BAL 1ST RUN; SEA 11TH vs. RUN
BAL 13TH PASS; SEA 23RD vs. PASS
BAL 2ND PTS; SEA 20TH PTS ALLOWED
SEA 5TH OFF; BAL 13TH DEF
SEA 9TH RUN; BAL 4TH vs. RUN
SEA 8TH PASS; BAL 25TH vs. PASS
SEA 7TH PTS; BAL 17TH PTS ALLOWED
BAL T16TH TO/TA; SEA T4TH TO-TA
Seahawks lead all-time series 3-2-0 and have won last 3 games in series, most recently beating Ravens 35-6 at Baltimore Dec. 13, 2015. This is the first meeting between these teams on the West Coast since 2011. QB showdown between Ravens’ Lamar Jackson and Seattle’s Russell Wilson definitely figures to be worth the price of admission, considering how well both QBs use their legs as well as their arms.
RAVENS retained sole possession of first place in the AFC North, as Jackson stole the show, running for a career-high 152 yards and a TD and throwing for 236 yards in Week Six 23-17 home victory over the hapless division-rival Bengals.
RAVENS’ top-ranked offense (450.7 ypg) gained 497 total yards and converted 9-of-15 3rd downs in Week 6 win.
RAVENS’ top-ranked ground game (205.0 ypg) amassed 269 yards rushing in Week 6 (6.3 ypc). Joining Jackson in nonstop stampede were Ravens RBs Mark Ingram (13-52-1), Gus Edwards (6-34) and Justice Hill (5-31).
TE Mark Andrews led RAVENS receivers with 6-99 receiving (16.5 ypc) on 8 targets with a long of 39.
Alternating jutting left and right, up the middle and occasionally toward the sideline, RAVENS’ Jackson carried 19 times (including 3 kneel-downs at the end). Tapering off his forays downfield at the end, he finished tantalizingly short of Michael Vick’s single-game record of 173 yards rushing by a QB.
RAVENS’ Jackson now has three career 100-yard rushing games, tied with Billy Kilmer for most by a QB in his first two seasons since 1950. Jackson’s first 100-yard game came last November, in his first NFL start against the Bengals.
In RAVENS’ Week 6 win, Jackson avoided trouble when possible but also took a few hard hits when forced to stay between the hash marks. Each time, he popped up with enthusiasm, ready to do it again. Jackson was also adept when throwing, going 21-for-33 without an INT.
RAVENS compiled a 212-6 advantage in yardage and an 11-0 margin in first downs during the first quarter in Week 6. Jackson led the way with 106 yards through the air and 85 on the ground.
RAVENS scored touchdowns on each of their first two possessions, a 21-yard run by Jackson and a 1-yard plunge by Ingram. The quarter ended just before PK Justin Tucker (flawless again with 3-of-3 FGs) kicked a 40-yard FG for a 17-7 lead.
RAVENS defense limited Bengals to 250 total yards and registered two sacks and an INT (by CB Marlon Humphrey).
Check status of RAVENS rookie WR Marquise Brown and MLB/leading tackler Patrick Onwuasor, who were inactive with ankle injuries in Week 6; and CB Jimmy Smith (inactive with knee injury).
SEAHAWKS, 3-0 on the road for the first time in 39 years, gave up TDs on Cleveland’s first three possessions before storming back for 32-28 come-from-behind road win in Week 6 over Browns that leaves them one game behind Niners in NFC West.
SEAHAWKS QB Russell Wilson threw two TD passes and ran for one, the defense forced four turnovers and RB Chris Carson got the game-winning score on a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left.
SEAHAWKS’ Wilson finished 23-of-33 for 299 yards and stayed error-free (117.6 QB rating). He also had 9-31-1 rushing, including a 16-yard TD. Wilson has yet to throw an INT this season, and to this point, the eight-year veteran is outplaying every other QB in the league.
SEAHAWKS’ Carson finished with 24-124-1 rushing with a long of 25; WR Jaron Brown (3-29 on 5 targets) caught both of Wilson’s TD passes; and WRs Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf finished with 75 and 69 yards receiving, respectively, in Week 6 win.
SEAHAWKS offense might have suffered a major blow when TE Will Dissly, who has been quite productive this season, left Week 6 game in the first half with an Achilles injury (check status). Dissly, whose rookie season was ended by a knee injury, left the stadium on crutches with his foot in an immobilizing boot.
SEAHAWKS Week 6 defense was led by FS Tedric Thompson, who had an INT and tied for team high with 7 tackles; WLB K.J. Wright, who had an INT and 6 tackles; RCB Tre Flowers, who had an INT and 5 tackles; and DE Ezekiel Ansah, who had a FF-FR.
Check status of SEAHAWKS OT Duane Brown (inactive in Week 6 with biceps injury) and OG D.J. Fluker (inactive with hamstring injury).
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