Ravens announced Haloti Ngata suspended by NFL for next four games for violating its performance enhancing substances policy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2014
The plot within the AFC North divisional race continues to thicken as the Baltimore Ravens were dealt a blow when Haloti Ngata was suspended by the league on Thursday for four games due to violating the NFL PED policy.
The loss of Ngata hurts a Ravens' defense which is known for it's run-stopping ability. The Ravens rank fourth in the NFL in rush defense, allowing only 86.3 yards a game. The loss of Ngata will certainly make an impact on the team, and potentially in the AFC North.
If the Ravens are able to make the post-season, Ngata would be able to rejoin the team at that time.