The Baltimore Ravens still haven’t beat a winning team this season after their 27-17 loss to Dallas. Here are my 3 Game Balls for the team.
Mike Wallace was outstanding yesterday. His speed was a huge factor in many of the big plays he got. Wallace had five receptions for 62 yards, but his most impressive catch was one where he bobbled the ball before pulling it in. Normally that would’ve been a drop, but is concentration was fantastic.
Wallace has been putting up good numbers for the Ravens as the #2 receiver and should get 1000 yards receiving by the end of the season.
Terrence West and Kenneth Dixon:
In the 1st half, both West and Dixon were able to run all over the Dallas defense. Unfortunately, the Ravens abandoned the run in the 2nd half.
I felt like the Marc Trestman came back to coach the offense in the 2nd half. Maybe it’s because the Ravens didn’t have the ball that much in the 2nd half, but still, you need to have some balance on offense.
West ran for 42 yards and a touchdown on eight carries, while Dixon ran for 40 yards on six carries. The game might’ve been different if the Ravens ran the ball more.
Steve Smith Sr:
What can we say about Steve Smith Sr? He’s such a joy to watch and the Ravens offense would be lost without him.
Smith is the heart and soul of the offense and gives them a spark. Today was a special day for him as he caught his 1,000 career reception in the NFL. It’s an amazing accomplishment for someone with his size.
His toughness is what everyone loves about him. He doesn’t back down from anyone and is always willing to get as many yards after the catch as possible.
Smith played his heart out today and it sucks that the 2nd half was a different ballgame for the Baltimore Ravens.