14)

Week 4: Sun., 9/30 @ Steelers, 8:20 p.m. (W: 26-14)

Week 5: Sun., 10/7 @ Browns, 1:00 p.m. (L: 12-9)

Week 6: Sun., 10/14 @ Titans, 4:25 p.m.

Week 7: Sun., 10/21 vs. Saints, 4:05 p.m.

Week 8: Sun., 10/28 @ Panthers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 9: Sun., 11/4 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 10:  BYE week

Week 11: Sun., 11/18 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.

Week 12: Sun., 11/25 vs. Raiders, 1:00 p.m.

Week 13: Sun., 12/2 @ Falcons, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: Sun., 12/9 @ Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Sun., 12/16 vs. Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: Sat., 12/22 or Sunday 12/23 @ Chargers, TBD

Week 17: Sun., 12/30 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

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The Ravens' future isn't Joe Flacco - but they don't want to face him in the AFC

The Ravens' future isn't Joe Flacco - but they don't want to face him in the AFC

The Baltimore Ravens made it clear after their Wild Card loss that Lamar Jackson would be their quarterback going forward, bringing the somewhat official end to Joe Flacco's 11-year career with the team.

So what's next for the Super Bowl MVP?

Retirement after a fruitful NFL career is an option, but in a league where teams are desperate for a seasoned veteran, Flacco could find himself with another affluent contract. The Ravens, too, could get something nice in return.

"Let's start with a second-round pick," former Redskins GM Charley Casserly said. "It's negotiable, we're going to keep him in pencil. Who am I not going to trade him to? Well, I may not have a choice. I may only have one trade pick. I don't want him in the AFC. I don't want this guy costing me a playoff position next year."

There are several AFC teams in need of a QB, too. The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars would jump at the chance to get Flacco under center.

But it may not be that easy for the Ravens.

"If the team wants to renegotiate his contract, Flacco controls the trade," Casserly adds. "He can simply say, 'no' [and the] Ravens may have to just release him and let Joe go his own way." 

The former GM adds that he expects something to be settled come March. Why? Casserly places Teddy Bridgewater and Nick Foles as hotter free agency pickups for QB needy teams, and with the 2019 NFL Draft not offering a ton in terms of first-round quarterbacks, the Ravens may have to act fast in order to get a return on their investment. 

One team that is definitely in need of a QB1 is the Washington Redskins. The idea could interest Flacco as his family of seven could stay put in the DMV area. But can the Redskins afford Flacco? 

The team is facing a huge cap charge with Alex Smith, whose career is in question after suffering a catastrophic leg injury, and a rookie they can mold could make more sense than a 34-year-old Flacco.

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Ravens reportedly agree to a deal keeping John Harbaugh in Baltimore long term

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Ravens reportedly agree to a deal keeping John Harbaugh in Baltimore long term

The Ravens have reportedly agreed in principle to a new contract extension with head coach John Harbaugh, a move already being praised by national pundits everywhere. 

It was nearly a month ago that the Ravens announced Harbaugh would be returning as the team’s head coach in 2019, which was noteworthy considering his status as a potential lame duck head coach.

In the same release, the team announced they were working towards a contract extension with Harbaugh, whose current deal was set to expire next year.

Despite reports from national NFL insiders, including Jason La Canfora and Peter King, that Harbaugh might prefer to hit free agency as a highly sought-after head coach after the 2019 season, it appears the Ravens will keep him in Baltimore for the foreseeable future. 

This news comes on the heels of a busier-than-usual coaching carousel, with a quarter of the 32 NFL teams changing head coaches in the last month, including two AFC North rivals. Harbaugh almost certainly would have been the cream of the crop among coaching free agents no matter when he became available, so the Ravens were looking to lock him up long term.

After a tough November home loss to the Steelers that put the team at 4-5, Harbaugh was asked about his job security, and he remained steadfast and confident.

"I've never been someone who's worried about keeping a job," Harbaugh said. "It's always been, for me, [about] doing the job. I've got a bunch of great coaches and a bunch of great players that bust their tails every day to do the best job they can. I feel really good about the way this team has been coached for the last 11 years, and for the last number of weeks we've been in the season. So, there are no regrets. Never been any regrets here with me."

After that game, the Ravens rattled off six wins in seven games to make the playoffs, and many players credited Harbaugh with keeping the team together. It was prior to Week 16 when the front office announced Harbaugh would be returning no matter how the season ended, but the strong finish and AFC North title certainly made the decision easier.

A coach with a special teams background, Harbaugh is an anomaly in the current era of young, offensive-minded head coaches. He won Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, and holds a 104-72 career record in Baltimore.

The terms of the new deal have not yet been released, but it will be interesting how many years the team is committing to Harbaugh.

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