Reviewing the run!
Today, I'll be watching last years playoff games (it'll be the first time I see the Super Bowl) and breaking them down quarter by quarter as I pump up for the defense starting tonight.
You can all join me, chilling in my Randy Moss away Jersey as I relive all the good and bad moments from the three games. Starting with the Ravens!!!
The Ravens came out strong, picking up 28 yards on the first two plays. Steve Smith got 18, and then Gilmore got 10 more off a nice play action pass. They had a 2 yard run with Forsett, and then Flacco found Torey Smith at the Pats 19. Aiken would score on the next play. The Ravens were up 7-0. It took less than 3 minutes.
Brady found Bolden for 12 to start our drive. He overthrew Jules, then found Gronk for 5. Amendola made what looked like a great, diving catch, in front of the Raven's bench for the first down. It was overturned on replay. I think Vinovich made the correct ruling. We punt.
Forsett was featured next for them. He had carries of 11 then 12. Arrington defended a pass meant for Jacoby Jones, but his great play was negated by Chandler Jones being offsides. That gave the Ravens 1st and 5 from thier 48. We held them to a 1 yard gain in play action on the next play. Forsett got 6 for the first down. Pierce ran for 2. Flacco picked up 16 more with Steve Smith's second catch. We blew up the next play with pressure, they get 1 on a dump off to Forsett. On the next play, they get 13, putting the ball at our 12. Flacco beat Revis with a nice slant to Marlon Brown. They go to Daniels on first down, but Browner had him well covered and it was a throw away. Forsett was stopped by Big Vince for a short gain on 2nd down. But on 3rd down, Flacco finds Steve Smith (who made a great catch) for the TD and the 14-0 lead. Revis was covering him. 4:44 left in the first.
10 minutes in, they were kicking our teeth in.
We miss Jules deep on first down, Blount gets 1, so we had 3rd and 9. The snap was high, but TB12 controlled it, stepped up and found an open Gronk for 16 and a first down. On the next play, we play fake and Brady finds Gronk deep. We get to the Raven's 15. 46 yards on that play. Brady finds Jules next, and we have first and goal at the 2. After the play, LaFell yells to Jules "Get in the Zone!" Blount loses 3, giving us second and goal from the 5. Then Brady's pass goes off Jules' hands. On third down, Brady runs it in! TD. 14-7. 48 seconds to go in the quarter.
Flacco is under pressure on first down, and throws high and incomplete to Daniels. Forsett runs a sweep for 19 that ended the first.
Flacco, Forsett and Steve Smith played just lights out great in the first.
"False Start everyone but the center." Gene Steretore. Pats vs Jets. 12/24/16.