The Ravens' offensive line has allowed 10 sacks in three road games compared to eight in four home contests, and Osemele admitted there have been a couple of instances where the offensive tackles didn't hear the calls being made at the line in enough time to make an adjustment.
The Ravens' coaching staff studied all sorts of potential offensive issues during the bye week and players are convinced that some of their problems in their first three road games have been corrected. Sunday will be the first opportunity to show it, and end a trend that has been both frustrating and confounding.
"We try to come up with little different things — little different signals — but we all have to be on the same page," Rice said. "I think the second half of the year, the best thing we have to do is all be on the same page, and let Joe drive this thing, let the coaches call the plays, and we'll go out there and execute at a high level."
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Since the start of last season, the Ravens have been a totally different team at home than on the road. Here is the proof:
Reg. season record: 12-0 5-6
Avg. points scored: 29.0 18.5
Avg. points allowed: 17.3 20.0
Avg. Yds per game: 367.9 317.4
Avg. Yds allowed: 300.9 348.0
Avg passing yards 248.1 200.3
Avg passing yards allowed 205.7 226.2
Avg rushing yards 119.8 117.1
Avg rushing yards allowed 95.2 121.8
Turnovers 13 19
Turnovers caused 23 16
Sacks 41 19
Sacks allowed 20 31