Another Wednesday is here, so you know what that means! It means we are halfway towards more Baltimore Ravens football! And this week’s game is gonna be a doozy…
Baltimore will be taking on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday Night Football in Charm City this week and the stakes are plenty high as the Ravens search for their first AFC North divisional win.
The game is highly anticipated and will have many of us nervous, but before we get that far let’s enjoy some quality content from the interwebs and see what’s poppin’ with the Ravens Flock on this edition of Out to Lunch!
Kicking things off, we got all black unis for Sunday night:
𝔾𝕀𝕍𝔼 𝕋ℍ𝔼 ℙ𝔼𝕆ℙ𝕃𝔼 𝕎ℍ𝔸𝕋 𝕋ℍ𝔼𝕐 𝕎𝔸ℕ𝕋! pic.twitter.com/k0eU1K9hXo
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 23, 2021
The all black unis have always been a clean look and we get them for prime time against a division rival. It’s a great feeling going into this game, and as a famous Deion Sanders once said, “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.”
We will certainly be looking good, Mr. Sanders. Now let’s go win this game.
On the topic of this Sunday’s game, Baltimore will honor future Hall of Fame guard Marshal Yanda as the Ravens’ “Legend of the Game.”
Retired eight-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda will be this week's Ravens Legend of the Game and will be introduced prior to kickoff on Sunday night.
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) November 23, 2021
Yanda was a beloved member of the Ravens for over a decade and we honestly wish he was still playing to this day. Yanda is a slam-dunk Hall of Famer; maybe even a first-ballot guy. With a legitimate claim to GOAT status, Yanda will get a huge welcome back to Baltimore.
Throwback to the last time the Ravens played the Browns:
In honor of it being Browns week for the Ravens, here’s Lamar Jackson throwing a touchdown to Marquise Brown immediately after coming back from having to go to the locker room with cramps pic.twitter.com/BUHZRaW9YW
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) November 23, 2021
This game was unbelievably stressful to the point where it feels like it happened this year, considering how intense all the games have been in 2021. But this play was unbelievable. I can tell you that I was actually rocking my #15 Marquise Brown jersey and I was beyond angry at him up until this play. After it happened? I was right back to being hopelessly in love with Hollywood Brown. Since that catch, Hollywood has been a superstar more often than not and it feels like that game was the epitome of Brown as a player: frustrating and outstanding.
Hopefully, this game won’t come down to a play like this, but given how this season has gone I’m sure it will.
You want more Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns nostalgia? Say no more:
Browns – Ravens week, eh? How about some Brent Urban blocking the field goal and Will Hill with the return to win? pic.twitter.com/du241cmcq9
— The Exit 52 Podcast (@Exit52Podcast) November 23, 2021
Yet another stressful game in this series. This game was back in a 2015 season that left our heart aching. Every. Single. Week. This game was intense and when it came down to a game-winning field goal, all hope felt lost. But then Brett Urban made the play of his career and Will Hill followed suit with a kick six for Baltimore to win it.
Truly, this game was on a whole other level of crazy especially when you take in the context of everything the 2015 season was about.
How good has Rashod Bateman been this year? Ravens fans know he’s been a stud, but this little stat line is awesome to see:
#Ravens rookie WR Rashod Bateman, through 5 games:
– 21 catches
– 34 targets (61.8% catch %)
– 270 yards (12.9 yards/reception)
– 7.9 yards/target
– 3 DPI drawn for 80 yards.
Yeah, he gonn be good.#RavensFlock
— Cole Jackson (@ColeJacksonFB) November 23, 2021
Bateman looks the part of a starting receiver for Baltimore and this stat line backs it up. It doesn’t have the number of first downs he has made over those 21 receptions, but it’s close to, if not more than, half of them.
Bateman has been stellar in his time on the field and there is little doubt he will continue to improve and become a star. Between Bateman and Hollywood, the Ravens have one of the greatest young wide receiver duos in franchise history.
Another quick update on PFF grades for the Baltimore Ravens:
Highest-graded #Ravens through 10 games (min. 250 snaps):
1️⃣ Mark Andrews, TE- 89.4
2️⃣ Calais Campbell, DI- 86.6
3️⃣ Lamar Jackson, QB- 78.1
4️⃣ Justin Houston, EDGE- 76.5
5️⃣ Marquise Brown, WR- 75.5 pic.twitter.com/Pnrro7IZCd
— PFF BAL Ravens (@PFF_Ravens) November 23, 2021
Not a surprise to see Mark Andrews remain at the top, as he’s been the best tight end in football this year. Calais Campbell has been so much better than his stat line would imply and without him this defense would be in even worse shape. Lamar Jackson has been a top-five quarterback this year, while his favorite target in Brown has been a Pro Bowl-level guy. Justin Houston makes an appearance here, as well, after notching four sacks on the season; good enough for a tie for second on the team with Odafe Oweh.
Tyler Huntley deserves more kudos than he’s received for his play vs. Chicago this past Sunday…
Can we just gloat about #RavensFlock 2nd year UDFA QB Tyler Huntley one more time?? Snoop…
•found out he’d start 2hrs before the game
•faced an NFL season high pass rush %
•didn’t have his WR1
•played behind a struggling OL
•put together a masterful 2MD
…AND WON 😈
— Adam Bonaccorsi (@AdamBMore) November 23, 2021
Huntley is a legitimately good backup option across the league and is near perfect for this Ravens offense. What he did on Sunday should not be overlooked and Ravens Flock should feel beyond grateful to have him. Be sure to be thankful for him tomorrow during turkey time!
Finally before we go, go make your Pro Bowl votes!
Pro Bowl vote for the squad❗️❗️
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 23, 2021
There are plenty of Baltimore Ravens who deserve the honor this year, so be sure to vote early and vote often to get our guys in!
And as always, go Ravens!