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Baltimore Ravens have 7 players selected to the AFC North All-Penalty team

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Despite leading the division in penalties, the Ravens still only managed the second most players on the team

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The 2015 Baltimore Ravens had many things go wrong for them, and one of those things was the officiating. Several games had their results altered by bad or missed calls from officials, including the week 2 game against Oakland (Phantom pass interference on Will Hill), Arizona (bad ineligible receiver call, among others), and the missed false start against Jacksonville.

The Ravens led the division with 121 penalties in 2015, which landed them 7 players on the AFC North All-Penalty team. Surprisingly, that was not the highest number, as the undisciplined Cincinnati Bengals, fresh off their penalty induced meltdown in the playoffs, managed 8 players for the team. The Ravens 121 penalties tied for fourth in team history, although the last time they ranked this high was when they won the Super Bowl in 2012.

For the Ravens, Will Hill III led all safeties with 9 penalties, including 4 for necessary roughness. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil committed 8, 5 of which were offsides or neutral zone infractions. Miraculously, there was not one hold called against a player facing Dumervil all season, adding to the feeling that the Ravens were targeted by officials. Both Hill and Dumervil suffered from the aforementioned missed or bad calls.

Offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele tied Dumervil for second on the team with 8, including 3 in the last 2 games when he was playing left tackle. Tight end Maxx Williams (5) and fullback Kyle Juszczyk were the only other Ravens to make the team on offense.

The other Ravens who made it on defense were Timmy Jernigan (3) and Kendrick Lewis (4).

The Pittsburgh Steelers only had 3 players who made the team, which included All-pro Antonio Brown (5), while the Cleveland Browns had six, including Pro-Bowler Gary Barnidge.