Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ravens Report- Week 6 2008

Ravens Report
Last Sunday, the Ravens lost to the undefeated Tennessee Titans, 13-10. Ravens K Matt Stover hit a 38-yard field goal to give the Ravens an early 3-0 lead. Then, Titans K Rob Bironas hit a 35-yard field goal to tie the game up at three and head into halftime. Then, the Ravens took a 10-3 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by FB Le’Ron McClain. Then, in the 4th quarter, Rob Bironas hit a 26 yard field goal to make the score 10-6 with about thirteen minutes left in the fourth quarter. Then, with four minutes left in the fourth, Titans QB Kerry Collins hit TE Alge Crumpler in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Titans a 13-10 lead. Then, Ravens QB Joe Flacco got intercepted to give the Titans the win.
Player of the Game: Titans TE Bo Scaife- 7 catches, 72 yards
Next Sunday, the Ravens head to Indianapolis to face the 2-2 Colts. Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy has never lost to the Ravens. The Colts offense hasn’t done well so far this season, with star QB Peyton Manning the 20th rated passer in the league, and RB Joseph Addai is averaging just 54 yards per game. They will have a tough time today as they face the best ranked defense in the NFL. The Colts type of defense includes few blitzes, which works well with Ravens rookie QB Joe Flacco. I have the Colts winning, 21-13.
Suggestion: So far this season, the Ravens have been a first half team. They have played great in the first half, then they’d fall apart in the second. The Ravens need to be on their game in both halves.
Key Matchups for Ravens at Colts
Ravens WR Derrick Mason vs. Colts CB Tim Jennings Edge: Mason
Ravens LT Jared Gaither vs. Colts LE Raheem Brock Edge: Brock
Ravens QB Joe Flacco vs. Colts LB Gary Brackett Edge: Brackett
Ravens CB Chris McAlister vs. Colts WR Reggie Wayne Edge: Wayne
Ravens LB Ray Lewis vs. Colts RB Joseph Addai Edge: Lewis
Ravens LE Trevor Pryce vs. Colts LT Tony Ugoh Edge: Pryce
Injury Report
Player Injury Status
S Dawan Landry Neck OUT
CB Samari Rolle Neck/Shoulder OUT
CB Fabian Washington Shoulder OUT
DT Kelly Gregg Knee IR (Out for Season)
T Adam Terry Knee DBT
T Jared Gaither Knee QST
LB Tavares Gooden Hip QST
LB Ray Lewis Knee QST
S Tom Zbikowski Shoulder QST
LB Antwan Barnes Knee PRB
RB Willis McGahee Knee PRB
S Ed Reed Thigh PRB
Player Injury Status
WR Roy Hall Knee OUT
CB Kelvin Hayden Knee OUT
S Bob Sanders Knee OUT
DE Dwight Freeney Hamstring QST
WR Anthony Gonzalez Concussion QST
CB Marlin Jackson Ankle QST
CB Tim Jennings Not Injury Related PRB
DE Robert Mathis Not Injury Related PRB
G Jamey Richard Shoulder PRB
LB Clint Session Calf PRB
AFC North Standings
Team W L
Steelers 4 1
Ravens 2 2
Browns 1 3
Bengals 0 5
Well, that’s it for this week’s version of my Ravens Report, see ya next week, let’s go kick the Colts’ butts!

1 comment:

UnkaSteve said...

Your suggestion ("The Ravens need to be on their game in both halves.") gets to the core of the Ravens' difficulties. It's as if they lack confidence, as if, at game's end, they don't believe they can win. This also of course reflects a serious coaching problem with the team unable to recognize and make halftime adjustments. And it's especially heartening given the great halftime adjustments the Ravens made against the Browns leading to their 28-10 second-half win. Could be the young QB + young head coach = hard times ahead.