Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
314 -- the number of
One of the knocks on quarterback Joe Flacco early in his career was that he struggled to throw the ball into tight spaces over the middle. It’s an area in which he has improved over the years, and in Sunday’s 55-20 win over the
one -- players who have scored two or more kickoff return touchdowns spanning 105 yards or more in their career.
That would be Ravens kick returner
Cornerback Cary Williams, who still gets scrutinized by some fans even though he entered Week 10 with four interceptions in his previous five games, didn't pick off Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. (He did come close on one play.) But according to Pro Football Focus, Williams had one of the best games of his career. Palmer, who on the afternoon completed 29 of his 45 attempts for 368 yards and two touchdowns, threw seven passes into his coverage area, completing three of them for 27 yards. That was an average of just 0.85 yards per snap in coverage. Williams might not be an elite cover corner, but he is holding his own out there.
Lost in the obsession over how many carries running back Ray Rice is getting is that he hasn't been all that efficient since he rushed for 102 yards against the
eight -- the total point differential in the past 10 games between the Ravens and
We know how close the NFL’s hard-hitting rivalry has been since the Ravens hired head coach