NFL News, Notes, Preview: Baltimore Ravens

Donald Miralle

From the NFL's PR Dept., here's a ton of news, notes, stats and quotes on the Baltimore Ravens game at the San Diego Chargers.

From the NFL Public Relations Department:

Ravens Information Book: Week 12 at San Diego (Nov. 25)

http://www.ravenspr.com/game_release/2012/weekly_info_book.pdf

· Ravens In-Depth Statistics

· Player Bios/Career Statistics

· Ravens All-Time Records (Team and Individual)

· 2012 NFL Statistics

· Ravens Weekly Press Clippings

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-6)

SERIES

RAVENS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 4-4

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-1

Turner: 3-2

LAST WEEK

W 13-10 at Steelers

L 30-23 at Broncos

LAST GAME

12/18/11: Ravens 14 at Chargers 34. San Diego RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 2 TDs & RB Mike Tolbert adds TD run as Chargers score 27 unanswered points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/18/11

BROADCAST

CBS (1:05 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 127 (Bal.), 92 (SD). XM: 234 (SD).

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 206-341-2,495-13-7-87.1

Rivers: 228-340-2,461-17-14-87.6

RUSHING

Rice: 164-697-4.3-7 (T2L)

Mathews: 127-522-4.1-1

RECEIVING

Boldin: 48-627-13.1-1

Floyd: 43-639-14.9-3

OFFENSE

338.7

328.8

TAKE/GIVE

+12 (T2L)

-3

DEFENSE

382.3

323.9

SACKS

Kruger: 4.5

Phillips: 6

INTs

Ca. Williams: 4 (T1C)

Weddle: 3

PUNTING

Koch: 47.2

Scifres: 50.0 (3L)

KICKING

Tucker (R): 85 (3C) (28/28 PAT; 19/21 FG)

Novak: 47 (20/20 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: With win, Ravens will register at least 9 wins for 5th straight season under JOHN HARBAUGH…Ravens have won 8 of past 9 in Nov…QB JOE FLACCO is 16-5 (.762) in Nov., tied for 4th-best record among QBs in SB era. Flacco will make 75th career start. Club has won 16 consecutive games when Flacco has 100+ rating…RB RAY RICE averages 5.2 yards per carry against Chargers. Rice is tied for NFL-best among RBs with 40 receptions this season…WR TORREY SMITH had 36-yard TD reception in last game vs. Chargers. Ravens are 9-1 when Smith has TD reception. Has 7 TD receptions in ’12, tied with 2011 rookie total. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (9,871) needs 129 yards to reach 10,000 career. In 2 career games vs. SD, Boldin has 6 catches for 163 yards (27.2 avg.)…CB COREY GRAHAM had 8 tackles & INT vs. Pit…LB DANNELL ELLERBE had team-high 12 tackles last week. LB PAUL KRUGER has 3 sacks in past 2 games…KR-WR JACOBY JONES posted 63-yard PR-TD last week, 1st of season. Since entering NFL in 2007, Jones is tied for 3rd in league with 7 combined kick-return TDs (4 PR-TDs, 3 KR-TDs)…CHARGERS: Have won 2 of past 3 at home against Ravens…QB PHILIP RIVERS (26,746) needs 193 yards to surpass QB JOHN HADL (26,938) for 2nd-most passing yards in franchise history (DAN FOUTS, 43,040). In 3 career games at home vs. Ravens, Rivers has 955 yards with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 106.3 passer rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS rushed for 90 yards with 2 TDs in only meeting vs. Bal…TE ANTONIO GATES (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD receptions in team history. Posted 105 receiving yards against Ravens on 11/25/07. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 5 receptions for 96 yards (19.2 avg.) with TD in last game against Ravens. In past 2, WR DANARIO ALEXANDER has 12 receptions for 230 yards (19.2 avg.) with 3 TDs…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (66) surpassed LEE WILLIAMS (65.5) last week for 2nd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5) since ’82…Rookie DE KENDALL REYES had career-high 2 sacks last week…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE has 10 INTs, tied for most in NFL (TIM JENNINGS, 10). Had 23-yard INT-return TD last week.

HEATING UP: Three active quarterbacks – the Dallas CowboysTONY ROMO (21-3, .875), New England’s TOM BRADY (32-10, .762) and Baltimore’sJOE FLACCO (16-5, .762) – are among the best in November and improved their winning percentages in the month among starting quarterbacks (minimum 20 starts) in the Super Bowl era.

Romo, who ranks first overall among the group, led the Cowboys to a 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. Brady’s (.762) and Flacco’s (.762) November winning percentages are currently tied for fourth. Brady and the Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 59-24 on Sunday. Flacco improved his November mark with a 13-10 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

The quarterbacks with the best records in November in the Super Bowl era (minimum 20 starts):

PLAYER

RECORD IN NOVEMBER

WIN PCT.

Tony Romo*

21-3

.875

Daryle Lamonica

19-4-2

.826

Jim McMahon

18-5

.783

Tom Brady*

32-10

.762

Joe Flacco*

16-5

.762

*Active

Note: Ties prior to 1972 did not count in winning percentage.

SOUTHERN COMFORT: MATT RYAN and the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 23-19 on Sunday and improved to 5-0 at the Georgia Dome this season. Since entering the NFL in 2008, Ryan has a 31-4 (.886) career regular-season record at home, the best home winning percentage of any NFL quarterback who began their career in the Super Bowl era (minimum 25 starts).

The best records at home among quarterbacks who began their career in the Super Bowl era (minimum 25 starts):

PLAYER

HOME RECORD

WIN PCT.

Matt Ryan*

31-4

.886

Joe Flacco*

32-5

.865

Tom Brady*

73-12

.859

Terry Bradshaw

67-12

.848

Roger Staubach

49-10

.831

*Active

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