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[News] Game Recap: Bengals 23, Ravens 17

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Quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s pick six proved to be the difference in a 23-17 loss in Cincinnati.

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Good week for a starter's bye.....glad to see Jacoby Jones made it out of the game unscathed.....I cringed everytime he took a kickoff upfield...yikes....
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Taylor showed decent maturity on the field. Even though he got sacked and was intercepted, there were a lot of things he did that revealed that he is a great 2nd QB:

1. He did not fumble the ball
2. On occasions where he could not find anybody open, he was able to escape the pocket and get the yardage that we needed( I think he broke 3 tackles one time to set the Ravens up with 1st and Goal).
3. He picked up that rushing TD that was I believe to be the positive play of Tyrod's career(I love to see Flacco do that).
All in all, Taylor did a decent enough job out there even though we did not win.
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I like taylor, he would be hard 2 game plan for because he adds alot of different dimensions, u can put him in the wild cat option and he can escape the pocket with the best of them u can do so much with this guy
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Love how NFL website words their article, "Bengals rest starters in win over Ravens"......not that it matters so much, but shouldn't it read, "Ravens rest starters in close loss to Bengals?" Just always hate the biased opinions of some of their writers. Jeez, Dalton stayed in till the start of the second half, and most Ravens starters had long been out of the game by then. Anyway, glad a lot of bench-sitters got to play today, and didn't do too bad, aside from the one pick.
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How about Tyrod Taylor, besides that pick 6 he didn't do bad for a person thats doesn't get alot of snaps. He showed some mobility, pocket presents and knew when to through the ball away. besides the int he had a solid game along with a run in TD. Now amagine him with the starters, if flaco does not get consistent I can see the ravens goin that way
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@Raven5286...... Joe Flacco has had a couple rushing touchdowns in his 5 years here, and he is also a lot bigger than Tyrod, so I'm confused when you say you'd love to see Joe do it.
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I completely disagree with most sentiments about Taylor's performance. I think if Flacco goes down, based on what I saw today, we are in big trouble.

1. Nobody will deny that his first instinct on nearly every step was to leave the pocket within approximately 2 seconds. If we are going to bash Flacco for staying in the pocket too long, we have to bash Taylor for not staying in there long enough. Whether you choose to admit it or not, most of the time when Taylor fled the pocket, there wasn't much of a rush. He just decided that once he got to about 2-3 seconds, it was time to leave.

2. The only thing anybody should have cared about when watching Taylor today was his ability to make accurate and precise throws IN THE POCKET. Why? Because that's what every single average QB in the history of the NFL is required to do. He did not do that today. I recall approximately 2 throws of greater than 10 yards down the field. He was essentially a more mobile Christian Ponder.

3. I'm not interested in seeing his running skills and his ability to get out of the pocket. I watch that in the preseason every single year. This is not new information. I want to see him stand tall in the pocket and deliver accurate throws. Nobody can watch the game film of him today and say that he impressed you in there, just like I haven't read a single person say that his accuracy was impressive.

I would be clapping my hands at his performance if he threw the ball accurately and took 5 sacks. At least I could blame that on a backup offensive line.
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The schedule we were dealt would have choked a horse. We managed to come out with a division title so I won't ever condemn this team for any losses. Considering the injuries, the schedule and coaching shake up along with overcoming losses in free agency etc this team did a super job. We get healthy and the playoffs are a whole new season. GO RAVENS!!!!!!!
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I like taylor, he would be hard 2 game plan for because he adds alot of different dimensions, u can put him in the wild cat option and he can escape the pocket with the best of them u can do so much with this guy

We can do so much with him, yet you basically said he's a gimmick QB? So he can run the wildcat?

How well has the wildcat historically worked in the NFL? And remember, there were more talented QBs running the wildcat that failed at it than Taylor.

Taylor didn't show me anything today that I didn't already know about him.
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[quote name='rmcjacket23' timestamp='1356913767' post='1284029']
I completely disagree with most sentiments about Taylor's performance. I think if Flacco goes down, based on what I saw today, we are in big trouble.

1. Nobody will deny that his first instinct on nearly every step was to leave the pocket within approximately 2 seconds. If we are going to bash Flacco for staying in the pocket too long, we have to bash Taylor for not staying in there long enough. Whether you choose to admit it or not, most of the time when Taylor fled the pocket, there wasn't much of a rush. He just decided that once he got to about 2-3 seconds, it was time to leave.

2. The only thing anybody should have cared about when watching Taylor today was his ability to make accurate and precise throws IN THE POCKET. Why? Because that's what every single average QB in the history of the NFL is required to do. He did not do that today. I recall approximately 2 throws of greater than 10 yards down the field. He was essentially a more mobile Christian Ponder.

