The Ravens are coming off a dominant 44-13 victory on Monday night, but as Eagles running back LeSean McCoy prepares to face the Ravens on Sunday, he sees a team with some flaws.
Specifically, McCoy said, Baltimore’s defense showed that it has some holes in that victory over Cincinnati.
“The Bengals actually did a good job just running the ball, setting up on blocks,” McCoy said, via CSNPhilly.com. “I think there will be some lanes to run in.”
McCoy has a point: Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis picked up 91 yards on 18 carries against the Ravens, and backup Cedric Peerman added 22 yards on three carries. The Ravens didn’t give up many long runs (the Bengals’ longest gain on the ground was 14 yards), but Cincinnati picked up consistent chunks of yardage all night.
“They do a good job of just bending a little bit, but they don’t break,” McCoy said. “They’re a tough defense. They’ll give you the quick two or quick three but not too [many] big [plays].”
McCoy will need to make some big plays when those lanes to run open up in front of him.