Friday, November 26, 2021

Baltimore Ravens Week 12 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Baltimore Ravens rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 9 (9th)
  • Best ranking: 6 (CBS Sports)
  • Worst ranking: 13 (

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Ravens in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

Most memorable Thanksgiving game: Ravens overcome creative interference to beat Steelers 22-20 on Nov. 28, 2013

One of the most memorable -- and debated -- moments in the Ravens-Steelers rivalry occurred when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin interfered with a potential Jacoby Jones kickoff return for a touchdown. Just 38 yards from the end zone, Tomlin stood in a restricted area that separates the sideline from the playing field, with his back turned to the action and his right foot squarely in the field of play. Tomlin hopped to his left at the last second, but Jones had to swerve to his right to avoid hitting him. That slight adjustment to his path allowed Jones to get caught from behind by Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen. "I don't blame him. I still love him," Jones told ESPN last year. "I'd do the same thing to me." -- Jamison Hensley -- Rank: 13

With Lamar Jackson once again out with an illness, Tyler Huntley did his job. The backup quarterback completed a huge 29-yard pass to Sammy Watkins to set up the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute and knock off the upset-minded Bears at Soldier Field. That late touchdown removed the goat horns from cornerback Chris Westry, who bit on a double move and was beaten on a 49-yard touchdown strike from Andy Dalton that put Baltimore behind with less than two minutes to play. The Ravens are getting by on guts right now: Marquise Brown joined Jackson as an inactive on Sunday, while 15 players are parked on injured reserve. Survive and advance.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 6

Winning on the road without Lamar Jackson is impressive - even if it wasn't pretty. The schedule gets a lot tougher in the coming weeks, starting this week with Cleveland.

USA Today -- Rank: 9

Holding steady at No. 2 in the conference even if they've been fortunate to split last four contests. Now AFC North leaders enter crucial stretch as they face each of their formidable divisional foes over next three weeks.

The Athletic -- Rank: 9

Best side dish: The adage about a receiving tight end being a quarterback's security blanket is so true about Mark Andrews. Just look at Baltimore's game plan against Chicago: With Lamar Jackson sidelined with an illness, backup quarterback Tyler Huntley targeted Andrews 10 times, and the tight end caught eight of those passes for 73 yards. No other player received more than six targets. Andrews trails teammate Marquise Brown by just three targets for the season, but he's the most reliable option, with just two drops (per Pro Football Focus).

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