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Defensive Notes Week 7 Bengals @ Ravens

Breakdowns The story of the game was the Bengals ability to generate big plays in the passing game.  Let’s review: (Q1, 13:19):  On 3rd/8, Oweh stunted outside over Campbell for pressure but failed to bring down Burrow, Burrow threw to RB Samaje Perine...

Defensive Notes Week 6 Chargers @ Ravens

Josh Bynes Josh Bynes’ return to the 2019 Ravens with LJ Fort (1 week later) precipitated a 12-game win streak when a set of flailing ILBs (Onwuasor, Young, and Board) received reduced roles.  Bynes went on to play more than 50% of the team’s defensive snaps...

Offensive Notes Week 6 Chargers @ Ravens

Protecting vs Numbers The Chargers rushed 5+ on 20 of 30 plays resulting in a pass or sack vs the Ravens. Jackson had ample time and space (ATS) on 7 of 30 drop backs (23%), less than half as often as he was afforded that protection vs the Colts.  When Jackson...

Offensive Notes Week 5 Colts @ Ravens

Colts Back Off Following the 70% blitz game by the Broncos, the Colts rushed 5 on just 20% of plays resulting in a pass or sack (9/45). Jackson had ample time and space (ATS) on 21 of 45 drop backs (47%), a terrific rate, regardless of the opposing pass rush...

Defensive Notes Week 5 Colts @ Ravens

Compare and Contrast The remarkable comeback against the Seahawks in 2003 had much in common with Monday night’s heart stopper. Let’s review: The opposing QB had a near perfect game in each.  Matt Hasselbeck went 23/41 for 333 yards with 5 TDs and 0 INTs,...

Defensive Notes Week 4 Ravens @ Broncos

Knockout Blows It’s possible to pick out many ways in which the Ravens defense outplayed the Broncos offense on Sunday, but more than anything they were the tougher team. Let’s review: Odafe Oweh knocked out Teddy Bridgewater on a clean hit on the last Denver...

Offensive Notes Week 4 Ravens @ Broncos

Relentless Blitz The Broncos blitzed on 70% of plays resulting in a pass or sack (28/40), which is a higher rate than I can ever recall for a Ravens opponent. By number of rushers: 4: 12 plays, 117 yards, 9.8 YPP 5: 15 plays, 123 yards, 8.2 YPP 6: 8 plays, 49...

Offense Notes Week 3 Ravens @ Lions

The Ravens provided Jackson Ample Time and Space (ATS) on 10 of 34 plays resulting in a pass or sack (29%).  On those 10 ATS plays, he completed 5 for 106 yards (10.6 YPP).  For the season, he’s now had 25 ATS plays for 324 yards (13.0 YPP).  ...

Defensive Notes Week 3 Ravens @ Lions

Lions Attack Ravens Weakness The Ravens entered the game with just 4 active DL, including COVID elevation Khalil McKenzie, who is listed at guard on the Ravens roster and has just over 100 snaps of NFL experience.  In addition to the absence of 2 of the 3...

Defensive Notes Week 2 Chiefs @ Ravens

Winning Infrequently, Winning Big Since 1999, the Ravens have been a team which has consistently won the bulk of defensive snaps in terms of yardage allowed relative to the down-and-distance situation.  Doing so has made them an exceptional DVOA team and...

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