Haloti Ngata: Suspension Hurt Ravens Chances to Catch Bengals


Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata (92) knocks the ball away from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Haloti Ngata is arguably the best defensive player on the Baltimore Ravens. Unfortunately, he will miss four games as the league suspended him for violation of the leagues substance abuse policy, according to the Ravens Twitter page.

Haloti Ngata has two interceptions, seven pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and two sacks this season. He also has 31 combined tackles and is the leader on this defense. He admitted to the mistake and apologized through the Ravens organization.    

The Ravens will have to finish the regular season against the Dolphins, Jaguars, Texans, and Browns. Ngata is a huge loss going into Miami and closing out the season against their division rival Cleveland Browns. He will also be a key loss against the Texans run game and Arian Foster. Ngata is just one of a 53 man team, but this loss for the Ravens will make things interesting as the Ravens look to steal the division away from the Bengals who lead all three teams by a game and a half.