Ravens: 10 players that impressed in Week 6 victory over the Chargers
1. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens
Despite a relatively slow start to the season, tight end Mark Andrews quickly reminded everyone of his upper-echelon form on Sunday. Of all offensive skill players, Andrews was targeted a team-high six times in the aerial attack.
He was able to reel in five catches for 68 yards, good enough for a 13.6 yard per catch rate and he also added one touchdown. His chemistry with Lamar Jackson is a good sign moving forward for the Ravens’ offense.
2. Patrick Mekari, RT, Ravens
Patrick Mekari has filled in admirably at the right tackle position following the departure of Orlando Brown Jr. this past offseason. On Sunday, Mekari posted a 76.6 pass-blocking grade per Pro Football Focus.
In addition, he only allowed one quarterback pressure while being matched up against Chargers star pass rusher Joey Bosa for much of the day.
Even head coach John Harbaugh was impressed with his starting right tackle’s performance not just on Sunday but the entire season thus far.
3. Patrick Ricard, FB, Ravens
Some say the fullback position is a dying breed in today’s NFL. On Sunday, Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard set the tone for the entire game on the touchdown of the opening drive.
When you already have an elite rushing attack, having an impact lead blocker only opens up more opportunities. Ricard is a pivotal and powerful tool for the Ravens’ offense in short-yardage and red zone rushing situations.
4. Kevin Zeitler, RG, Ravens
When it comes to smashmouth power football, Baltimore Ravens starting right guard Kevin Zeitler put on a show against the L.A. Chargers this past Sunday.
Despite tight end Josh Oliver fumbling early in the second quarter, Zeitler won the scrum at the bottom of the pile so that the Ravens didn’t have a costly turnover in their territory.
Overall, he showed that he is more than just an offensive lineman. His determination showed that he is a complete football player.