Welcome to the pre-game, quick hit, stats-apalooza. This is a broad, statistical overview of the current Atlanta Falcons' opponent. This week, it's the Baltimore Ravens.The Ravens will travel 678 miles to play the Falcons in the Georgia Dome for the first Thursday Night Football game of the season. Let's learn a little bit about our guests.
The city of Baltimore is known by many nicknames; Charm City, Mobtown, B'More, The City of Firsts, Monument City and, of course, Ravenstown. Their many mottos include: "The Greatest City in America", "Get in on it." and "The city that reads." They are also known for a little show a few people may have heard of, The Wire. Their mascot is Poe. You can email Poe your questions here. Wide receiver Derrick Mason is the oldest rostered player at 36 years old while linebacker Ray Lewis is the longest tenured with 15 years in the league.
FANTASY ALERT: The Ravens' secondary has struggled this season, allowing the 15th-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. If Roddy White is healthy, he should be in for another big game. Even missing time last week with a knee injury, White is averaging 7.3 receptions for 99.5 yards and has scored five touchdowns.
Falcons Vs. Ravens
Their Week 10 meeting will be only the 3rd meeting between the Falcons and Ravens. The Falcons trail the series 1-2. This is the eighth time in nine games the Falcons are playing a team that leads the lifetime series against them.
The Falcons record against the Ravens (by decade):
- 2000s ...1-1
- 1990s ...0-1
- 1980s ...0-0
- 1970s ...0-0
- 1960s ...0-0
Average Score in all 3 meetings:
- Falcons 14.3
- Ravens 20.0
- Falcons 241.7
- Ravens 325.0
Most Points Scored:
Falcons 20, Nov. 3, 2002
Highlight: T.J. Duckett ran for 75 yards and one touchdown in a game the Falcons lost.
Ravens 24, Nov. 19, 2006
Fewest Points Scored:
Falcons 10, Nov. 19, 2006
Ravens 17, Nov. 3, 2002
- Falcons and Ravens have only played three times with no team winning consecutive games.
The Ravens' John Harbaugh is 29-16 as a head coach. He is 2-0 in Week 10 games lifetime.
Mike Smith is 26-15 as Falcons head coach and is 1-1 in Week 10 games.
Best Individual Performances Against the Ravens:
- Passing: Danny Kanell, 184 yards, 1999
- Rushing: T.J. Duckett, 75 yards, 2002
- Receiving: Terance Mathis, 66 yards, 1999
- Sacks: 2 players tied, 2, Most recent was Patrick Kerney in 2002