After a three week losing streak the Ravens are looking for redemption. Sadly, redemption might not come this week if they play the way they’ve been playing in weeks prior. To beat the Giants the Ravens will need to come out and perform the way they did in the beginning of the season- aggressive, consistent, relentless, and confident. Here’s what to look for Sunday when the Ravens take on the Giants at home in M&T Bank Stadium.
Look for the offense as a whole to run crisper than last week. This will be the second week for the Ravens’ new Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell to be in control of his unit. I expect to see Joe Flacco completing a lot of easy passes to get his confidence back up and take a few shots down field as well. Look for the offensive line to give him plenty of protection, and receivers Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith to get plenty of touches.
The defensive line has a crucial role in this week’s game. They must limit the amount of time Eli Manning has to make a decision. Paul Kruger and Arthur Jones have done a great job at rushing quarterbacks this season, they must keep it up. The banged up secondary will have to fight hard as well. The Giants have talent and depth at the receiver position. It will be a dog fight until the end.
The last few weeks the special teams units for the Ravens have seemed to be more of a risk than a weapon. To be a successful football team, you must play great special teams. These plays can create momentum for your offense or defense and can even be game changing. Look for the Ravens to lay it all on the line in the special teams aspect.
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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.