The Baltimore Ravens defense hunted Alex Smith all night long. Terrell Suggs had 3 sacks alone. The Ravens defense tied a franchise record with 9 sacks total. It was the type of physical gane that the Baltimore Ravens love to play. The San Francisco 49ers were held to just 2 field goals and no touchdowns as the Ravens won 16 to 6.
John Harbaugh bested his younger brother Jim Harbaugh in what was the first NFL game featuring brothers as opposing head coaches. It turned out to be a very Happy Thanksgiving Day for Ravens fans as the Ravens sit at the top of the AFC conference after the victory.
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready to battle the San Francisco 49ers on this Thanksgiving night, there are several things I am thankful for.
– I am thankful that the Ravens are in 1st place in the AFC North
– I am thankful that we have speed at the wide receiver position with Torrey Smith and Lee Evans
– I am thankful David Reed will not be returning kicks no time soon
– I am thankful that the Ravens have a home game on Thanksgiving Day
I will be really thankful if the Ravens win tonight and complete this beautiful day with a victory!
The Baltimore Ravens went back to a more balanced attack at they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals today 31 to 24. The uses the proven winning formula of giving Ray Rice the ball. Ray Rice had 20 carries for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns. Going into this game, Joe Flacco had more passing attempts than Tom Brady this season.
Rookie CB Jimmy Smith intercepted his first NFL pass today. Ladarius Webb and Ed Reed also intercepted passes in the game. Ray Lewis did not play but was an emotional leader on the sidelines. The Ravens now are in first place in the AFC North and sit in the driver’s seat in the division.
I would like to hear your comments on who should get the blame for the Baltimore Ravens loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Here are some of the top nominees:
– David Reed (Had 2 kick off return fumbles and idiotic penalty)
– Cam Cameron (Questionable play calling passing 52 times in loud stadium on the road. Ray Rice had just 5 carries.)
– Joe Flacco (Inaccurate passing, just hitting on 29 out of 52 passes and he threw a very costly interception.)
– Billy Cundiff (Missed 2 valuable field goals. Can’t seem to hit any over 50 yards despite strong leg.)
– Ravens Defense (Despite holding Seahawks to mostly field goals, the defense could not stop Seahawks from running out clock in final minutes.)
The Baltimore Ravens loss again to another team with a losing record today. The Seattle Seahawks looked like the hungrier team by the way they played on the field. David Reed had a horrible day with 2 kick off return fumbles. It seemed like the Ravens abandoned their running game just like they did when they loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ray Rice had just 5 carries for 27 yds, while Joe Flacco threw the ball a whopping 52 times!
Cam Cameron may need to change his name to Air Cameron. Why didn’t we run the ball more on the road? The defense needs to get its rest, especially when the offense and special teams units turned the ball over and kept putting the defense in a bad position. Every time the Ravens have an opportunity to take over the AFC, they shoot themselves in the foot like Cheddar Bob in the movie 8 Mile.
Joe Flacco has won my vote for president by leading the Baltimore Ravens to 2 straight come from behind victories in the 4th quarter. The Ravens have swept the Pittsburgh Steelers during the regular season with their 23 to 20 victory last Sunday. Think about it. If it wasn’t for a couple of dropped passes in the playoffs, Joe Flacco may have won 3 straight against the Steelers!
With the addition of Torrey Smith and Lee Evans, Flacco finally has some good toys to play with. If the offense can get consistent, I don’t think any one will be able to handle the Ravens. Joe Flacco threw for 314 yds and 1 touchdown against the Steelers.
The Baltimore Ravens totally dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 1 of the 2011 NFL season. I doubt it will happen same way tonight, but if did it wouldn that be sweet!!! It you need a reminder of how good the Ravens played in week one, well view the clip below: