5 players who led the Ravens to a thrilling victory in Week 2

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4. The Ravens offensive line

The Ravens offensive line was arguably the biggest reason the team lost in Week 1. It’s hard to have imagined a better turnaround in the span of just one week.

Despite losing Tyre Phillips and Ronnie Stanley, the offensive line was significantly improved from a week ago. In fact, the unit was responsible for much of the success the Ravens found on offense.

The ground game was superb with the starting five opening-up holes for Lamar Jackson and the running backs all game long.

Jackson topped 100 yards again averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Ty’Son Williams finished with 77 yards and an efficient 5.9 yards per attempt. Latavius Murray averaged 4.0 yards per carry while Devonta Freeman rattled off a 31-yard carry on his first touch with his new team.

It wasn’t just the run game either. The Ravens were much, much better in pass protection.

Per Pro Football Focus, the offensive line was tagged with a grand total of zero total pressures in the game. Jackson was sacked just one time and it was attributed to Murray who was in pass protection.

Alejandro Villanueva bounced back in a huge way and went from one of the team’s weakest starters last Monday to their best this week. Villanueva finished with a PFF grade of 89.5 which was the best on the roster.

Bradley Bozeman’s 76.4 grade was also top-five on the team. The Ravens’ offensive line deserves a lot of credit for allowing the offense to succeed as much as they did on Sunday night.