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October 19, 2008

Half of a victory

flaccomug.jpgThe good: Joe Flacco has not looked like a rookie today, driving the Ravens for a pair of scores and throwing a touchdown pass to Derrick Mason in the final minute of the first half. He's got himself very much under control and the Ravens appear to be in pretty good position to grind out a win.

The bad: Tight end Edgar Jones was shaken up after he was the victim of a late hit out of bounds. Of course, no flag was thrown because the questionable sideline hit was not by a Raven.

The ugly: Antwan Barnes continues to display maturity issues. He was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the final minute of the half to give the Dolphins great field position -- one decent reception out of field goal range.. Fortunately for the Ravens, it did not lead to any points.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 1:32 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Just football


Must be nice to get to the halfway point and know that your prediction is still mathmatically possible.

Today, Joe looks like the man who played the first couple of games this year.

Give credit to him and the coaching staff for calming him down.

It's always therapeutic to face a defense like this.

Why isn't C-Mac playing?

Pete's reply: I think he was a little banged up.

1) What can the team do with League officials to make refs start calling these fouls against Ravens?

2) When will some Ravens learn that stupid penalties make it harder to get the refs to call penalties in your favor, and also really hurt the team?

It's been great, but I think it's time to say goodbye to Matt.

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