Suggs recorded two tackles, including a sack in a 47-3 thrashing of the Bills in Week 1.
Suggs has been a menace for quarterbacks since entering the NFL in 2003. He's now tied for 16th all-time in sacks and is coming off of a 11.0 sack campaign in 2017. He'll look to keep up the strong performance in Week 2 against the Bengals.
Suggs recorded 49 tackles, 11 sacks, and four forced fumbles in 2017 and earned the seventh Pro Bowl selection of his career.
To call Suggs' 2017 a bounce-back would be an understatement, as the 35-year-old put up his best campaign since 2013 after some down and injury-filled seasons. Suggs, who missed all but one game in 2015 due to a torn Achilles, looked like he was starting to show his age in 2016 when he was held to eight sacks and 35 total tackles. A fully healthy Suggs in 2017 showed that he still can play and defend the edge at a high level. He said after the season that he intends to play in 2018 and possibly beyond. He is only under contract for one more season according to his current deal, so things will need to be renegotiated down the line if Suggs is to stay in Baltimore for years to come. As for 2018, Suggs will still have a starting role with the Ravens, and his ability to get to the quarterback gives him solid value as an IDP asset.
Suggs, now 35 years old and having just finished his 15th season in the NFL, suggested his physical health isn't a concern despite his advanced age. Considering he led the Ravens with 11 sacks this season to go along with 49 total tackles and four forced fumbles, we'd like to agree with him.
Suggs had five tackles (three solo) and a half sack Sunday against the Steelers.
Suggs played 67 of 89 defensive snaps, and he now has gotten to the quarterback in each of his last five contests, compiling 6.5 sacks in that span. He'll look to get after Browns QB DeShone Kizer in Week 14, as Kizer was sacked just twice against the Packers in his last matchup.
Suggs accrued five solo tackles and one sack against the Lions on Sunday.
Suggs now has six sacks in the last four games, and 10.5 total this campaign. The veteran linebacker could be headed into a tough matchup in Week 14, as the Ravens head to Pittsburgh. In their first matchup this season, he was held to just one tackle and zero sacks, and QB Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked on just 3.54 percent of his dropbacks this season, ranking third in the league.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/2/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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