Baltimore Ravens win 27-14: The good, bad and the ugly
The Ravens responded to the lightning fast 7-0 start with a touchdown drive of their own. Flacco found Mark Andrews for a 30 yard reception that set up a touchdown run by Alex Collins. The Ravens moved the ball fairly well. The Broncos got off to a quick start. If Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense didn’t find an early groove, the game could have gotten away from them. The Ravens didn’t flinch when they took some serious punches from the Broncos and it was impressive. Baltimore kept their composure and the Broncos had a couple of personal fouls in this game.
The Ravens offense was impressive. In the third quarter the Ravens offense got going with a 14 play touchdown drive. Once again a big reception by Mark Andrews got the Ravens in prime position for a score. Nick Boyle almost got in the end zone, and Buck Allen took it in for the score. The Ravens extended their touchdown streak in the red zone; they are 12-12 scoring touchdowns in the red zone. Joe Flacco looked great and led the way with 277 yards and a touchdown.
The defense got off to a rocky start, but the game turned into a Broncos punt-fest. Don Martindale got things sorted out and the Ravens kept the Broncos scoreless after the first quarter. The edge rushers had a huge impact in this game. They had three sacks and Terrell Suggs and company forced some costly holding penalties for the Ravens. C.J. Mosley was missed in this game, but Kenny Young proved that he was a budding star.