Originally Posted by cbs1507
Maybe you did didn't watch both games. The Texans went blitz crazy against a QB that is the best in the league against the blitz (AGAIN) and got burnt for it. The Ravens did not go blitz crazy and only sent 4 and played coverage most of the game and at times showing blitz but only sending 4 and playing coverage against a QB that lost 2 SBs against this formula. In fact the Raven did not even get consistent pressure on Tom Brady yet with only sending 4 and playing coverage they were able to keep the Pats offense in check. The Texans had the wrong game plan POINT BLANK.
I think the Ravens fans will agree that even though Ray Lewis is not exactly playing at a high level... having him back in there brings a TON of leadership and experience in handling that Pats offense.
Having no Cushing was a HUGE blow to our effeciency and ability to mix disguise xoverage/blitz packages. Our D looks entirely different with Cushing on the field and the Pats are a terrible matchup for any team having to start James and Ruud as your ILBs.