With Matt Schaub dealing with chest and shoulder injuries, Jimmy Clausen will make his first start as a Raven today against the Seattle Seahawks and their second-ranked defense. It will be his second start against the Seahawks this season.
While with the Chicago Bears, Clausen started for an injured Jay Cutler in the Bears’ 26-0 loss to the Seahawks on Sept. 27.
Here are five numbers to consider as it pertains to Clausen’s start today:
1-11: Clausen’s career record as a starter. Clausen’s only win came in the Carolina Panthers’ 19-12 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 19, 2010. Clausen started 10 games for the Panthers as a rookie in 2010, and one game for the Bears in each of the past two seasons.
Six: The number of Ravens offensive starters that opened the season against the Denver Broncos, but will not play today. That group includes quarterback Joe Flacco, running back Justin Forsett, wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., tight end Crockett Gillmore, left tackle Eugene Monroe and center Jeremy Zuttah.
10: The number of Bears offensive possessions that Clausen led against Seattle this season, and the number of times that Chicago had to punt. The Bears had just 48 net passing yards in the game and Clausen completed 9 of 17 passes for 63 yards.
52.9 percent: Clausen’s completion percentage in two career meetings with the Seahawks. Against Seattle, Clausen has completed 27 of 51 passes for 232 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.
Dec. 30, 2007: The last time a Ravens quarterback, not named Joe Flacco, started a regular-season game at M&T Bank Stadium. Troy Smith was the starting quarterback that day as the Ravens beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-21.