It's hard not to think that the Ravens' season would have been a lot different if they pulled out a win in Week 1 in Denver. Joe Flacco came so close to connecting with Steve Smith Sr. and Crockett Gillmore on his final two throws, but it was not to be. Losing Terrell Suggs for the season was a devastating blow, but the Ravens may have had more confidence if they returned home from their West Coast trip with at least one win in their pocket.
Best story of the season
When Steve Smith Sr. was carried off the field with a torn Achilles tendon in Week 8, many observers suspected it wasn't the last we'd see of him, including John Harbaugh. Smith was enjoying a strong season at 36 years old, so it's no surprise that he didn't want his last time off a football field to come with the assistance of medical trainers. Joe Flacco and the Ravens are certainly happy that Smith has decided to return for a 16th season.
Best play of the season
The play immediately dubbed as the 'Kick Six" sent shockwaves through FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Will Hill's stunning return as time expired after Brent Urban blocked Browns kicker Travis Coons' attempt at a game-winning 51-yard field goal was undoubtedly the most memorable play of the season for the Ravens.
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Worst loss of the season
The lowest of many low points of the season came in Week 10 when a face-mask penalty against Elvis Dumervil handed the Jaguars a chance to kick a game-winning field goal with no time left. Losing at home to Jacksonville was a kick to the gut that Ravens could have done without as they fell to 2-7.
Steve Smith Sr. was undoubtedly Baltimore's best player over the first half of the season, but punter Sam Koch was one of the team's most consistent performers throughout. Koch is able to kick the ball in multiple ways, making his punts some of the hardest to receive in the league, as demonstrated by his AFC-best opponents' return average of just five yards. Koch's performance earned him his first trip to the Pro Bowl in his 10-year career, and he'll be taking his coaches with him to Hawaii.
Best offseason acquisition
Fourth-round pick Javorius Allen may turn out to be a steal. Allen proved to be a versatile threat down the stretch after fellow running back Justin Forsett was lost for the season with a broken arm in Week 11. Allen will surely play a prominent role on offense in 2016, even when Forsett is 100 percent healthy.
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Baltimore was treated to an unpleasant experience it hadn't seen in eight seasons -- a game without Joe Flacco. Flacco's 2015 campaign came to an end after he suffered two torn knee ligaments in the final minutes in Week 11 against the Rams. The fact that Flacco stayed in the game to set up a game-winning field goal is a testament to what he means to the franchise.
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While the entire 2015 season left a sour taste in the mouths of all in the Ravens organization, first-round pick Breshad Perriman's rookie campaign was the biggest disappointment. The No. 26-overall pick was expected to inject blazing speed into a Ravens offense that was short on playmakers. After a knee injury submarined his season, fans are hoping Perriman doesn't join the list of failed Ravens draft picks at receiver.