The Baltimore Ravens had an outstanding performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. Arrowhead Stadium was loud and furious but wasn’t enough to take down the Ravens. The Ravens win 30-7.
The Chiefs were playing inspired football through the entire first half. The Chiefs created a sack fumble and recovered to gain possession. Two plays later, Jamaal Charles breaks out a 41 yard run for a score to take the lead, 7-3.
The bad news for the Chiefs is that they had to play four quarters. The Ravens defense didn’t give up another point for the entire game. The Ravens defense played an outstanding game. They created five turnovers and didn’t let the Chiefs gain anymore momentum offensively after the big run by Charles.
The Ravens did exactly what the Chiefs wanted to do in this game, control the clock and have long scoring drives. The Ravens dominated the time of possession 41:44 to 18:16. They had a total of 78 offensive plays. That is outstanding for an entire football game.
A lot of this credit needs to go to tight end Todd Head. If the Ravens needed a first down, he was the go to man. He had 10 catches for 108 yards. The Ravens still need to get their running game started, particularly with Ray Rice. He had only 17 carries for 57 yards.
The Ravens move on to the play their division rival the Pittsburgh Steelers. This game will be televised as the first game on Saturday. Both of these teams know each other very well since they play each other twice a year. There won’t be much scoring in this game and the team that runs the ball most effectively will most likely win.
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Written by Frisco Fahs