Baltimore Ravens: Final Two Games Against Backup Quarterbacks


The Baltimore Ravens have two more games remaining in this 2014 season. In order for them to make the playoffs, all they have to do is win those two games. It sounds very simple, and it might very well be as easy as it sounds.

Their two remaining games aren’t against bad teams. In fact, both teams hold respectable records of 7-7. That means both their winning percentages are .500 which, last time I checked, is average.

Mediocre teams are not easy to beat, nor are they extremely difficult. However, they might be easier to defeat than not with the quarterbacks that both these teams will be featuring in their respective matchups with Baltimore.

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Next week, the Ravens will travel to Houston to take on the Texans. Although the Texans have one of the best players in the league in J.J. Watt, their defense still ranks 24th in the NFL. The defense, however, is the least of their problems.

How many quarterbacks have the Texans lost this season? Well, last week, second-string quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick started the game for them. The bad news is that he did not finish the game. With that being said, the next man up was supposed to be Tom Savage. But he suffered a knee injury this past week, and has been ruled out of the coming game against Baltimore.

This has forced the Texans to dig deep, and they will start either Case Keenum or Thaddeus Lewis. There is a good chance that you have either never heard of those guys or have never seen them play.

In the Week 17 finale, the Ravens will host the Cleveland Browns. Slated to start that game at quarterback is rookie Johnny Manziel, who started the first game of his career last week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

He threw for just 80 yards in his debut. He finished with two interceptions and a quarterback rating of 27.3. That doesn’t sound very good.

I am not saying that Manziel won’t have a successful NFL career, but his first game should not and did not get me scared about the Ravens’ Week 17 opponent one bit.