The Baltimore Ravens defense dominated the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday as they forced five turnovers in a 20-0 rout at Paul Brown Stadium, marking the team’s first shutout since 2009. Safety Tony Jefferson joined The Jim Rome Show on Monday and talked about how the defense clicked so quickly to start the 2017 season despite consisting of several new players.
“I think the chemistry is off the charts,” Jefferson said on CBS Sports Radio. “It’s amazing from every level. From the front seven to the linebackers to the DB’s to how close we are and how good our chemistry is already, and there’s a bunch of new faces that haven’t been here the last couple years. I think everybody has adjusted well to the new environment, and it shows out there on the field. I mean Cincinnati drove the ball a little bit, couple times in the red zone, but we still prevailed and got turnovers.”
The first-year Raven says this defense wants to be historic, and their goal is to set an NFL record as a team in turnover differential.
“Obviously the great defenses, they had playmakers who took chances,” Jefferson said. “Maybe you’re in man coverage and you see something, a route that’s closer to you and you come off your guy and you jump it. We know the number we want to get at the end of the season. We’re trying to get to plus 28 [turnovers], so we got goals.”
Now that Jefferson has moved to Baltimore, the California native was asked if he’d found a place that rivals In-N-Out Burger.
“I just tried Five Guys about three weeks ago. It’s right under In-N-Out,” Jefferson said, remaining loyal to the west-coast based In-N-Out Burger.