Things haven’t been going the Baltimore Ravens way the last couple weeks, but at least they can hang their hat on this.
Garrett Downing of the team’s official websites writes that the Ravens are the NFL’s most penalized team to date.
The Ravens have been penalized 63 times, and opposing teams have accepted 57 of those penalties. The yellow flags have amounted to 495 yards on the year, which ranks second-most in the NFL.
Penalties have come on both sides of the ball, as the Ravens average 33 penalty yards a game on defense and 25 yards a game on offense.
In Sunday’s loss to the Texans, the Ravens were hit with five infractions for 56 yards, with the bulk of the damage going against safety for a facemask and then for hitting a defenseless receiver. The Texans ended up getting 10 points on those two drives.
Are dumb penalties something we can blame on John Harbaugh or is that Cam Cameron’s fault too?