Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
187.2 -- net passing yards per game for the Ravens offense after the first four games of the 2012 season.
The Ravens fired offensive coordinator
43.2 -- Joe Flacco's second-half passer rating in Sunday's loss.
Flacco completed 10 of his 13 attempts for 127 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the
17 -- tackles missed by the Ravens in the OT loss to the Redskins.
At his Monday news conference, Ravens coach
five -- five straight games with a sack for linebacker
Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, has really turned it on since the start of November. Kruger has 6.5 sacks in his past five games, including at least one in each of those games, and leads the team with eight sacks. According to Ravens media relations, that five-game streak ties a team record with
eight -- consecutive wins for Peyton Manning against Baltimore.
The Ravens beat a young Peyton Manning in their first two starts against him, but since then it has been all Peyton. As quarterback of the Colts, Manning defeated the Ravens in eight straight starts, including playoffs, starting in 2002. Five of those wins were by double digits. Overall, in 10 career starts against the Ravens, Manning has completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,689 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. But Manning has not played the Ravens since the 2009 season, and he is now with the