The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2019 regular season with a franchise-best 14-2 record and the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC.

Here’s a look back at how they got here:

Week 1: Win Ravens 59, Dolphins 10

Led by a nearly perfect Lamar Jackson, the Ravens began their season with a record-breaking, 59-10 rout of a Miami Dolphins team playing for a future that seems a long way off. Jackson, whose accuracy and consistency as a passer were topics No. 1 and 1A in Ravens training camp all summer, delivered a virtuoso performance, going 17-for-20 for 324 yards and five touchdowns. Jackson finished with a passer rating of 158.3, a Ravens record and the highest possible rating using the NFL’s formula. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 2: Win Ravens 23, Cardinals 17

This is what the Ravens mean when they talk about revolutionary offense, and Lamar Jackson’s place at the center of it. Jackson became the first player in NFL history with at least 120 rushing yards and 270 passing yards in the same game as he ran for 120 and threw for 272 and a pair of touchdowns, leading the Ravens to a 23-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals at M&T Bank Stadium. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 3: Loss Chiefs 33, Ravens 28

This time, the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t need a Patrick Mahomes miracle throw to pull out a victory. Instead, the Chiefs quarterback and reigning NFL Most Valuable Player carved up the Baltimore Ravens defense for much of the game, and the Ravens simply couldn’t match that offensive execution in dropping a 33-28 decision Sept. 22 for their first loss of the season. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 4: Loss Browns 40, Ravens 25

For the second straight week, the Ravens defense was gashed to the tune of 500-plus yards and the Cleveland Browns were better in every facet of the game as they blew the Ravens out of M&T Bank Stadium, 40-25. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 20 of 30 passes for 342 yards, and running back Nick Chubb ran 20 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 5: Win Ravens 26, Steelers 23

The Ravens-Steelers rivalry has had its share of classic games, and while this 2019 version might not win a lot of style points, as usual it did have plenty of twists and turns, including a huge role from a linebacker (Josh Bynes) who was unemployed on a couch a week ago and an undrafted rookie backup quarterback (Devlin Hodges) who nearly rallied his team to an improbable victory. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 6: Win Ravens 23, Bengals 17

From the first drive to the last, Lamar Jackson was the difference as the Ravens held off the winless Bengals, 23-17, in a game that, despite early dominance by the Ravens, wasn’t decided until the Bengals failed on an onside kick attempt with 1:28 remaining. Jackson finished with 19 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown and completed 21 of 33 passes for 236 yards, becoming the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era with more than 150 yards rushing and 200 yards passing in a regular-season game.  [ Read the full story. ]

Week 7: Win Ravens 30, Seahawks 16

Lamar Jackson dazzled, the defense sizzled and the Ravens secured their biggest win of the season with a 30-16 decision at Seattle Oct. 20. Jackson was a one-man highlight film during a fourth-quarter drive that seemed to break the will of the Seahawks, while the defense scored a pair of touchdowns and frustrated Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson at every turn, limiting him to his lowest passer rating of the season by a large margin. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 8: Bye

Week 9: Win Ravens 37, Patriots 20 

Lamar Jackson vs. Patriots

The Ravens and Patriots went at it like prizefighters at M&T Bank Stadium Nov. 3, with the Ravens landing the early punches and the Patriots recovering to deliver a few shots of their own. In the end, though, Lamar Jackson delivered the knockout blow with his second rushing touchdown of the game as the Ravens pulled away to a 37-20 win before an announced crowd of 71,157 and a national Sunday Night Football audience. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 10: Win Ravens 49, Bengals 13

So much for the fear of a letdown.

The Ravens scored on their first two possessions, scored twice on defense and secured their fifth straight win with a 49-13 rout of the winless Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium Nov. 10. The victory gives the Ravens a five-game regular-season winning streak for the first time since 2006. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 11: Win Ravens 41, Texans 7

Lamar Jackson’s Most Valuable Player candidacy continues to gain momentum, as he threw four touchdown passes to lead the Ravens to a 41-7 rout of the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium Nov. 17. Much was made before the game of a showdown between potential MVP candidates Jackson and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, but this was no contest. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 12: Win Ravens 45, Rams 6

A national television audience Nov. 25 saw what Ravens fans have seen weekly during the past three months: Lamar Jackson is in the midst of a magical season. Jackson threw five touchdown passes and ran eight times for 95 yards as the Ravens routed the Los Angeles Rams, 45-6, for their seventh straight win, equaling the longest regular-season winning streak in franchise history. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 13: Win Ravens 20, 49ers 17

After their Most Valuable Player candidate put the Ravens in position to win, their kicker did what he does better than anyone else in the history of the league. Justin Tucker nailed a 49-yard field goal into the windy rain as time expired, giving the Ravens a 20-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers for a franchise-record eighth straight regular-season win. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 14: Win Ravens 24, Bills 17

Nothing came easily, but the Ravens were able to limp out of Buffalo with their franchise-record winning streak intact and a playoff berth secured, as Marcus Peters knocked away a Bills fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:03 left to preserve a 24-17 win. The win extends the Ravens’ regular-season franchise-record winning streak to nine and clinches a spot in the postseason for the eighth time in John Harbaugh’s 12 seasons as Ravens head coach. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 15: Win Ravens 42, Jets 21

Lamar Jackson looked every bit the part of the league’s Most Valuable Player, running and throwing his way into the record book as the Ravens put away the New York Jets, 42-21, at M&T Bank Stadium for their 10th consecutive win. But despite clinching the AFC North title with the win, it was far from a clean game for the Ravens, especially on special teams. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 16: Win Ravens 31, Browns 15

After stumbling through the first 25 minutes, the Ravens found their footing with three consecutive touchdown drives and held on for a 31-15 win against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, clinching the AFC’s No. 1 overall playoff seeding for the first time in franchise history. The Ravens (13-2) also extended the franchise-record regular-season winning streak to 11 and have tied the team record for wins in a season with one game remaining. [ Read the full story. ]

Week 17: Win Ravens 28, Steelers 10

Despite sitting Most Valuable Player favorite Lamar Jackson, running back Mark Ingram and five other starters to prepare for the postseason, the Ravens looked much as they have the rest of this record-breaking season. The Ravens’ offense ran wild once again, a swarming defense created havoc and the special teams chipped in with four field goals and a touchdown as the Ravens pulled away to a 28-10 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at soggy M&T Bank Stadium. [ Read the full story. ]

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