Ravens rushing amoung the best in December

December is a month in the NFL when teams are either in the hunt or out. The Ravens, being mostly in the hunt in recent Decembers, have posted impressive numbers all time in the month.

Dating back to 2007, the Ravens’ 158.0 rushing yards per game in the month of December ranks first in the NFL. Baltimore’s 16 rushing TDs during this span ties Carolina for 2nd (San Diego is 1st with 17 TDs).

Under head coach John Harbaugh, Baltimore is 11-4 at home (5-2 in 2009) and has won 9 of its last 12 home games.

This decade, the Ravens are 8-0 at home when the temperature is below 40 degrees (last Sunday’s temp at kickoff was 36 degrees). In their all-time history, the Ravens are 9-1 at home in games below 40 degrees, earning 9 straight victories.

The Ravens have been stout at home this season, averaging 28.4 points per game and allowing just 12.6. Baltimore has also gained 403.4 yards per contest and yielded just 268.4 yards a game.

In 3 games against the NFC North in 2009, Baltimore dropped a 33-31 decision at Minnesota (10/18) and a 27-14 contest at Green Bay (12/7) and then beat Detroit 48-3 last Sunday.