Sunday, October 14, 2012
Halftime thoughts on Ravens-Cowboys
By Jamison Hensley
BALTIMORE -- Thoughts at halftime where Ravens lead Cowboys, 17-10:
- The Ravens went into halftime with the lead because of a good final drive by quarterback Joe Flacco. He hit all six of his passes for 89 yards. On that series, Anquan Boldin had three receptions for 54 yards. But the 19-yard touchdown went to Torrey Smith on a play where the Cowboys had 12 men on the field.
- Baltimore's run defense has been shaky for a second straight week. One game removed from allowing Jamaal Charles to run for 125 yards in the first half, the Ravens gave up 90 yards to DeMarco Murray by halftime. The Cowboys have 121 yards rushing in the first half.
- Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb left late in the first quarter with a left knee sprain. He is questionable to return. The Ravens' secondary still made a big play in the first half without him. Cary Williams made an interception for the third straight game, which led to Smith's touchdown.
- Running back Ray Rice has been a big part of the game plan. He has 48 yards rushing and 43 yards receiving. His 1-yard touchdown run tied the game at 10 in the second quarter.