On Now
Coming Up
  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Fri., Mar. 03, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Tryout to be part of the 2017 Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders!
  • Sun., Mar. 05, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 11, 2017 11:00 AM EST Playmaker Tryouts Tryout to become a Baltimore Ravens Playmaker!
  • Sat., Apr. 01, 2017 8:45 AM EDT Marching Ravens Auditions Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fri., Apr. 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Sat., Apr. 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft will be held from April 27-29 in Philadelphia, PA.

News

Print
RSS

Dennis Pitta Has Career Day In Loss

Posted Dec 18, 2012

The Ravens tight end also tied a franchise mark for touchdowns by a tight end.


The catch Dennis Pitta made on an out pattern in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Broncos was just a routine grab about five yards past the line of scrimmage.

But everything after the catch was far from routine.

The Ravens tight end headed toward the sideline, broke one tackle and cut upfield to stay inbounds. He then spun inside to avoid another tackle and took off toward the end zone as he slipped past a final defender. 

By the time the play was over, Pitta had a 61-yard touchdown, the Ravens’ longest play of the season and the highlight of an otherwise disappointing game.

“In that situation, it’s always tough,” Pitta said. “That’s the thing about this team, we just keep battling. It wasn’t looking good, obviously, at that point in the ballgame. There’s no quit in this team. We’re not going to stop playing.”

There wasn’t much to cheer in the Ravens’ 34-17 loss to the Broncos on Sunday, but the bright spot was Pitta’s performance. 

The fourth-year tight end set a career high with 125 receiving yards, as he hauled in seven passes and two touchdowns. He now has seven touchdown grabs on the season, tying him with Todd Heap for the franchise record for a tight end.

“It obviously feels good to be able to contribute in that way, but it’s unfortunate because we’re frustrated and disappointed with the way we played collectively,” Pitta said. “Not a whole lot to be excited about individually. It’s a team game so we just have to prepare well this week.”

Pitta’s other touchdown came in the third quarter on a 31-yard catch over the middle of the field. Pitta dove and extended to catch a pass from quarterback Joe Flacco between two defenders. He made the grab as he fell to the ground and then stood up in the end zone for the score before getting touched. 

While Pitta had an impressive final stat line, he wasn’t interested in celebrating his performance after a game that put the Ravens on three-game losing streak with two weeks left in the regular season.

“There were plenty of plays out there that I would like to have back in that game,” Pitta said. “Statistically it was a big game, but it’s just disappointing with the way we collectively played, myself included, so I think we just got to get a little bit better this week."

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos