Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. $12 for 12 weeks.

Topics

Tyvon Branch
Film Study: Breaking down the Ravens and the Raiders
Film Study: Breaking down the Ravens and the Raiders

Ravens 25, Browns 15 Strategy: Embracing their old smash-mouth roots, the Ravens eschewed no-huddle and shotgun schemes in favor of physical I-formation plays with bruising fullback Vonta Leach running interference for Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice. There were just five no-huddle plays, including Rice's eight-yard touchdown run, and 13 shotgun plays, including quarterback Joe Flacco's game-winning touchdown pass, out of 62 plays. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron broke character and was stubborn with the run even when Rice was corralled by extra defenders. Misdirection runs off fake reverses were effective. Dean Pees tried to load up on Browns rookie star...

Loading