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tony hipchest 10-25-2012 10:55 AM

Ravens most penalized team- Last in TOP


John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens an enigmatic team6By Gregg Rosenthal

This is such a strange Baltimore Ravens team. They are 5-2, but it feels worse after what is likely a season-ending injury to Ray Lewis and losing cornerback Lardarius Webb to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. It feels worse after the beatdown the Houston Texans gave them before their bye.

It definitely seems worse when you look at some of their statistics.

The Ravens are the NFL's most penalized team. They are second to last in penalty yards allowed. They are last in time of possession and dead last in first downs allowed.

The defense is worse than the offense. Their no-huddle approach on offense sometimes forgets about Ray Rice. It's a team in transition and the numbers above indicate that they are a sloppy team that can be pushed around. These are not the Ravens we know.

"You can coach against penalties, and we always want to do that," Coach John Harbaugh said Monday. "We've got to keep working in that direction."

By any realistic measure, the Ravens are lucky to be 5-2. They absolutely have the talent to play better, especially on offense.

im listening to bryand mckinney right now on sirius radio throwing the ravens coaching staff under the bus. he dont know if harbaugh or cameron are calling the offensive shots. he thinks players minds are on their contracts.

what a mess.

GoFor7 10-25-2012 12:18 PM

Re: Ravens most penalized team- Last in TOP
I think at times they consider Flacco's ego more important than winning. Flacco usually doesn't get going until they get Ray Rice going. John should look at what his brother Jim is doing. He's not benching Frank Gore and having Alex Smith try and throw it 50 times.

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