Surprise!! AJ Green & the Bengals!! 2-0!! The Morning after Reaction!!
Green scores 3 touchdowns before the Ravens get on the scoreboard. It was a historic night for the Bengals and a statement win over the Ravens. Joe Flacco did his best Joe Flacco impression throwing 2 interceptions, noted one of them was due a hit as he was throwing. But still all that hype after demolishing the Bills, it just strengthens the case that it wasn’t a good Ravens team just an extremely bad Bills team.
If you read (I hope you read) “Ravens Vs Bengals!! TNF!! Game Preview”, I went off on how AJ Green closed out the year last season in the stat sheet. I just want to point out that Green total of 4 touchdowns is already at half of what he had last year. By the way, yes I did picked the Ravens to win and I think am happier that they loss. And not just for the reason that I know have more Flacco puns than before but because… I know have more Flacco puns than before.
The Bengals came out the gate banging knowing what was at stake, its only week 2 and they don’t want to waste time. Joe Mixon was more than impressive and Tyler Boyd looks like the perfect fit next to Green. My favorite part of the game, was the game plan. Last week bigger weaknesses was a slow start that put them behind, but they came back. They were able to fix it and continue their momentum.
The Ravens had no sense of urgency and it seem like they were just relying on the magic from last week. It wasn’t just over/under thrown passes but the defense couldn’t stop anybody and when they did, there was a flag. Nothing worked for the Ravens but my biggest confusion was Lamar Jackson coming into the game, making Flacco a wide receiver. Flacco has a career total of 35 receiver yards, who were they trying to trick.
Bengals are doing great, 2-0 and leading the division is a good start. Biggest concern should be to take care of Mixon after he took some big hits from the Ravens. For the Ravens, CJ Mosley will be missed. Most importantly asking the question how come the leading rusher, Alex Collins, only has 48 yards and is followed by rookie Jackson with 45.
What did you think about the game?
Ravens Vs Bengals!! TNF!! NSS Game Preview!!
AFC North Showdown. Ravens. Bengals. Thursday Night. Still no Le’Veon Bell. Week 1 wins for Bengals and Ravens and a tied for the Steelers, makes the AFC North the topic of the week. Both teams coming off wins, but neither win really define who the team are and where they’ll go. The only certain that there is that this game will be better than lasts weeks.
Joe Flacco is motivated and have been playing with focus and poise that can be seen in elite QBs. Newcomers’ Crabtree, Snead and Brown fill up the lack of quality receivers that the Ravens were missing last year. Flacco shouldn’t be the only walking on thin ice in Baltimore, this team has been trending down since their championship year.
AJ Green ended last season with 1,078 yards and 8 touchdowns, which are great starts coming from your WR1. Green made it to the top 10 in receiving TDs for the 4th time in his career. In 8 years, Green only has 4 playoff games and only 1 TD in the postseason. The Bengals haven’t made the playoffs since 2015 and haven’t been pass the wild card since 1990.
The Steelers are the ones who have dominated the AFC North for the past couple years are starting to have issues. Big Ben, Bell and Brown may all be top picks for any team to have in their franchise but they don’t seem be meshing well in Pittsburg. All those struggles should be lighting a fire under both the Bengals and the Ravens cause it may be the year for them to break into the playoffs.
- Ravens take the win
- Crabtree, Snead & Brown will keep making Flacco look elite.
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Who should win the 2017-2018 NBA Sixth Man of the Year award?
6/14.1 = 42.8%
3.1/8.7 on 3s = 36%
2.8/3.5 FT = 80.9%
True shooting %= 57.8
7.4/16.9 = 43.5%
2.4/6.6 on 3s = 35.9%
5.5 / 6.2 FT = 88%
True shooting % = 57.4
3/6.5 = 46.7
1.4/3.4 = 41.9%
1.1/1.3 FT = 83.2$
True shooting % = 55.6%
Comments: Itis pretty clear that Lou Williams is the best scorer of the 3.
|157/403 catch and shoot = 39%
154/398 catch and shoot 3s = 38.7%
73/238 on pull up Js = 30.7%
61/200 on pull up 3s = 30.5%
5.1 drive ppg on 53.8%
|101/243 catch and shoot = 41.6%
90/227 on catch and shoot 3s = 39.6%
230/581 on pull up Js = 39.6%
95/267 on pull up 3s = 35.6%
6.8 drive ppg on 45%
|82/187 catch and shoot = 43.9%
81/182 catch and shoot 3s = 44.5%
33/101 on pull up Js = 32.7%
27/76 on pull up 3s = 35.5%
2.6 drive ppg on 42.2%
Comments: Once again it is quite obvious Lou Williams gets the edge in this category.
2.1 uncontested rebs
0.4 contested rebs
2.0 uncontested rebs
0.5 contested rebs
2.0 uncontested rebs
0.4 contested rebs
Comments: It’s VERY close, Lou only averaged .1 more contested rebounds but still higher, he has the edge once again.
4.1 potential apg
1.18 ast/tov ratio
24.4% usage rate
2.5 secs per touch
8.4 potential apg
1.78 ast/tov ratio
29.2% usage rate
65.5 touches per game
3.98 secs per touch
6.4 potential apg
3.28 ast/tov ratio
19.4% usage rate
39.9 touches per game
4.39 secs per touch
Thoughts: I would say Fred is the better playmaker if he played more mins or had a bigger role like Lou does, having said that Eric is no playmaker especially playing with Harden and Chris Paul so yet again Lou Williams wins another category.
|HOU 115.7ORTG on court
HOU 108 ORTG off court HOU 102.6DRTG oncourt
HOU 105.2DRTG off court
18-2 when shooting 35% or worse
20-10 as a starter
11-2 without EG playing
|LAC 110.6ORTG on court
LAC 101.7ORTG on bench
LAC 110 DRTG on court
LAC 103.1DRTG on bench
9-12 when shooting 35% or worse
11-11 as a starter
0-3 without Lou playing
|TOR 112O RTG on court
TOR 110.4ORTG on bench
TOR 99.9 DRTG on court
TOR 105.5 DRTG on bench
19-10 when shooting 35% or worse
4-2 without Fred
Thoughts: As you can see the Rockets were nearly 13-0 without Eric, had a winning record despite him having an off night. The Raptors also had a winning record without Fred and 19-10 is a pretty legit record with your sixth man struggling to shoot.
CLUTCH (last 5 mins game within 5)
4/17 = .23%
3/11 on 3s = .27%
28/69 = 40.5%
7/27 on 3s = 25.9%
8/24 = 33%
6/17 on 3s = 35%
Thoughts: Yes Eric Gordon and Fred didn’t get as many opportunities to make clutch buckets being the 3rd option we can’t fault Lou for that. Again, it is quite clear Lou won this category.
I don’t know about you but I think it’s quite clear who should win the award and that is Lou Williams who many thought shoulda been an all star since Jimmy Butler chose to sit out the ASG for rest, NOBODY said Fred or Eric should have made it.
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