The Baltimore Ravens have to be feeling pretty good about themselves. After completing their season sweep of the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, Baltimore finds itself at 6-2 and tied atop the AFC North with the Cincinnati Bengals. Most importantly, the Ravens have come out on the winning end of every big game they have played so far, dispatching the New York Jets and the Houston Texans along with the Steelers.
The Ravens biggest struggles have come against the league's bottom feeders. After the season's opening win over Pittsburgh, Baltimore fell 26-13 to a middling Tennessee Titans squad. The Ravens's second loss came against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7, giving the Jags just their second win of the season. Heading to the West Coast on Sunday, the Ravens hope to prove that they can avoid being placated by their expectations, facing a struggling Seattle Seahawks squad.
Seattle hopes to find an offensive spark Sunday while staving off a fourth straight loss. Tarvaris Jackson's return from injury was supposed to help, but in the last two weeks he has thrown four interceptions to zero touchdowns. A rushing attack averaging just 88.3 yard per game isn't helping matters, either. The defense has shown life at times, though without any offensive help they have given up large chunks of points.
Still, the Seahawks are playing at home and the Ravens have shown the propensity to fall asleep at the wheel following big victories. Baltimore is looking to capitalize on their positive momentum and firmly establish themselves as one of the league's best. They need to prove they can bring it every week, however.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, November 13; 4:05pm ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Ravens: 98 Rock, WBAL-1090 AM
Seahawks: 710 AM ESPN, 97.3 FM KIRO