Since 2010 when Anquan Boldin became a Baltimore Raven he has played the division rival Cleveland Browns four times. In those games he has amassed 21 catches for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Boldin has been a play making receiver ever since he entered the league as a rookie in 2003 when he nabbed 10 receptions for 217 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions in his first game as a pro. Some games, every year, he chooses to remind us all that he is stiil capable of taking over a game if need be. Unfortunately for the Cleveland Browns this often happens when they come to town.
The great thing for Baltimore is that they have two receivers that can carry the passing game if need be. In the first half of the game on Thursday night it was second year stand out Torrey Smith that played the hero. Then, in the second half, the savvy veteran took over and lead his team with toughness and grit.
Anquan was always good in Arizona but when they drafted All World receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Boldin's game only got better as he Fitzgerald ans quarterback Kurt Warner became the most explosive trio in the passing game for a few years. With Smith becoming such a game breaking player Anquan can again face one on one coverage and dominate with his big body and strong hands.
The Ravens have added another big bodied, strong receiver that can fly with receiver Jacoby Jones. Is it any wonder that quarterback Joe Flacco is leading the league in passing yards? He's got some horses out there to throw to. The best trio the Ravens have had in years, I'd say...