Tony Romo never has played at M&T Bank Stadium, which will be a hostile place to get past his hangover.
Romo threw five interceptions in the Dallas Cowboys' last game two weeks ago, a 34-18 loss to the Chicago Bears.
“Anybody who has played quarterback at the high level of the National Football League understands that (bad) games are going to happen. You try and avoid them all the time," Romo said Wednesday via conference call. "It doesn't sit well with me when you have a game like that. You just have to go back to work and get better, improve and figure out what the team needs to do to win football games. That's how I approach it.”
A bye week was needed, but Romo has to help the Cowboys (2-2) where the Ravens have won 13 games in a row and 21 of their last 22.
"This will be my first time playing up there. I know it's loud. You can just tell when you hear from other people and watching the game. It's going to definitely create issues, and you just have to go back to technique and fundamentals and just do what your job is," Romo said. "That's the motto we have to take. It's the only way to go into an environment like that and have a chance."
Keeping Romo contained and not allowing him to improvise will be key for Baltimore
"He can move around really well in the pocket, and when he escapes he makes plays," said Ravens tackle Haloti Ngata, who knocked out Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel last week. "He's kind of like Ben Roethlisberger in that way where he tries to extend plays and look down the field and throw it. …
"If we try to keep him in the pocket, it's going to make it harder for him."
The Ravens got a 27-14 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 3.
It was an interesting game for many reasons including Broncos star rookie running back, Phillip Lindsay, getting ejected in the first half for throwing a punch.
Here's what you need to know from Sunday's win:
— Rookie linebacker Kenny Young stepped in for injured C.J. Mosley and showed he will be a starter. Young had a critical sack on Broncos quarterback Case Keenum on a third down in the second and finished the day with 10 tackles. The Ravens defense as a whole was impressive. While they gave up a lot of short third downs, they stopped their fair share as well. Most importantly was the late fourth quarter interception from Patrick Onwuasor, while the Broncos were threatening in Ravens territory.
— The Ravens are continuing to work on the run game, as something offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg emphasized after the team was averaging just 3.3-yards-per-carry heading into Week 3. Against the Broncos, the team averaged just 2.8 yard-per-carry, but put up two rushing touchdowns from Buck Allen and Alex Collins.
— It was a strange day for the Ravens' special teams when the Broncos blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. The day became even stranger when safety Justin Simmons, (illegally) leaped over long snapper Morgan Cox to block a field goal and the penalty went uncalled. Kicker Justin Tucker made up for it by hitting not one, but two 52-yard field goals, his eighth straight from beyond 50.
— Joe Flacco finished the day 25 of 40 for 277 yards and one touchdown, while helping improve the team to 12-12 in the red zone. The QBs most impressive play came late in the fourth on a third down hitting the gas pedal, to not only get the first down but stayed in-bounds to keep the clock running and sealing the team's victory. His connection with John Brown continues to be strong after finding the receiver for a 44-yard gain, too.
The Ravens are now 2-1 and head to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night matchup in Week 4.
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The Ravens will have to battle with the Broncos in Week 3 without the services of linebacker C.J. Mosely, who was ruled out of action prior to the game.
Mosley exited the Ravens' Week 2 matchup vs. the Bengals in the first quarter and was later diagnosed with a bone bruise. With 10 days of rest, the three-time Pro Bowler was limited in Thursday's practice but did not practice Friday.
Also ruled out for Sunday's game is cornerback Anthony Averett (hamstring), defensive tackle Willie Henry (abdomen), tight end Hayden Hurst (foot),
RAVENS vs. BRONCOS WEEK 3: INACTIVE LIST
— CB Anthony Averett
— QB Robert Griffin III
— DT Willie Henry
— TE Hayden Hurst
— WR Jordan Lasley
— LB C.J. Mosley
— DT Michael Pierce
— QB Kevin Hogan
— LB Alexander Johnson
— CB Adam Jones
— G Sam Jones
— S Dymonte Thomas
— DE Demarcus Walker
— T Elijah Wilkinson
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