Each week we nominate (up to 3 of each) Game Balls and Goats for play
on the field (or off). Honorable and Dishonorable mentions
included for those deserving such nominations beyond the three.
Awards can be for anything from play on the field including players, or
coaches, to fans in the stands or even the media. Fans are
to share theirs.
Here are ours:
1) Defense -- Patriots kept Joe Flacco and co out of
End Zone except for one time. Fourth and goal line stand was
big. Sacks and INTs, a big day for defense.
2) Logan Ryan -- Two INTs and a huge deflected pass,
Ryan is proving to be a wise Draft pick in the third round of the 2013
3) Coaching -- The Patriots came to play
in Baltimore, taking it to the Ravens 20-0 before Baltimore even had a
chance to score. Game was over when Flacco couldn't get the
Ravens in the end zone after closing the game 20-7.
1) Justin Tucker -- How do you miss a chip
shot like that after nailing 6 FGs including a 61-yarder the week
2) Ray Rice -- a shell of his former
glory, Rice had trouble making any hay. Getting stuffed at the goal
line was uncharacteristic of the former fantasy phenom.
3) Injury Bug -- Devin McCourty out, Shane Vereen out. Patriots can't afford any more injuries to key
Joe Flacco - mistakes, INTs, sacks. Not a good day for Joe
Ravens Coaching -- Three crucial failed 4th down conversions.
Should have gone for the points or field position.