Ravens Offense Finds Confidence Booster
BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF)--- The Baltimore Ravens (3-2) just needed one game to prove its offensive worth. Quarterback Joe Flacco had been stressing the play-making ability was there, but after two straight losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers, confidence was low. Not anymore. The Ravens found just that in their 30-17 win in week five against the Oakland Raiders.
Joe Flacco believes the Ravens finally have their confidence on offense and it's only the beginning, “We’re working hard in there. Guys are definitely ready to go and want to be involved and make a splash. We’re working hard to do that. I think it’s going to carry over.” Flacco later added it's just the beginning, but must carry over to week six against the Chicago Bears (1-4) at home this Sunday.
“We definitely want to make sure we come out swinging in this game, just like we did last week,” Flacco said. “It was definitely a step in the right direction. I think we’re a confident group. But you have to go out there and play well and prove yourself all the time.”
The Ravens put up 365 total yards of offense. The team only had one penalty, no turnovers, scored the most points it has all season, and the offensive line gave up zero sacks. Flacco had his best game of the season going 19-of-26 for 222 yards. Most importantly, the offense was aggressive and found the deep ball. Ravens receiver Mike Wallace had three receptions, one for 52-yards and the other for 54-yards. Wallace ended with 133 receiving yards, more than he had in the Ravens first four games combined. Fellow receiver Jeremy Maclin had six receptions, the most touches he's had in a game this season.