Baltimore Ravens: 2013 Week 10 Upon Further Review AFC

Upon Further Review: Ravens Week 10

November, 11, 2013
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BALTIMORE -- A review of four hot issues from the Baltimore Ravens' 20-17 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals:

[+] EnlargeBaltimore's James Ihedigbo
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyJames Ihedigbo had two interceptions and tied for a team high with nine tackles.
Constant pressure: Baltimore held Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to a 52.2 passer rating, the second worst of his career. This was the result of constant pressure on Dalton (five sacks and nine quarterback hits). Elvis Dumervil led the Ravens with 2 1/2 sacks, the most of his brief Ravens career. The Ravens have recorded at least two sacks in 17 straight games, the NFL's longest such streak. Baltimore now has 67 sacks at home dating back to 2011, an average of 3.4 sacks per game. This year, the Ravens have recorded 16 sacks in four home games.

Rare miscues at home: Joe Flacco led his 17th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, but it was hardly a stellar performance. His 140 yards passing were a season low, and no one had fewer yards passing in a win Sunday. Flacco's three turnovers (two interceptions and one fumble) were his second most in a game this year. This was the first time Flacco has been picked off at home this season, ending a streak of five straight without an interception at M&T Bank Stadium (a span of 176 passes). Flacco hadn't thrown multiple interceptions in a home game since Oct. 11, 2009, which also came against the Bengals. The Ravens improved to 3-7 in games when Flacco turns the ball over at least three times.

Pick party: The Ravens nearly matched their interception total for the season Sunday when they picked off Dalton three times. Baltimore had only four interceptions in its first eight games of the season and hadn't picked off a pass since Oct. 13. Safety James Ihedigbo came up with the first two interceptions of his career after going 77 games without one. Cornerback Lardarius Webb wrestled an interception away from Bengals receiver Marvin Jones, which was his first since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last October. Under coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 18-5 when they force at least three turnovers.

Clutch kicker: Justin Tucker's 46-yard field goal in overtime was the fifth game winner of his 29-game career and his third in overtime. He has now converted a career-best 16 straight field goals and hasn't missed since Week 2. During his streak, Tucker has hit half of those field goals from 40 yards or longer. His career success rate (including playoffs) is 91.2 percent. Only three kickers -- Jacksonville's Josh Scobee, Seattle's Steven Hauschka (a former Raven) and Dallas' Dan Bailey -- have been more accurate since the start of the 2012 season.

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