The Baltimore Ravens travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars for just the third time in the last 11 years. The previous two times the Ravens traveled on the road to face the Jaguars ended up in a loss for the birds.
In 2011, the Ravens lost to the Jaguars 12-7 on Monday Night Football which was not only an embarrassing loss for the Ravens, but a costly one as that loss decided home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Ravens would have a first round bye in the postseason that year, but would have to travel to face the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game.
In 2005, the Ravens played at Jacksonville and lost by the score of 30-3 which to this day might be the worst game I have ever seen the Ravens play. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed did not play in this game due to injury, but former Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller got destroyed in this game. There was one play where Boller got sacked from both edges by John Henderson and Marcus Stroud to the extent where it looked like he was part of a sandwich.
The last time the Ravens won at Jacksonville, you would have to go back to the 2001 season when the AFC Central still existed consisting of the Ravens, Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.
Ravens quarterback at the time in Elvis Grbac led the Ravens on a late touchdown drive to hit tight end Shannon Sharpe in the endzone to give the Ravens a crucial 24-21 lead with nine seconds left. The win helped the Ravens earn a postseason birth down the line as the defending Super Bowl champions.
The Ravens hope this time around that a win in Jacksonville this weekend will help the team clinch another playoff spot down the line as well.