Ravens suffer another slip up, this time in Seattle

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The Ravens defense had Seattle just where they wanted them.

Baltimore’s offense had just scored a touchdown to cut the lead to five with roughly six minutes left. It had been a rough afternoon for the Ravens, but surely their defense would quickly get the ball back for some Flacco magic.

The Seahawks drive started with two straight offensive penalties. They faced a first-and-20 on their own ten-yard line.

And then the most surprising thing I saw all day happened.  The Seahawks ran out the clock on the Ravens defense, finishing off a satisfying 22-17 victory.

Tarvaris Jackson completed a couple of third down throws, including a beautiful strike to Golden Tate.  Marshawn Lynch totaled 40 yards on the drive, including three first downs.

Baltimore continues to play down to the level of competition. They lost in Tennessee. They lost in Jacksonville. And now they have lost in Seattle to fall a half game behind the Steelers in the AFC North.

They were trailing all day in Seattle, but it’s crazy Ray Rice only had five rushes. Joe Flacco threw 52 passes.

The Seahawks aren’t going anywhere at 3-7, but their defense has quietly played well all year. Jackson has played better in his last five starts than he’s being given credit for.

We’re barely past halfway through the season and every team in the AFC has at least three losses.  This is a wide open conference, and Baltimore just gave up its lead in a wide open division.

83 responses to “Ravens suffer another slip up, this time in Seattle

  1. I’m starting to worry about that Colts game coming up since the Ravens can’t seem to beat inferior opponents.

  2. The Ravens won their Super Bowl in week 1 and week 9. Another media “sexy” team bites the dust.

  3. Even with the refs cheating for the Ravens yet again they couldn’t pull off the win. Well, two out of three weeks of the refs trying to hand the game to the Ravens worked out for them……

  4. It’s pretty simple… Cam Cameron. He treated the Seahawks run defense – a solid group – like it was the best run defense ever. It’s easy to point out Ray Rice only got five carries, but it goes deeper than that. 1st and Goal from the 1, called a pass. 2nd and Goal from the 1, a HB pass (for a TD). He didn’t even trust the running game to get one yard? I just don’t get Cameron’s logic behind some of his gameplans.

    Oh, and David Reed needs to be cut ASAP.

  5. The single most inconsistent team in the league.

    And hey dummy…they haven’t played the Bengals yet. ThesevRabens are sure to loose both Bengals games, and likely one of the Browns games.

    I went all the way to Seatlle to se these sissies, and what did they do? They did the usual Raven sleepwalk routine. They sleepwalk on and off the field, into and out of the huddle. It’s like watching six year old girls host a tea party out there, and they should be ASHAMED of their performance.

    Sissies. Sissies and lollygaggers.

  6. How about them ratbirds? Lets here the excuses Raisen fans. Losses to the Jags, Titans and now Seattle, all losing teams.
    Yeaaaaaah, there a superbowl team, Suuuuure. Raven fans will now crawl back under their rock until they win again. The Ratbirds are who we thought they were.

  7. With Houston coming on strong, maybe the media can now dethrone the Ravens from being the best team in the AFC. With Cincy coming up, Baltimore may slip further back next week. I loved the move Marshawn Lynch put on Ray-Ray. And Flacco had that far-away look on his face again.

  8. I think I have a permanent smile on my face! This is so awesome! Amazing when refs dont cheat for you what happens!. I seriously cant stop smiling…perma-smile!

  9. nickster2k, I noticed that gatorade bath also. They acted as though they had won the division/championship/Super Bowl!! I know it was a big win for them, but come on. It was week eight for Pete’s sake!!!!

  10. This team needed horribly inconsistent calls from the refs (PI & helmet to helmet) to beat the Steelers last week and some questionable PI calls vs Arizona the week before or they’d be in really terrible shape.

    As it stands, they’ve actually lost to two 2-win teams, they’ve got the Bengals (who have handled them in recent history) coming up next week and then SF on a short week after that.

    It’ll be nice to see Rats fans’ hopes dashed once again.

  11. Pro Tip: When dedicating an entire offseason to figuring out how to beat one team, don’t forget the other 14 games on your schedule.

    I give the Ravens all the props in the world for what they did to the Steelers, but I still adamantly believe they might not even make the playoffs (and part of me hopes they don’t just so we avoid a 3-game sweep). Raiders went 6-0 in their division last year. Doesn’t matter if you can’t beat anybody else.

    Cincinnati @ Baltimore next week will tell us a lot. Good bye week fill-in game for Steelers fans.

  12. To his credit to some degree Carroll has put together a “Strong Force” on defense. He just needs to keep working on getting that friggin’ O-line to gel and draft a franchise QB next year.

  13. Im really confused/concerned by the growing gray area of penalty calling. I had a feeling there would be lots of depressed and whiny steeler fans complaining about calls LAST Sunday, but maybe they have a point they fail to reveal amongst the hate speech. Refs miss as many calls as they make, not because they give away the game or are of poor quality; because some of the infractions are boarder line or undefined rules. Too many times through the course of a weekend, across all games (and more frustratingly in the same game), what warrants a penalty for defensive interference, down field touching, holding on the line, defenseless reciever, and more seems to change. And when the game is on the line and a call is made or not the confusion and frustration of loosing an understanding of the game i love to watch runs deep. Oh yea and +1 for wanting to see the “all 22”

  14. You guys that post on here are hilarious demarco murray gets over 200 yards and you all say it was against seattles weak defense. Now the ravens get beat and they are all of a sudden a tough defense. Which one is it lmfo

  15. How to lose, Ravens: have Flacco throw 50+ passes and don’t let Rice run much. This one is take two. I guess Harbaugh thought it was a good idea since they used it against Jacksonville and lost that one too.

  16. “We beat the Steelers twice so they have no room to talk. We’ve beat every team with a of .500 or better.

    Were just a very inconsistent team.”

    If my Aunt had a tail, she’d be a dog and if Joe Flacco had an arm, he’d be a Montana.

    Part of being a good team is consistency. If the Steelers were to win the division/conference/SB this year, there would be no asterisk for being swept by the Ravens. Ask Eli Manning how he feels about being swept by the Cowboys in ’07.

  17. Did John Harbaugh say “this one’s for you Baltimore” in his postgame press conference like he did last week. Same old Ravens, they will find a way to screw it up.

  18. Two things:

    1. Cam’s playcalling is erratic and ineffective.
    2. David Reed single-handedly lost this game for us with his two fumbles. Why he was allowed to have the opportunity to fumble a second time is beyond me.

  19. The Ravens still hold all the tiebreakers, but at least their loss and our win against Cincy keeps us in the same neighborhood. As for what went wrong … look toward the head coach. I have tremendous respect for the Ravens players. But when a coach is so obsessed with a rival that he’s inventing issues with the stadium music days after sweeping the series, he’s not focused on his next opponent.

  20. The Ravens hold all the tiebreakers, but at least their loss and our win against Cincy keeps us in the same neighborhood. As for what went wrong … look toward the head coach. I have tremendous respect for the Ravens players. But when a coach is so obsessed with a rival that he’s inventing issues with the stadium music days after sweeping the series, he’s not focused on his next opponent.

  21. The Ravens still hold the tiebreakers, but at least their loss and our win against Cincy keeps us in the same neighborhood. As for what went wrong … look toward the head coach. I have tremendous respect for the Ravens players. But when a coach is so obsessed with a rival that he’s inventing issues with the stadium music days after sweeping the series, he’s not focused on his next opponent.

  22. Ravens record after beating Steelers: 0-2

    Steelers record after losing to Ravens: 2-0

    Ravens losing to Seattle: Priceless

  23. At least we didn’t lose 35-7 and commit 7 turnovers. The main reason for this loss can be summed up with 2 words: DAVID REED. If it weren’t for this guy’s screw ups, the Ravens win with no problems.

