No one is going to confuse Geno Smith with Joe Namath. Not yet, anyway. Still, the Ravens put together their best defensive effort of the season Sunday, holding the Jets to a field goal and a measley 220 yards of offense. Smith and the Jets were just one of 12 on third-down conversions, in great part because of the Ravens' secondary play—particularly from this DB, who picked off two passes.
Week 11 Stud:
Two interceptions, one tackle, three passes defended.
In the third quarter, in Ravens' territory, Graham leapt high over Jets' tight end Jeff Cumberland for his first pick of the contest, which, in turn, set up Joe Flacco's game-breaking touchdown bomb to Jacoby Jones.
Late in the fourth quarter, Graham jumped a crossing route at the goal line to end any Jet hopes of a miracle comeback. A late-round pick out of New Hampshire and mostly a special teamer when acquired from the Chicago Bears, Graham is becoming a playmaker for the Ravens' defense. Remember, he also picked off Peyton Manning twice in the playoffs last season. Hopefully, he's got some more thievery for planned for Thanksgiving, when the Ravens meet the Steelers.