The Five Plays That Determined The Game-Ravens/Texans

October 23, 2012 | Glenn Clark

Following every Baltimore Ravens game this season, Ryan Chell and I will take to the airwaves Tuesdays on “The Reality Check” on AM1570 with a segment known as “The Five Plays That Determined The Game.”

It’s a simple concept. We’ll select five plays from each game that determined the outcome. These five plays will best represent why the Ravens won or lost each game.

This will be our final analysis of the previous game before switching gears towards the next game on the schedule.

Here are the five plays that determined the Ravens’ 43-13 loss to the Houston Texans Sunday at Reliant Stadium…

(Note: not all pictures are always of actual play)

Glenn Clark’s Plays…

5. Glover Quin intercepts Joe Flacco after Whitney Mercilus tip (2nd quarter)

4. Whitney Mercilus downs Donnie Jones punt at Ravens’ 3 yard line (1st quarter)

3. Joe Flacco pass intended for Anquan Boldin incomplete on 3rd & 5 (2nd down)

2. Connor Barwin sacks Joe Flacco in endzone for safety (1st quarter)

1. Jonathan Joseph 52 yard TD return of Joe Flacco interception after JJ Watt tip (2nd quarter)

(Ryan’s Plays on Page 2…)

2 Comments For This Post

  1. The Armchair QB Says:

    Glenn: This is a bad football team right now. We knew coming into the season that the offense would have to “step up” to take up the slack of a decimated defense. And, that was before the injuries to Lewis and Webb! I’ve never considered Cameron to be a good coach and his consistently inconsistent offense confirms that opinion. I’m a big Joe Flacco fan and believe he suffers from being in an offense that analysts have described as “dysfunctional, out-of-sync, predictable and…..inconsistent! How would you expect any QB to perform under those circumstances? Frankly, I think we’re looking at the first losing season in the Harbaugh era. Hopefully, they’ll prove me….wrong!

    (Edit from Glenn: Jerry, I’d still be very surprised if they were a losing football team, but if they do not improve offensively on the road there’s no doubt they’re not going to be competing to go to a Super Bowl.)

  2. The Armchair QB Says:

    I never want to see them lose and certainly continue to root for their success. However, if it takes a losing season to get a new OC, then, so be it! I believe Flacco will need a new coordinator to get to that proverbial “next level”…….

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