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Ravens Week 15 pregame notebook

The Ravens can clinch a spot in the AFC playoffs with a victory over Jacksonville in Week 15.

Here are some other notable items: 

Homecoming for Lamar Jackson and Zay Flowers

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Zay Flowers get to play in their home state of Florida on Sunday. Jackson went to Boynton Beach High School in Boynton Beach, Florida. He was named the Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year in 2014. Flowers attended NSU University School in Davie, Florida.

Solid rookie season

Flowers has 64 receptions this season, which is the second most among all rookie wide receivers behind the Rams’ Puka Nacua with 82. Flowers’ 673 receiving yards are the fourth most among rookie NFL wideouts.

Yards after catch

Jackson’s targets have combined for 1,372 yards after the catch, the most in a season in his career, surpassing the previous high, 1,360 in 2019, according to NFL stats. In last week’s 37-32 overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams, Jackson accounted for 386 yards (316 passing, 70 rushing), including touchdown passes of 54 and 46 yards to Isaiah Likely and Odell Beckham.

Jackson marked his 18th career game with three or more touchdown passes, breaking a tie with Joe
Flacco (17) for most games in Ravens history.

Madubuike’s streak

Ravens defensive tackle Justin Madubuike has at least shared a sack in 10 consecutive games. The
last NFL player with a streak of 11 games with at least half a sack was Trey Hendrickson (2021). Madubuike leads the team with 11 sacks.

Smith sets the tone

Ravens inside linebacker Roquan Smith ranks third in the NFL with 136 tackles. He is 14 tackles shy of becoming the third defender since 2000 to register at least 150 tackles in three consecutive seasons (2021-23), joining fellow linebackers Donnie Edwards (2003-05) and Luke Kuechly (2012-14).

History for Tucker?

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has made 24 field goals this season and needs just one more to become the first kicker in NFL history to record at least 25 field goals in each of the first 12 years of a career. Tucker  (1,611) is also three points shy of breaking kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s record (1,613) for the most points scored through the first 12 seasons of a career in NFL history.

 

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