Ravens Clinch Playoff Berth with Dominant OL Effort

The Ravens reversed their fortunes of the Browns loss with 4th-down and red-zone defense that stifled the Falcons while the offense moved the ball just well enough to win and put the game away with a conversion after the 2-minute warning.

Huntley was afforded ample time and space (ATS) on 8 of 17 (47%) drop backs resulting in a pass/sack.  With ATS, he was for 4 of 8 for 32 yards (4.0 YPP).

He delivered the ball before pressure could develop (BOQ) 6 times (35%) with 4 complete for 43 yards (7.2 YPP).  He was pressured just 3 times (18%), on which 1 pass was completed for 40 net yards (13.3 YPP).

By number of pass rushers:

3: none

4: 14 plays, 109 net yards, 7.8 YPP, 1 TD

5:  3 plays, 6 net yards, 2.0 YPP

6+: none

The defense deserves much of the credit for this win, but the offense did not give it away as they did vs the Browns.

OL Scoring

The Ravens ran 48 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties which result in no play, kneels, spikes, and special teams plays that result in a run or pass).

Stanley:  Ronnie had his best game since returning from injury.  His only negative play was a half share penetration when beaten inside by LB Anenih (Q3, 4:06).  Of his 4 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS.  He scored 3 of a possible 5 points on pulls, including 2 courtesy points as trailer. He had a block in level 2 but no pancakes.  His highlight was a combination block on DL Horne and then DL Anderson in L2, to help lead Edwards RM11 (Q2, 9:09). 

Scoring:  48 plays, 43 blocks, 4 missed, 1/2 penetration, 42 points (.88 per play).  That’s an A with or without adjustment.

Powers:  Ben had another fine game.  He was charged with a share of 1 pressure (beaten outside by DL Horne while pulling, half, Q4, 5:18).  Of his 4 missed blocks, 3 were losses at the LoS.  He had 4 blocks in level 2 but no pancakes.  His highlight was the recovery of Huntley’s fumble (Q3, 4:06), which was one of the game’s biggest plays and resulted in him having the largest adjustment of any lineman.

Scoring:  48 plays, 42 blocks, 4 missed, ½ pressure, 41 points (.85 per play).  That’s an A- with adjustment.

Linderbaum:  Tyler had his second consecutive outstanding game.  His only charge was a half pressure shared with Dobbins when shed left by DL Jarrett (Q1, 10:43).  Of his 2 missed blocks 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He connected on all 7 of his pulls, had 6 blocks in level 2, and 1 pancake.  His 2 highlights were combination blocks (Q4, 6:39; Q4, 1:53) each of which helped lead a key 1st down conversion. 

Scoring: 48 plays, 45 blocks, 2 missed, 1/2 pressure, 44 points (.92 per play).  That’s an A with adjustment.

Zeitler:  Kevin turned in another plus game following his Pro Bowl snub.  He did not have any negative events.  Of his 7 missed blocks, 3 were losses at the LoS.  He connected on 6 of his 9 pulls.  He did not have a block in level 2, a pancake, or a highlight.

Scoring:  48 plays, 41 blocks, 7 missed, 41 points (.85 per play). That’s a B with or withoutadjustment.

Moses:  Morgan continued to provide solid run and pass blocking. He was beaten across his face by DT Dalton for a penetration on Edwards’ RL-1 (Q1, 5:19).  He was bulled by OLB Ebiketie for a pressure (Q2, 12:49).  Of his 6 missed blocks only 1 was a loss at the LoS.  He had 5 blocks in level 2 and 2 pancakes.  He connected on 5 of 7 pulls, including 2 courtesies as trailer.  He regularly had good run-blocking position and push, but I did not score any one in particular as a highlight.  Huntley ran him out of 1 shared pressure.

Scoring:  46 plays, 38 blocks, 6 missed, 1 penetration, 1 pressure, 34 points (.74 per play).  That’s a C with or without adjustment.

Mekari:  Patrick replaced Moses for 2 plays and made both of his blocks including a pull with a pancake.