Baltimore Ravens: Game Balls against the Cleveland Browns

The Baltimore Ravens hosted the Cleveland Browns in Week Two.

After shutting out the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, the Baltimore Ravens defense as a whole earned game balls. The defense was looking to continue their dominance against the Cleveland Browns.  It had all the makings of a repeat of Week 1.

The game balls for this game was a little easier to pinpoint as a few players stood out to me. Some of these players did what they had to do to make other players on the team score. Here is my list of players that deserve week two game balls.

Benjamin Watson:

Although Watson didn’t score, he put up some good numbers and helped the offense. He made some impressive catches to keep drives alive. Watson ended up with 8 receptions for 91 yards.  His longest reception was 23 yards.

Defense:

What can we say about this Ravens defense? They are dominant! I don’t remember seeing this dominant of a unit since the 2000 Defense.

The defense forced 5 turnovers. Terrell Suggs forced a turnover, while Tyus Bowser and Eric Weddle, Lardarius Webb, and Brandon Carr had interceptions. The opposing teams running game is essentially non-existent against the Ravens.

Terrance West and Buck Allen:

The running back combo of West and Allen had a solid game. They each scored a touchdown, one via the run and one via the pass.

It was Allen’s 37-yard run that set up the Ravens third touchdown of the game. Without that long run, the score would’ve been 17-7 at halftime instead of 21-7.

West and Allen combined for 146 yards on offense. West had 23 yards on 2 receptions and 22 yards on 8 rushing attempts.  For Allen, he had 35 yards on 5 receptions and 66 yards on 14 rushing attempts.

Baltimore travels to England to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. Hopefully, the travel isn’t too much for the Ravens and they can keep the momentum going.

It would be a great start to the season if the Ravens can improve to 3-0 before hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers.