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Baltimore Ravens Hats , the Ravens are preparing to play their first home game since September 23rd. They will host the New Orleans Saints, who are coming off of their bye week. On the first day of practice this week, Baltimore only had four players absent and two limited participants.Alex Lewis (neck), John Brown (NIR), Eric Weddle (NIR), Brandon Carr (knee) were the only players who did not practice. However, Lewis was the 0964_4f68.jpg?c=e1a1 only player who missed due to an injury. As like most weeks, Weddle, Carr, and Brown were given the day off to rest.The biggest concern is Lewis, who is reportedly day-to-day with a ‘pinched nerve’, according to head coach John Harbaugh. If Lewis is unable to play on Sunday, the Ravens will certainly have to switch up their offensive line.Rookie cornerback Anthony Averett returned to practice as a limited participant Baltimore Ravens Hoodie , which marked the first time since Week 3 that he has participated in any capacity. Averett may be buried on the cornerback depth chart with the return of Jimmy Smith, but he is still a valuable special teams player. In a game where not many analysts were picking the road team, the Baltimore Ravens shocked the masses with their stunning victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. After leading by as many as 14 points, the Ravens went into the half tied. All the momentum was leaning in favor of Pittsburgh, but like the previous three games, Baltimore’s defense tightened up in the second half. Below are six takeaways from the Ravens’ impressive 26-14 victory over the Steelers.1. Questionable coaching decisions did not haunt the RavensHead coach John Harbaugh has a reputation for being an overly aggressive coach, but that was not the case on Sunday night. After Pittsburgh had tied the game 14-14, Baltimore had a difficult decision to make. Fourth-and-inches on their 45-yard line, and uncharacteristically, Harbaugh punted the football. Given the way the momentum shifted, this may have been the incorrect decision. However, it was evident Baltimore wanted the second quarter to end as quick as possible, and this strategy worked well.The other questionable decision came late in the fourth quarter. The Ravens had a narrow six-point lead with the ball deep in Pittsburgh’s territory. There was a little under four minutes left Customized Baltimore Ravens Jerseys , and Baltimore opted to throw the ball on second and third down, which led to only 11 seconds being taken off the clock. This gave the Steelers extra time to attempt a comeback as they were down by nine points with three minutes and 37 seconds left. Fortunately for Baltimore, Ben Roethlisberger threw an interception. 2. Pay that man his moneyMuch of the talk regarding impending free agents has been centered around inside linebacker C.J. Mosley, but John Brown is proving to be worth much more than his one-year deal. Brown has been a shining star through four games, and he could command a hefty price on the open market following this season. He was a huge factor in Sunday night’s victory as he stretched the field and made a couple of big-time receptions, including a 71-yard catch. 3. Let’s get trickyAfter Baltimore’s collapse in week two against the Bengals, Marty Mornhinweg has dialed up two ‘masterful’ game plans. Last week, he completely took away Von Miller. On Sunday night, Mornhinweg utilized a variety of unique play designs and aggressive concepts to allow his playmakers to get open. The play of the night was the trick play involving an unbalanced line, where Maxx Williams was lined up next to Matt Skura. Williams, because he was lined up off the line of scrimmage, was an eligible receiver, and he was wide open to pick up the first down. It was a great night for the offense as they totaled 26 points Authentic Mark Andrews Jersey , but they also left points on the board. Alex Collins fumbled the ball in the red zone, while Flacco was unable to connect with Michael Crabtree on a play where he would have likely scored. 4. Bend, but don’t breakBaltimore’s defense was dominant for much of the game, specifically in the second half. Remarkably, they have not allowed a touchdown in the final two-quarters of any game in the 2018 regular season. Don Martindale’s ability to adjust and shut down opposing offenses has been remarkable. The pass rush was not as active as Wink would have hoped, but the secondary played well. The Steelers did not have a receiver break the 70-yard mark, while they totaled less than 20 total rushing yards. 5. Don’t forget about meBrandon Carr will likely lose his starting spot next week as Jimmy Smith will return from his four-game suspension. However, Carr was spectacular under the bright lights. He recorded two pass breakups, but his performance was much better than the stats may suggest. Carr is a savvy veteran, who displayed great patience on several plays, including a clutch end zone pass breakup on JuJu Smith-Schuster. Baltimore’s general manager Ozzie Newsome made it his mission in the offseason to improve the wide receiver room. He signed three veteran free agents, and John Brown has been the biggest difference maker. Due to his big-play ability, Brown has received a majority of the attention Authentic Maurice Canady Jersey , but Willie Snead has made several clutch plays through the first four games of the season. Snead’s ability to work from the slot and beat man-coverage has been a key part of Baltimore’s success, specifically on third down. 6. This might be a different Joe FlaccoThroughout training camp and the preseason, Flacco has looked like a man on a mission. Whether it was the team selecting Lamar Jackson in the first round or not, he is a different quarterback this season. Although he struggled against the Bengals, Flacco has put together one of his best four-game stretches in recent memory. If he continues this pace, he will hit the 5,000 yard mark for the first time in his career and the 4,000 yard mark for only the second time. Flacco’s decision-making has dramatically improved, and he is spreading the ball around as a total of 11 different players caught passes on Sunday night.

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