Offense Unable to Solve Red Zone Woes

The Ravens inability to cash in their red zone opportunities cost them a game they otherwise dominated versus the Jaguars.

The Jaguars blitzed less often than recent Ravens opponents and Lamar Jackson moved the team effectively as a result.  Let’s review:  

The Ravens afforded Jackson ample time and space (ATS) on 13 of 33 (39%) drop backs resulting in a pass/sack.  When Jackson had ATS, he completed 6 of 12 for 142 net yards (10.9 YPP, 1 sack).

Jackson delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) 7 times (21%) with 6 complete for 52 yards (7.4 YPP).  He was pressured 13 times (39%), on which Jackson completed 4 of 13 passes for 57 net yards (4.4 YPP).

By number of pass rushers:

3: 2 plays, 74 yards, 37.0 YPP

4: 23 plays, 137 yards, 6.0 YPP, 1 sack

5: 7 plays, 42 yards, 6.0 YPP

6+: 1 play, 0 yards

The Jaguars rushed 5+ on 8 of 33 pass plays (24%) on which Jackson averaged 5.3 YPP.

OL Scoring

The Ravens ran 67 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Mekari:  Patrick played a solid game filling in for Stanley.  He was beaten outside for a QH by OLB Key (Q2, 8:37).  His only other pass rush event was a full pressure surrendered by bull rush to OLB Walker (Q2, 7:10).  He was party to 2 penetrations (overran block on ILB Oluokun, full, Q1, 0:51; beaten inside by DL Gotsis, half, Q4, 2:16). He was also flagged for holding Walker to negate PR23 to Proche (Q4, 4:16). Of his 2 missed blocks, both were losses at the LoS.  He scored on all 4 pulls (including 3 courtesies as trailer). He made 3 blocks in level 2 but did not have a pancake.  His two highlights were a combination block (Q2, 9:22) and a canceled pull where he turned to pass block (Q3, 5:47).

Scoring:  67 plays, 61 blocks, 2 missed, 1.5 penetrations, 1 pressure, 1 QH, 1 holding, 47 points (.70 per play).  That’s a C after adjustment.

Powers:  Ben struggled as a run blocker. He was party to 3 penetrations (beaten inside while pulling by ILB Oluokun, full, Q1, 2:56; whiffed on OLB Allen while pulling, full, Q2, 6:33; bulled by DL Peters which knocked the pulling Moses off his pins, half, Q4, 2:16).  He had 2 full pressures on the same drive (pancaked by DL Robertson-Harris, Q3, 6:09; beaten outside by Key, Q3, 3:00).  He was also flagged for holding (offsetting with offside, Q1, 11:34).  He had 2 missed blocks, of which 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He scored only 8 on a possible 15 points on pulls and had 1 block in level 2.  He registered a pancake but did not have a highlight.  

Scoring:  67 plays, 60 blocks, 2 missed, 2.5 penetrations, 2 pressures, 1 holding, 45 points (.67 per play).  That’s a D with or without adjustment.

Linderbaum:  Tyler had one of his best games of the season.  His only negative event was a pressure when bulled by DT Hamilton (Q3, 11:34). Of his 7 missed blocks 6 were losses at the LoS.  He succeeded on all 5 of his pulls, had 3 blocks in level 2, but did not deliver a pancake.  His highlight was a combination block on DT Hamilton then ILB Lloyd in L2 (Q1, 14:12).

Scoring: 67 plays, 59 blocks, 7 missed, 1 pressure, 57 points (.85 per play).  That’s a B with adjustment.

Zeitler:  Kevin had his worst game of the season.  He allowed three full pressures (beaten inside by DL Robertson-Harris, Q1, 15:00; beaten outside by DL Smoot, Q1, 9:36; bulled by Smoot, Q2, 5:00).  Of his 11 missed blocks only 3 were losses at the LoS.  He connected on 3 of 6 pulls and made 2 blocks in level 2.  He delivered one pancake but did not have a highlight.

Scoring:  67 plays, 53 blocks, 11 missed, 3 pressures, 47 points (.70 per play). That’s a D with or without adjustment.

Moses:  Morgan was asked to display his mobility and did well.  His only negative event was a pressure when bulled by OLB Allen (Q1, 2:16).  Of his 10 missed blocks 5 were losses at the LoS.  He had 9 blocks in level 2 including 1 pancake.  He scored on 4 of 5 pulls including one freebie as the trailer.  Of a team-leading three highlights, his most impressive was a level-2 pancake of ILB Oluokun on a pull to help lead Jackson’s RM8 (Q3, 11:28). 

Scoring:  67 plays, 56 blocks, 10 missed, 1 pressure, 54 points (.81 per play).  That’s a B with or without adjustment.