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Chasing History

18 October 2018 - 08:47 AM

It might be back to the drawing board by late Sunday afternoon, but for this moment in time, the Ravens defense is chasing history...according to Jamison:

 

 

"We’re chasing history right now," cornerback Brandon Carr said. "We’re not looking around at the other 31 teams. We’re looking at all the greats from when the league was first established until now." The Ravens have a ways to go before they get mentioned with the 1985 Chicago Bears or their own record-breaking 2000 defense, but this year's defense already has begun rewriting the history books with these accomplishments: Setting a franchise record with 11 sacks in Tennessee. The Ravens fell one short of the NFL mark and produced more sacks than completions allowed (10). Baltimore produced more sacks in this game than what seven other teams have had through the first six weeks of the season.

    Establishing a modern-era mark by not giving up a second-half touchdown in the first six games. The last NFL team to do so was the 1934 Lions, who dominated the likes of the Boston Redskins, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Gunners 84 years ago.

    Becoming the first team to shut out the Titans in Nashville. The last time that franchise was shut out at home was 1976, when the Houston Oilers were held scoreless at the Astrodome.

    Holding the Pittsburgh Steelers to 19 yards rushing. That was the Steelers' fewest rushing yards at home since 1952, when Pittsburgh played at Forbes Field.

All of the Ravens' milestones should be underscored because they have come during an age when the rules favor the offense. This is the fantasy football era that's geared to Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley -- and not shutouts. As a result, teams have racked up the most points (4,489) and touchdowns (504) through six weeks in NFL history....http://www.espn.com/...chasing-history

 

That's what makes this first 6 weeks special. All the rules changes that favor offense's and hamstrings defenses. Even Suggs, in an interview yesterday, could not positively say that defenses win championships anymore. He was scratching his head on that one.

One thing is for sure: You better have a solid defense if you want to go anywhere in the playoffs.

 

 


Ravens Focus going into Sunday's Game with the Saints

15 October 2018 - 05:40 PM

Read this and love it....

 


 

“We’re in a good place,” Harbaugh said. “Not as good as we could be, but you can’t look back and lament that. You’ve got to move forward, and we’re happy to be at where we’re at. We’ve got to make the most of it. Like [outside linebacker] Terrell Suggs said in the locker room last night, and you do that by getting better every single day — all the things we always talk about — and going out there and playing good, winning football on Sunday. That’s all our focus needs to be. If we can stack a win on top of that win, then it really starts to mean something. But a huge challenge — whether you’re on the road or at home playing against the Saints. I’m glad we’re going to be at home. I’m excited that our fans get a chance to see us and get to be a part of it.”....http://www.baltimore...1015-story.html

 

Ravens fans are used to this team being hard to read. Inconsistent is something we all have been saying. "Can't handle Prosperity."

Well....after reading the above statement it looks like the Ravens have a huge opportunity right in front of them with an awesome Saints team coming to town. A Ravens win and you have to take them very seriously.

 

I think we share the same frustration with many fans around the league. Parity has made it so that no team can be dominant (outside of N.E.). Look at the Jags. Look at the Eagles, Packers, Falcons, Steelers, ....every team has weak spots....vulnerabilities, that get exploited over the course of a 16 game season.

 

A realistic expectation at this point of the season is that the Ravens are deep enough and balanced enough, in all 3 phases of the game, that they should stack enough wins,..... say 10 or 11,.....  and that should get them to the playoffs.

 

What a test Sunday will be. Another reality check.

I think the Ravens are 4-1 against the Saints but that won't help them Sunday trying to get win #5. Yet...they know Brees a little bit. :gorave:


AFC North: Best Division in Football

15 October 2018 - 05:09 PM

I rest my case......http://www.espn.com/nfl/standings

 

Whoever comes out of the North will be battle tested, experienced and very playoff ready. They will be tough and physical too.

Every game is a dogfight.


RAVENS/TITANS

11 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

Ahhhhhh! Sweet memories of the AFC South.

Jeff Fisheee. I wonder if "He's fine."

 

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Here's some facts:


 

The Ravens have now lost their last six games decided by four points or fewer, the longest active streak in the NFL. Each of Tennessee's last four games has been decided by four points or fewer.

Joe Flacco has 227 pass attempts so far this season, second most behind Andrew Luck (245). Those 227 attempts are tied for fourth most by any quarterback through five team games in the Super Bowl era.

John Brown has caught just 19 of his 44 targets this season (43.2 percent), lowest percentage by any player with at least 40 targets. However, he is third in the NFL in yards per catch at 20.8 (minimum two receptions per team game)....https://www.bing.com...018&FORM=S00035

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The Ravens enter this contest eighth in the league in passing offense with 305 yards per game while the team is 25th in rushing with 94.4 yards per contest. Baltimore is 11th in the league in scoring offense with 26.4 points per contest while the team is 2nd in scoring defense by holding opponents to 15.4 points a game.

The The Titans are 29th in the league in passing offense with an average of 186.8 yards per contest and 17th in rushing as they put up 107.2 yards per contest. Tennessee is just 29th in scoring offense with 17.4 points per game while they are tied for fourth in scoring defense as they allow 17.2 points a contest....https://winnersandwh...rediction-6304/

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Ravens/Browns

03 October 2018 - 05:44 PM

Vinnie Cerrato is picking the Browns to win.That's why he's doing sports talk and not a GM. I don't want to pound on him too much because he does have some good insight and breaks things down well.

 

And...this is one that they could lose if they come strolling in thinking the Browns will be a *** I'm stupid for thinking this game is easy ***.

 

We know the Browns have improved bit by bit after having the 1st pick in the draft for the last 100 years. Even a monkey calling the picks would luck out and land some good players.

Am I saying the Browns Front Office has been dumber than a monkey?

Maybe.

 

They needed a QB to start getting some wins and maybe Mayfield is that guy. I love his attitude and leadership qualities. He just might be around for a long time. Yet on Sunday???? He's not man handling the Ravens D.

 

Team Stats
 ......................................Ravens...Browns
Points Per Game................ 30.8..... 25.5
Points Allowed Per Game... 16.3 .....26.0
Total Yards ........................408.0... 392.3
Yards Passing ...................319.0... 239.5
Yards Rushing .....................89.0... 152.8
Yards Allowed .....................289.8... 412.8
Pass Yards Allowed ............207.3.... 296.0
Rush Yards Allowed .............82.5..... 116.8

 

A momentary word of caution; Don't feel sorry for Browns fans. Don't hope Mayfield is the second coming. They can't wait to come out of the woodwork and rub it in should they win. There's 26 years of shit backed up in their intestines...kind of like Elvis.....waiting to come out.

 

Well...it's not happening Sunday.