Ravens Facts and Figures Heading Into The ’17 Season

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The Ravens haven’t made the playoffs since 2014, and after an 8-8 season they are hoping on seeing the postseason sooner, rather than later.

– The Ravens have sold out every game in its history. Not counting preseason, the streak is at 173 and counting.

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– John Harbaugh has 95 wins as the Ravens head coach (including playoffs). His win rate of .597 is sixth-best among active coaches, trailing only Belichick, McCarthy, Tomlin, Arians and Pagano.

– Obviously, Harbs needs five wins for 100. The Ravens need four wins to reach 200 lifetime franchise wins (including playoffs).

– The Ravens’ next regular-season win against an AFC team will be their 90th against such opposition.

– October is usually the Ravens’ worth month of the regular season (33-46, .417), while September features the team’s lifetime best win rate (43-28, .605).

– Linebacker Terrell Suggs is entering his 15th season, second in Ravens history–falling only behind Ray Lewis (17). Suggs needs to get into 11 games to pass Matt Stover for second place on the team’s all-time games-played list. Ray Lewis leads that again with 228.

– Punter Sam Koch has played in a club-record 176 consecutive games.

– Despite a spotty offensive history, the Ravens have only been shut out twice–once at Pittsburgh in a 1997 Sunday-night game (37-0), and again in the 2002 home opener against eventual Super Bowl XXXVII champion Buccaneers (25-0). Baltimore has scored in 238 straight games, but the NFL record is still a long way off, as San Francisco scored in 420 straight (1977-2004).

– Kicker Justin Tucker, the most accurate FG kicker in league history at just under 90 percent, has scored 670 points, which is second-most in Ravens history. But he’s got a long way to go to catch leader Matt Stover (1464).

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– Tucker has made all 166 extra points in his career, including those kicked after the rule change pushed it back to the 15. Stover used to have the NFL record at 422 straight, but New England’s Stephen Gostkowski has since passed that.

– The Ravens as a team have made 691 of 693 PATs in team history, and haven’t missed one since Steven Hauschka had one blocked in Cleveland in 2009. Stover missed the other at Memorial Stadium in 1996 against St. Louis.

– The Ravens have scored 57 defensive touchdowns in regular-season play, including at least one in every season of their existence– except for 2004.

– Just in case someone gets inducted into the Ring of Honor this year (good chance Bilick will be), the Ravens are 10-1 in Ring of Honor games, losing only a home Monday-nighter to Kansas City when Michael McCrary was honored.

– Ravens players have taken home AFC Player of the Week honors 86 times–37 on defense, 22 on offense and 27 on special teams. But no Ravens offensive player has won since Justin Forsett in 2014, and no defender has taken the plaque since Elvis Dumervil in that same year.

– Not including training-camp players that have never made the team and practice-squadders that never got promoted, the Ravens have had 588 players wear their uniform since the franchise was born. Once this year’s 53-man roster is set, the identity of the 600th Raven can be determined via the order in which they signed their contracts. The 500th was none other than 2014 first-round pick, CJ Mosley.


About Joe Platania

Veteran beat writer, Joe Platania, is entering his 39th year in Baltimore media. He covers sports with insight, humor, and prescient eye. A former longtime member in good standing of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and the Pro Football Writers of America, Platania manned the CFL Stallions beat for The Avenue Newspaper Group of Essex (1994 and ’95) and the Ravens beat since the team’s inception — one of only three local writers to do so — for PressBox, The Avenue, and other local publications and radio stations. A sought-after contributor and host on talk radio and TV, he often appears on “Inside PressBox” (10:30 a.m. Sundays) and he can be heard at 10 a.m. Saturdays on the “Purple Pride Report,” WQLL-AM (1370). He has also appeared on WMAR-TV’s “Good Morning Maryland” (2009), Comcast SportsNet’s “Washington Post Live” (2004-06), and WJZ-TV’s “Football Talk” postgame show — with legend Marty Bass (2002-04). Platania is the only sports journalist in Maryland history to have been a finalist for both the annual Sportscaster of the Year award (1998, which he won) and Sportswriter of the Year (2010). He is also a four-time Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association award winner. Platania is a graduate of St. Joseph’s (Cockeysville), Calvert Hall College High School, and Towson University, where he earned a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in Cockeysville, MD.

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