5 things we learned from Baltimore Ravens huge win in Seattle
What did we learn in the Baltimore Ravens big win against the Seattle Seahawks? Here are five things we now know about the Ravens:
1. The Marcus Peters trade was incredibly worth it:
All week long we dived into the kind of impact the Marcus Peters trade would have on the Baltimore Ravens. The trade had an unbelievably big impact in the Ravens 30-16 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Marcus Peters was able to pick off Russell Wilson for an important second quarter touchdown. Without that play, the game could have gone very differently. That was the single most important play of the day. Peters baited Wilson into throwing the football and he jumped on the route perfectly.
The Ravens secondary really had an incredible day when you think about how prolific Wilson and the Seahawks have been. Holding Wilson to 241 yards and 20 of 41 passing is a good result. The big difference in the game was Peters. Peters allowed Don Martindale to lean on man coverage and to get creative in his efforts to get after Wilson. The Ravens didn’t just have Marlon Humphrey, they had two shut down corners. Peters changed the defensive philosophy and he made a play that changed the game. The inexpensive trade looks better right now and it looked great from the beginning.
This was the best defensive performance of the entire season. Don Martindale called his best game and the players got the job done overall. The second the trade happened I hailed Peters as a game changer for this defense. I wasn’t wrong. He was the arguably MVP of this game.