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The 2014 Baltimore Ravens season was the franchise's 19th season in the National Football League and the seventh under head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens improved upon their 8-8 record from 2013, when they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Additionally, the Ravens scored a franchise record 409 points and quarterback Joe Flacco passed for a career-high 27 touchdowns and 3,986 yards.

2014 Baltimore Ravens season
Head coachJohn Harbaugh
General managerOzzie Newsome
OwnerStephen Bisciotti
Home fieldM&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record10–6
Division place3rd AFC North
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Steelers) 30–17
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 35–31
Pro BowlersOLB Elvis Dumervil
RB Justin Forsett
ILB C. J. Mosley
G Marshal Yanda

The Ravens clinched the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs following their Week 17 win against the Browns. After winning the AFC Wild Card Game against their divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers, the Ravens were ultimately defeated in the AFC Divisional Round by the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, and had failed to upset them on the road for the first time since the Ravens' 2012 Super Bowl winning-season. Until 2018, this was the last time the Ravens made the playoffs, and was their first time doing so in the post-Ray Lewis era.

Contents

2014 draft classEdit

2014 Baltimore Ravens draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 C.J. Mosley *  LB Alabama
2 48 Timmy Jernigan  DT Florida State
3 79 Terrence Brooks  FS Florida State
4 129 Crockett Gillmore  DE Colorado State
4 134 Brent Urban  DT Virginia
4 138 Lorenzo Taliaferro  FB Coastal Carolina
5 175 John Urschel  G Penn State
6 194 Keith Wenning  QB Ball State
7 218 Michael Campanaro  WR Wake Forest
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Draft trades

StaffEdit

2014 Baltimore Ravens staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


Final rosterEdit

2014 Baltimore Ravens final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 19 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 7 San Francisco 49ers W 23–3 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at Dallas Cowboys W 37–30 2–0 AT&T Stadium Recap
3 August 23 Washington Redskins W 23–17 3–0 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 August 28 at New Orleans Saints W 22–13 4–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

During the first preseason game vs the 49ers the Ravens won the third "Harbowl", as coach John Harbaugh defeated his brother Jim Harbaugh for the third time (following the Thanksgiving game in 2011 and Super Bowl XLVII).

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 Cincinnati Bengals L 16–23 0–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 11 Pittsburgh Steelers W 26–6 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 21 at Cleveland Browns W 23–21 2–1 FirstEnergy Stadium CBS Recap
4 September 28 Carolina Panthers W 38–10 3–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 5 at Indianapolis Colts L 13–20 3–2 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 48–17 4–2 Raymond James Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 19 Atlanta Falcons W 29–7 5–2 M&T Bank Stadium Fox Recap
8 October 26 at Cincinnati Bengals L 24–27 5–3 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
9 November 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–43 5–4 Heinz Field NBC Recap
10 November 9 Tennessee Titans W 21–7 6–4 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
11 Bye
12 November 24 at New Orleans Saints W 34–27 7–4 Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN Recap
13 November 30 San Diego Chargers L 33–34 7–5 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 7 at Miami Dolphins W 28–13 8–5 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 14 Jacksonville Jaguars W 20–12 9–5 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 21 at Houston Texans L 13–25 9–6 NRG Stadium CBS Recap
17 December 28 Cleveland Browns W 20–10 10–6 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 3, 2015 at Pittsburgh Steelers (3) W 30–17 1–0 Heinz Field NBC Recap
Divisional January 10, 2015 at New England Patriots (1) L 31–35 1–1 Gillette Stadium NBC Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week One: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 6 9 0823
Ravens 0 0 7916

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 2: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 3 306
Ravens 7 3 7926

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 3: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Three: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 3 7 7623
Browns 7 0 14021

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: September 21
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), partly sunny
  • Game attendance: 67,407
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 4: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Four: Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 7 3010
Ravens 0 21 71038

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 5: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Five: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 3 01013
Colts 3 3 7720

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

Week 6: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Six: Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 28 10 7348
Buccaneers 0 0 10717

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: October 12
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,041
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots and Chris Fischer
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Joe Flacco would break an NFL record for fastest time for throwing 5 touchdown passes (16 minutes) since the AFL–NFL merger.[1]

Week 7: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Seven: Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 0 0 077
Ravens 7 10 3929

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 8: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Eight: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 6 81024
Bengals 7 0 101027

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 55,711
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 9: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Nine: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 7 3 01323
Steelers 0 22 02143

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

Week 10: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Ten: Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 0 007
Ravens 0 7 7721

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 11: Bye WeekEdit

Week 12: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Twelve: Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 7 7 101034
Saints 7 10 01027

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

The Ravens were the only AFC North team to defeat all of their NFC South opponents

Week 13: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Thirteen: San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 7 3 32134
Ravens 10 6 71033

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,060
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Jenny Dell
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 14: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Fourteen: Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 7 71428
Dolphins 10 0 0313

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,244
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Fifteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 6 6 0012
Ravens 7 3 7320

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

Week 16: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Sixteen: Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 0 7613
Texans 3 13 3625

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

Week 17: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Seventeen: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 0 3 7010
Ravens 0 3 01720

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,070
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With the win, the Ravens finished the season 10-6. The team also improved to 13-1 against the Browns in the Flacco-Harbaugh era.

PostseasonEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: at #3 Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#6) Baltimore Ravens at (#3) Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 10 101030
Steelers 3 6 0817

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Game information

AFC Divisional Playoffs: at #1 New England PatriotsEdit

AFC Divisional Playoffs: #6 Baltimore Ravens at #1 New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 14 7 7331
Patriots 7 7 14735

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: January 10, 2015
  • Game time: 4:35 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 20 °F (−7 °C), clear, windy and cold
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Pittsburgh Steelers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 W4
(5) Cincinnati Bengals 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 L1
(6) Baltimore Ravens 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 W1
Cleveland Browns 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 L5

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 Cincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7).
    Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record.
    Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13).
    San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Ravens acquired this seventh-round selection (No. 218 overall) in a trade that sent the team's 2015 sixth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milestones, Bleacher Report. "Ravens' Joe Flacco Becomes Fastest to 5 Touchdowns in a Single Game". Bleacher Report.
  2. ^ "2014 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2014.

External linksEdit