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2011 Baltimore Ravens season
Head Coach John Harbaugh
General Manager Ozzie Newsome
Home Field M&T Bank Stadium
Results
Record 8-3
Place 1st AFC North
Playoff Finish TBD
Pro Bowlers TBD
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2010 2012

The 2011 Baltimore Ravens season will be the 16th in the National Football League (NFL) and city of Baltimore, Maryland, and the 14th to host home games at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens will seek to act upon their 12–4 record from 2010 (their tied-second most winningest season) and win the American Football Conference's North division title for the third time in franchise history. By earning a playoff berth in 2010, the Ravens set a franchise record by going to the postseason for three consecutive seasons; Baltimore will aim to add a fourth to the feat. For John Harbaugh, this will be his fourth season as the head coach for the franchise; he has compiled an overall record of 32–16 in regular season and 4–3 in postseason. The Ravens will hope to avenge their 2011 divisional round playoff loss against the Steelers in week 1 of the season. This season also marks the first time the Ravens play a Thanksgiving game, which will be against head coach John Harbaugh's brother Jim Harbaugh, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

Off-seasonEdit

Signings and Re-signingsEdit

On July 26, 2011 it was announced that the Ravens had agreed to terms on re-signing G/T Marshal Yanda to a 5 year contract. However the Ravens could not officially sign him until July 29, 2011.

On July 30, 2011 the Ravens resigned CB Chris Carr.

On July 31, 2011 the Ravens signed former Texans FB Vonta Leach.

On August 8, 2011 the Ravens signed former Dolphins RB Ricky Williams.

Later on during the pre season, the Ravens added Left tackle Bryant McKinnie from the Minnesota Vikings, Wide Receiver Lee Evans from the Buffalo Bills, and Offensive Center Andre Gurode from the Dallas Cowboys.

Departures and ReleasesEdit

On July 26, 2011, the Ravens announced that they would release 4 former/current starters, TE Todd Heap, WR Derrick Mason, NT Kelly Gregg, and HB Willis McGahee. The Ravens also said they hope to bring back Heap, Mason, and Gregg at reduced salaries.

Signings by Team:

  • WR Donte Stallworth, G/C Chris Chester and CB Josh Wilson signed with the Washington Redskins.
  • NT Kelly Gregg, FB Le'Ron McClain and LT Jared Gaither signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • HB Willis McGahee signed with the Denver Broncos.
  • SS Dawan Landry signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • TE Todd Heap signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
  • WR Derrick Mason signed with the New York Jets.

2011 NFL DraftEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 27 [e] Jimmy Smith CB Colorado
2 58 Torrey Smith WR Maryland
3 85 [f] Jah Reid OT UCF
4 123 Tandon Doss WR Indiana
5 [a] 164 [b] Chykie Brown CB Texas
165 [b] Pernell McPhee DE Mississippi State
6 180 [c] Tyrod Taylor QB Virginia Tech
7 [c] 225 [d] Anthony Allen HB Georgia Tech
^[a] The Ravens traded its original fifth-round selection (#157 overall) to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for CB Josh Wilson.
^[b] Compensatory selection.
^[c] The Ravens acquired this sixth-round selection from the St. Louis Rams in exchange for its original seventh-round selection (#228 overall) and WR Mark Clayton.
^[d] The Ravens acquired this seventh-round selection in a trade that sent DE Antwan Barnes to the Philadelphia Eagles.
^[e] The Ravens held the #26 overall pick, but allowed their 10 minute window to expire before making their selection. Before the Ravens made their pick, the Kansas City Chiefs holding the following selection picked WR Jonathan Baldwin, making the Ravens selection #27 overall.
^[f] The Ravens traded the 90th overall pick and a sixth round selection (191st overall) to the Eagles who picked CB Curtis Marsh and Guard Jason Kelce for the 85th overall pick (Jah Reid)

