3 underrated gems who helped guide Baltimore Ravens to victory

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2. Isaiah Likely is making noise for the Baltimore Ravens

This has not been a good year for Isaiah Likely. After he had a strong rookie season, the circumstances around him changed, and this could have been expected. The offensive coordinator is going more pass-heavy, and with a much deeper wide receiver corps, the Ravens have seen his snaps go down from 40.4% to 29%.

Likely was still a limited player on Sunday, logging 25% of the snaps. Still, he finally started to make the most of it. In the first eight games Likely had four catches for 42 yards. That includes a game that he started in place of the injured Mark Andrews.

On Sunday, Likely posted four catches for 42 yards, doubling his season total. He was making the most of the soft zone that Seattle threw out there. This is key because it shows the Ravens can win in different ways. Yes, they lean on the wideouts more than Likely, but when it calls for Likely, Patrick Ricard, or Keaton Mitchell to make plays, they can get it. This has not consistently been the case for Likely, so the Ravens will need to see more of this from him moving forward.

Still, this is exactly the performance that they need to get from him, and seeing it finally come is a great sign.