Each week, Baltimore Sun reporters Aaron Wilson and Matt Vensel will look back at the
Strategy: The Ravens ran the shotgun formation 17 times and used the no-huddle on 28 of 49 snaps, generating 316 yards and 19 first downs.
Personnel: All-Pro fullback
What went right: Ware was held to one sack. Flacco was sharp with decisive spirals, and no turnovers. Rice remained a step ahead with his superior quickness, two rushing touchdowns and a 43-yard catch-and-run that illustrated what he's capable of in the open field.
What went wrong: The front seven was manhandled in embarrassing fashion by the Cowboys, allowing a franchise-record 227 rushing yards. Kemoeatu, Cody and Jones aren't defeating blocks. Lewis had 14 tackles, none particularly impactful. Unsuccessful arm tackles by
Turning point: If not for a late botched two-point conversion where Bryant dropped an accurate Romo pass, this game likely heads to overtime. Instead, the Ravens notched their 15th consecutive home victory at M&T Bank Stadium, including the playoffs.
X-factor: Offensive coordinators will definitely try to duplicate how Bryant and Romo connected for 13 receptions, 95 yards and two touchdowns with Webb sidelined. Allowing 441 rushing yards in past two games, defense now squares off with the master of the zone-stretch play: