Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ravens Report-Week 16

Ravens Report

The Ravens lost to the now 1-13 Miami Dolphins, 22-16 in overtime. Ravens K Matt Stover hit two field goals early in the game to make the score 6-0. To get the Dolphins on the board, K Jay Feely hit a 23-yard field goal. Then Ravens QB Kyle “Butterfingers” Boller threw a 17-yard pass to WR Derrick Mason to make the score 13-3. For the only points of the third quarter, Dolphins RB Samkon Gado ran for a 7-yard touchdown. Jay Feely hit two field goals to give the Dolphins a 16-13 lead with 1:56 left in regulation. Then, Matt Stover hit an 18-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. In overtime, Dolphins QB Cleo Lemon found WR Greg Camarillo for a 64-yard touchdown to give the Dolphins their first win of the season.

Player of the Game: Dolphins QB Cleo Lemon, 23-39 for 315 yards and a touchdown

Next Sunday the Ravens head to Seattle to face the 9-5 Seahawks. Ravens rookie QB Troy Smith will make his first career start. Seattle’s explosive offense includes QB Matt Hasselbeck, RB Shaun Alexander, and WR’s Bobby Engram and Deion Branch. Their defense includes LB Lofa Tatupu, DE Patrick Kerney, and CB Marcus Trufant. The Ravens’ success on offense depends on RB Willis McGahee. I have the Ravens losing to the Seahawks 38-10.

Suggestion: With Troy Smith starting, head coach Brian Billick has to make sure that Smith doesn’t lose his confidence if the Ravens lose to the Seahawks.

Key Matchups for Ravens vs. Seahawks

Ravens CB Corey Ivy vs. Seahawks WR Bobby Engram Edge: Engram

Ravens LB Bart Scott vs. Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander Edge: Alexander

Ravens S Ed Reed vs. Seahawks QB Matt Hasselback Edge: Hasselback

Ravens LG Jason Brown vs. Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney Edge: Kerney

Ravens RB Willis McGahee vs. Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu Edge: McGahee

Ravens WR Derrick Mason vs. Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant Edge: Mason

Injury Report


Player- Injury- Status

QB Kyle Boller- Head- OUT

CB Samari Rolle- Shoulder- OUT (IR)

WR Demetrius Williams- Ankle- OUT

TE Todd Heap- Thigh- DBT

TE Daniel Wilcox- Thigh- DBT

LB Ray Lewis- Hand/Back- QST

LB Gary Stills- Knee- QST

LB Terrell Suggs- Thigh- QST

C Mike Flynn- Foot- PRB

FB Le’Ron McClain- Back- PRB

S Gerome Sapp- Thigh- PRB

T Adam Terry- Ankle- PRB


Player- Injury- Status

DT Rocky Bernard- Groin- QST

WR D.J. Hackett- Ankle- QST

CB Josh Wilson- Quad- QST

RB Shaun Alexander- Wrist- PRB

S Mike Green- Knee- PRB

T Walter Jones- Shoulder- PRB

AFC North Standings

Team W L GB

Steelers- 10- 5- 0.0

Browns- 9- 5- 1.5

Bengals- 5- 9- 4.5

Ravens- 4- 10- 5.5

AFC North Outlook: The Ravens and Bengals have both been eliminated from playoff contention. If the Browns lose, the Steelers win the division. The Steelers beat the Rams on Thursday Night Football and the Browns play the Bengals in Cincinnati.

That’s it for this week’s version of my Ravens Report, see you next week, let’s go kick the Seahawks butts!

1 comment:

UnkaSteve said...

No. I can't speak. It's... too... sad.