Top 5 Terrell Suggs moments with the Baltimore Ravens
Thanksgiving night 2011:
Terrell Suggs’ 2011 season was one for the ages. It was so good, that we had to dedicate an entire slide to it (more on that later). However, there was one game in particular that stood out more than the rest of his impressive season: Thanksgiving night 2011 against the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers had been in a slump for quite some time, but the team experienced a Renaissance with new Head Coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh quickly turned a talented, but directionless team into one of the best in the league. San Francisco was rolling through their opponents week-after-week, and it was Thanksgiving night against his brother John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens that gave him the best shot to prove his claim to fame.
Instead, the Ravens, or rather Terrell Suggs, had a different narrative in mind. The 2011 season featured one of the best defenses the Baltimore Ravens have ever fielded, and a large part of that is because of Terrell Suggs. All year long, Suggs was harassing offensive tackles and destroying their quarterbacks. His helmet-slapping sack celebration was seen on what was nearly a weekly basis. He was simply unstoppable.
Even against arguably the best offensive line in the NFL in 2011, Suggs wrecked havoc. Versus a potential future Hall of Famer in left tackle Joe Staley, Suggs simply took him behind the woodshed. The late Deacon Jones would be proud of T-Sizzle’s night, as he put the 49ers offensive line in a burlap bag and beat them with a baseball bat.
Suggs destroyed quarterback Alex Smith to the tune of three sacks and forcing a crucial fumble that would seal away one of the most important wins for the Baltimore Ravens in their franchise’s history. The Ravens were the better tam that night, and almost all the props go to Terrell Suggs.