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Ravens' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Kickoff (EDT) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Eagles L 6–13 0–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
2 August 19 7:30 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs W 31–13 1–1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 25 8:00 p.m. Washington Redskins W 34–31 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium ESPN Recap
4 September 1 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons W 21–7 3–1 Georgia Dome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff (ET) Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–7 1–0 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans L 13–26 1–1 LP Field CBS Recap
3 September 25 4:05 p.m. at St. Louis Rams W 37–7 2–1 Edward Jones Dome CBS Recap
4 October 2 8:20 p.m. New York Jets W 34–17 3–1 M&T Bank Stadium NBC Recap
5 Bye
6 October 16 4:05 p.m. Houston Texans W 29–14 4–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 24 8:20 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars L 7–12 4–2 EverBank Field ESPN Recap
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals W 30–27 5–2 M&T Bank Stadium Fox Recap
9 November 6 8:20 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–20 6–2 Heinz Field NBC Recap
10 November 13 4:05 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks L 17–22 6–3 CenturyLink Field CBS Recap
11 November 20 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals W 31–24 7–3 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 24 8:20 p.m. San Francisco 49ers W 16–6 8–3 M&T Bank Stadium NFLN Recap
13 December 4 4:05 p.m.[1] at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns Stadium CBS
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts M&T Bank Stadium CBS
15 December 18 8:20 p.m. * at San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium NBC
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns M&T Bank Stadium CBS
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. * at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium CBS
Bold indicates division games.
  *  Yellow indicates that the game time is subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week One: Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 0

7

Ravens 14 7 11 3

35

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PIT –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • PIT –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • PIT –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • PIT –
  • BAL –

With the win not only did the Ravens improve to 1-0, but they handed the Steelers their first opening day loss since 2002.

Week 2: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Two: Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 10 0 3

13

Titans 0 10 10 6

26

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • TEN –

Week 3: at St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Three: Baltimore Ravens at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 21 6 3 7

37

Rams 0 0 7 0

7

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT/3:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 56,289
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • STL –

Coming off a week 2 loss, the Ravens were determined to bounce back and fight hard. On their second offensive play from scrimmage, Flacco threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith. It was the first catch of Smith's career and the longest pass of Flacco's career. Before the first quarter was up, Flacco would throw two more touchdown passes to Smith for 41 and 18 yards respectively, marking the 12th time in NFL history that any receiver caught three touchdown passes in a single quarter, and the first time ever for a rookie. The Ravens would later add 16 more points on three Billy Cundiff field goals and a fumble forced by Ray Lewis and recovered by Haloti Ngata and then run into the end zone (Cundiff also missed two 51-yard field goals). This marked the first touchdown in Ngata's career. Offensively, the Ravens gained 553 yards in the entire game, a franchise record. The only score for the Rams came in the third quarter, when quarterback Sam Bradford threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Gibson.

Week 4: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Four: New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 10 0 0

17

Ravens 17 10 7 0

34

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYJ –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • NYJ –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • NYJ –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • NYJ –
  • BAL –

Coming off their dominating road win over the Rams, the Ravens went home, donned their alternate uniforms, and played a Week 4 Sunday night duel with the New York Jets. Baltimore delivered the game's opening punch with safety Ed Reed forcing a sack-fumble from Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, allowing linebacker Jameel McClain to recover the fumble and go 6 yards for a touchdown. New York would respond with running back Joe McKnight returning a kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, the Ravens regained the lead with a 38-yard field goal from kicker Billy Cundiff, followed by a 3-yard touchdown run from running back Ray Rice. Baltimore added onto their lead in the second quarter with another 38-yard field goal from Cundiff, followed by defensive end Haloti Ngata forcing a fumble from Sanchez, allowing linebacker Jarret Johnson to return the fumble 26 yards for a touchdown. The Jets responded with linebacker David Harris returning an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, followed by kicker Nick Folk booting a 40-yard field goal. The Ravens struck back in the third quarter with cornerback Lardarius Webb returning an interception 73 yards for a touchdown. From there, Baltimore's defense prevented any comeback attempt from New York.

With the win, the Ravens went into their bye week at 3-1.

Week 6: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Six: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 7 7 0

14

Ravens 7 3 6 13

29

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –

Week 7: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Seven: Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 0 0 7

7

Jaguars 3 3 3 3

12

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 54 yard field goal, Jaguars 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, –3 yards, 1:22.
Second quarter
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 54 yard field goal, Jaguars 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 38 yards, 2:40.
Third quarter
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 22 yard field goal, Jaguars 9–0. Drive: 17 plays, 76 yards, 8:30.
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – Anquan Boldin 5 yard pass from Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff kick), Jaguars 9–7. Drive: 13 plays, 90 yards, 3:20.
  • JAC – Josh Scobee 51 yard field goal, Jaguars 12–9. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 0:19.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • BAL – Ray Lewis – 6 tackles, 2 assists
  • JAC – Daryl Smith – 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble

Week 8: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Eight: Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 21 0 3

27

Ravens 0 6 14 10

30

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • BAL –

Week 9: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Nine: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 3 6 7 7

23

Steelers 0 6 0 14

20

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 64,851
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • PIT –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • PIT –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • PIT –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • PIT –

Week 10: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Ten: Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens 0 7 3 7

17

Seahawks 10 9 3 0

22

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 50° F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 66,522
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • SEA –

Week 11: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Eleven: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 7 0 7 10

24

Ravens 0 14 10 7

31

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 67° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,320
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • CIN –
  • BAL –

Week 12: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Thanksgiving Classic

Week Twelve: San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 0 3 0

6

Ravens 3 3 0 10

16

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 39 yard field goal, Ravens 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 4:39.
  • SF – David Akers 45 yard field goal, Tied 3–3. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 4:42.
Second quarter
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 23 yard field goal, Ravens 6–3. Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 3:24.
Third quarter
  • SF – David Akers 52 yard field goal, Tied 6–6. Drive: 13 plays, 46 yards, 7:30.
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – Dennis Pitta 8 yard pass from Joe Flacco (Billy Cundiff kick), Ravens 13–6. Drive: 16 plays, 76 yards, 7:34.
  • BAL – Billy Cundiff 39 yard field goal, Ravens 16–6. Drive: 8 plays, 39 yards, 4:16.
Top passers
  • SF –
  • BAL – J. Flacco 161 YDS, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • SF –
  • BAL – R. Rice 21 CAR, 59 YDS
Top receivers
  • SF –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • SF –
  • BAL – A. Boldin - 4 REC, 63 YDS

Coming off their divisional home win over the Bengals, head coach John Harbaugh and the Ravens stayed at home for a Week 12 interconference duel with the San Francisco 49ers and their head coach (John's brother) Jim Harbaugh, on Thanksgiving.

Baltimore delivered the game's opening punch in the first quarter with a 39-yard field goal from kicker Billy Cundiff, but the 49ers answered witk kicker David Akers getting a 45-yard field goal. The Ravens regained the lead in the second quarter with a 23-yard field goal from Cundiff.

San Francisco began the third quarter with Akers nailing a 52-yard field goal, yet Baltimore regained the lead in the fourth quarter with quarterback Joe Flacco finding tight end Dennis Pitta on an 8-yard touchdown pass, followed by a 39-yard field goal from Cundiff. Afterwards, the defense would hold to prevent any comeback attempt from the 49ers.

With the win, the Ravens improved to 8-3.

Linebacker Terrell Suggs (3 tackles, 3 sacks, & 1 forced fumble) was named NFL Network's Puddin' Pie Award winner.

Week 13: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Thirteen: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens

0

Browns

0

at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST[1]
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • CLE –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • CLE –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • CLE –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • CLE –

Week 14: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts

0

Ravens

0

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • BAL –

Week 15: at San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Fifteen: Baltimore Ravens at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens

0

Chargers

0

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST/5:20 p.m. PST[a]
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • SD –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • SD –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • SD –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • SD –

Week 16: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Sixteen: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns

0

Ravens

0

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CLE –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • CLE –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • CLE –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • CLE –
  • BAL –

Week 17: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Seventeen: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Ravens

0

Bengals

0

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • BAL –
  • CIN –
^[a] Gametime subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

StandingsEdit

AFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (2) Baltimore Ravens 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9–3 378 266 W2
x (5) Pittsburgh Steelers 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 325 227 W2
x (6) Cincinnati Bengals 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 344 323 L1
Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 .250 0–6 3–9 218 307 L6

StaffEdit

Baltimore Ravens staffv · d · e
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More NFL staffs <tr><td style="text-align:center; border:2px solid #9E7C0C;" colspan="7">AFC East: BUF  · MIA  · NE  · NYJNorth: BAL  · CIN  · CLE  · PITSouth: HOU  · IND  · JAC  · TENWest: DEN  · KC  · OAK  · SD
NFC East: DAL  · NYG  · PHI  · WASNorth: CHI  · DET  · GB  · MINSouth: ATL  · CAR  · NO  · TBWest: ARI  · STL  · SF  · SEA
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RosterEdit

Baltimore Ravens rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 30, 2011
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45 Active, 0 Inactive, 28 FAs

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