3. I'm not interested in seeing his running skills and his ability to get out of the pocket. I watch that in the preseason every single year. This is not new information. I want to see him stand tall in the pocket and deliver accurate throws. Nobody can watch the game film of him today and say that he impressed you in there, just like I haven't read a single person say that his accuracy was impressive.

I would be clapping my hands at his performance if he threw the ball accurately and took 5 sacks. At least I could blame that on a backup offensive line.
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You discount the fact that he was playing with second string players. If he was filling in for Flacco he would have the regulars.
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[quote name='BIGL' timestamp='1356912884' post='1284001']
How about Tyrod Taylor, besides that pick 6 [u][b]he didn't do bad for a person thats doesn't get alot of snaps.[/b][/u] He showed some mobility, pocket presents and knew when to through the ball away. besides the int he had a solid game along with a run in TD. [i][u][b]Now amagine him with the starters, if flaco does not get consistent I can see the ravens goin that way[/b][/u][/i]
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well said! the man hasn't played all season. imo, that pick 6 was just a good defensive play. however, you can forget about the Ravens going his way if Flacco is inconsistent. that's not happening! they will let the ship sink with Flacco at the helm. lol! but to be honest....i really don't want that anyway. personally, i'd like to see Tyrod go to another team where he's really needed (i.e. cardinals, bills, raiders, jaguars etc.). he needs to go to a team where an owner, a franchise and coaches would invest their time and focus on building the team and offensive scheme around him. it could happen!

~Mili
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I wanted a "W" and I aint gone front but, It looked and felt good watching our "Future" put in some work! Had to answer alot of whom is this and whom is that questions today from squeelers and other squads! "PRICELESS"! The menu has been written for the next few weeks and it is filled with RICE! Either the Main Course or on the Side! Lol! YUP!
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Can we stop talking about Flacco for one week,,i mean Tyrod showed hes better in the following areas Pocket awareness Mobility Accuracy ,and this guy never has really Played what 2 snaps ,anyways i would design a more west coast style Play action Never thought i would say this ,but keep Flacco for the right Price only ,and Build what the Jets could not do A decent QB mixed in with a running QB ,it would lead to more creativity and with Caldwell it would give him more to work with ,did anyone see how many times Tyrod fooled not just the Bengals 2nd unit ,but 1st ,we need to Hang on to this guy ,there wont be a Huge need for him so we could keep him cheap ,most teams next year im sure will have Vick on the Radar and other veteran QB's or QB's like the backup in Washington who Filled in Great for RG3
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I was glad to see Taylor get some playing time. I know he was playing w/backups, etc. I'm not sure he's not just another version of Troy Smith. Sorry, I just wasn't all that impressed. It was nice to see a mobile QB for a change,but it did seem like thats all he wanted to do, take off. Did he even look for a receiver on most plays? Oh well, it's a brand new season now. We got to get some guys some well deserved and needed rest. Go Ravens!!
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drillem...

What does playing with starters have to do with accurately throwing the football? Is it easier to throw the ball accurately to Boldin than it is to Thompson?

Also, did he even attempt to throw the ball down the field? What does that have to do with playing with starters? He was also playing against second stringers on defense for the entire second half.

DarkKnight 52 legitimately said that Taylor showed more accuracy than Flacco, even though Taylor didn't make one difficult pass or even attempt barely any throws more than 10 yards down the field the entire length of the game. He thinks he has better pocket awareness because he left the pocket on nearly every play. THAT'S NOT POCKET AWARENESS. That's just being Michael Vick.
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Nobody can honestly watch that game and say they learned anything more about Tyrod Taylor than they already knew before the game began.
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I been wantin to see McKinney back in the line up for some time now....(in one drive) false start and allowed a sack at the goal line, wow, guess he's been in the dog house for good reason. Get rid of him.
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Busta Rhymes talkin all that "Yah, yah, yah, yah, yah"! Tyrod is playing every chance he can Joe is never out of a game! DUUUUH!
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@MilitantX,

I change those few sentences if I were you. When we drafted Tyrod, his exact words were "IT has been my dream to play with Ray Lewis and the Ravens." This kid got his chance and if I were you I change my mind and say that Tyrod does belong in Baltimore.
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@iluvpurple,

I think what I am saying is that when Tyrod got that rushing touchdown, he immediately saw that he was about to get sacked, saw a huge gap to the endzone and went straight for it. Does this bit help you?
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Even though I wanted them to win, obviously. It was nice to know that it didn't really mean JACK SQUAT! The first loss I've seen where I wasn't ticked for the rest of the day! lol
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[quote name='raven5286' timestamp='1356910584' post='1283966']

3. He picked up that rushing TD that was I believe to be the positive play of Tyrod's career([u][i]I love to see Flacco do that[/i][/u]).

[/quote] Flacco can do that; but he simply chooses not to. Flacco can run very well. But he hates running. I wish he would run more, and it frustrates me when he doesn't run.

Tryod looked OK, and had some nice moments. But he's not starting material. No way. And if Flacco goes down, Tyrod would scare me. Athleticism doesn't always equate to smart football.
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Man!! Why did we let Chris Chester go? Look at him tearing it up with the Skins!
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If Flacco would ever go down, the Ravens are in BIG trouble! And PLEASE, no more of Pagano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Very impressed with our defense. Even the back ups. Ellerbe is out of his mind. God I hope he comes back to Baltimore next year with a nice contract. Add Kruger to that list too.
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hopefully they will just think they will roll over us and were an easy team and we will use that to our advantage...
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One thing that I don't understand is why do we do the screen pass to Leach. I've yelled at my TV every time I've seen that play this year, at least 5 times. Are they expecting Leach to break one or what? And right after I showed my displeasure once again, today, Leach was slow getting up. That is an example of a 'Wasted Play!' Also, if Cincy beats Hous., they, as the lowest remaining seed, would go to Denver and hopefully beat them, while we would have to play at NE. Either way, we have to beat at least Denver or NE, in 1 really tough game, but winnable though, before we get too far. I hope we focus on Indy, but also as fans, we should be looking forward to traveling at least once this post-season.
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[quote name='ravenstime' timestamp='1356932753' post='1284548']
One thing that I don't understand is why do we do the screen pass to Leach. I've yelled at my TV every time I've seen that play this year, at least 5 times. Are they expecting Leach to break one or what? And right after I showed my displeasure once again, today, Leach was slow getting up. That is an example of a 'Wasted Play!' Also, if Cincy beats Hous., they, as the lowest remaining seed, would go to Denver and hopefully beat them, while we would have to play at NE. Either way, we have to beat at least Denver or NE, in 1 really tough game, but winnable though, before we get too far. I hope we focus on Indy, but also as fans, we should be looking forward to traveling at least once this post-season.
[/quote] I agree, and feel the same way about screens to Pitta. I would much rather see Ray Rice, Pierce, Jacoby Jones, Torrey Smith, Deonte Thompson, David Reed or Laquan Williams get the ball.
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I think the Ravens "should" win against the Colts but this team has been so inconsistent all year. Primarily the offensive and defensive line play. Ravens offense goes as the the ability to run and stick with the run. When the Raven do that in an up tempo, offense looks to score around 30 . When they can't run or pass too much everyone on offense especially Flacco look bad.

Lean on the run game (Rice, Pierce) and send Indy home. If it becomes a shootout, Ravens may be in trouble.
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Legacy game for Flacco. If he is a legit top 10 QB and wants anywear near 9-10 mil, he better come out and curb-stomp Indy. If Luck outshines him...let's just say that only in Baltimore could you turn the phrase "franchise QB" into a derogatory one.
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@law215 don't worry about consistency... trust me... healthy as we will b come playoffs.... were clutch... don't worry about consistency we'll get it done
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I love what Tyrod Taylor Did Today With A Practically Second and Third String Offense on the field against Cincy's First String For The First half. I am surprised he play'd that well coming off of the Bench. He never gets any significant amount of playing time. Even when the Ravens Have A game already won, he only get to be in there for the last 3 or 4 minutes.
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[quote name='Ravenous-D' timestamp='1356934907' post='1284577']
Legacy game for Flacco. If he is a legit top 10 QB and wants anywear near 9-10 mil, he better come out and curb-stomp Indy. If Luck outshines him...let's just say that only in Baltimore could you turn the phrase "franchise QB" into a derogatory one.
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smhh, lol Indy just knocked Houston of the AFC 1 Seed and you all still think theyre pushovers for some reason.
Luck is for real...yeah he threw some picks this season, any rookie QB will, that doesnt mean he cant score. You cant say Inddy has a super beast defense or RB to carry him...11 times out of 16, he got it done in the clutch. you all need to stop sleepin.

ANd Indy might not be top 10 defense, but with Pagano there and while their opponent is us, they might as well be. Indy showed today that they dont care how many name brands or league leading stats you have, if they need a stop, they'll find a way.
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Excellent job today by the backups!

If Taylor hadn't thrown the pick six, it might have ended 17-16 Ravens. 129 yards rushing by Allen and Pierce against Cincy's defensive starters shows that we have depth on the O-Line and backfield. Hopefully Birk retires at the end of this season to make way for Gradkowski.

