No guarantee Ravens will heavily blitz Zach Mettenberger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Baltimore Ravens are not a super-heavy blitz team. Per ESPN Stats & Info, they’ve blitzed on 18.3 percent of their defensive snaps and seven of their 20 sacks have come with the help of extra pressure.

The presumption is Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger will see a substantial blitz from the Ravens.

“I’m sure that is what a lot of teams will do, I am sure that will be part of the plan,” Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “They’re going to do that against us until we prove we can handle those things until we make a play to just somebody. We’ve had opportunities to do that and we’ve had marginal success with that.

“Cleveland came after us a few plays and we had some success and that is the kind of thing you’ve got to do to keep teams from doing it to you.”

The Ravens have the talent to apply pressure with just four and may find blitzing often unnecessary versus the Titans' struggling line.

Baltimore has faced two quarterbacks this season who don’t have a great deal of experience.

Against Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer, they blitzed just 12.7 percent of the time.

Against Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon the number was 37.3 percent.

They won both ways.