Baltimore Ravens production: Offense ranked high, defense dips
Some numbers to be happy about:
There is plenty to be optimistic about and some of the statistics tell a great story. For example the Ravens are converting on half of their third down attempts. That’s insanely good. Their opponents are 10 for 30 on third down so if the defense can give up less big plays, this could end up being a stout defense. The Ravens have scored 14 touchdowns this season. They are on pace to outscore the 2018 squad. Efficiency is the main takeaway here. The Ravens are more efficient than their opponents and that should work out to a good record if this remains true.
The Ravens have dominated in time of possession and Ingram II and Jackson are both averaging over six yards per carry. That’s a formula that works out well. The Ravens just need the defense to tighten things up and they will be a dominant team. It’s the same method as last year during the 6-1 stretch (just with improved passing). If the Ravens can focus on running the ball a bit more, they have the recipe exactly right.
Special teams is still a strength for the purple and black. Sam Koch already had five punts that have pinned opponents inside the 20 yard line. Justin Tucker is 3-3 as a field goal kicker. The most encouraging thing about this is that Tucker has only been asked to kick three field goals. This year fans aren’t joking about bringing Tucker in the second the Ravens get in the red zone. If you take one point home with you, it’s that the Ravens are efficient and are productive offensively.