The Ravens came and they impressed, here’s a follow up to what I said to look for on Friday:
- Kick off team- performed well and looked polished
- Justin Tucker- Completed all of his kicks. He had three field goal kicks and five extra points, rallying in eight perfect kicks for the night.
- Defensive ends/outside linebackers- Without Terrell Suggs the Ravens defense looked solid. Switching between McPhee, Kruger, and Upshaw to replace Suggs the Ravens showed while they haven’t solidified a “go-to” player, the three make a dangerous trio.
- Ray Lewis had eleven tackles and three assists to start off his seventeenth season right.
- Ray Rice- Rushed ten times for sixty-eight yards and scored two touchdowns proving he is still in pro-bowl shape. Flacco threw a lot last night not leaving a lot of room for rushing.
If last night’s game didn’t prove he’s deserving of his new contract I’m not sure his performance is of any factor. He completed twenty-one out of twenty-nine passes, throwing for 299 yards, scoring two touchdowns.
- If there was someone who was going to be sent home during the season Bobby Rainey would have been my last guess. The Ravens re-signed Anthony Allen to the active roster after moving him to the practice squad after final cuts were made.
- Courtney Upshaw performed well, completing one tackle and assisting for three.
Up next- The Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the 16th, in Philly
Ravens fans, it’s never too early to get your hopes up that this could be your Superbowl year, but who would you like to see them up against?
About the Author
Written by Brandie
Brandie is a graduate from Utah State University where she competed as a Division 1 gymnast. Growing up in the DC area Brandie has always been a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and is honored to have the privilege to write about them.