ATLANTA FALCONS (2-4) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-2)
|SERIES LEADER||Series tied, 2-2|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Smith: 1-0||Harbaugh: 0-1|
|LAST WEEK||L 27-13 vs. Bears||W 48-17 at Buccaneers|
|LAST GAME||11/11/10: Ravens 21 at Falcons 26. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan throws for 316 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons WR Roddy White records 12 catches for 138 yards & 2 TDs.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||11/19/06: Ravens 24, Falcons 10. Baltimore RB Jamal Lewis rushes for 91 yards & 3 TDs. Ravens WR Mark Clayton catches 5 passes for 89 yards. Ravens defense totals 5 sacks.|
|BROADCAST||FOX (1:00 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (Atl.), 93 (Bal.). XM: 231 (Bal.).|
|PASSING||Ryan: 149-234-1850 (1C)-12 (3C)-7-92.7||Flacco: 140-220-1596 (3C)-12-3-97.8|
||Forsett: 64-408 (3C)-6.4-3|
|SACKS||Massaquoi: 2||Dumervil: 5 (T3C)|
|INTs||Ishmael, McClain: 1||Ngata: 2 (T1C)|
|PUNTING||Bosher: 43.8||Koch: 48.9 (1C)|
|KICKING||Bryant: 44 (20/20 PAT; 8/9 FG)||Tucker: 56 (3C) (17/17 PAT; 13/16 FG)|
FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN won only start vs. Bal., passing for 316 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 101.8 rating. Is 1 of 5 QBs in NFL history with 25,000 pass yards (25,322) in 1st 100 career games. When Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Falcons are 36-2 (.947)…RB STEVEN JACKSON has 3 rush TDs in past 3 vs. AFC. RB ANTONE SMITH had 41-yard rec. TD last week, his 5th TD (3 rec., 2 rush) in 2014. Has 7 career TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.), all 35+ yards…WR JULIO JONES has 30 catches for 410 yards (102.5 per game) & 1 TD in past 4 vs. AFC. Leads NFL WRs with 44 catches & is 3rd with 620 yards. In last meeting, WR RODDY WHITE had 12 catches for 138 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 33-yard TD with 20 seconds left…DE OSI UMENYIORA had 50-yard FR-TD vs. Bal. on 12/12/04 (with NYG). DE JONATHAN MASSAQUOI had sack last week & leads team with 2 sacks. LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 64 tackles. CB ROBERT ALFORD has team-best 7 PD…RAVENS: Last week, QB JOE FLACCO threw 5 TDs 16:03 into game, fastest player to reach mark since at least 1970, & is 1st QB with 4 TDs in 1st qtr. since 1986 (TOMMY KRAMER). In only meeting, passed for 215 yards with 3 TDs & 1 INT for 99.5 rating. In past 8 vs. NFC, has 2,095 pass yards & 19 TDs with 100.8 rating, including 6 games with 2+ TDs…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has NFL-best 6.4 rush avg. (64 att., 408 yards). Rushed for season-high 111 yards on 14 att. (7.9 avg.) last week. RB BERNARD PIERCE scored 1st rush TD of season vs. TB…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. scored 3rd 50+ yard TD of season last week, becoming 4th NFL player with 3+ 50+ yard TDs in season at age 35+. Has 20 catches for 338 yards in past 4 vs. Atl. (with Car.). WR TORREY SMITH has 3 TDs in past 3, including 2 vs. TB…LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 55 tackles, most among NFL rookies, including team-high 8 last week. In 2 career meetings, LB TERRELL SUGGS has 3 sacks. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
WR Marlon Brown (pelvis), DE Chris Canty (wrist), S Matt Elam (shoulder), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), T Eugene Monroe (knee), G Kelechi Osemele (knee), LB Daryl Smith (knee), C Jeremy Zuttah (knee)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
CB Johnthan Banks (neck), LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), S Dashon Goldson (ankle), WR Vincent Jackson (rib), QB Josh McCown (right thumb)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
