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Baltimore Ravens V. Jacksonville Jaguars Review: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

October 25th, 2011 at 11:53 AM
By Michael Hall

What a game! The Jacksonville Jaguars came up big on Monday Night against the heavily favored Baltimore Ravens and pulled out a victory 12-7. Time to get started.

The Good

The Defense was astoiunding. I'm giving props to everyone today. The defensive line, the linebackers, the secondary. Everyone stepped up and made plays in a dominant defensive performance that could be argued as the best in franchise history. Game balls all around!!!

Josh Scobee was money, hitting all four of his field goals with three of them being from over 50 yards away.If Scobee doesn't get a Pro Bowl bid this year, the Pro Bowl is even more of a joke   

Nick Harris had some good punts as well. He has already shown that he is better than Matt Turk. 

The Bad

Maurice Jones-Drew was a fumbling machine out there.  I don't know if it was a mental thing or if the Ravens just managed to just get the ball out, but I have never seen Mojo get stripped so often. IT doesn't happen very often, so I'll let it pass.

The ESPN coverage was blatantly pro-Ravens.Nobody gave the Jags a chance. I know the analysts have their records to think about (Oops!), but you could do a bit more than just saying that the Ravens will win easily. By the way,  we're in Jacksonville, we're on Monday Night Football and the intro included nothing but Ravens highlights. The only clip that had a Jaguar on it was a three year old half-second clip of the last Ravens-Jaguars meeting in 2008. And that in itself, was a clip of Maurice Jones-Drew getting tackled in the backfield. A little help, guys?

The refs were pretty bad as well. They were missing obvious calls, especially with holds. The one thbat really enraged people was the unnecessary roughness call on Bernard Pollard, even though it was to the Jaguars' benefit. It wasn't unnecessary roughness, Karim wasn't  defenseless and it wasn't a blatant shot to the helmet. Let them play football. 

The Ugly

The red zone troubles were a  blemish on a good game.Mojo had that critical fumble on the 1 yard line, which left at least 3 points on the field. The most worst one was on the second one, where Marcedes Lewis had another chance to catch the ball in the endzone, only to drop it. Greg Jones dropped one too, but he could only get one hand on it, so it's not as big of a deal. Anyways, the Jags aren't going to get their wins handed to them on a silver platter very often. They must convert those red zone opportunites for touchdowns. However, we can talk about that later, just get ready to go into Houston and take back the AFC South on Sunday!!! 

Tags: AFC South, Baltimore Ravens, Football, Greg Jones, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Josh Scobee, Marcedes Lewis, Maurice-Jones Drew, NFL, Nick Harris

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