Monday, October 24, 2011
Halftime: Jaguars 6, Ravens 0
By Jamison Hensley
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Thoughts of the Ravens-Jaguars game at halftime:
- The difference has been two 54-yard field goals by Josh Scobee. The second one was made possible when Paul Kruger ran into the punter, moving the Jaguars into field-goal range.
- Ravens running back Ray Rice is having one of the worst games of his career. He fumbled for the first time in the regular season since 2009 and he had another bad drop in the first half.
- The Ravens defense came up big in the first quarter when Ed Reed forced Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew to fumble two yards from the end zone. Baltimore leads the NFL with nine fumble recoveries this season.
- Reed then nearly made the mistake of the game when he nearly ran into the ball on a punt return after calling for a fair catch. It would have given the Jaguars the ball in Ravens territory with fewer than three minutes left in the first half.
- Joe Flacco once again can't extend plays when pressured. He finished 6-for-16 for eight yards in the first half. Flacco caught a batted pass, which means he had more receptions (one) than the Ravens had first downs (zero) in the first half.
- The Ravens had 16 yards of total offense in first half. Team record for fewest yards in the first half is 104 (at Pittsburgh on November 2007).