  24. Deb is right.

    The Ravens are capable of beating anyone (probably not the Packers), but they put to much stock into beating the Steelers.

    That was horribly embarrassing last week when Harbaugh got a Gatorade shower. There’s still half of the season left! The Ravens could still lose the division and then those wins mean nothing.

    Flacco and Harbuagh think they got the Steelers monkey off of their backs by beating the Steelers with Roethlisberger, but they haven’t…otherwise they would be able to take care of business afterwards.

  25. “We beat the Steelers twice so they have no room to talk. We’ve beat every team with a of .500 or better.

    Were just a very inconsistent team.”

    And thats why they play ’em, folks. Ravens beat the Steelers, twice. And the Teams the Ravens have lost to, the Steelers have beaten. What matters is the game you are playing at the time you are playing it. Then you move on, and try to win the next one on the schedule. No looking back, no looking ahead, and hope you end the season with the better record.

    I think the Ravens this year are better, but the Steelers still might be the better ‘team’.

  26. The Ravens losing is embarrassing, no doubt. Another thing that’s embarrassing? All of the Steelers fans coming on here a week after their team was swept by the Ravens complaining about officiating from a week ago and otherwise talking smack. Or better yet, some idiot calling the Ravens win (singular) over the Steelers a fluke. Just remember…belittling a team that took it to your team two times doesnt make your own team look very good.

  27. steelcurtainn says: Nov 13, 2011 8:31 PM

    How about them ratbirds? Lets here the excuses Raisen fans. Losses to the Jags, Titans and now Seattle, all losing teams.
    Yeaaaaaah, there a superbowl team, Suuuuure. Raven fans will now crawl back under their rock until they win again. The Ratbirds are who we thought they were.

    Dear Mr. Keyboard Rambo;
    I don’t see any Ravens fans – including myself – making any excuses for the Ravens playing an absolutely terrible game. Let’s hear your excuses for the Bengals nearly handing the Steelers’ butts to them.
    Oh….by the way – the proper word to use would be “they’re”….not “there.” Try “Hooked On Phonics” – might be helpful.

  28. As a Ray Rice FF owner I was very confused when I saw the box score for this game. Ray Rice 5 carries? Seriously? No wonder they lost. You don’t see Harbaugh’s brother having Alex Smith throw the ball 50 times. Way to outsmart yourselves Ravens.

  29. The Ravens suck! They cant even beat Tavaris Jackson. Pathetic! Good thing the Seahawks kicked plenty of field goals or the they would have really blew out the Ravens.

  30. I can’t confirm this but I think I heard this quote from Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray Ray Lewis. “I’m just so angry, I’m gonna have some of my homeys kill a couple peeps”.

    Of course I didn’t hear this but,, I think it’s possible that said linebacker was looking for a few of his “homeys” right about now.

    In my opinion, Ray Ray would love to do the cutting but it looks better on paper if you only provide the get away Limo.

    Ray Ray is innocent (obviously) and I only kid but a couple guys are dead and Ray Ray had his driver take said murderers from the scene. Uh Oh?

    Allegedly 🙂

    Sleep tight.

  31. David Reed. He should be in Idaho by now on his walk home from Seattle.

    There is plenty of blame to go around but his fumbles accounted for 6pts on the board. They lost by 5. He stays in the endzone on their kickoff’s the Ravens win that game.

  32. Watching Marshawn Lynch break Raven Ray and Ed OverReeded’s ankles was one of the best highlights of the year.

    My Thanksgiving will be perfect when Jim shows John who the better coach is on NFLNet.

