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Defensive Notes Week 16 Ravens @ Bengals 2021

Planning Ahead It’s difficult to imagine a more perplexing roster situation (or a worse time for it) than the Ravens had in Cincinnati on Sunday, but the Ravens had a consistent theme underlying the roster holes and practice-squad callups: Lamar Jackson did not...

Defensive Notes Week 17 Rams @ Ravens 2021

Losing Close The Ravens tied the NFL record with a 6th game decided by 2 or fewer point in the same season.  The previous teams to do so were: 1970 Chargers (1-2-3 in such games)1989 Packers (5-1)2001 Jets (4-2)1997 Ravens (2-3-1) The Ravens are now 2-4 in...

Defensive Notes Week 18 Steelers @ Ravens 2021

Losing the Turnover Battle In most ways, the defense again played well enough to win, but was betrayed by a poor performance on offense.  The microcosm for the Ravens season was the way in which they lost the turnover battle, in which the defense played a major...

Offensive Notes Week 16 Ravens @ Bengals 2021

General OL Play The offensive line played poorly in pass protection, providing Johnson with ATS on only 7 of 41 plays resulting in a pass or sack (17%).  Because the Ravens offense was so focused on getting the ball out quickly, Johnson was pressured on “only”...

Offensive Notes Week 17 Rams @ Ravens 2021

General OL Play The offensive line had a long day against the Rams front 4, providing Huntley with ATS on only 5 of 35 plays resulting in a pass or sack (14%, excludes 2 spikes), one of the lowest percentages I have seen.  Despite a Ravens offense was focused...

Offensive Notes Week 18 Steelers @ Ravens 2021

General OL Play The offensive line provided Huntley with ample time and space (ATS) on 14 of 34 plays resulting in a pass or sack (41%, excludes Koch’s pass), a surprisingly high percentage even with 24 of 34 rushes employing just 4 men.  Unfortunately,...

Offensive Notes Week 15 Packers @ Ravens 2021

3rd and Andrews The Ravens schemed, and Tyler Huntley executed, a quick-release offense vs the Packers with mixed results.  By pressure category: ATS: 13 of 41 plays (32%) resulting in a pass or sack. 13 plays 36 net yards, 2.8 YPP, 1 sack.BOQ: 14 occasions...

Defensive Notes Week 15 Packers @ Ravens 2021

Good Fight The Ravens learned some things about themselves in a game where they were badly outmatched but narrowly defeated.  Let’s review: Geno Stone took the green dot in the absence of Chuck Clark and played well.  There were coverage breakdowns, but...

Defensive Notes Week 14 Ravens @ Browns 2021

Primary Secondary The Ravens secondary held up well in the Ravens first game since Marlon Humphrey’s injury.  Let’s review: Anthony Averett had contributions to 3 drive-ending plays (see “Star Treatment” below) including an interception and a PD that should...

Offensive Notes Week 14 Ravens @ Browns 2021

Life without Jackson and Ricard Patrick Ricard missed the Browns game with an injury addition that was added to the report on Saturday.  His absence, combined with Jackson’s injury, and a poor start, changed the Ravens offense dramatically.  Let’s review:...

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