Notable contributors on the offense:
• Mark Ingram was a great signing for this offense, and continues to play well. Gus Edwards has been on a bit of a roll lately, and looked good again in the Bengals game, as did rookie Justice Hill, who brings a completely different dynamic to that running back room with his quickness and speed.
• Miles Boykin caught a screen pass, and it was effective. Many have been asking for this route from the young receiver, and this showed why.
It is time to incorporate Boykin more into the game plans. He has a size/speed combination that is unique for the Ravens.
• The defense appears to be tightening up the past two games, albeit against struggling offenses in Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. This will not be the same kind of suffocating defense Ravens fans have become accustomed to, but they can play solid defense, including not missing assignments and making tackles. The pass rush is still hit-and-miss, often favoring the “miss” side of things, but Matthew Judon and Tyus Bowser both got home for sacks. I would like to see the pass rushers get their hands up more if they aren’t getting to the passer.
• Mark Andrews is developing into a star tight tend, and I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that Andrews, Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle make up the best trio of tight ends in the National Football League. But… this hurdling thing has to stop. Andrews fumbled a ball away yesterday trying to jump over defenders, and Hurst and Boyle have both shown a willingness to go airborne to get more yards out of a play. The fumble hurt, and could cost the Ravens a game down the road if it happens again. An injury on this kind of stunt would be worse.