Ravens defense only gave up one touchdown and 3 field goals while sitting Lewis, Suggs, Ngata, Pollard and Reed. Apparently we have defensive depth as well.

Can we get an update on Sam Koch's offensive stats?
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[quote name='ravenstime' timestamp='1356932753' post='1284548']
One thing that I don't understand is why do we do the screen pass to Leach. I've yelled at my TV every time I've seen that play this year, at least 5 times. Are they expecting Leach to break one or what? And right after I showed my displeasure once again, today, Leach was slow getting up. That is an example of a 'Wasted Play!' Also, if Cincy beats Hous., they, as the lowest remaining seed, would go to Denver and hopefully beat them, while we would have to play at NE. Either way, we have to beat at least Denver or NE, in 1 really tough game, but winnable though, before we get too far. I hope we focus on Indy, but also as fans, we should be looking forward to traveling at least once this post-season.
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[quote name='RiseNconquer' timestamp='1356933099' post='1284554']
I agree, and feel the same way about screens to Pitta. I would much rather see Ray Rice, Pierce, Jacoby Jones, Torrey Smith, Deonte Thompson, David Reed or Laquan Williams get the ball.
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lol typical ravens fans. Kick and scream for three years to get Cam out of here because his play calling is too conservative/predictable...get him gone, and then what do you do?
Why beg for predictable play calling of course, what else? smh

oh and good luck using Cinci as a Manning shield...their starter D just had to go down to the wire to beat Tyrod Taylor XD
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Well one thing for sure is that the Flacco haters can not blame him for THIS loss. I do believe that Tyrod did a nice job.

As far is the Colts go they did a nice job but NOW they must travel to hostile territory and the fans are going to rattle Luck just a little bit wouldn't you say?

If the Ravens bring their "A" game like they did for the Giants we should win easily but as everyone knows win or lose the media will have something negative to say about us.

Go Ravens.
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I don't even look at this as a loss it doesn't feel like it to me . I don't see a team ahead of us that we can't beat if we play 60 minutes of ravens football. in the past i have been very critical of Tyrod taylor but he honestly surprised me today . loved seeing his progress. awesome job all around . let's do our thing
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First our second string defense held the bungles to a little of nothing and they looked good doing it. Second, can we stop the Tyrod Taylor replacing Flacco. It is a lot harder than it looks to be a qb and Taylor isn't anywhere close to Flacco.
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what lost us this game was the no pi call reed was knocked to the ground we were up 2 that would of set us up nice and that missed fg would of never happened and they wouldn't of got that deep pass to eventually take the lead. shame on the officials it was clearly a PI how blind can you be
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FIRST OF ALL no one said replace Joe with Tyrod, what was said was lets see what he can do when "Joe Elite" starts stumbling.. Some on here "CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT" but if he was afforded the opportunity like say R Wilson & ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the other 1st & 2nd year qbs to practice as the starter, work with all the other started, make mistakes [he will make more plays then not]& learn from them this OFF would be explosive.......... Btw "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" what would Joe look like against Cin 1's with those guys? yesterday
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I think Joe and Tyrod should bunk together.
If we could only have a little bit of Tyrod in Flacco, we'd have the best QB in the league!
Joe can't run but he can make any throw on the field and Tyrod has some crazy legs but his passing percentage leves a little to be desired. I wonder how well he'd be doing if we had him as our starter all year?
It does make you think.
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[quote name='fusuymada' timestamp='1356956708' post='1284683']
First our second string defense held the bungles to a little of nothing and they looked good doing it. Second, can we stop the Tyrod Taylor replacing Flacco. It is a lot harder than it looks to be a qb and Taylor isn't anywhere close to Flacco.
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True,... the 2s and 3s held the Cincy 1s close all through the 1st Quarter!

True,... T.T. ain't nowhere close to Flacco,... he's 10 X more accurate, ellusive and more dynamic! Joe E-Lite has the size and the arm and that's all! Now, before you hit neg, understand what I'm saying!

Joe's our number 1 QB but let us play Fantasy Football for a moment!

If Tyrod Taylor had Joe's size and arm, we would be looking at a Steve McNair clone in purple - make no mistake! We'd probably have gone to the Super Bowl (twice)!

Why, they say? Easy! If Tyrod, with his accuracy and ellusiveness, had Joe's arm and size, we wouldn't be talking about the Troy P "strip" and we wouldn't be talking about the Lee Evans' "strip"!

Now, you can hit neg,... show how narrow-minded you are about Joe Statue.
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