ReFo: Titans @ Ravens, Week 10
The Titans started well, but the Ravens took the victory and Michael Mountford breaks down the notable performers
ReFo: Titans @ Ravens, Week 10
With a victory over the Tennessee Titans the Baltimore Ravens closed the gap in the AFC North to one game between first to last place. In each and every passing week the AFC North has seemingly become more confusing with each team looking strong one week and then the next looking like the flawed teams they are.
The Titans have continued their disappointing season, at the start of the game they looked like a team reborn after their bye week, with two long drives. The first ending with a fumble at the one-yard line as Greene was going into score, while the second end in a touchdown. However, after the first quarter the Titans never crossed midfield for the rest of the game.
Tennessee Titans – Performances of Note
Al Woods, NT: -4.5
Breakdown: Over the first half of the season Al Woods had performed as an average Nose Tackle. However, against Jeremy Zuttah and the Ravens cutback running game, he was pushed where ever the Ravens wanted him to go.
Signature Stat: Al Woods had a Run Stop Percentage of 4.3% the third lowest of DTs who had a run stop.
Wesley Woodyard, ILB: +1.4
Breakdown: Since Wesley Woodyard came over form the Denver Broncos in free agency, he has managed to lock down one of the starting inside linebacker positions in Ray Horton’s 3-4 defense. While this season has been a mixed bag of results, he has graded positive in each of the last four weeks.
Signature Stat: Woodyard now has 3 straight games without a missed tackle
Zach Mettenberger, QB: -3.1
Breakdown: As the season for the Titans dwindles into a flickering light, The Titans are looking to see what if anything they have in Mettenberger as their starting quarterback for the future. Right now the results have not looked good, especially with passes that have traveled over ten yards, he has completed 12 passes on 30 attempts for 241 yards and 3 interceptions. Against the Ravens he only attempt one pass over 20 yards (called back for offensive pass interference) this might be due to the play calling or he might be becoming a little hesitant to go deep on teams.
Signature Play: 4Q 2:35. With the Titans moving to try and comeback in to the game Mettenberger attempts to throw an out route, however, he did not see Danny Gorrer sitting to jump on the pass and pick it off
Baltimore Ravens – Performances of Note
Anthony Levine, CB: +2.7
Breakdown: With the Ravens occurring a rash of injuries to their secondary the Ravens gave the start opposite Lardarius Webb to Anthony Levine. Instead of being the liability many would have predicted, he out performed Webb allowing only one catch for 13 yards.
Signature Stat: Levine allowed 0.52 yards per coverage snap, which was 17th best this week.
Haloti Ngata, DE: +3.5
Breakdown: Continuing Haloti Ngata’s resurgences after a few down years he has performed at the level the Ravens defense needs him to. While Nagata didn’t produce any pressure this week, he did bat on pass down at the line of scrimmage and he forced a fumble when Shonn Greene was about to score on the Titans first drive of the game
Signature Play: Ngata produced three run stops on 19 run snaps for a Run Stop Percentage of 15.8% the 5th highest for 3-4 Defensive Ends.
Rickey Wagner, RT: -1.7
Breakdown: Coming into this week Wagner was the highest graded right tackle and PFF Midseason All Pro. However, against the Titans, Wagner had his worse game of the season. Wagner allowed his second sack of the year. He also had some minor issues in setting the edge in the run game.
Signature Play: 2Q 0:43. Derrick Morgan Bull rushes Wagner into Joe Flacco for the sack at the end of the half.
PFF Game Ball
For a dominant display in the running game, the interior of the Ravens’ offensive line (Kelechi Osemele, Jeremy Zuttah and Marshal Yanda) receive the PFF Gameball.
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