Baltimore Ravens Defense Dominates In 13-7 Win
The Baltimore Ravens are 1-0. The offense is a bit of a work in progress. While that’s a discussion for a different post, we have to talk Ravens defense right now. The purple and black throttled the Bills.
If it were not for an Albert Mclellan missed sack on Tyrod Taylor, the Baltimore Ravens could have pitched a shutout. The defense never let Tyrod Taylor get comfortable. LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins could not break free for big plays, as the Ravens kept everything in front of them.
Taylor made the game interesting. He made a few throws that gave the Bills a mini spark. However the stats tell an unflattering story for the Bills new franchise QB. Taylor went 15-22 for only 111 yards.
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For the most part, LeSean McCoy was kept in check. When you take out his one long rushing attempt of 16 yards, he really didn’t do much of anything. Zach Orr and C.J Mosley played physical and were aggressive. Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan especially got great push and clogged up the rushing lanes. It seemed like a frustrating day of work for McCoy, who only had 58 rushing yards on 16 attempts.
When this game started I would have never guessed that the real stars of the game would be the secondary. Jimmy Smith was exceptional. Shareece Wright played the best game of his career. Most importantly, you could feel the impact of Lardarius Webb and Eric Weddle in the back end of the defense. With Sammy Watkins being the leading receiver (with only 43 yards) that kind of says everything right there.
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The Ravens defense was phenomenal. It has not looked this good since 2011 (if we’re really being honest). The offense did just enough against a stingy Bills defense. The Mike Wallace touchdown may have been the only jaw dropping highlight of the game, but it’s the defensive prowess of the Ravens that is the story here.