Capsule

November 10, 1996|By Gary Lambrecht

Site: Jacksonville (Fla.) Municipal Stadium.

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: Chs. 11, 4.

Announcers: Tom Hammond and Bob Trumpy.

Radio: WJFK (1300 AM), WLIF (101.9 FM).

Line: Jaguars by 4.

Vs. spread: Ravens 3-5; Jaguars 3-6.

L Last week: Ravens lost to Bengals, 24-21; Jaguars were idle.

Last meeting: Ravens, as the Cleveland Browns, lost to the Jaguars, 24-21, in last year's season finale.

Series: Jaguars won both games against the Browns in 1995.

Who's hot: Ravens: RB Earnest Byner has 802 yards of total offense. WRs Michael Jackson (45 catches, 684 yards, eight TDs) and Derrick Alexander (41, 710, seven) are one of the league's most dangerous receiving duos. RB Bam Morris is averaging 5.7 yards per carry. LB Ray Lewis has a team-high 92 tackles. Jaguars: QB Mark Brunell leads the league with 2,511 passing yards. RB James Stewart has 613 rushing yards and a team-high six TDs. WR Keenan McCardell has a team-high 55 catches for 727 yards. WR Jimmy Smith has five TD receptions and 557 receiving yards. Rookie LB Kevin Hardy has 58 tackles, five pass deflections, two interceptions and three sacks. LB Eddie Robinson has a team-high 93 tackles and six pass deflections.

Who's not: Ravens: QB Vinny Testaverde threw four interceptions in last week's loss. Since rushing for 50 yards on six carries against New England on Oct. 6, FB Carwell Gardner has 6 rushing yards and has not carried the ball for three straight games. LB Mike Croel has one sack. Jaguars: RB Natrone Means is averaging 3.2 yards on 39 carries and has yet to rush for a TD. WR Andre Rison, who has missed two games with injuries, has caught 26 passes and scored two TDs.

Injuries:

Ravens

DE Rob Burnett knee O

C Steve Everitt shoulder O

DT Dan Footman arm O

CB Antonio Langham hamstring D

DE Mike Frederick neck Q

FB Carwell Gardner shoulder Q

DE Anthony Pleasant ankle Q

LB Craig Powell shoulder Q

LB Jerrol Williams knee Q

TE Eric Green knee P

WR Michael Jackson back P

WR Floyd Turner calf P

Jaguars

G Brian DeMarco knee O

DT Kelvin Pritchett groin Q

S Dana Hall back P

RB Le'Shai Maston concussion P

G Jeff Novak hamstring P

Key: O-Out. D-doubtful, 25 percent chance of playing. Q-questionable, 50 percent. P-probable, 75 percent.

Statistical comparison:

.......... ..........Off. . ....... ....Def.

NFL RANKINGS, Total, Rush, Pass, Total, Rush, Pass

Ravens, ......3......19, ..2, ...29, ...27, ..25

Jacksonville, 2, ....15, ..1, ...7, ....13, ..7

OFFENSE, Ravens, Jaguars

FIRST DOWNS, 192, 183

Rushing, 62, 54

Passing, 116, 114

Penalty, 14, 15

YDS GAINED (tot), 3218, 3320

Avg per Game, 357.6, 368.9

RUSHING (net) 916 948

Avg per Game, 101.8, 105.3

Rushes, 220, 245

Yards per Rush, 4.2, 3.9

PASSING (net), 2302, 2372

Avg per Game, 255.8, 263.6

Passes Att., 331, 313

Completed, 192, 200

Pct Completed, 58.0, 63.9

Yards Gained, 2450, 2511

Sacked, 18, 26

Yards Lost, 148, 139

Had intercepted, 13, 15

Yards Opp Ret, 246, 308

Opp TDs on Int, 3, 2

PUNTS, 38, 41

Avg Yards, 43.9, 42.1

PUNT RETURNS, 19, 21

Avg Return, 8.2, 12.6

Returned for TD, 0, 0

KICKOFF RETURNS, 49, 35

Avg Return, 21.0, 23.3

Returned for TD, 0, 0

PENALTIES, 49, 84

Yards Penalized, 396, 699

FUMBLES BY, 12, 17

Fumbles Lost, 5, 6

Opp Fumbles, 14, 15

Opp Fum Lost, 4, 6

POSS. TIME (avg), 26: 51, 32: 19

TOUCHDOWNS, 28, 20

Rushing, 8, 7

Passing, 20, 13

Returns, 0, 0

EXTRA POINTS(tot), 23, 20

Kicks Made/2Pt, 18/5 1, 8/2

FIELD GOALS/FGA, 7/11, 10/13

POINTS SCORED, 217, 172

DEFENSE, Ravens, Jaguars

POINTS ALLOWED, 256, 181

OPP FIRST DOWNS, 202, 159

Rushing, 74, 50

Passing, 113, 90

Penalty, 15, 19

OPP YARDS GAINED, 3331, 2579

Avg per Game, 370.1, 286.6

LTC OPP RUSHING(net), 1231, 866

Avg per Game, 136.8, 96.2

Rushes, 305, 238

Yards per Rush, 4.0, 3.6

OPP PASSING(net), 2100, 1713

Avg per Game, 233.3, 190.3

Passes Att., 282, 273

Completed, 183, 155

Pct Completed, 64.9, 56.8

Sacked, 16, 22

Yards Lost, 88, 151

INTERCEPTED BY, 7, 8

Yards Returned, 81, 65

Returned for TD, 0, 0

OPP PUNT RETURNS, 15, 25

Avg return, 10.8, 8.8

OPP KICKOFF RET, 38, 34

Avg return, 21.0, 24.9

OPP TOUCHDOWNS, 29, 20

Rushing, 9, 5

Passing, 16, 13

Returns, 4, 2

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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