Anderson tends to get rid of the football quickly and has an especially quick release. Baltimore registered zero sacks during its loss in Cleveland. However, defensive end Trevor Pryce’s game is beginning to heat up.
Total (23) Rushing (19) Passing (21)
Kyle Boller, your audition to earn a job as the Baltimore Ravens’ 2008 starter begins now. Boller has superior arm strength and mobility than Steve McNair, whose career looks to be coming to an abrupt halt. Boller’s decision-making and accuracy remain concerns, though.
Willis McGahee has lost a fumble each of the past two weeks and he doesn’t seem too concerned. A running back’s job is, first and foremost, to hang onto the football. Other than that, McGahee is having a respectable, albeit underutilized season.
With Todd Heap and Demetrius Williams out, big games are needed from replacements Quinn Sypniewski and Devard Darling. However, the reality is that Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton will need to shoulder the majority of the receiving load again.
Total (5) Rushing (2) Passing (12)
Matt Stover is the lone remaining former Cleveland Brown on the Ravens’ roster. He only ranks behind Morten Andersen, Gary Anderson, George Blanda and John Carney on the league’s all-time scoring list. Yamon Figurs is nearly recovered from a knee sprain, but has to do a better job of securing the football.
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.