Match to watch

Ravens vs. Lions

October 09, 2005

Lions wide receiver Roy Williams vs. Ravens cornerbacks Chris McAlister and Samari Rolle George Kokinis, the Ravens' pro personnel director, sizes up the top matchup against the Lions:

The players

Williams was the seventh overall pick of the 2004 draft. Last season, he set the Lions' rookie receiving records in receptions (54), yards (817) and touchdowns (eight). He leads the Lions this season with 10 catches for 163 yards.

McAlister, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, leads the Ravens with five passes broken up this season. Rolle, one of the Ravens' top free-agent signings this offseason, has rarely seen any passes thrown to his side this year.

What to watch

The Lions will move Williams, a 6-foot-2 target, all over the field, so McAlister and Rolle should both see him. Williams has the size, speed and temperament you look for in a receiver. He doesn't need a lot of room to make things happen. He has the strength to break tackles and the speed to make explosive plays. That's why the Lions get him the ball on short, quick passes.

For the defenders, you can play off him and try to jump the route, or you can get up in his face and disrupt the timing of the route. I think you'll see the Ravens do both.

RAVENS DATA

Statistical leaders

PASSING

Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Lg Rat.

Wright 92 59 64.1 570 2 4 32 70.5

Boller 23 15 65.2 141 0 1 28 63.9

Team 116 74 63.8 711 2 5 32 68.6

Opp. 101 54 53.5 598 3 0 35 81.2

RUSHING

Att Yds Avg Lg TD

J. Lewis 55 138 2.5 25 1

Taylor 18 64 3.6 23 0

Boller 1 2 2.0 2 0

Wright 5 2 0.4 4 0

Team 79 206 2.6 25 1

Opponents 70 211 3.0 22 0

RECEIVING

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

Mason 21 213 10.1 32 1

Heap 13 133 10.2 24 0

Wilcox 9 88 9.8 17t 1

Clayton 8 65 8.1 13 0

Taylor 7 67 9.6 20 0

Dinkins 5 44 8.8 15 0

J. Lewis 5 36 7.2 11 0

Moore 2 36 18.0 24 0

Hymes 2 16 8.0 12 0

Ricard 1 11 11.0 11 0

Mughelli 1 2 2.0 2 0

Team 74 711 9.6 32 2

Opponents 54 598 11.1 35 3

INTERCEPTIONS

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

Team 0 0 --- --- 0

Opponents 5 82 16.4 31 2

SACKS

Player No. Player No.

R. Green 2.0 Thomas 1.0

Boulware 1.0 Polley 0.5

R. Lewis 1.0 Suggs 0.5

Team 6.0 Opp. 9.0

PUNTING

Gross Net In

No. Yds Avg Avg 20 Lg Blk

Zastudil 18 769 42.7 37.7 2 53 1

Team 19 769 40.5 37.7 2 53 1

Opp. 24 1014 42.3 33.4 10 57 0

PUNT RETURNS

No. FC Yds Avg Lg TD

Sams 10 4 112 11.2 28 0

Team 10 4 112 11.2 28 0

Opponents 10 5 53 5.3 12 0

KICKOFF RETURNS

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

Sams 8 186 23.3 31 0

Dinkins 1 10 10.0 10 0

J. Green 1 10 10.0 10 0

Team 10 206 20.6 31 0

Opponents 8 207 25.9 59 0

SCORING

Total Rus Rec Ret. XP XPA FG FGA Saf Pts

Stover 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 6 0 12

J. Lewis 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Mason 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Wilcox 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Team 3 1 2 0 3 3 3 6 0 30

Opp. 5 0 3 2 5 5 5 5 1 52

BY QUARTERS

1 2 3 4 OT TOT

Ravens 3 3 10 14 0 30

Opponents 7 9 20 16 0 52

FIELD GOALS

1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+

Stover 0/0 1/1 1/2 1/3 0/0

Team 0/0 1/1 1/2 1/3 0/0

Opponents 0/0 3/3 1/1 1/1 0/0

LIONS DATA

Statistical leaders

PASSING

LIONS DATA

Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Lg Rat.

Hrrngtn 92 49 53.3 500 3 5 51t 57.3

Orlovsky 6 2 33.3 20 0 0 10 43.8

Team 98 51 52.0 520 3 5 51t 56.5

Opp. 105 64 61.0 664 3 5 80t 68.9

RUSHING

Att Yds Avg Lg TD

Jones 45 147 3.3 8t 1

Pinner 6 28 4.7 11 0

Harrington 9 20 2.2 15 0

Bryson 10 19 1.9 10 0

P. Smith 2 11 5.5 6 0

Drummond 1 -3 -3.0 -3 0

Team 73 222 3.0 15 1

Opponents 76 302 4.0 22 2

RECEIVING

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

R. Williams 10 163 16.3 51t 1

K. Johnson 10 85 8.5 25 0

Pollard 9 94 10.4 22 1

C. Rogers 5 77 15.4 31 0

M. Williams 4 25 6.3 11 1

Fitzsimmons 3 21 7.0 11 0

Jones 3 14 4.7 14 0

Bryson 3 12 4.0 7 0

P. Smith 2 18 9.0 10 0

Pinner 2 11 5.5 8 0

Team 51 520 10.2 51t 3

Opponents 64 664 10.4 80t 3

INTERCEPTIONS

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

Holt 2 51 25.5 51 0

McQuarters 1 19 19.0 19 0

Lehman 1 17 17.0 17 0

Kennedy 1 0 0.0 0 0

Team 5 87 17.4 51 0

Opponents 5 88 17.6 41t 1

SACKS

Player No. Player No.

Edwards 3.0 DeVries 1.0

S. Rogers 2.0 Bailey 1.0

Hall 1.0

Team 9.0 Opponents 7.0

PUNTING

Gross Net In

No. Yds Avg Avg 20 Lg Blk

Harris 17 723 42.5 35.4 8 49 0

Team 17 723 42.5 35.4 8 49 0

Opponents 13 555 42.7 36.8 2 50 0

PUNT RETURNS

No. FC Yds Avg Lg TD

Drummond 11 1 49 4.5 14 0

McQuarters 0 0 8 --- 8 0

Team 11 1 57 5.2 14 0

Opponents 9 6 121 13.4 73t 1

KICKOFF RETURNS

No. Yds Avg Lg TD

Drummond 10 214 21.4 41 0

DeVries 1 7 7.0 7 0

Team 11 221 20.1 41 0

Opponents 8 179 22.4 34 0

SCORING

Total Rus Rec Ret. XP XPA FG FGA Saf Pts

Hanson 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 0 12

Jones 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Pollard 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

M.Wllms 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

R.Wllms 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Hmltn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Team 4 1 3 0 3 4 3 3 0 36

Opp. 7 2 3 2 7 7 3 6 0 58

BY QUARTERS

1 2 3 4 OT TOT

Lions 13 10 3 10 0 36

Opponents 13 31 7 7 0 58

FIELD GOALS

1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+

Hanson 0/0 2/2 0/0 1/1 0/0

Team 0/0 2/2 0/0 1/1 0/0

Opponents 0/0 0/0 0/1 2/4 1/1

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