Ravens vs Chargers Week 12 Capsule

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-6)

SERIES

  RAVENS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 4-4  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 1-1 Turner: 3-2
LAST WEEK W 13-10 at Steelers L 30-23 at Broncos
LAST GAME 12/18/11: Ravens 14 at Chargers 34. San Diego RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 2 TDs & RB Mike Tolbert adds TD run as Chargers score 27 unanswered points.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 127 (Bal.), 92 (SD). XM: 234 (SD). 

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 206-341-2,495-13-7-87.1 Rivers: 228-340-2,461-17-14-87.6
RUSHING Rice: 164-697-4.3-7 (T2L) Mathews: 127-522-4.1-1
RECEIVING Boldin: 48-627-13.1-1 Floyd: 43-639-14.9-3
OFFENSE 338.7 328.8
TAKE/GIVE +12 (T2L) -3
DEFENSE 382.3 323.9
SACKS Kruger: 4.5 Phillips: 6
INTs Ca. Williams: 4 (T1C) Weddle: 3
PUNTING Koch: 47.2 Scifres: 50.0 (3L)
KICKING Tucker (R): 85 (3C) (28/28 PAT; 19/21 FG) Novak: 47 (20/20 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: With win, Ravens will register at least 9 wins for 5th straight season under JOHN HARBAUGH…Ravens have won 8 of past 9 in Nov…QB JOE FLACCO is 16-5 (.762) in Nov., tied for 4th-best record among QBs in SB era. Flacco will make 75th career start. Club has won 16 consecutive games when Flacco has 100+ rating…RB RAY RICE averages 5.2 yards per carry against Chargers. Rice is tied for NFL-best among RBs with 40 receptions this season…WR TORREY SMITH had 36-yard TD reception in last game vs. Chargers. Ravens are 9-1 when Smith has TD reception. Has 7 TD receptions in ’12, tied with 2011 rookie total. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (9,871) needs 129 yards to reach 10,000 career. In 2 career games vs. SD, Boldin has 6 catches for 163 yards (27.2 avg.)…CB COREY GRAHAM had 8 tackles & INT vs. Pit…LB DANNELL ELLERBE had team-high 12 tackles last week. LB PAUL KRUGER has 3 sacks in past 2 games…KR-WR JACOBY JONES posted 63-yard PR-TD last week, 1st of season. Since entering NFL in 2007, Jones is tied for 3rd in league with 7 combined kick-return TDs (4 PR-TDs, 3 KR-TDs)…CHARGERS: Have won 2 of past 3 at home against Ravens…QB PHILIP RIVERS (26,746) needs 193 yards to surpass QB JOHN HADL (26,938) for 2nd-most passing yards in franchise history (DAN FOUTS, 43,040). In 3 career games at home vs. Ravens, Rivers has 955 yards with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 106.3 passer rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS rushed for 90 yards with 2 TDs in only meeting vs. Bal…TE ANTONIO GATES (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD receptions in team history. Posted 105 receiving yards against Ravens on 11/25/07. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 5 receptions for 96 yards (19.2 avg.) with TD in last game against Ravens. In past 2, WR DANARIO ALEXANDER has 12 receptions for 230 yards (19.2 avg.) with 3 TDs…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (66) surpassed LEE WILLIAMS (65.5) last week for 2nd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5) since ’82…Rookie DE KENDALL REYES had career-high 2 sacks last week…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE has 10 INTs, tied for most in NFL (TIM JENNINGS, 10). Had 23-yard INT-return TD last week.

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