Ravens beat Cowboys 33-24 in Texas Stadium finale
Dallas Cowboys fans and Hall of Famers came early and stayed late, making sure they savored every bit of the 313th and last game at Texas Stadium.
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#1 Dec 21, 2008
The Ravens poked a stick in the eye of the NFL and their favorite team: Listening to the play-by-play of the game, I might be excused for thinking that I was watching a Dallas TV station.
They (Deion and friends) made every excuse for Romo and the rest of his mates. If I paid attention only to their coverage and did not see a bunch of guys in purple making plays all over the field, I would not know that the Ravens were even there.
Having made that observation, I must say that I enjoyed the game on the field thoroughly:
1. Mason - what else can we say about this inspirational player
2. Flacco - sacked 5 times, he NEVER gave into the pressure (even getting an A from Preston!).
3. Clayton - he WAS a factor with a number of catches for first downs. I also liked that he was McClain's escort into the end zone after chipping the safety.
4. O-Line - made some nice halftime adjustments, thoroghly protected Flacco in the second half and opened up the holes for our rushing attack.
5. Koch - In addition to booming punts and helping his team win the field position battle, his nine yard run was fantastic. No juking, he just ran straight ahead for a first down - and Flacco and Mason made it worth while.
6. McGahee - he redeemed himself with the 77-yd run! Not a good game for him prior to that.
7. Ed Reed -'Nuff said!
8. The LBs - also 'Nuff said!
Step 1 has been accomplished - keep the path to the playoffs in your own hands!
#2 Dec 21, 2008
Heard the name Demarcus Ware only ONCE and that was in the FIRST QUARTER. Silence is golden. Go Ravens.
#3 Dec 21, 2008
According to the media types, it COULD NOT HAVE BEEN because the Ravens silenced him!!! It must have been a bad hamburger he ate that kept him from having his name mentioned in the second half!
The adjustments by the coaches and the O-Line for the second half stifled the Dallas D, and the Ravens really took it to them.
I guess Dallas found out what a real "physical team" is like.
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