Baltimore / making quarterbacks look bad
Posted Jan. 09 at 02:47 PM
You have to hand it to the Baltimore Ravens. For whatever reason, their defense has a way of coming up big in first-round playoff games – making seemingly good quarterbacks look awfully bad.
Look at Baltimore’s three wild-card round playoff games the last three years – all on the road, and all wins.
2008 Ravens 27, Dolphins 9
Chad Pennington in the regular season throws 19 TDs versus only 7 interceptions (that’s in 16 games). He throws 4 interceptions in a complete meltdown against Baltimore.
2009 Ravens 33, Patriots 14
In the regular season, Tom Brady throws 28 TDs versus only 13 interceptions. In this rout, Brady throws 3 interceptions and also loses a fumble. He completes less than 55 percent of his passes as well.
2010 Ravens 30, Kansas City 7
In a dream regular season, Matt Cassel throws 27 TDs versus only 7 interceptions. Against the Ravens, he goes 9 of 18 for 70 yards, with 3 interceptions.
Combined totals for those three quarterbacks: 27 interceptions in 47 regular-season games, but 10 interceptions in 3 playoff games against the Ravens.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Jan. 10 at 11:30 PM
I don't think they will have as much success against Rothlisberger.
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