Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell #93 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the Washington Football Team during the first half of the preseason game at FedExField on August 28, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images


  • Calais Campbell is not making a big deal about their loss to the Jaguars
  • The Ravens' defense again faltered as Trevor Lawrence led Jacksonville to a razor-thin win
  • Campbell and the Ravens must put on a strong performance against the Broncos

The Baltimore Ravens suffered another disappointing loss this season after the Jacksonville Jaguars played the perfect two-minute drill and defensive leader Calais Campbell waxed poetic about it.

"You're supposed to have the 24-hour rule. I guess sometimes it can linger just a little bit longer, just because when you have a loss like that, when you get to Wednesday [there are] questions and all that good stuff," Campbell said during media day this past Wednesday, November 30.

"At the end of the day, that game is behind me. I haven't even thought about it until right now. But it's football. Things are going to happen. You're not going to win them all on the road against a desperate team. That's football."

Campbell acquiesced that the Ravens should have won that game but the way he sees it, and likely how the rest of the team does, "it doesn't matter anymore" since the Ravens still remain atop the AFC North division.

The Jaguars, who had recently celebrated their 29 years of existence as an NFL franchise, were plus-160 underdogs to the Ravens' minus-190 odds and somehow stayed in step with one of the top teams in the AFC.

The Ravens again relied heavily on the efforts of kicker Justin Tucker to put points on the board as he scored Baltimore's first 12 points, coincidentally, in Week 12 while the Jaguars logged their first touchdown of the game with about 9:58 to go in the second quarter.

For comparison, the Ravens only scored their first touchdown of the night in the final frame care of a one-yard run from Gus Edwards for the 19-10 lead.

Trevor Lawrence connected with wide receiver Jamal Agnew for the one-yard strike and eventually took the 10-9 lead with a field goal a few minutes later.

Tight end Josh Oliver gave the Ravens the lead on Lamar Jackson's first touchdown pass, but the Ravens' defense was surprisingly porous, possibly due to the absence of rookie safety Kyle Hamilton in the secondary, and allowed the Jaguars to steal the win.

The Ravens were projected to win the rest of their games after their Week 10 bye after getting inside linebacker Roquan Smith during the trade deadline.

But for Baltimore supporters everywhere, the Ravens can further solidify their hold over the division with a victory against the Denver Broncos in Week 13.

The Broncos defense has given up the third-least passing yards (2,032) and is in the middle of the pack in terms of defending the run (1,338) so it is highly likely that the Ravens will depend on their rushing game once again.

Sideline running back J.K. Dobbins recently practiced with the team after dealing with recurring issues in his knee and could make a return against the Broncos, reforming his duo with Edwards.

Denver, with a 3-8 record, is virtually out of a playoff spot unless a miracle of epic proportions happens, though the Ravens can ill afford to underestimate any opponent the rest of the way.

Soundly beating the Broncos with a well-rounded attack on both offense and defense is imperative for this Ravens team with Super Bowl aspirations.

"We were in the same division for a long time. I respect his game at the highest level, what he can do, the way he moves around in the pocket, the way he creates [and] extends plays. He makes a lot of plays doing that," Campbell quipped.

The Ravens welcome the Broncos to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, December 4 at 1:00 PM ET.

Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos
Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos warms up before playing against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on September 12, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Steph Chambers/Getty Images