Baltimore Ravens get 12 Pro Bowl spots: 3 big things
The Baltimore Ravens have 12 wins and 12 Pro Bowl players. Here are three big things to think about:
Respect for the Ravens run game:
The Baltimore Ravens have their entire starting backfield represented on the Pro Bowl roster. Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram II and Pat Ricard all earned their spots on the AFC team. Jackson is a quarterback who may be the most exciting play-maker the NFL has ever seen. Ingram is closing in on the 1,000 yard mark for the season on the ground and has scored 14 total touchdowns this season. Ricard has been an old school fullback that has allowed Jackson and Ingram to produce some big plays. It’s fitting that a team that averages 202.1 yards on the ground per game has three Pro Bowlers who line up behind the offensive line.
Speaking of the offensive line it is also fitting that Marshal Yanda and Ronnie Stanley are also in the Pro Bowl. Orlando Brown Jr. is a Pro Bowl alternate. The Ravens success starts with the offensive line. Jackson, Ingram and Gus Edwards all have over 100 rushing attempts and all of them average at least five yards per carry. The offensive line and the stars in the backfield are the main ingredients to the Ravens’ success. Stanley and Yanda lead the way and you have to wonder if Matt Skura would have made the Pro Bowl if he didn’t get injured.
The Ravens have the most exciting offense in the NFL and it’s also the offense that is the most unique. Most teams use their passing attack as their main way of moving the chains. There are teams who use the run game to set up the rest of their offense, but no team leans on the ground game more than Baltimore. The Ravens two leading rushers and their lead blocker made it to the Pro Bowl and that is a very fitting result from this incredible season.