The Ravens traded their original sixth-round selection (No. 202 overall) to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for the Browns' 2014 seventh-round selection.
The Ravens acquired an additional sixth-round selection (No. 204 overall) in a trade that sent their original seventh-round selection (No. 243 overall) and linebackerRolando McClain to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Ravens traded their second and fifth-round selection to acquire the No. 55 overall selection from the Arizona Cardinals.
The Ravens opened the season in Denver. Joe Flacco and the offense struggled through the entire game. Not only did the Ravens lose 19–13 and start the season 0–1, but they also lost Terrell Suggs to a torn achilles. It was later announced that Suggs would miss the entire 2015 season, jeopardizing the Ravens defense for the rest of the season.
With the tough loss, the Ravens dropped to 0–2, the first such start to a season since 2005. The team also dropped to 7–2 all-time against the Raiders. With wins by both the Steelers and the Browns, the Ravens remain in the AFC North basement.
The Ravens couldn't use the momentum from the Pittsburgh win to beat their division rival the Browns, losing in overtime 33–30, dropping to 1–4 for the first time in franchise history. They fell back to solo last place in the division and also lost their first game to the Browns at home since 2007. Harbaugh and Flacco's records dropped to 13–2 against the Browns as well.
Week 6: San Francisco 49ers 25, Baltimore Ravens 20
Week Six: Baltimore Ravens at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
The Ravens, hoping to stop a five-game losing streak, travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. The defense struggled to contain the Cardinals explosive receiving corps. Late in the fourth quarter, Joe Flacco attempted to mount a comeback, but an interception in the end zone by the Cardinals sealed the loss. With the loss, the Ravens go to 1–6, tied for the worst record in the league with the Detroit Lions.
Week 8: Baltimore Ravens 29, San Diego Chargers 26
Week Eight: San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
The Ravens were finally able to win a back and forth game, despite a poor showing from the defense, on a game-winning field goal from Justin Tucker. They improved to 2–6, but are still in last place in the AFC North because of their week 5 loss to the Browns.
Already missing Terrell Suggs for the season, the Ravens suffered another setback and this time Steve Smith, Sr. left the game with a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Ravens later announced that the injury will keep him out for the rest of the season.
The Ravens were on the cusp of victory despite giving up the ball on three consecutive drives by two Joe Flacco interceptions and a Flacco lost fumble. However, on the last play of the game Elvis Dumervil sacked Jaguars QB Blake Bortles by grabbing onto his face mask, putting them into field goal range with one more play, which kicker Jason Myers converted to win the game, sending the Ravens to 2–7. It was later revealed that in fact, the Jaguars had not set before the aforementioned play, in which case they would have been penalized for a false start, and the ensuing ten second runoff would have ended the game with the Ravens winning 20-19.
Week 11: Baltimore Ravens 16, St. Louis Rams 13
Week Eleven: St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
In another close game, the Ravens finally pulled together a win, despite another 2 missed field goals by Justin Tucker, on a game winning try from 41 yards. All three Ravens wins have now come from game ending scores by Tucker. Late in the first quarter, running back Justin Forsett broke his right arm, ending his season. On the final drive of the game, Flacco suffered a season ending knee injury.
In another wild game, the Ravens' second string offense, forced into starting roles due to mounting injuries, managed a win against the Browns, avoiding a season sweep which hasn't happened since 2007. The game was won on the last play of regulation, when defensive end Brent Urban blocked a Travis Coons 51-yard field goal attempt, which safety Will Hill returned 64 yards for a touchdown.
In another disappointing loss, the Ravens’ offense failed to capitalize on a fantastic defensive performance, with Schaub throwing another pick six along with another interception which also led to Miami’s other touchdown. Another Justin Tucker missed field goal from 54 yards was the Ravens’ last chance at a comeback.
Entering a game in which they were forced to start third-string quarterback Jimmy Clausen, the Ravens were outmaneuvered at every turn against a superior Seahawks team. With the loss, and the wins from the Steelers and the Jets, the Ravens were officially eliminated from postseason contention. The team dropped to 4-9 and faced their first losing season since 2007.
This was the Ravens' first game of the season which was decided by more than one possession as the team's first 12 games were all decided by eight points or less.
Week 15: Kansas City Chiefs 34, Baltimore Ravens 14
Week Fifteen: Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Date: December 20
Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), sunny
Game attendance: 70,791
Referee: Jeff Triplette
TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Chris Fischer
The Ravens suffered their fifth straight loss to the Bengals, this time led by second year quarterback AJ McCarron, who threw two touchdowns while Ravens starter Ryan Mallett was intercepted twice. The loss dropped the Ravens to 5–11, their worst record since their 2007 season.
This was the final game for cornerback Tray Walker, as he died on March 18, 2016.
^ abcDenver finished ahead of New England and Cincinnati for the No. 1 seed based on head-to-head sweep. New England finished ahead of Cincinnati for the No. 2 seed based on record vs. common opponents — New England's cumulative record against Buffalo, Denver, Houston and Pittsburgh was 4–1, while Cincinnati's cumulative record against the same four teams was 2–3.
^ abPittsburgh finished ahead of the New York Jets for the No. 6 seed and qualified for the last playoff spot based on record vs. common opponents — Pittsburgh's cumulative record against Cleveland, Indianapolis, New England and Oakland was 4–1, while the Jets' cumulative record against the same four teams was 3–2.
^ abcdefThe tiebreaker was based on head-to-head victory.
^When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.