The Ravens have done it. After a rough start to the season they have successfully gotten out of the hole with a record or 7-6. They are still contenders for this year’s playoffs and with their three consecutive wins they have the confidence they need to keep their winning streak going.
Here’s your review for this afternoon’s game:
Joe Flacco didn’t get all the protection that he wanted, getting sacked twice, but he did get enough to win the game. Flacco threw for 245 yards on 28 completions of 50 attempts. He also had three touchdowns, three interceptions, and an exciting 4th quarter. The Ravens scored three times in the fourth quarter, twice on offense and once on special teams, all with less than 2:07 of the game clock. Dennis Pitta’s first game back got him a touchdown catch. Marlon Brown and Ed Dickson also had touchdowns for the Ravens. Torrey Smith only had one 11 yard catch and a two point conversion, a light load for the Raven’s go-to receiver, but a clutch play on the two point conversion.
Adrian Peterson left the game early with an undisclosed injury which definitely helped the Ravens out. However, Peterson’s back up Toby Gerhart rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens held the Vikings to only six points until the 4th quarter when the game turned slightly crazy, from a spectators view, and the Vikings went back and forth scoring with the Ravens, ending up with 20 points in the 4th quarter. James Ihedigbo, Aurthur Brown, and Jimmy Smith all forced fumbles during the game, one of which recoved by the Ravens.
Arguably the most exciting play of the game came in the fourth quarter on a 77 yard kick-off return for a touchdown by none other than Jacoby Jones to give the Ravens the lead. Jacoby now has four career touchdowns from kickoff returns and four touchdowns from punt returns. Justin Tucker had no field goal attempts this game, however he was a perfect three for three on extra points, as we would expect.
The Ravens will head to Ford Field next Monday to take on the Lions during Monday Night Football. With a few days of rest paired with their confidence boosting winning streak, look for the Ravens to give the Lions a run for their money.
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.