  33. Too bad we can’t play the squealers every week…The Bengals and there baby q-back will NOT sniff a win at the Bank. Whatever our shortcomings have been on the road this year, they will roll at home. Dalton isn’t Palmer…yet, the Bungles just lost there #1 corner, and Lee Evans will be back. The down low is he could have played today but they kept him out to play it safe. The division will be back where it belongs, in Charm City. Browns fans, you really, really do not have a dog in this fight. You are inept, bad, impotent, anemic, etc…
    No 49er fan, Jim will not beat his brother. Not in Ray’s house, and Lynch will be back to his usual role of insignificant in 24-48 hours. Good night.

  34. This one’s for you, Baltimore! Yeah, right John. Maybe you ought to replace your OC Cam Cameron after he totally abandoned the run in favor of Joltin’ Joe F. throwing wounded ducks toward the Seahawks’ secondary. I hope we get to see the Ravens go for the Hat Trick against the Steelers this year. Yeah, John . . . this one was indeed for Baltimore today!

  35. Suggs did nothing last week but accept a gift interception, otherwise he was OWNED by Max Starks. It showed this week as he was invisible. Ray Lewis is still looking for his jock after that fake-out by Lynch. So is the “great” Ed Reed LOL. Flacco… well once again he became Joe Flacco.

    All in all, a perfect Ravens Sunday. Aaahhh…

  36. I still can’t believe that scrub offense and that scrub excuse for a QB beat the Steelers last week. Well I guess if the right call is made by the ref (pushing off on the offense) on the last TD pass they wouldn’t have. Hopefully the Ravens can get consistant enough to make it into the playoffs so the Steelers can knock them out AGAIN… if the refs allow it. Hey refs how about a flag next time Ray Ray or any other Raven goes for a head shot. The league saw it but these old, blind refs don’t call it to set up 1st and goal for the Steelers. A TD there is the difference in the game. No matter when it counts the Ravens will fail AS ALWAYS!!! Superbowl caliber teams like the the Steelers come back after a loss like last week, go on the road and win like the Steelers did yesterday… not lay an egg like the Ravens did… but thats what Ravens do I forgot.

  37. Granted the Ravens suck and play inconsistently and may only show up to play against teams with winning records.

    None of this explains why Steelers fans are so interested.

    Making some wise remarks here won’t get you those two precious losses back.

  38. Steeler fan here…… I know what you are going through….it hurts to lose a game that you should have won easily. But, the worst part of it is that you’ll probably have to listen to that worthless, washed-up, low rent, ghetto talking, piece of crap Warren Sapp say that your team is getting old!

  39. Sure is quiet in here…. haha I loved the look on Ray Ray’s face at the end of the game. And Flacco with that blank stare… Priceless. Way to go Seahawks!! I would say you should have dumped Gatorade on the coach, but we all know that’s a classless move for a regular season win..

  40. Watching how the Ravens acted after last week dumping the water cooler on the coach and all, you wonder if to much energy is only on beating the Steelers.

  41. I love the disappearing act by ravens fand on here! Its the day afyer and im still cheesing! Say hello to your 1st place steelers! Bengals gonna smash the ravens!

  42. The reasons for yesterdays loss are numerous and cannot be put down to one individual reasons;

    – We didn’t use our Pro Bowl HB anywhere near enough which in itself is a travesty.
    – Our receivers couldnt get separation from the physicality of the Seahawks CB’s.
    – We missed too many tackles including about 4 in the backfield.
    – The playcalling run/pass ratio is not synonymous with the smashmouth prototypical Raven style.
    – Flacco under/over throwing receivers when the play was there to be made.

    However there were some positives;

    – Our OL looked pretty good in pass protection.
    – Dickson & Pitta showed that they are deserving of a bigger role in the passing game.

    We just didnt execute in every facet of the game, be it fumbling the ball on ST, making stops on D or moving the ball on O. We are not a bad team but we are not playing like a great team, Joe Cool is an above average QB but is he Brady, Rodgers or even Ben? No – then why try and use him like them? I would much rather us use him like the 49ers use Alex Smith – not rely on him to win the game, just rely on him to not lose it, (a modern day Trent Dilfer perhaps?). Our D has played lights out pretty much all year but they all looked a step slow yesterday with Webb being the only bright spot from the game in my opinion. We have possibly the best FB in the game and what are we trying to do with him – hit little out routes instead of pounding the rock in behind him. C’mon Man.

