A lackluster offensive display against the
Monday night notwithstanding,
have been sharp when it comes to overturning plays this season.
Harbaugh improved to 5-of-6 in challenging officials' rulings. He won two against the Jaguars.
On first down-and-goal from the Ravens' 3-yard line in the first quarter, Harbaugh successfully challenged an initial ruling that
was down by contact at the 1 prior to the Jaguars running back getting stripped by free safety
After review, the Ravens were awarded the ball at the 1. Inside linebacker
recovered the fumble.
On third-and-17 from their own 24 in the second quarter, a
completion appeared to end with Jacksonville middle linebacker
stripping Rice and cornerback
recovering the loose ball at the Ravens' 37.
But another review showed that Rice was down by contact prior to fumbling, and the ball was returned to the Ravens for fourth-and-7 on their own 34.
Harbaugh has now won his last four challenges. His only unsuccessful attempt occurred in the win against the
on Sept. 25 when he tried to overturn a 2-yard gain for a first down by running back
In four seasons as the head coach, Harbaugh has succeeded on at least half of his challenges three times. The only time he was under 50 percent was last season when he won just 1-of-9 challenges.
Rice's streak ends
Rice's streak of touches without a fumble is no more.
Rice fumbled the ball when he ran into the back of right guard
after a short gain on the offense's first play of its third possession. Jacksonville cornerback
recovered the loose ball at the Ravens' 34.
It was Rice's first regular-season fumble in 522 touches and his first since losing one against the
on Dec. 27, 2009.
McPhee makes play in front of family
Rookie defensive end
got a chance to show off his pass-rushing skills before some family members.
The club's second of two fifth-round picks in April, McPhee and inside linebacker
split a sack of Jaguars quarterback
in the second quarter. With 2½ sacks, McPhee ranks third on defense behind outside linebacker
(five sacks) and defensive tackle
About 25 family members were in attendance. McPhee's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were expected to be part of a contingent making the 289-mile trip by car from his hometown of Pahokee, Fla.
Carr, Zbikowski out
Injuries continued to dog the Ravens' secondary.
The defense played without cornerback
and starting strong safety
. Carr sat out his third straight contest with a left hamstring injury, while Zbikowski missed his second consecutive game with post-concussion symptoms. Carr and Zbikowski had been listed as questionable and doubtful for Monday night.
) was active after fully practicing Friday and Saturday. Smith didn't overtake
as starters, but the club's first-round pick in April did play on special teams.
The Ravens also deactivated a pair of starters in wide receiver
(left ankle) and left guard
(strained ligaments in right toe) — both of whom had been ruled out Saturday. Rookie
made their fourth straight starts for Evans and Grubbs, respectively. The team scratched linebackers
and rookie running back
(thigh). … Jacksonville deactivated starting left guard
(back), who was listed as doubtful.
started at left guard. The Jaguars also scratched wide receiver
, tight end
, wide receiver
and defensive tackle
. … Center
, inside linebacker
and defensive end
represented the Ravens for the coin toss.