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lionslicer
09-27-2010, 05:27 PM
Is anyone else annoyed that the Steelers keep winning with SECOND and THIRD string quarterbacks? I mean why can't they beat those guys. It's really annoying to me that they're 3-0. I guess what they say it right. If you want something done correctly, you have to do it yourself. We'll see them on Sunday.


what is really annoying is the national announcers who keep on saying, "just wait until Big Ben gets back!"
we should set them straight next Sunday...
except for Troy (who is a great player) - I can't stand them!


http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/topic/26461-merged-steelers-week-4/

3 interesting stats going into next week against the Ravens.

Ravens D does not have an interception
Ravens only have 5 sacks through 3 games.
They are also 22nd in rush defense, though they are 2nd in pass defense

Merchant
09-27-2010, 05:39 PM
I thought their Pass D would be their weakness this year. Not the other way around. That's a surprising stat.

cloppbeast
09-27-2010, 05:40 PM
http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/topic/26461-merged-steelers-week-4/

3 interesting stats going into next week against the Ravens.

Ravens D does not have an interception
Ravens only have 5 sacks through 3 games.
They are also 22nd in rush defense, though they are 2nd in pass defense

I'm kind of surprised by the discrepancy. I understood their front seven to be the strength of their defense and their secondary to be extremely week with all the injuries. Perhaps their scheme is set to make up for their deficiencies in the passing game.

pancake
09-27-2010, 05:44 PM
http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/topic/26461-merged-steelers-week-4/

3 interesting stats going into next week against the Ravens.

Ravens D does not have an interception
Ravens only have 5 sacks through 3 games.
They are also 22nd in rush defense, though they are 2nd in pass defense

Interesting stats...

I do look forward to this game. This will be the toughest game so far for our Steelers...

StainlessStill
09-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Baltimore AND Cincy are playing like complete guano. There's something about Flacco that I don't like. He throws a nice deep ball, but it seems he forces way too many balls at the wrong times and seems to struggle against the Steelers in that area. We can certainly give Flacco a look and cause him to throw some forced picks and he doesn't seem to utilize his weapons around him to their full potential (Boldin scorched Cleveland, but who doesn't?) Other than vs Cleveland, Baltimore hasn't looked all that impressive (and they STILL only beat the Browns by 7.)

There are some major holes in that Ravens defense and they are coming to play in our house Sunday. We are winning with our 4th string quarterbacks against quality opponents, and with the burst Mendenhall seems to be getting, we can take advantage, esp at home.

Just like Hines Ward said "Nobody wants us to be going 4-0 with a mad Ben coming back."

lionslicer
09-27-2010, 05:50 PM
I thought their Pass D would be their weakness this year. Not the other way around. That's a surprising stat.

By looking at the stats, I thought at first teams were just running a lot on them, but the Jets, Bengals and Browns all threw the ball more than 20 times against the Ravens, so their defense is forcing passes to go short and forcing incompletions. But they are having trouble stopping the run, this plays in favor of the Steelers.

StainlessStill
09-27-2010, 05:52 PM
By looking at the stats, I thought at first teams were just running a lot on them, but the Jets, Bengals and Browns all threw the ball more than 20 times against the Ravens, so their defense is forcing passes to go short and forcing incompletions. But they are having trouble stopping the run, this plays in favor of the Steelers.

Baltimore is also an over aggressive defense. They also have backups playing on the corners and secondary. From the looks of it, gool 'ol Chuck isn't afraid to go deep, esp to the burner in Wallace so I can expect the Ravens defenders looking in the backfield and getting beat on play action and double moves.

pancake
09-27-2010, 05:56 PM
Just heard that Ray Rice is banged up, not sure about his status right now.

Fire Arians
09-27-2010, 06:08 PM
the should be annoyed that we're going to be 4-0, and they will be 2-2

sharkweek
09-27-2010, 07:23 PM
This is a significant game for sure but its a bigger game for the Ravens than it is for us because they get to play us without the MVP of our offense and a loss would make them 1-2 in the division and effectively place them 2.5 games behind us while a win would make us both 3-1 and give them that head to head advantage and keep them in pace with the Bengals who get to play @ Cleveland next weekend and should win that game, although who knows, the Brownies did have a shot to beat the Ravens.

Curtain_of_Steel
09-27-2010, 07:26 PM
I think Goodel is more annoyed we are 3-0, lol

SteelKnight
09-27-2010, 07:27 PM
I thought their Pass D would be their weakness this year. Not the other way around. That's a surprising stat.

