The Baltimore Ravens just ate their fifth loss of the season. Last game Joe Flacco nearly had his head taken off by a vicious hit and went into the concussion protocol. I thought the Ravens would run and pound the football this week but instead Joe Flacco threw the ball 52 times which resulted in 2 interceptions. Running back Alex Collins had just 13 carries and Javarious Allen had just 7 carries. The result was a 23 to 20 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Even the New Orleans Saints which are known to be a passing team with a better quarterback in Dree Brees had a better run/pass balance this week. Dree Brees only threw the ball 27 times while running back Mark Ingram had 16 carries and Alvin Kamara had 10 carries. This illustrates what a good run/pass balance looks like and the result was a 30 to 10 Saints win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Why are Ravens so pass happy especially when Joe Flacco just had his head smashed to the point where his ear almost fell off the prior week?
The Baltimore Ravens were probably going to beat the Miami Dolphins anyway, but after the dirty hit on Joe Flacco they decided to really kick some Dolphin ass! It actually turned out to be the biggest shut out in Baltimore Ravens history! It was the worst ass whipping the Miami Dolphins received in the last 20 years!
Joe Flacco left the game with a head injury after a devastating hit while sliding. The Ravens defense responded by shutting the Dolphins down and the Ravens fried the fish with a score of 40 to 0. Go Ravens!
The Baltimore Ravens stink this year. Let’s be blunt. The Ravens are not built for Joe Flacco to be throwing the ball over 70% of the time. The Ravens need a balanced attack which will open up play action opportunities. The Ravens need to get back to running the ball and playing good defense. That is Ravens football.
Although Joe Flacco did not throw an interception in the game against the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday, he didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard with points or rack up much yardage throwing the football. Joe Flacco has never really had amazing stats but he has at least been a winning quarterback earlier in his career. Flacco has thrown more interceptions than he has touchdowns this year. The Ravens need to commit to running the football at least until Joe Flacco gets his act together.
The Baltimore Ravens used to be very tough to beat at home. The Ravens let the Chicago Bears come into M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday and beat them with a rookie quarterback. That’s right our well paid veteran quarterback Joe Flacco got beat by a rookie quarterback at home. Joe Flacco threw two interceptions in the game and has looked horrible all season.
Eric Weddle looked like garbage and missed a key tackle in overtime and fell on his back and basically go ran over by Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard. The play led to the Chicago Bears winning field goal to make the final score 27 to 24 in OT. The play reminded me of the play when Eric Weddle let Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown overpower him at the goal line last Christmas in what became known as the immaculate extension. To Eric Weddle’s credit, he did accept full responsibility for the missed tackle.
Safety Eric Weddle Puts Loss on His Shoulders After Missed Tackle
Well the 2014 NFL football season is over and it was indeed an interesting year for the Baltimore Ravens football team. The biggest incident of the year was the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal that made national news. This led to Ray Rice’s public apology and the Ray Rice suspension and eventually his release from the Ravens roster..
Ray Rice ended up being replace by Ravens running back Justin Forsett. Forsett turned out to be a pleasant surprise and he rushed so well that Ray Rice was barely missed. Justin Forsett ended up rushing for 1,266 yards averaging a whopping 5.4 yards per carry.
The highlight of the 2014 season had to be getting back to the playoffs and beating our rival Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh in the Wild Card Game. Anytime we beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs it is a beautiful thing!
The Ravens season did end on a bad note by losing to those cheating ass New England Patriots however. The Ravens were whipping the Patriots asses until they started doing some tricky plays substituting ineligible receivers. It is all good though because we know we should have won that game not to mention the deflated football scandal. I really feel that if most of the key players return and we can stay healthy the Ravens have a good shot at winning the Superbowl next year.