Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA;Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (C) laughs with guard John Urschel (64) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens won 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Now is a great time to look at some Baltimore Ravens stats. After a week six victory that saw the team pad their stats both individually and collectively, things are looking pretty good on paper right now. We though it would be fun to take a look at where the Ravens stand in comparison to the rest of the NFL. All statistics have been pulled from Pro Football Focus.
Baltimore Ravens collective team stats
Passing offense: 14th
Rushing offense: 12th
Pass blocking: 6th
Run blocking: 2nd
It’s surprising that the Ravens rank second overall in offense, but perhaps not as surprising after last week’s blowup. PFF uses a ranking system that goes beyond simply counting yards gained, as most do. Their system takes into account all of the categories listed above, which means that the Raven’s dominant offensive line performance catapults them to the top.
It’s also nice to see the team rank so high in penalties. This is a sign of a truly disciplined unit, especially in light of the changes that have taken place in offensive play calling. It’s a testament to the offensive line in particular.
Run Defense: 8th
Pass Rush: 1st
Pass Coverage: 21st
The defense is playing at a high level in regards to creating pressure, and this rating reflects that. Obviously the number is inflated after the sack fest that occurred against the Bucs. Run defense has slipped a little but is still impressive. Unfortunately, penalties have been a bit of an issue, and pass coverage has been a big issue. The return of Lardarius Webb and Will Hill should help a lot.
Special Teams: 5th
This unit is good every year, and this season is no exception.
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Individual Player Performances of Note
Joe Flacco: 7th overall quarterback, 7th in total yards, 6th in touchdowns, 10th in QB rating.
Steve Smith: 15th overall wide receiver, 8th in targets, 8th in receptions, 5th in yards, 15th in yards per reception, 4th in yards after the catch, 7th in touchdowns, 1st in missed tackles.
Justin Forsett: 7th overall running back, 5th in total yards, 21st in attempts, 2nd in yards per carry, 5th in touchdowns.
Ricky Wagner: 8th overall tackle, 1st quarterback hits.
Marshal Yanda: 1st overall guard, 1st in run blocking.
Kelechi Osemele: 4th overall guard, 3rd in run blocking.
Jeremy Zuttah: 8th overall center, 5th in run blocking.
Haloti Ngata: 7th overall 3-4 defensive end.
Terrell Suggs: 1st overall 3-4 outside linebacker, 2nd run defense, 4th pass rush, 1st QB hits.
Pernell McPhee: 3rd overall 3-4 outside linebacker, 1st pass rush, 6th QB hits, 4th QB hurries.
Elvis Dumervil: 5th overall 3-4 outside linebacker, 2nd pass rush, 1st sacks.
C.J. Mosley: 4th overall 3-4 inside linebacker, #1 run defense, #1 QB hits, 4th tackles, 2nd stops.
Jimmy Smith: 7th overall cornerback, 6th lowest QB rating allowed.
Justin Tucker: 4th overall kicker.
Jeromy Miles: 12th overall special teams.