Capsule JAGUARS (4-7) VS. RAVENS (3-8)

November 24, 1996|By Gary Lambrecht

Site: Memorial Stadium.

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: Ch. 11.

Announcers: Jim Donovan and Bob Golic.

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

Line: Ravens by 3 1/2 .

Vs. spread: Jaguars 3-8; Ravens 4-6.

Record on grass: Ravens 3-5; Jaguars 4-3.

Last week: Ravens lost to 49ers, 38-20; Jaguars lost to Steelers, 28-3.

Last meeting: Two weeks ago, the Jaguars erased an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Ravens, 30-27, in Jacksonville.

Series: Jaguars are 3-0 vs. Browns/Ravens.

Who's hot: Ravens: WR Michael Jackson has a career-high 10 TD receptions. FS Eric Turner has an interception in each of his last four games. QB Vinny Testaverde has thrown a career-high 24 TD passes. WR Derrick Alexander has a TD reception in seven of 11 games. Jaguars: WR Keenan McCardell is fourth in the AFC with 62 catches. QB Mark Brunell leads the NFL with 3,080 passing yards and has thrown for more than 200 yards in each of last 13 games, the league's longest active streak. Rookie LB Kevin Hardy is second on the team with 83 tackles and has four sacks. RB James Stewart has rushed for 698 yards and seven TDs.

Who's not: Ravens: The team has lost six of its last seven games and has yet to win a game against the AFC Central. The defense is allowing 374.6 yards per game and has given up an NFL-high 324 points. Since joining the lineup six weeks ago, TE Eric Green has caught just 13 passes with no TDs. WR Floyd Turner has four catches for 37 yards in his last two games. Jaguars: RB Natrone Means is averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Punter Bryan Barker is averaging 34.5 net yards.

Injuries: Jaguars

G Brian DeMarco knee O

C Michael Cheever concussion P

LB Kevin Hardy elbow P

WR Keenan McCardell thigh P

G Jeff Novak hamstring P

DT Kelvin Pritchett groin P

G Rich Tylski neck P

Ravens

DE Rob Burnett knee O

C Steve Everitt shoulder O

DT Dan Footman arm O

RB Randy Baldwin thigh D

FB Carwell Gardner shoulder D

TE Eric Green knee D

LB Jerrol Williams knee D

WR Ray Ethridge chest Q

LB Ray Lewis ankle Q

CB Antonio Langham hamstring P

QB Vinny Testaverde chest P

DT Tim Goad virus P

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

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Statistical comparison:

NFL RANKINGS

................ Tot. ... Off. Rush ... Pass ... Tot. ... Def. Rush ... Pass

Ravens ......... 3 ...... 15 .......... 3 ...... 29 ..... 26 .......... 28

Jacksonville ... 2 ...... 19 .......... 1 ...... 8 ...... 13 .......... 6

OFFENSE ................. Jaguars ...... Ravens

FIRST DOWNS ............. 225 .......... 232

Rushing ................. 59 ........... 75

Passing ................. 145 .......... 141

Penalty ................. 21 ........... 16

YDS GAINED (tot) ........ 3977 ......... 3873

Avg per Game ............ 361.5 ........ 352.1

RUSHING (net) ........... 1112 ......... 1177

Avg per Game ............ 101.1 ........ 107.0

Rushes .................. 283 .......... 284

Yards per Rush .......... 3.9 .......... 4.1

PASSING (net) ........... 2865 ......... 2696

Avg per Game ............ 260.5 ........ 245.1

Passes Att. ............. 397 .......... 388

Completed ............... 252 .......... 223

Pct Completed ........... 63.5 ......... 57.5

Yards Gained ............ 3080 ......... 2897

Sacked .................. 38 ........... 27

Yards Lost .............. 215 .......... 201

Had intercepted ......... 18 ........... 14

Yards Opp Ret ........... 325 .......... 254

Opp TDs on Int .......... 2 ............ 3

PUNTS ................... 53 ........... 50

Avg Yards ............... 42.8 ......... 42.5

PUNT RETURNS ............ 24 ........... 25

Avg Return .............. 11.9 ......... 8.7

Returned for TD ......... 0 ............ 0

KICKOFF RETURNS ......... 46 ........... 63

Avg Return .............. 21.9 ......... 20.5

Returned for TD ......... 0 ............ 0

PENALTIES ............... 104 .......... 63

Yards Penalized ......... 848 .......... 540

FUMBLES BY .............. 23 ........... 18

Fumbles Lost ............ 9 ............ 10

Opp Fumbles ............. 19 ........... 17

Opp Fum Lost ............ 9 ............ 7

POSS. TIME (avg) ........ 31:53 ........ 27: 24

TOUCHDOWNS .............. 23 ........... 33

Rushing ................. 9 ............ 8

Passing ................. 14 ........... 25

Returns ................. 0 ............ 0

EXTRA POINTS (tot) ...... 22 ........... 28

Kicks Made/2Pt .......... 19/3 ......... 23/5

FIELD GOALS/FGA ......... 14/17 ........ 11/15

POINTS SCORED ........... 205 .......... 264

DEFENSE ................. Jaguars ...... Ravens

POINTS ALLOWED .......... 236 .......... 324

OPP FIRST DOWNS ......... 198 .......... 246

Rushing ................. 68 ........... 85

Passing ................. 110 .......... 142

Penalty ................. 20 ........... 19

OPP YARDS GAINED ........ 3164 ......... 4121

Avg per Game ............ 287.6 ........ 374.6

OPP RUSHING (net) ....... 1126 ......... 1427

Avg per Game ............ 102.4 ........ 129.7

Rushes .................. 306 .......... 356

Yards per Rush .......... 3.7 .......... 4.0

OPP PASSING (net) ....... 2038 ......... 2694

Avg per Game ............ 185.3 ........ 244.9

Passes Att. ............. 325 .......... 350

Completed ............... 179 .......... 233

Pct Completed ........... 55.1 ......... 66.6

Sacked .................. 28 ........... 24

Yards Lost .............. 188 .......... 116

INTERCEPTED BY .......... 9 ............ 10

Yards Returned .......... 65 ........... 81

Returned for TD ......... 0 ............ 0

OPP PUNT RETURNS ........ 35 ........... 19

Avg return .............. 9.3 .......... 10.9

OPP KICKOFF RET ......... 42 ........... 48

Avg return .............. 24.4 ......... 19.9

OPP TOUCHDOWNS .......... 27 ........... 37

Rushing ................. 6 ............ 14

Passing ................. 18 ........... 18

Returns ................. 3 ............ 5

Pub Date: 11/24/96

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