Ravens vs. Panthers Game Day Primer

Street Talk Ravens vs. Panthers Game Day Primer

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The Panthers are the last team the Ravens have not beaten in a meaningful game. Should the Ravens win on Sunday it will mark 15 seasons, the second longest streak of its kind in Baltimore’s NFL history. It took the Baltimore Colts 16 seasons before they defeated the…yes you guessed it…Pittsburgh Steelers.

Of course the schedule makers have something to do with this since the Ravens and Panthers are inter-conference opponents and don’t see each other on a regular basis. Sunday marks just the fourth meeting between the clubs.

The first time the clubs met was on December 15, 1996, a 27-16 win for the Panthers that helped propel them into the post season. Then on September 8, 2002 the Chris Redman led Ravens fell to Carolina 10-7. And during the only contest between the teams held in Baltimore, the Ravens dropped a heartbreaker on October 15, 2006, 23-21 when as Steve Smith burned the secondary for 189 yards and a touchdown.

Once more the Ravens along with thousands of their fans will venture on a journey down Tobacco Road to take on the NFL’s worst offensive team in the Carolina Panthers. Former Raven Brian St. Pierre will make his first start for the Panthers and try to improve an offense that has scored only nine touchdowns all year.  The Panthers average just 11.6 points per game and carry a Red Zone percentage of 26.3%.

Below you will find player and team stats comparisons. Check back here each week for the BTN Game Day Primer.

GAME 10

Statistic

Panthers

Ravens

Record

1-8

6-3

Home

1-4

4-0

Away

0-4

2-3

Streak

Lost 3

Lost 1

Team Leaders

Passing

Matt Moore **

Joe Flacco

Comp / Att / Pct.

79 / 143 / 55.2%

182 / 297 / 61.3%

TD / Int / Yards / Rating

5 / 10 / 857 / 55.6

15 / 7 / 2132 / 90.1

Rushing

DeAngelo Williams

Ray Rice

Att / Yards / Avg. / TD / Fum

87 / 361 / 4.1 / 1

165 / 665 / 4.0 / 2 / 0

Receiving

Steve Smith

Anquan Boldin

Rec / Yards / Avg. / TD

30 / 365 / 12.2 / 2

45 / 596 / 13.2 / 6

David Gettis

Derrick Mason

Rec / Yards / Avg. / TD

23 / 308 / 13.4 / 2

34 / 447 / 13.1 / 3

Tackling

James Anderson

Ray Lewis

Total / Sack / Int

84 / 2.5 / 0

73 / 2 / 1

Jon Beason

Dawan Landry

Total / Sack / Int

69 / 0 /

61 / 1 / 0

Richard Marshall

Haloti Ngata

Total / Sack / Int

49 / 1 / 2

46 / 5 / 0

Special Teams

Kicking

John Kasay

Billy Cundiff

PATs / FGM-FGA / Pct. / Long

9-9 / 13-15 / 86.7% / 55

22-22 / 14-17 / 82.3% / 51

Punting

Jason Baker

Sam Koch

Punts / Yards / Avg. / Inside 20

50 / 2140 / 42.8 / 13

41 / 1770 / 43.2 / 22

Team Stats

Panthers

Ravens

Offense

Points Per game

11.6

21.8

Total Yards /  game

250.6

344.9

Pass Yards / game

156.8

226.4

Rush Yards / game

93.8

118.4

3rd Down %

33.1%

42.1%

Time of Possession

27:00

32:14

Red Zone %

26.3%

48.4%

Turnovers (Int / Fum)

28 (14 / 14)

13 (7 / 6)

Defense

Panthers

Ravens

Points Per game

23.9

18.3

Total Yards /  game

326.8

316.4

Pass Yards / game

195.2

216.7

Rush Yards / game

131.6

99.8

3rd Down %

38.9%

39.4%

Sacks

13

16

Interceptions

11

8

Forced Fumbles

4

4

** Matt Moore is not starting this week.

 

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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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