Monday, October 24, 2011
History favors Ravens versus Gabbert
By Jamison Hensley
The Baltimore Ravens have already beaten Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford and Matt Schaub. In fact, they've dominated them.
So, it's assumed that Baltimore, which has allowed the fewest points this season, will do the same tonight against Jacksonville's Blaine Gabbert. And there's a track record to support that.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the NFL's top-ranked scoring defense has only lost to a rookie starting quarterback once in the past 10 meetings. That occurred in the 2007 regular-season finale, when Carolina's Matt Moore beat Tampa Bay, which was resting its starters.