Elvis Dumervil and Pernell McPhee each had two sacks, and Baltimore harassed Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan in a 29-7 victory Sunday.
Now that the dust has settled on the Ravens blowout of Tampa Bay, how about a few extra game balls.
The key to any good offensive attack in the NFL is a great QB, athletic receivers, and a solid offensive line. The Ravens offensive line is anything but solid after injuries seem to be knocking players down one game at a time.
Through the first four games of the 2014 NFL season, the Baltimore Ravens look like a completely different team on the offensive side of the ball.
The Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.
“Guys like Marlon Brown have already been asked to take reduced roles because of arrivals to the team such as Steve Smith,” Wilson added.
Don’t assume that because they didn’t play much in 2013, that the rookies turned second year players might not have some great players among them.
On their way to the Super Bowl last season, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the top-seeded Denver Broncos by erasing a fourth-quarter deficit with a near-miraculous touchdown pass.
If you keep saying “I’ve never seen anything like that before!”, it’s true. You haven’t. The Ravens win over the Vikings was in fact history making.
The Ravens have scored first in four out of their last five games, and are now 39-8 at home and 11-1 against the NFC teams under John Harbaugh in Baltimore.
Just last week, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs declared the Ravens in a “state of emergency.” It might be at “Code Red” now.
The Ravens are getting healthier as each week passes. Not at full strength, Baltimore has had to fight for wins without some of their key personnel. But with players returning to practice, help may be on the horizon.