Joe Flacco threw for 389 yards. Ray Rice had over 160 yards from scrimmage. Haloti Ngata recovered a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown. It was another beat down as the Ravens beat the St. Louis Rams 37 to 7 today. Many Ravens players played well, but the biggest story of the day was rookie Torrey Smith’s performance.
Torrey Smith showed why the Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the 2nd round this year. They were looking for a wide receiver with speed and he showed some speed today. Torrey Smith became the first rookie ever in NFL history to catch 3 touchdown passes in a quarter! As a matter of fact his first three catches ever in a regular season game in the NFL were each for touchdowns. Torrey Smith had no catches this season before today.
Torrey Smith definitely gets the RavensBlogger.com Ravens Player of the Game Award this week for his performance. Torrey Smith ended up with 5 catches for 152 yards today and 3 touchdowns.
The key the Baltimore Ravens having any success this year is the offensive line. Jay Cutler has been in the news for all the sacks he has been taking as the QB for the Chicago Bears. Did you know that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has taken the 2nd most sacks right behind Jay Cutler since 2010? We must protect Joe Flacco to have any success this year.
In week one, the offensive line looked incredible, but in week two the offensive line looked horrible. Which offensive line will show up today when we play the St. Louis Rams? I think the Ravens will redeem themselves today and play a good physical game on the road.
Was it the road trip? Did Tennessee really play that well? I don’t know what it was but the Baltimore Ravens were not the same team that we saw last week against the Steelers. The offense didn’t do much and the defense played horribly giving up yards galore. I mean the Ravens played so well last week, I was getting text messages from my cousin saying how he thinks they are going to the Superbowl. Today I did not get one positive text message about the Ravens. I mean this type of inconsistency in the play of our football team has me worried is the reason why the Ravens lost 26 to 13 to the Titans today.
Hopefully, the team we saw in week #1 will show up in week #3. If the team from week #2 shows up next week then this is going to be a long tough season for Ravens fans.
After hitting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the mouth last week, the Baltimore Ravens will take on the Tennessee Titans today. I expect the Ravens to dominate this game as well but expect it to be closer than the Steelers game. The Ravens will be on the road so they must protect the ball better than Ortiz protected himself in the Mayweather fight last night. As long as the Ravens don’t commit costly turnovers, they should get another win.
It wasn’t even close. The Baltimore Ravens completely dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers today. It it wasn’t for a 3 man rush play call on defense in the first half, the Steelers probably would not have even scored at all. Excuse my language, but this ass whipping was long overdue. Revenge is the sweetest thing next to getting …. Tupac said it best:)
Joe Flacco looked absolutely great today. Ed Reed had 2 interceptions. T. Sizzle aka Terrell Suggs pretty much owned Ben Roethlisburger all day. Ray Lewis is still forcing fumbles and getting picks. Ray Rice rushed for over 100 yards. Who says you can’t run on Pittsburgh? The whole offense and defense played well. Game over. Looks like the Titans got next.
Here’s a brief clip of Suggs putting Big Ben on his back during the game.
The Baltimore Ravens got off to another incredible start against the Pittsburgh Steelers today. The Ravens scored on just their 2nd play of the game on a TD pass from Joe Flacco to Anquan Boldin. Ray Rice has been a beast in the first half and had over 100 yards from scrimmage and 2 TDs.
The Baltimore defense has played okay so far as well. Terrell Suggs caused Ben Roethlisberger to fumble and has been causing havoc for the Steelers offense all day. Before we get too excited though, we were leading 21 to 7 in the playoff game too before disaster struck. Hope lightning doesn’t stike in the 2nd half.
The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the final preason game of 2011. Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan did not start as expected. Tyrod Taylor got his first start in a Ravens uniform but his debut ended early with a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the game. Some of the highlights of the game included a 55 yard interception return for a TD by rookie draft pick Chykie Brown. The Ravens went on to win the game 21 to 7.