Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ravens Report-Week 4

Ravens Report

Last week the Ravens won a nail-biter against the Cardinals, 26-23. This improves the Ravens record to 2-1. The Ravens got on the board first with a 21-yard field goal by K Matt Stover. Then in the 2nd quarter, Matt Stover hit a 28-yard field goal (the field goal puts him into 5th place on the NFL’s all-time scoring list with 1,737). Then the Cardinals got on the board with a 48-yard field goal from K Neil Rackers. The Ravens then scored a touchdown on a 13-yard pass from QB Steve McNair to WR Derrick Mason. After a 75-yard return for a touchdown by Yamon Figurs the score at halftime was Ravens 20, Cardinals 3. After two field goals by both kickers the score at the end of 3 quarters was Ravens 23, Cardinals 6. That’s when the Cards got going. They brought in veteran QB Kurt Warner to try and lead the Cardinals back into the game. He did just that. It started with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Warner to WR Anquan Boldin. Then Warner threw another touchdown pass to Boldin, this time 32 yards. Neil Rackers then sank a 41-yard field goal to tie up the game at 23 with 1:50 left on the clock. Ravens Head Coach Brian Billick decided to put backup QB Kyle “Butterfingers” Boller in the game. The Ravens drove down the field, all they needed was a field goal to win. The Ravens then brought in Stover to win the game. Stover hit the 46-yard field goal to win the game! This was Stover’s 13th career game-winning field goal.

Next Sunday the Ravens take on the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. The Ravens defense will face former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis. The Ravens are trying to win their first division game and their first road game against the Browns. Last year the Ravens beat the Browns in Cleveland 15-14 on a game-winning field goal by K Matt Stover. The Ravens usually play better against the Browns at home, but they still seem to prevail somehow. The Browns are a solid team, it should be a good game, but the Ravens hopefully will be able to win.

Injury Report


DT Trevor Pryce OUT

DB Samari Rolle OUT

WR Mark Clayton QST

LB Ray Lewis PRB

LB Gary Stills PRB

WR Demetrius Williams QST

FB Justin Green PRB

TE Todd Heap PRB

WR Derrick Mason PRB

QB Steve McNair PRB

T Jonathan Ogden QST

S Ed Reed PRB

TE Daniel Wilcox QST


WR Tim Carter QST

LB Antwan Peek QST

DT Orpheus Roye QST

TE Kellen Winslow QST

S Gary Baxter QST

Willie McGinest QST

P Dave Zastudil QST



AFC North Standings

Team W- L- GB

Steelers 3- 0- 0.0

Ravens 2 - 1 - 1.0

Bengals 1- 2 - 2.0

Browns 1 2 2.0

Suggestion: The Ravens have got to start toughening up on defense in the 4th quarter. In, both of the Ravens wins, they have played poorly on defense in the 4th quarter.

That’s it for this week’s edition of the Ravens Report, I’m Max Buchdahl, let’s go kick Cleveland’s butt!

1 comment:

UnkaSteve said...

I have a friend with a weak heart and he's afraid to watch any more Ravens games. The final two minutes could kill him! We've got to get past this "winning on luck"; 'cause let's be honest: it was luck. Now on the plus side, two things: I LOVE McGehee. I mean I wanna marry him. How many yards does he get after the first tackle attempt? That's a stat I'd like to see. And the second thing: I LOVE the specials team. I mean I wanna marry them all. Every week, no matter who's injured, somebody seems to step up. This time it was Figurs. Go figure. And GO RAVENS.