When the Ravens added Greg Roman to the coaching staff, he was described by some (maybe us; I can’t recall) as the team’s next future interim offensive coordinator. The future soon could be the present, if coach John Harbaugh decides yet again to make a change. Despite his recent support for current offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Harbaugh has to be concerned by the bottom line for the offense in the bottom-line business that is the NFL. As noted recently by Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Ravens currently average 159.7 passing yards per game, down sharply from last year’s full-season average of 256.3 yards per game. That’s a decline of nearly 100 yards per game. The last time teams
• Tyler Eifert (2009-12), TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Out for the season after suffering a back injury. • Anthony Fasano (2002-05), TE, Miami Dolphins: Did not catch a pass in Miami’s 20-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. • Michael Floyd (2008-11), WR, Minnesota Vikings: Caught one pass for five yards in a 23-10 win over the Green Bay Packers. • Will Fuller (2013-15), WR, Houston Texans: Notched a team-high 62 receiving on two catches and a touchdown in a 33-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. • J.J. Jansen (2004-07), LS, Carolina Panthers: Will once again handle all the team’s long snapping duties in 2017. • TJ Jones (2010-13), WR, Detroit Lions: Recorded three catches for 33 yards in a 52-33 loss to
Week 7 was chalk full of surprises in both real life and the fantasy football world, something that has become a true trend thus far this NFL season. One such surprise was the shocking turnaround for the Miami Dolphins during the second half of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, one that saw Jay Ajayi finally return the type of production that is expected from a running back that many fantasy owners took in the first or second round drafts. This week, Ajayi gets a New York Jets team that bottled him up just a few weeks ago, but now playing at home in an offense looks to be slowly improving, Ajayi may get an opportunity for revenge. Each week, I’ll be giving an updated look at where the
The Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings look to be headed in opposite directions. After a 2-0 start, the Ravens (3-3) have lost three of four, including last weekend in overtime to the Chicago Bears. After appearing to be an also-ran in the NFC North early, the Vikings (4-2) have won two division games in a row, and the injury to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemingly opened the door for Minnesota to control its own destiny.