The numbers say the Ravens defense is still very good this year, but there have been more than a few moments where they haven’t looked as great as previous seasons.
One of the initial signs things weren’t quite the same came in Week 3, when Browns running back Peyton Hillis steamrolled over the Ravens for 144 yards and a touchdown. Ray Lewis said that won’t happen again this week.
“A blind cat will find a meal every once in a while,” Lewis said according to the team’s website. “We understand the two big runs we gave up against them. . . . “[As] our team’s leader, it won’t happen again. I hope [the Browns] understand that.”
Hillis is coming off one of his worst games of the year against the Bengals and missed practice Wednesday. He was seen limping around the Browns facility, but is expected to play.
Lewis didn’t seem to want to give credit to Hillis for his big game the first time around.
“My son could have run through the holes that we gave him in Baltimore. We just don’t do that,” Lewis said.