A bitter pill to swallow for many fans of the Baltimore Ravens: former Raven Matthew Judon is having a career year with the New England Patriots, and the Ravens could have kept him all this time. Prior to moving to New England, Matt Judon made a name for himself with the Ravens, as he spent the last five seasons in Baltimore contributing to Baltimore’s elite level of defense.
Quarterbacks vs. the blitz Both Roethlisberger and Jackson will likely see a fair amount of blitzes thrown their way this week. In Roethlisberger’s case, the Ravens have blitzed 38.4% of the time — third-most in the NFL, according to pro-football-reference.com. Through 12 weeks, Roethlisberger has the fastest time to throw (2.43 seconds) among all quarterbacks, according to Next Gen Stats.
The 2021 NFL season kicks off on Thursday, September 9. However, 2021 will be a season like no other as the NFL will debut a new 17-game schedule.