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Stock up, stock down: Jackson once again runs Ravens to a hard-fought victory 

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Stock up, stock down: Jackson once again runs Ravens to a hard-fought victory 

Stop if this sounds familiar: Lamar Jackson’s legs carried the Ravens offense and befuddled the opposing defense en route to a Ravens victory.

If you think you’ve heard that one before, it’s because you have. 

Jackson finished with 116 yards on the ground in a 30-16 win over the Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle. 

Here are a few players whose stocks are up and down:

Stock up: Lamar Jackson’s legs

Much has been made this season over how much Jackson rushes the ball relative to his passing, exposing his body to more hits.

He went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week as he carried the Ravens their third straight win. It was his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season.

His legs were especially crucial on the team’s nine-minute drive that ate up much of the fourth quarter. 

Jackson’s legs completely confused the Seahawks, and Seattle was unable to slow him down when it mattered most.

Stock Up: Marcus Peters

Welcome to Baltimore, Mr. Peters. 

Peters helped swing the game in the second quarter with an interception returned for a 67-yard touchdown in just his first game of the season. 

He wasn’t targeted a ton throughout the game and did what he came to Baltimore to do with his interception for a touchdown. He was also the first NFL player with an interception in consecutive weeks, for two different teams, since at least 1950.

With the Ravens getting healthier in the secondary, Peters should only have more opportunities to make house calls as the season goes on. 

Stock up: Gus Edwards

Edwards’ numbers don’t stack up on paper, but the backup running back had a very good day running the football. 

He finished with 32 yards on six carries and gave the Ravens some tough carries on the afternoon to give Jackson a breather. 

While he certainly wasn’t the story, Edwards had a nice game running the ball.

Stock Down: Third down defense

There’s gotta be some bad, right?

Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in football at creating plays, both inside and outside of the pocket. He showed the Ravens why on Sunday.

The Seahawks finished 10-of-17 on third down as the Ravens struggled to get off the field when it mattered most. While it should be something to monitor moving forward, it’s not the best trend to appear for the Ravens defense.

Stock up: Ravens defense

Yes, the entire unit. 

They held Wilson, an MVP candidate, to just 241 yards passing. He didn’t have over 200 yards until there was less than five minutes to play and the Ravens were leading by 17.

The run defense was strong, too, as Chris Carson was held to 65 yards on 21 carries. 

It was the team’s best performance of the season on the defensive end, and it came not a moment too soon.

Stock Down: Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews had his worst day of the season, and not just statistically. 

He had 33 yards receiving on one catch, but had three crucial drops — two on back-to-back plays — in the third quarter. One of which would have went for a touchdown. 

It was a rainy day, but Andrews couldn’t hang onto the ball at all. 

Stock Up: Ravens organization

Be honest, no one really deserves a true stock down at this point. 

Yes, there are things to clean up for the Ravens, but they’re 5-2 and still relatively healthy headed into the bye week. Peters, the new acquisition, scored a touchdown. Jackson still can’t be stopped when running the ball. 

And more importantly, they’re 5-2 with a two-and-a-half game lead in the AFC North.


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There’s one team that could reportedly stop a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

There’s one team that could reportedly stop a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

According to a report from Ian Rapoport, there’s one team that could ruin a Terrell Suggs return to Baltimore

Rapoport reported on Sunday morning that the Tennessee Titans were one team that appears poised to claim the 37-year-old outside linebacker. 

The Titans entered Sunday at 8-5 and tied for the division lead in the AFC South. 

A connection for Suggs in Tennessee is Dean Pees, who was a linebackers coach for the Ravens from 2010 and 2011 before he became defensive coordinator, a role he held from 2012-2017. He became the Titans defensive coordinator in 2018.

The Ravens don’t have much power when it comes to bringing the franchise icon to Baltimore, as they are currently last on the waiver wire. 

Suggs will be on waivers until Monday at 4 p.m., where he’ll find out which team — if any — claimed the former Defensive Player of the Year. 

Adam Schefter previously reported that Suggs might not report to the team that claims him, should it not be the Ravens. 

Whatever the case is with Suggs, the resolution is coming by Monday evening. 


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Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Report: Terrell Suggs angling to be claimed by Ravens

Terrell Suggs is currently available for 31 NFL teams, but there's reportedly only one team he wants to play for. 

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, Suggs only has interest in returning to the Ravens, where he spent the entirety of his career before heading to Arizona this offseason.

Suggs was placed on waivers by the Cardinals on Friday.

Schefter's report states that Suggs has told some people he is unlikely to report anywhere other than Baltimore, showing a desire to, "finish his NFL career in the same city in which he started it."

Suggs is the all-time franchise leader in sacks (132.5) and games played (229) for the Ravens. This year, he has 5.5 sacks, seven quarterback hits and 23 tackles as a member of the Cardinals. It's his first season not in the purple and black. 

The Ravens rank 15th in the NFL with 34 sacks, and could use a pass-rusher like Suggs before the team's playoff push. 

Suggs' position to other teams is likely genuine, as the 37-year-old would certainly love to join the 12-2 Ravens before a playoff push. He was a member of the Ravens when they beat the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII in 2013 and also has seven Pro Bowls and a Defensive Player of The Year award to his name as well. 

With just two games left before the playoffs begin, Suggs' wild ride from Baltimore to Arizona looks to be headed right back to where his career started.