Is this real life? Ravens 37-3 win gave us 25 hard-to-believe facts

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The Baltimore Ravens (7-2) returned home to host the visiting Seattle Seahawks (5-3) and they weren't any kind to their guests as they sent them packing back to the West Coast having inflicted 37-3 damage on them.

It's too early to say the Ravens are a legitimate Super Bowl contender and potential winner (we're just past the halfway point of the regular season!) but it's also too late to not consider this teams as one very capable of putting together a deep postseason run.

The Ravens' victory over Seattle, an above-average NFL team entering Sunday at the very least, was so dominant and astonishing that it yielded a whole lot of barely believable statistics.

Here are a few of those stats and facts as the Ravens defeated the Seahawks 37-3, moved on to a 7-2 record, and are looking as strong as any other team in the NFL entering Week 10.

  • The 37-3 win over Seattle was so good that it was even larger than the already impressive 38-6 beatdown of Detroit two weeks ago
  • The Ravens had the ball for 40 minutes and limited the Seahawks to holding it for barely 20 minutes
  • The Seahawks could only get six first downs throughout the full game
  • The Ravens limited Seattle to go 1-of-13 on third- and fourth-down attempts combined
  • Baltimore could have easily scored 43 or 44 points against Seattle but the Ravens decided not to disintegrate Seattle by taking a knee with about a minute to go on the 4-yard line
  • The Ravens led 17-3 at halftime, 30-3 by the end of the third, and 37-3 by the end of the game. Stout defense
  • Baltimore outperformed Seattle 515 yards on offense to 151 by the Seahawks overall
  • The Ravens rushed the ball for 298 yards, which is the fourth-highest figure in franchise history
  • Baltimore scored three rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown, and they didn't even need Lamar Jackson to score a single one
  • Lamar Jackson sat the third quarter to rest, was replaced by Tyrod Taylor, and the backup passed for the first touchdown of Odell Beckham's season
  • OBJ scored his first touchdown with the Ravens on the day of his birthday. Happy 31st, Odell!
  • Lamar is 18-1 against NFC teams as a starter for the Ravens
  • The Ravens and the Chiefs are the only two AFC teams boasting a 7-2 record entering Week 10
  • Baltimore leads the NFL in point differential (+115), with no one else coming even remotely close
  • The Ravens scored in seven of their initial 12 drives, and in seven of 10 following the two initial punts
  • Justin Tucker joined the party and scored all three field goals he attempted
  • Baltimore forced Seattle to punt in seven of 11 possessions
  • The Ravens sacked Geno Smith four times and intercepted him once, preventing him from passing for a single touchdown
  • Excluding two receptions going for a combined 85 yards, the Seahawks only gained 66 yards in their other 45 plays on Sunday
  • Kyle Van Noy sacked Geno Smith twice, one of them a strip sack, on back-to-back plays
  • Geno Stone intercepted an NFL-leading sixth pass this season
  • Justin Madubuike set a franchise record by sacking a quarterback for the sixth consecutive game
  • Keaton Mitchel rushed for his first pro touchdown and a total of 138 yards on just nine carries
  • Mark Andrews flew under the radar but he ended up with nine receptions on nine targets for 80 yards
  • Gus Edwards scored two touchdowns, has scored five in the past two weeks, and has scored a career-high seven this season

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Nuff' said.

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