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Buccaneers vs. Ravens Game Day Primer

Street Talk Buccaneers vs. Ravens Game Day Primer

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The Ravens return to M&T Bank Stadium to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a battle of two 7-3 teams. The Bucs have been solid on the road this year with a 4-1 record and come off a 21-0 shutout of the 49ers last week in San Francisco, while Baltimore looks to remain perfect at home. 

This will be the first meeting since the season opener in 2006 that saw the Ravens defense lead the way to a 27-0 win. Bucs QB Chris Simms was intercepted three times and the ground game was held to just 26 yards. Tampa Bay leads the all-time series 2-1.

NFL historians might find it interesting that Tampa’s first franchise touchdown took place in old Memorial Stadium during Week 4 of the 1976 season. After losing 20-0 to Houston, 23-0 to San Diego, and 14-9 to Buffalo, scoring with just field goals, the Buccaneers trailed the Baltimore Colts 42-3 in the 4th period.

The Colts were just trying to run out the clock when RB Ron Lee fumbled a Bert Jones handoff. Bucs defensive back Danny Reece recovered the fumble and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown, the first in the club’s history. Later in the game Steve Spurrier found the coach’s son JK McKay for a long pass that set up Charles Davis’ one yard run which would be the franchise’s first ever offensive touchdown.

The Colts eventually won the game 42-17, producing 31 first downs to Tampa’s 6. The Bucs completed just 4 passes on the day and rushed for seventy eight yards. It was one of the NFL’s worst ever teams. The loss was the fourth of 14 during a 0-14 campaign.

Now to the present, here is your Ravens v. Bucs Game Day Primer.

GAME 11

Statistic

Buccaneers

Ravens

Record

7-3

7-3

Home

3-2

4-0

Away

4-1

3-3

Streak

Won 2

Won 1

Team Leaders

Passing

Josh Freeman

Joe Flacco

Comp / Att / Pct.

177 / 290 / 61%

206 / 330 / 62.4%

TD / Int / Yards / Rating

14 / 5 / 2099 / 92.0

16 / 7 / 2433 / 92.1

Rushing

LeGarrette Blount

Ray Rice

Att / Yards / Avg. / TD / Fum

101 / 441 / 4.4 / 4 / 1

184 / 730 / 4.0 / 3 / 0

Receiving

Mike Williams

Anquan Boldin

Rec / Yards / Avg. / TD

43 / 681 / 15.8 / 6

48 / 625 / 13.0 / 6

Kellen Winslow

Derrick Mason

Rec / Yards / Avg. / TD

43 / 436 / 10.1 / 1

37 / 489 / 13.2 / 3

Tackling

Barrett Ruud

Ray Lewis

Total / Sack / Int

74 /1 / 1

83 / 2 / 2

Ronde Barber

Dawan Landry

Total / Sack / Int

54 / 1 / 3

66 / 1 / 0

Cody Grimm

Haloti Ngata

Total / Sack / Int

53 / 0 / 2

48 / 5 / 0

Special Teams

Kicking

Connor Barth

Billy Cundiff

PATs / FGM-FGA / Pct. / Long

23-23 / 12-16 / 75% / 53

26-26 / 17-20 / 85% / 51

Punting

Robert Malone

Sam Koch

Punts / Yards / Avg. / Inside 20

25 / 1040 / 41.6 / 9

46 / 2003 / 43.5 / 23

Team Stats

Buccaneers

Ravens

Offense

Points Per game

20.9

23.3

Total Yards /  game

325.0

348.2

Pass Yards / game

207.2

231.6

Rush Yards / game

117.8

116.6

3rd Down %

43.7%

40.2%

Time of Possession

31:03

32:28

Red Zone %

53.8%

45.7%

Turnovers (Int / Fum)

14 (5 / 9)

15 (7 / 8)

Defense

Buccaneers

Ravens

Points Per game

20.6

17.8

Total Yards /  game

337.3

311.8

Pass Yards / game

200.8

210.0

Rush Yards / game

136.5

101.8

3rd Down %

44.3%

36.4%

Sacks

14

19

Interceptions

15

10

Forced Fumbles

9

5

 

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Scot is a Baltimore native, a Towson University graduate, and has followed sports since the early 1980's. Scot likes to go inside the numbers and get the real "411" on the wins and losses,  hence his Behind The Numbers column.   Besides being an avid sports fan, Scot has been involved with televison sports production as an Associate Producer since 1993 for WMAR, ESPN, ESPNU,ESPN2, and the former Home Team Sports network.  In addition to his television work Scot has written articles for Baltimore Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine and Patuxent Publishing.  These experiences make him a natural as the creator of the Media Watchdog, another of SK's fine contributions.   More from Scot Kleinfeld

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