Can Mitchell Trubisky buck the trend vs. Baltimore Ravens?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 09: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky /

The Baltimore Ravens have thrived against rookie quarterbacks. Is Mitchell Trubisky next on the list?

The Baltimore Ravens have been a defense first team since the turn of the century. Everybody knows that. From Brian Billick to John Harbaugh, the motto has stayed the same. That is why it is no surprise that this team has a history of being dominant against rookie quarters.

Since John Harbaugh was instilled at head coach the Ravens are 12-4  against rookie quarterbacks. They have held these young passers to eight touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions. To play even worse into the hands of Trubisky, this team is even better in the confines of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

At home against rookie quarterbacks, the Ravens sit at 9-0. That includes three touchdowns to thirteen interceptions. These quarterbacks are averaging just 200 yards per game, and complete 53-percent of passes.

Of course, this is still a small sample, and every individual case should be looked as just that, an individual case. In fact, of the rookie quarterbacks they have faced, most have been busts. Andy Dalton, Brandon Weeden, Geno Smith, Connor Shaw, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Cody Kessler, Carson Wentz and Deshone Kizer headline the list.

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Still, this is an experienced and veteran defense. This is a unit that can throw things at you that you have never seen before, even on their own tape. There is no doubt that Harbaugh and defensive coordinator Dean Pees have one of the most confusing game plans that Trubisky will see all season. This will certainly be a measuring stick to see how Trubisky can hold up against this kind of pressure and confusion.