Ravens Coach John Harbaugh: ‘We’ll Hold Our Head High’

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For the second straight year, Lamar Jackson couldn’t do it alone. Jackson is the Baltimore Ravens’ second-year quarterback, and despite a strong regular season, the Ravens came up short of the AFC Championship game … again.

Jackson played OK, but suffered a concussion in the third quarter. No matter who played QB, the offense never really got moving in Saturday’s 17-3 defeat against the Buffalo Bills. Jackson was not a threat with his legs this time.

”It’s a tough loss,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. ”To get to the AFC Championship Game, you’ve got to play two really great games and things have to bounce your way. That didn’t happen for us today.”

Last season, the Ravens finished 14-2 and got bounced in the first round. This year, they went 11-5 and made it to the second. Both times, the Ravens looked like a team that should be playing in the AFC title game — then failed to do the things necessary to get there.

“But I’m proud of the guys, nonetheless. I feel like what we’ve been through as a football team, the road we traveled this year, the challenges that we faced are all well documented,” Harbaugh said.

The coach continued.

“I feel like our guys handled it with toughness and grace,” he said. “Even today, when we weren’t at our best, we fought. We’ll hold our head high walking out of here and into the offseason.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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