Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ravens Report-Week 11

Ravens Report

The Ravens lost to the Bengals, 21-7. With this win, the Bengals swept the Ravens this season. You might think that the Bengals scored three touchdowns, but no. Bengals K Shayne Graham hit 7 field goals. The score was 21-0 in the 4th quarter until Ravens RB Willis McGahee ran in a 1-yard touchdown. One of the main reasons for the loss was the number of times the Ravens turned the ball over--six times! That makes 10 turnovers in the past two games. This was one of the worst losses so far this year.

Player of the Game: Bengals K Shayne Graham, 7 field goals (34, 19, 22, 35 twice, 21, 33).

The Ravens will take on the Cleveland Browns next Sunday at M@T Bank Stadium. The Ravens will have to start backup QB Kyle Boller due to an injury to starting QB Steve McNair. The Ravens lost to the Browns 27-13 back in Week 4. The Browns have been an unexpected surprise this year, with an explosive offense that includes former Ravens QB Derek Anderson, former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis, WRs Braylon Edwards and Joe Jurevicius and TE Kellen Winslow. The Ravens will try and get a boost from RB Willis McGahee, who is probably the most exciting player to watch on the team right now and is 6th in the NFL in rushing yards with 749. The Ravens will try and win their first division game plus try and break a three-game losing streak, but I don’t think it’ll work, I have the Browns winning, 34-13.

Suggestion: The Ravens need to start playing like a team if they want to get back into the division race.

Key Matchups for Ravens vs. Browns

Ravens LB Bart Scott vs. Browns QB Derek Anderson

Ravens DL Trevor Pryce vs. Browns OL Joe Thomas

Ravens LB Ray Lewis vs. Browns RB Jamal Lewis

Ravens RB Willis McGahee vs. Browns LB Willis McGinest

Ravens QB Kyle Boller vs. Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson

Ravens WR Derrick Mason vs. Browns CB Eric Wright

Injury Report


Player- Injury- Status

QB Steve McNair- Left Shoulder- OUT

CB Samari Rolle- Illness- OUT

WR Demetrius Williams- Ankle- OUT

TE Todd Heap- Thigh- QST

S Gerome Sapp- Thigh- OUT

TE Daniel Wilcox- Foot- OUT

KR Yamon Figurs- Knee- PRB

CB Chris McAlister- Knee- QST

LB Gary Stills- Knee- PRB

FB Le’Ron McClain- Shoulder- PRB

S Ed Reed- Back- PRB


Player- Injury- Status

LB D’Qwell Jackson- Ankle- QST

LB Willie McGinest- Hamstring- PRB

LB Antwan Peek- Knee- PRB

CB Leigh Bodden- Back- PRB

DL Shaun Smith- Knee- QST

RB Lawrence Vickers- Tooth- QST




AFC North Standings

Team- W- L- GB

Steelers 7- 2- 0.0

Browns 5- 4- 2.0

Ravens 4- 5- 3.0

Bengals 3- 6- 4.0

AFC North Outlook: The Steelers are pretty much in control of the division at this point, if anyone catches them, it's the Browns. The Bengals play the Cardinals in Cincinnati and the Steelers play the Jets in New York.

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

1 comment:

UnkaSteve said...

The road to Total Team Breakdown (hereafter known as TTB) continues with new records set each & every week. For this week, how's six turnovers. What's next? I vote for league-leading yardage loss to penalties. Com'on team, go for it, you can do it. Actually, though, I was privileged to watch this fiasco with a good friend (& relative) who knows much more about the game and especially the Ravens than I ever will. And we pretty much agreed that the most unsettling part was how awfully boring the game was. I mean win or lose it's a game and it should be fun to watch. This wasn't even painful to watch. It was just plain boring, and that's got to be the worst thing any of us can say about any game in any sport. So win or lose, these guys have gotta wake us, get focused, get committed and fight for the ball. That's really all we want: a reason to watch.