I agree. i've been saying that since the season began. But one thing to not is so far they have faced a timid Sanchez who was ineffective and conservative, an inaccurate Palmer and then Seneca Wallace. All of this will help your pass defense.

It's the same way after our awesome performance against the Titans, we projected them to #1 angainst the pass and #1 overall...because of our pass offense.

The Ravens haven't faced a real pass threat yet.

I'm not sure they will face one this weekend either.

Batch is only OK. Sure he had a good statistical game but the 2 picks 3 TDs could have easily been 4 picks and 1 TD if the safety turns around on the first TD throw or Talib doesn't bobble that end zone pass. Then what would we be saying? 4 picks in 17 pass attempts is a lot. He is shaky. But he gives us a better chance to win than Dixon ever did.

SH-Rock
09-27-2010, 07:27 PM
This game will truly test the Steelers as whole.
Can the Defense stop Boldin and Flacco?
Are the receivers up for the 2nd best defense against passing yards?
Will Arians make smart decisions on giving Mendenhall many carries because of the weak rush defense of the Ratbirds?

scsteeler
09-27-2010, 07:39 PM
I thought their Pass D would be their weakness this year. Not the other way around. That's a surprising stat.

Yes I thought the same thing I posted it on a few earlier post.

scsteeler
09-27-2010, 07:41 PM
I think Goodel is more annoyed we are 3-0, lol


Don't Post that too much Hell he will add another 6 weeks to Ben's Suspension or until we are 2 under the Win margin. LOL.

lionslicer
09-27-2010, 08:30 PM
I agree. i've been saying that since the season began. But one thing to not is so far they have faced a timid Sanchez who was ineffective and conservative, an inaccurate Palmer and then Seneca Wallace. All of this will help your pass defense.

It's the same way after our awesome performance against the Titans, we projected them to #1 angainst the pass and #1 overall...because of our pass offense.

The Ravens haven't faced a real pass threat yet.

I'm not sure they will face one this weekend either.

Batch is only OK. Sure he had a good statistical game but the 2 picks 3 TDs could have easily been 4 picks and 1 TD if the safety turns around on the first TD throw or Talib doesn't bobble that end zone pass. Then what would we be saying? 4 picks in 17 pass attempts is a lot. He is shaky. But he gives us a better chance to win than Dixon ever did.

Seneca Wallace is a very underated quarterback, in the ravens game he played an almost perfect first half, Ravens made adjustments in the 2nd half and relitively shut him down forcing him to go short and forced 5 incompletions of 7 he had all game.

Ravens have not had a good pass rush this season, they haven't had an interceptions, their pass defense is good, you're right that it isn't a true top 5 pass defense, but top 15 would be more acurate.
The run defense is pretty bad, 22nd in the league, in general their defense isn't that good this year, and their offense isn't consistant. Steelers could run 35 times and pass <10 times and beat the Ravens.

steelerohio
09-27-2010, 08:33 PM
Then here's to Steelers showing the Ravens why they are 3-0 and becoming 4-0... :drink:

SH-Rock
09-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Then here's to Steelers showing the Ravens why they are 3-0 and becoming 4-0... :drink:
I'll drink to that :drink:

CargoJon
09-27-2010, 10:07 PM
I'd be annoyed too if I needed a career game out of Boldin and Flacco to beat the Browns.

Ravnet
09-27-2010, 11:04 PM
I'm not going to sit here and say that we haven't been run on, but Cedric ****ing Benson, and the Cincinnati organization in general, is a Ravens killer, and I can't remember the last time he hasn't had a big game against us.

At this point, I'm going to dismiss Hillis' performance as an anomaly, but if we continue to let up against teams, then I'll be concerned and admit defeat, but at this point, I honestly don't see how our run defense doesn't finish near the top of the league, with our pass defense experiencing a relative decline, although Reed coming back in a few weeks will be a gamebreaker.

It wouldn't shock me to see Mendy put up a nice game, although he shouldn't get anywhere near 100 yards unless he's given the ball 25+ times, as I don't see Batch having a very successful outing.

If we lose, which is a definite possibility, it will be because Flacco keeps up his norm by struggling against any defense remotely resembling a quality unit, a quality that Pittsburgh obviously possess.

