Saturday, November 10, 2007

Ravens Report-Week 10

Ravens Report

The Ravens lost to the Steelers on Monday Night Football, 38-7. This was without a doubt the Ravens worst game of the year. Ravens QB Steve McNair only threw for 63 yards and Ravens RB Willis McGahee only ran for fifty yards. The scoring started when Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (if I spelt it wrong I don’t care) threw a TD pass to TE Heath Miller. He then threw for four more touchdowns to Steelers WRs Santonio Holmes and Nate Washington. Then, Ravens RB Willis McGahee ran for a 33-yard touchdown to get the Ravens on the board. The only score of the second half was a 22-yard field goal from Steelers K Jeff Reed. As you can see, the Ravens played flat out horrific.

Player of the Game: Steelers OLB James Harrison, 9 tackles, two forced fumbles, interception.

Next week the Ravens face division rival Cincinnati Bengals. Back in Week 1, the Ravens lost to the Bengals, 27-20. Unfortunately for the Ravens, Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh is having a breakout year, with 62 receptions for 674 yards and 10 touchdowns. The struggling Ravens secondary will have to take care of Houshmandzadeh, especially if Bengals star WR Chad Johnson isn’t able to play because of a neck injury suffered last week. The Ravens will also have to stop Bengals RB Kenny Watson, who has rushed for 4 touchdowns so far this year. This should be an interesting game, but I have the Ravens winning, 23-17.

Suggestion: Start Kyle Boller. Even though I hate his guts for what he’s done for us over the past couple of years, he’s playing a lot better than McNair right now.

Key Matchups for Ravens vs. Bengals

Ravens CB Corey Ivy vs. Bengals WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Ravens LB Ray Lewis vs. Bengals QB Carson Palmer

Ravens LB Bart Scott vs. Bengals RB Rudi Johnson

Ravens TE Todd Heap vs. Bengals LB Landon Johnson

Ravens WR Derrick Mason vs. Bengals CB Deltha O’Neal

Ravens WR Mark Clayton vs. Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph

Injury Report


Player- Injury- Status

CB Samari Rolle- Illness- OUT

LB Terrell Suggs- Knee- QST

TE Daniel Wilcox- Foot- OUT

LB Prescott Burgess- Thigh- PRB

KR/PR Yamon Figurs- Knee- PRB

TE Todd Heap- Thigh- PRB

CB Chris McAlister- Knee- QST

CB David Pittman- Head- QST

S Ed Reed- Head/Neck- QST

S Gerome Sapp- Thigh- QST

RB Willis McGahee- Head- PRB

DB Jamaine Winborne- Ankle- PRB


T Willie Anderson- Knee- OUT

LB Ahmad Brooks- Groin- OUT (IR)

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh- Knee- PRB

S Herena-Daze Jones- Knee- DBT

TE Reggie Kelly- Knee- DBT

LB Caleb Miller- Back- OUT

CB Deltha O’Neal- Knee- PRB

LB Anthony Schlegel- Back- DBT

LB Rashad Jeanty- Knee- PRB

WR Chad Johnson- Neck- PRB

DT John Thornton- Neck- DBT




IR-Injured Reserve

AFC North Standings

Team- W- L- GB

Steelers 6- 2- 0.0

Browns 5- 3- 1.0

Ravens 4- 4- 2.0

Bengals 2- 6- 4.0

AFC North Outlook: The Ravens have already lost more games than they did last year, so they need to get it together. The Steelers and the Browns play each other in Pittsburgh.

Well, that’s it for this week’s version of the Ravens Report, I’m Max Buchdahl, let’s go kick the Bengals butts.


randi said...

Excellent reporting. I'm not sure what everything means since I am football illiterate, but it sounds very professional.

UnkaSteve said...

There's nothing I can say. I just wanna cry. So bad. So very, very bad. Every aspect. Every squad. Every play. The only bright spot is that, while I can't overcome my emotional dismay, you seem to get more professional, sharper and better in every way, every week. After such a horrendous game I look forward to your report all the more. Thanks.