well everyone probaly has read this link:
I know alot of people are saying the defense was bad in the 4th and they need to improve and 134 points given up is bad and such.
but how much of this is actuall fact and how much can you actually blame on the defense?
well ive looked up all the points that where give up in the 4th by the ravens and ive seen something very intresting.
vs Denver 14 points yes all on defense
vs CLE 0 points allowed
VS TEX 0 points allowed
VS BUF 0 points allowed
vs DOLP 10 points allowed 7 being a pick 6 lol
vs Packers 3 points allowed
vs Pits 6 points allowed FG after failed onside kick.
vs CLE 3 points allowed
vs CIN 14 points allowed 1 after an INT and 1 was the hail mary
vs CHI 7 points on a long drive so yeah defense
vs Jets 0 points allowed
vs Pits 13 points yeah on the defense actually 1 TD came after pits started on their 40 yard line after kickoff out of bound but still most on them.
vs vikes 20 points 6 coming after a INT (failed 2pnt con) by the offense and 14 you can blame the defense
vs DET 6 points failed 2pnt by det can blame defense
vs Pats 21 points 7 coming after a failed 4th down by offense and 14 where turnovers turned into points by pats defense
vs Bengal 17 points 7 on defense and 10 coming on a pick 6 and FG coming after another pick lol.
now its a fact the ravens gave up 134 points in the 4th quarter.
However there where 4 direct scores after an offense turnover and i question how its possible that these 4 scores count against the defense?
So Flacco throws a pick 6 against the dolphins and Bengals and its the defense fault they gave up points?
Tyrod fumbles and throws a pick that results in direct points while the defense was on the side line and its their fault?
The ravens have a failed onside kick and the defense holds the opponent to a FG and its their fault they gave up 3 points?
Offense fails on 4th down and gives other team good field position and it results in a FG and we blame the defense for not stopping them?
how i see it:
14 points broncos all defense.
3 points dolphins all defense
3 points packers all defense
3 points steelers all defense altough drive did start at steelers 37.
3 points cleveland all defense
7 points bengals hail mary all defense
7 points chicago all defense
7 points steelers all defense 6 points part defense
14 points vikes all defense
6 points lions all defense
7 points bengals all defense
thats about 74 points you can blame it all on the defense and 6 points that id say is also on them
thats 80 points.
28 points came when the defense was watching the offense on the side line giving up direct points.
19 points are questionable at best:
3 points came in the steelers 1st game where steelers kicked a FG after a failed onside that gave them the ball on the ravens 38.
6 points came in the vikes game where flacco had a pick on the ravens 33 and vikes scored a TD but failed the XP
7 points came in the pats game where the ravens failed on 4th down on the ravens 48 and the pats scored a TD off it.
3 points came in the bengals 2nd game where a flacco pick was returned to the ravens 20 and held them to a FG.
on the fence:
7 points came in the bengals game where after a pick the bengals went 70 yards for a TD.
defense just forced a punt in the 4th and within 2 min of game time they where back on the field lol.
now im not saying the defense was perfect or great but to be fair they where not nearly as bad in the 4th quarter as the media and some fans here wants us to believe.