I fully expect the Ravens to win considering that all the Super Bowl talk will have been completely undeserved if we lose to a Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh, but the rematch later in the season should be a true litmus test with Ben, Reed, and maybe even Rice all playing their first game against the opponent.

steelrush
09-28-2010, 01:08 AM
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Is anyone else annoyed that the Steelers keep winning with SECOND and THIRD string quarterbacks? I mean why can't they beat those guys. It's really annoying to me that they're 3-0. I guess what they say it right. If you want something done correctly, you have to do it yourself. We'll see them on Sunday.
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what is really annoying is the national announcers who keep on saying, "just wait until Big Ben gets back!"
we should set them straight next Sunday...
except for Troy (who is a great player) - I can't stand them!

http://boards.baltimoreravens.com/to...eelers-week-4/

3 interesting stats going into next week against the Ravens.

Ravens D does not have an interception
Ravens only have 5 sacks through 3 games.
They are also 22nd in rush defense, though they are 2nd in pass defense


They should be annoyed by us being 3-0. Wait ‘till we become 4-0 come Sunday and please paste some of the ratbirds’ board remarks! :chuckle:

MikeHaullace
09-28-2010, 02:23 AM
Nothing against Baltimore but... Yeah, I have to say I'm not worried about this game much.

madtowndrunkard
09-28-2010, 09:08 AM
Well I hope our team is a little more concerned about this weeks game then us fans are.

Steelers vs Ravens is much like the Packers vs Bears. It really doesn't matter what the records are...you know this is going to have a playoff atmosphere and both teams will be out for blood. The Ravens are in a must win situation. If they go down 2 games to us in week 4 they will most likely have to play 10-2 football the rest of the way to take this division. If the are chasing us and the Bengals you can kiss their season good bye.

This is the Ravens Superbowl. I fully expect them to bring their A game. I also expect the Ravens to do something that we haven't seen yet this year. They are going to bring the house after Batch. They will do everything they can to rattle him. I do think they will be able to get pressure on our QB more then anyone we've played yet. I also expect them to use a trick play or two early. If I'm the ravens I do anything I can to strike with a big play early.

The key to us winning this game: don't make mistakes. It's going to be close. The team with the least costly turnovers will win.

Mags87
09-28-2010, 03:28 PM
Im really not too worried about this one either. if our D plays up to the same standard that it has so far, we shouldnt need more than 17 points. Our strengths are their weaknesses right now. we have a running game that is rolling, and their run D is suffering. their pass D seems stingy, but we arent relying on the pass much at all. their offense is looking lukewarm at best on both the running/passing sides, while our defense is playing lights out all around. We have Lebeau coaching against a team he is familiar with, and he has a hell of a lot of talent to go around, not too mention 11 healthy starters. most of these starters have been getting rest at the end of the games the last two weeks. even though its Ravens/Steelers, i dont see this game being as close as they normally are :knock on wood:

ill be perfectly happy if we get out of this week w/o any injuries win or lose, but i still see us getting to 4-0

Steel_Bus_24
09-28-2010, 03:37 PM
We never run on the Ravens....Last years SNF game was the best we have done for like a decade

That means we have big problems on O. Our D and STs will have to play better then they have to help set it up for our Offense

BlackNGold88
09-29-2010, 03:55 AM
Im shocked how bad the run game has been for them. I thought they would be Top 5 with Rice there.

SH-Rock
09-29-2010, 06:15 AM
They should be annoyed by us being 3-0. Wait ‘till we become 4-0 come Sunday and please paste some of the ratbirds’ board remarks! :chuckle:

All it is are pictures of Steelers in a negative way. Like that fat chick with steelers shirt

bozz723
09-29-2010, 07:12 AM
Ravens D will pick off Batch this week, that is a 100% guaranteed fact.

lionslicer
09-29-2010, 08:21 AM
Ravens D will pick off Batch this week, that is a 100% guaranteed fact.

They couldn't pick off Palmer =P He practically throws the ball to recievers lol. I think he had 2 picks last week, but should have had like 8 but defenders dropped the balls. Batch does have some careless throws, but I think he could manage not to throw one.

SuperSteelers
09-29-2010, 10:25 AM
Ravens D will pick off Batch this week, that is a 100% guaranteed fact.

Batch was picked off twice last Sunday, and was was the result of that game? :noidea:

1/28/01
09-29-2010, 01:51 PM
Nothing against Baltimore but... Yeah, I have to say I'm not worried about this game much.

Well, that makes one of you....this is always a tough game and can go either way.