Nov 222012
 

Last week: 7 (+0)

Record: 8-2

The Ravens are 8-2, but I’m still not sold. They’re only +61 in points differential and most of that came from two wins against Cincinnati and crappy Oakland. They’re 6-1 in games decided by a touchdown or less and they haven’t had a particularly tough schedule. They could have easily lost to Pittsburgh last week if Charlie Batch had stepped in for Leftwich when he got clearly hurt. They are just 9th in yards per play differential and 17th in rate of sustaining drives differential.

They allow more yards per game than they gain. Against Pittsburgh, they were outgained by over 100 yards and even against Oakland, a huge win, they got outgained. They’re doing really well with turnovers. Only New England (+20) has a better turnover differential than their +12, but that’s not sustainable and their wins have been close enough that it’s definitely something to worry about.

Studs

RG Marshal Yanda: Did not allow a pressure on 36 pass block snaps, run blocked for 4 yards on 1 attempt

CB Corey Graham: Allowed 4 catches for 63 yards on 10 attempts, 2 pass deflections, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 missed tackle

MLB Dannell Ellerbe: 11 solo tackles, 5 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 4 catches for 43 yards on 5 attempts, 1 pass deflection

CB Cary Williams: Did not allow a catch on 3 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 1 solo tackle, 1 penalty

SS Bernard Pollard: Allowed 2 catches for 4 yards on 2 attempts, 4 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle

LOLB Paul Kruger: 2 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, and 5 quarterback hurries on 29 pass rush snaps, 1 stop, 2 missed tackles

Duds

RB Ray Rice: Rushed for 40 yards (23 after contact) on 20 attempts, 1 fumble, caught 5 passes for 53 yards on 5 attempts

C Matt Birk: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 2 quarterback hurries on 36 pass block snaps, run blocked for 20 yards on 9 attempts

WR Torrey Smith: Caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 6 attempts on 35 pass block snaps, 3.0 YAC per catch

NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu: Did not record a pressure on 19 pass rush snaps, 1 assist

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