Ravens: 10 players that impressed in Week 6 victory over the Chargers

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5. Josh Bynes, LB, Ravens

Ravens linebacker Josh Bynes saw an elevated role this past Sunday. With the loss of L.J. Fort earlier this season and Patrick Queen’s injury, Bynes had to step up. And step up he did, as he was flying around the football field making plays.

Per Pro Football Focus, Bynes was Baltimore’s second highest-graded defensive player and saw 73 percent of all defensive snaps in the game.

Moving forward, he may be asked to contribute as much as he did on Sunday due to injuries and inexperience at the inside linebacker position for Baltimore.

6. Calais Campbell, DL, Ravens

As usual, veteran Calais Campbell was a stalwart in run defense. One could wonder what he would do for an encore after blocking a critical kick last week on Monday Night Football versus the Indianapolis Colts.

Simply put, Campbell was the immovable force leading the rest of the Ravens’ interior defensive front. He was part of a unit that only allowed 26 rushing yards to the Chargers, of which quarterback Justin Herbert accounted for 12 of them on a scramble.

7. DeShon Elliott, S, Ravens

Arguably, the most complete player of Baltimore’s defense yesterday was DeShon Elliott. He gathered an interception and even generated a sack in Baltimore’s pressure package.

His effort and determination do not go unnoticed, and he had himself one of the best games of his career on Sunday.

8. Justin Houston, OLB, Ravens

Like Campbell, outside linebacker Justin Houston shows that an old dog still has plenty of tricks in a young man’s game. The veteran inched ever closer to the 100-career sack total and is only half a sack away from reaching it after obtaining one yesterday.

In addition, he led the Ravens defense with four quarterback pressures on Justin Herbert out of the team’s 13 total on the day.

9. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Ravens

Last but not least is Baltimore’s star cornerback, Marlon Humphrey. Despite the secondary around him being riddled with injuries, he has still performed at a high level this season. On Sunday, the narrative was no different.

Per Pro Football Focus, the Chargers targeted him six times in pass coverage, and he only allowed two receptions for 19 yards.

Humphrey is playing at an incredibly high level versus some of the league’s top receivers yet again, as only Mike Williams and Austin Ekeler were able to generate a catch against him in pass coverage.

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Furthermore, the Bolts didn’t allow Keenan Allen to line up across from Humphrey all game which is a testament to the caliber of cornerback that he is.