Ravens 44, Seahawks 41

Nfl Week 12

November 24, 2003|By Jamison Hensley

POSITION EDGE

Ravens rushing vs. Seahawks run defense

RAVENS -- Jamal Lewis rushed for 117 yards, cracking 100 yards for the eighth time in 11 games. In the fourth quarter and overtime, he ran for 50 yards on 10 carries. Backup Chester Taylor had his worst game of the season, totaling minus-1 yard on three attempts and setting up Seattle for a touchdown at the end of the first half with a fumble.

Ravens passing vs. Seahawks pass defense

RAVENS - - Anthony Wright lit up the Seahawks' secondary, setting career highs in attempts (37), completions (20), yards (319) and touch-downs (four) to finish with a 119.1 quarterback rating. He found a rhythm with receiver Marcus Robinson, who outjumped defensive backs for the four touchdown throws. It was the best day of the season for their receiving corps as Travis Taylor made a sensational one-handed, 43-yard reception and Frank Sanders made a 44-yard catch that deflected off Robinson's hands.

Seahawks rushing vs. Ravens run defense

RAVENS - - The Ravens made their most impressive stand of the season, stuffing quarterback Matt Hasselbeck short on a critical fourth-and-one in the final minute of regulation. Before that, linebacker Ray Lewis stripped Seahawks full-back Mack Strong, which allowed the Ravens to close wlthln 41-38 with a touchdown. After the third quarter, the Ravens held Seattle running back Shaun Alexander to 18 yards on his final nine carries.

Seahawks passing vs. Ravens pass defense

SEAHAWKS - - It was an off-day by every-body on what was the hottest secondary in the league. Chris McAlister got beat on a 38-yard touchdown pass on a post route by Koren Robinson. Corey Fuller got beat on an 80-yard streak route by Darrell Jackson. And Tom Knight couldn't stop touchdown throws of 2 and 10 yards in the final 23 seconds of the first half. The 293 yards passing were the most allowed by the Ravens this season.

Special teams RAVENS - - Ed Reed's blocked punt for a touch-down started the Ravens' come-back from 41-24. Matt Stover tied the game at the end of regulation with a 40-yard field goal and won it wtth a 42-yarder in overtime. Dave Zastudil averaged 42 yards on eight punts despite shanking one 24 yards in the third quarter.

NICKEL PACKAGE

Thumbs up

Anthony Wright and Marcus Robinson. The former college teammates connected seven times for 131 yards and four touchdowns.

Thumbs down

Secondary. The league's third-ranked pass defense, which hadn't given up more than 274 yards passing, was gouged for 293 through the air and burned for a Ravens-record five touchdown passes.

Stat of the game

130. Minutes the Ravens went without a touchdown over the past three weeks before they scored four in less than 21 minutes.

Quotable

"We needed this one in the biggest way. We needed this type of win. We needed a win that was going to test our will. That's what was tested today. Obviously, we passed." - left guard Edwin Mulitalo.

Trainer's room

Defensive end Tony Weaver aggravated a shoulder injury on the opening drive and did not play the rest of the game. ... Nickel back Knight sprained his right foot in the fourth quarter and will get a magnetic resonance imaging test today.

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