Reporting Jerry Coleman
The Ravens, who are 0-1 on the road this season, are getting ready to visit the Kansas City at Arrow Head Stadium on Sunday. The Ravens are 3-1 at the quarter point and are well prepared going into the Chiefs contest. KC is just 1-3 this season but the Ravens are certainly not overlooking them. Head coach John Harbaugh said, “They’re fighters. They’re a very talented football team. When you look at the statistics, they’re way out in front in every statistical category except one – and that’s turnovers. And they know that. So, I’m sure they feel like if they can get that part of it cleaned up, they’ve got a great chance of winning football games. I’m sure that’s probably true. So, were going to have to deal with that football team at their best, and that’s what we’ll be expecting to see.”
Watch Video: Ray Lewis on Chiefs
17 year veteran Ray Lewis was glad to get the extra rest and it helped the whole team as well. He also spoke the NFL’s top RB from the line of scrimmage with 512 yards, Jamal Charles, and what makes him so great as a running back. “Straight speed man, one of those guys that are home run hitters. If you let him get in the open field, you saw it last week against the Saints, you jump out of a gap here or there, one seam, and he’s out of the gate. We saw this guy before, we’ve played him before, and we know what we’re up against. So, it’s going to be a big test for us.” Lewis and the rest of the defense will certainly have their hands full to stop the explosive back. The Ravens run defense has improved since week 1 (they are now 13th), however, they still must improve versus the pass, as their pass defense is.
Watch Video: Flacco on the passing game
QB Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense have improved every week, with a different play maker stepping up. Torrey Smith was the guy against the Patriots. Then, in the Browns game Anquan Boldin had a big night. Each week it seems the WR’s for the Ravens are having great performances. Flacco said “Defenses definitely have to decide how to play us. I think as the season goes on, it will continue to open things up more and more. So far, it’s been here and there. They’ve tried to take those guys away, and sometimes they’ve left them one-on-one out there. In either situation, I think we’ve done a good job of running routes underneath and winning underneath. I don’t know how much it’s shown that our underneath has been opened up those guys so far, but I think as the season progresses, then that will start to happen. I think we’ll start to see more teams play coverage’s where they have to double Torrey and Jacoby on the outside.”
Come Sunday which type of Ravens offense we will see -well, only the coaches know -
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