How the game was won
Baltimore proved to be much more efficient in the running game, as the Ravens led by J Forsett, (112 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns), spearheaded the teams strong running game. The Ravens finished the game with 153 yards running on only 31 carries, good for almost a five yard average. Joe Flacco also had a productive game for the Ravens, finishing with a touchdown and no turnovers, while stretching the defense by completing passes to 6 different recievers. Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil got after the Titans rookie QB Zach Mettenburger and combined to have four of the team’s five sacks.
Mettenburger was making just his second career start, and first game away and it showed. Mettenburger failed to move the chains and score effectively, producing only seven points. It also didn’t help that a lack of separation from the wide outs led to no receiver having over 53 yards receiving. Mettenburger should catches some slack, because the running game didn’t help him either, producing only 67 yards on 22 carries (3.0 avg).
What’s up next
Next week the Titans stay at home for a primetime matchup against the Steelers on Monday night. The Ravens meanwhile, get to enjoy a bye week, before they are on the road to play the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Edited by Will Lomas