The Ravens and new safety Earl Thomas have a future together, secured last week with a four-year, $55 million contract. But over an 18-quarter span last season, they also shared a statistical quirk.
From the second quarter of the Ravens’ Week 7 loss to the New Orleans Saints to the third quarter of a Week 12 win over the Oakland Raiders, the defense did not force a turnover. In that same period, neither did Thomas.
Of course, Thomas wouldn’t have been able to help the Ravens, even if the Seattle Seahawks had lent him free of charge....
Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws to an open receiver against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The New Orleans Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in overtime.