1. The Baltimore Ravens got a couple of sacks out of Kyle Van Noy
Along with the Baltimore Ravens offensive line, their defensive line is also starting to come together. This unit saw a little outside help from Kyle Van Noy, and they also got Odafe Oweh back. So, a unit that was supposed to be Oweh, David Ojabo, and Tyus Bowser has turned into Oweh, Jadeveon Clowney, and Kyle Van Noy. It is the healthiest it has been and the closest to what the Ravens wanted to do on paper as well.
Clowney has been better than what Ojabo was expected to do, and Van Noy was signed to play the Tyus Bowser role. His role is valuable because he can stand up and play off of the ball if needed, but he can also rush. As Oweh has been eased back in, the Ravens have asked him to rush a lot. In the last two weeks, Kyle Van Noy has ten pressures and three sacks. Two of those sacks came against the Detroit Lions, signaling that Van Noy is playing his best football right now.
The Ravens still might get Ojabo or Bowser back. They could even get both. If they do, the pass rush actually may be deeper and more talented than fans wanted back in August. It is always fun when the high hopes not only get met but exceeded. The Ravens edge rushers have not done that yet, but the last two weeks finally have them trending in that direction.