The Baltimore Ravens lost an ugly AFC Championship game to the Kansas City Chiefs. One of the reasons the Ravens were expected to win this game is that they came in as the healthier team of the two. However, two names that were deemed healthy Marlon Humphrey and Mark Andrews, did not make much of an impact.
Injured Baltimore Ravens do not make an impact in loss to the Kansas City Chiefs
Mark Andrews had two catches for 15 yards, averaging 1.25 yards per route run. He ran just 12 routes compared to Isaiah Likely, who had 33. Charlie Kolar had three snaps, all blocking, but perhaps the Ravens would have been better to play him more than the injured Andrews. The team abandoned the run, and the Ravens had a 13 to 5 pass-to-run rate with Andrews on the field. They felt forced to play him and thus gave up on the run.
Marlon Humphrey played just 13 snaps in his return, subbing in for Ronald Darby. He allowed two catches for eight yards and had a missed tackle in the run game. It was not a bad performance, but considering how limited he was, there is a question if it was even worth playing him. Darby may have been better at getting the full work and having full confidence.
Either way, neither of these two made any sort of impact. At the best, they were decoys, and that hardly worked as the Chiefs were not phased or worried about the impact of either big-name player. We will look back on this roster and wonder how it was such a letdown, and many will forget that while Andrews and Humphrey dressed for that game, they were providing next to nothing on the field. Just another thing in a long list of disappointments this year.