  43. Why shouldn’t Steeler fans not make comments here? After all, don’t fans of other AFC North teams show up on Steeler threads especially after the Steelers lose? That’s what a rivalry means. It goes both ways.

    I agree that it seems the Ravens are so intent on getting geeked up to beat the Steelers that they have major let downs against so-called weaker teams. They should be in complete control of the AFC North now, in fact the entire AFC, if they played as well against weak sisters as they have done against the Steelers this year. Flacco plays like Montana against the Steelers, and is very inaccurate and inconsistent against everyone else.

    I believe there is a great chance the Steelers and Ravens play for third time this season, in the playoffs. And I seriously doubt the Steelers will lose 3 times to the Ravens in one season. The results of the first 2 meetings this year will mean nothing.

    GO STEELERS!!

  44. stealersfannot says:

    Granted the Ravens suck and play inconsistently and may only show up to play against teams with winning records.

    None of this explains why Steelers fans are so interested.
    ————————————————-
    You guys should be able to answer that. You show up on our threads to cackle about every loss, injury, INT, fumble, fine, talk of a player retiring. Why look … your name is a tribute to the Steelers LOL

  45. thewhitejohnstamos says:
    Nov 13, 2011 11:38 PM
    The Ravens losing is embarrassing, no doubt. Another thing that’s embarrassing? All of the Steelers fans coming on here a week after their team was swept by the Ravens complaining about officiating from a week ago and otherwise talking smack. Or better yet, some idiot calling the Ravens win (singular) over the Steelers a fluke. Just remember…belittling a team that took it to your team two times doesnt make your own team look very good.

    Hey John:
    The win wasn’t a fluke, the BLOWOUT was. That’s what was said… IDIOT.

  46. stealersfannot says:
    Nov 14, 2011 7:48 AM
    Granted the Ravens suck and play inconsistently and may only show up to play against teams with winning records.

    None of this explains why Steelers fans are so interested.

    Making some wise remarks here won’t get you those two precious losses back.

    Hey stealersfannot:
    They won’t need the two wins back because the Ravens are so inconsistant. The Steelers will have more wins at the end of the season. But I hope they do enough to get in the post season so we can see round three. Post season advantage… Steelers as we all know. Oh bye the way it’s STEEEEEELERS not stealers. The refs are the only stealers in this this league. We all watch them steal wins from certain teams on a regular basis… Oh accept Tom Brady and that cheatin’ coach over there.

  47. I love, love, love me some AFCN rivalries where we know how to talk smack and we know there’s no crying in football!!!!!

  48. Calm down steelers fan’s, Ravens are still in first place….terrible game yesterday, no excuses, purple birds didn’t come to play. Gotta get ready for the Cincy game now.

  49. Abysmal performance by the Ravens, in all 3 phases of the game. So many letdowns this year, this team is truly the definition of inconsistent. No excuses though, they were outplayed.

    There is hope though, a win over the Bengals will put the Ravens right back in 1st with an edge in the tiebreaker.

  50. Bmorelikeme. I understand you ravens fans dont know what hit you! But steelers are in 1st place my good lad. Steelers 7-3 ravens 6-3. Thats a half game lead sir! Not to mention bengals are gonna win. Your team can only get up for 1 team thats it! Your super bowl was over in week 9. Hope harbaugh enjoyed his gatorade shower! It will be his last. Ravens wont even make the playoffs..start dealing with it!

  51. Steelers fans should not be so quick to jump the gun here just yet. The Steelers are notorious for losing a few “gimme games” here and there and the perfect kind of game is coming up at Kansas City on a Sunday Night in Arrowhead where the Steelers have a bad history. Let the Ravens and their fans have their glory. They won 2 Super Bowls this year and that is just fine.

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