DE Larry English (hamstring), WR Mike Evans (groin)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
LB Mason Foster (shoulder)
BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-2) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-4)
|SERIES LEADER||Series tied, 2-2|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Harbaugh: 1-0||Smith: 1-1|
|LAST WEEK||L 20-13 at Colts||L 37-31 (OT) at Saints|
|LAST GAME||11/28/10: Buccaneers 10 at Ravens 17. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws for 289 yards & 2 TDs, including 65-yard TD to TE Todd Heap. Ravens WR Derrick Mason adds 87 receiving yards & TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||9/10/06: Ravens 27, Buccaneers 0. Baltimore defense records 3 INTs, including CB Chris McAlister’s 60-yard INT-TD. Ravens defense holds Buccaneers to 142 net yards.|
|BROADCAST||CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 113 (TB). XM: 229 (TB).|
|PASSING||Flacco: 119-191-1290-7-3-87.8||Glennon: 57-98-672-5-2-87.6|
|RUSHING||Forsett: 50-297-5.9-3 (T1C)||Rainey: 47-220-4.7-1|
|RECEIVING||S. Smith: 30-463 (2C)-15.4-3||Jackson: 21-278-13.2-2|
|SACKS||Dumervil: 3.5 (T3C)||M. Johnson, McCoy: 2|
|INTs||Ngata: 2 (T1C)||Lansanah: 2|
|PUNTING||Koch: 47.5||Koenen: 42.5|
|KICKING||Tucker: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/13 FG)||Murray (R): 25 (13/13 PAT; 4/5 FG)|
RAVENS:In only meeting (11/28/10), QB JOE FLACCO passed for 289 yards with 2 TDs & 1 INT for 103.2 rating. Ravens are 30-4 (.882) when Flacco has 100+ rating…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has NFL-best 5.9 rush avg. (50 att., 297 yards). Last week, led team with 42 rush yards on 6 att. (7 avg.), including 11-yard TD, & had 55 receiving yards on 7 catches.Rookie RB LORENZO TALIAFERRO (Round 4, No. 138 overall) has rush TD in 2 of past 3…WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 6 career TD catches & 7 100-yard games vs. Buccaneers.TE OWEN DANIELS had team-high 70 receiving yards last week, most since joining Ravens…LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 47 tackles, most among NFL rookies, including game-high 14 tackles & INT last week. Last week, DT HALOTI NGATA posted 5th career INT, tied for most among NFL DTs since at least 1970. Since 2003, LB TERRELL SUGGS has 95 sacks, 3rd-most in AFC. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 3.5 sacks in past 4 vs. NFC…BUCCANEERS: QB MIKE GLENNON has won all 3 career starts vs. AFC. QB JOSH MC COWN defeated Bal. last year (11/17/13 with Chi.) & had 92.9 rating…RB DOUG MARTIN has 832 scrimmage yards (118.9 per game), 644 rush yards (92 per game) & 6 TDs in 7 games vs. AFC. RB BOBBY RAINEY has 3 100-yard rush games in past 5 at home. In those 3, has rushed for 434 yards (144.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Had rush TD last week…In past 2 vs. Bal., WR VINCENT JACKSON has 9 catches for 225 yards (112.5 per game) & 1 TD. Had 8 catches for 144 yards week. Among active players (min. 300 catches), has NFL-best 17.2 rec. avg. WR LOUIS MURPHY had 20-yard TD catch last week…DT GERALD MC COY has 9.5 sacks in past 12. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with sack. Had 2 sacks in last meeting.In past 6 vs. AFC, LB LAVONTE DAVID has 56 tackles, 4 INTs, 3.5 sacks & FF. Since 2013, is only player in NFL with 175+ tackles (196), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). LB DANNY LANSANAH had 33-yard INT-TD last week, his 2nd in past 3 weeks.CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had INT in last game vs. Bal. (9/18/11 with Ten.). Had INT last week. S DASHON GOLDSON had 9 tackles vs. Bal. in SB XLVII (with SF).
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