The Ravens are coming off of an impressive 23-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers in which new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s offense racked up 386 total yards; 237 of those yards on the ground.
For what it’s worth, starting quarterback Joe Flacco drove the Raven’s offense down the field on a beautiful 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended in 6. He completed 4-of-5 passes to four different receivers, including newcomer Steve Smith.
The Ravens’ offensive line was also impressive. As I stated earlier, these guys ran over and through the 49ers defense. In fact, they ran the ball 48 times for 237 yards, which comes out to a healthy 4.9 yard per carry average. Bernard Pierce, who will likely be the Ravens’ starting running back while Ray Rice serves a two-game suspension, toted the rock for 37 yards and a touchdown.
The Cowboys are coming off of a loss to the San Diego Chargers, in which they didn’t do much of anything on either side of the ball, scoring only one touchdown.
Although the Cowboys started out well on offense, they only got the ball past the Chargers’ 48-yard line twice in nine total drives. One thing that the Cowboys did do more often, however, was run the ball.
On defense, the Cowboys were awful. They have no pass-rush to speak of, and they failed to record any sacks.
If you’re a Ravens fan, you want to watch this game to see if the Ravens can continue to dominate on both sides of the ball, which I fully expect them to do.
If you’re a Cowboys fan, you want to watch this game to see if the additions of Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, DeMarco Murray, Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne, and Barry Church will have any impact on the outcome of the game.
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