The Baltimore Ravens have more blocked kicks than wins this season, thanks to a streak of five consecutive games with a block.
The 4-7 Ravens became the first team since the Atlanta Falcons since 1983 to block a kick or punt in five straight contests with Monday night's game-winning “kick six” in Cleveland, according to The Baltimore Sun. It's music to the ears of head coach John Harbaugh, a long time special teams coordinator.
“To have something like that happen, I don’t think you can say that’s something you plan out and prepare, to think you’re going to go five straight games with some kind of a kick block,” Harbaugh said.
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The streak dates back to a Week 8 loss in Arizona, and it hasn't translated to wins for the Ravens, who are 2-2 since. The player who started the run with blocks in back-to-back games was Asa Jackson, who was just signed to the Bengals' practice squad after his release earlier this month.
Brent Urban had the block Monday night in his NFL debut. At 6-foot-7, don't be surprised if more blocks are on the horizon for the defensive lineman, who missed his entire rookie campaign and the first 10 games this season due to injury.