Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. Chargers
As the Ravens (8-2) head into Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers (4-6) at Qualcomm Stadium, here's a checklist of some key areas to keep an eye on.
-- Aaron Wilson
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5. Does practicing later in the day this week give the Ravens an edge?( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / August 19, 2012 )
In an effort to acclimate to West Coast time, Ravens coach John Harbaugh had his players sleep in later and held meetings and practices later in the day on Wednesday and Friday. The Ravens were practicing until roughly 3:30 Friday afternoon before heading out to fly to San Diego.
Time will tell if it works.
"It's something we did homework on, we did research on," Harbaugh said. "Dr. David McDuff here is an expert in that, has written a couple of books on sleep studies and energy cycles and things like that. We try to act like we know what we're talking about as coaches, but we take good advice when we get it.
"So, we're trying to work our way onto West Coast time. We're trying to be at our best at 1 o'clock Pacific Standard Time out there in San Diego. That's what we're hoping for, so that's why we're doing this."