Week 11: Cincinnati VS Baltimore

This weekend, the Ravens came up with a huge win to reamain tied for first in the AFC North. The birds hung on in the final minute to stay on top 31-24 against the Bengals. Although giving up 373 YDS passing to Andy Dalton, the Birds’ defense did manage to snag 3 interceptions en route to their victory. As of now, all three forces, other than the browns, are presently lined up to be in the playoffs, 2 of which would be fighting for the wild card.

Key Stats

Rice – 20 CAR for 104 YDS 2TD

Smith – 6 REC for 165 YDs 1TD

Flacco – 17/27 for 270 YDS 2TD 1INT

 

Player of the Week…..

Credit: Kyle Grantham, Courier Press

 Torrey Smith

Smith with 6 catches averaged 27.5 yards per catch on Sunday. His longest was 49 yards and yet a another monster game from the rookie, combining for a total of 165 yards and a touchdown. This kid has proven himself week in and week out. I believe he will become a top 5 reciever in the league within the next 3 years. His ability to blow by corners and safeties, along with his dominating strength have been key factors in his ability to continually succeed.

Take Aways

The Ravens redeemed themselves this week, after coming off an embarassing loss to Seattle. Just when the Birds prove themselves and show that they are top contenders in the league, they have losses like the Seattle, Tennessee and Jacksonville losses. Next week the Ravens play the suprisingly dominant force in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers. The brothers Jim and John will face off for what will be known has the Harbowl.

 

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