Street Talk 2006 RAVENS OFFENSE

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Brian Billick is still perfect at 3-0 since taking over as the Offensive Coordinator.  Overall the numbers are still better compared to the first six games.  The most disturbing trend is that the rushing yards per attempt is actually decreasing. The only team with a winning record that runs the ball worse than the Ravens (3.4) is Chicago at 3.3 yards per carry.
 
The numbers below point to a more efficient passing game; which was expected as Steve McNair grew more comfortable in the system.  It’s clear now that McNair has confidence in all of his receivers.  If the running game can get back on track, the passing game will become even more of a factor the remainder of the season. 
 
Check back next week to see if the trend continues.
 
Statistic
 
Ravens rank after 6 games
Ravens rank after 9 games
% Difference (+ / -)
Total offense
271.7 (28th)
302.0 (21st)
+ 11.2%
Pts per game
18.3 (18th)
22.0 (12th)
+ 20.2%
Rush yards per game
94.3 (24th)
98.0 (25th)
+ 3.9%
Rush attempt avg.
3.5 (26th)
3.4 (29th)
– 2.9%
Rush attempts per game
26.7 (20th)
28.7 (13th)
+ 7.5%
Pass yards per game
177.3 (27th)
213.1 (21st)
+ 20.2%
Pass comp %
56.0 (26th)
59.5 (17th)
+ 6.3%
Pass attempts per game
33.3 (14th)
33.4 (13th)
+ less than 1%
Pass comp avg. yards
5.32 (29th)
6.10 (20th)
+ 14.7%
QB rating
64.1 (29th)
76.7 (24th)
+19.7%
3rd down conversion %
36.7 % (22nd)
40.0% (11th)
+ 8.9%
Time of possession
30:38 (13th)
31:55 (5th)
+ 4.2%
Red Zone TD %
44.40% (25th)
44.83% (25th)
+ 1.0%
Penalties
31 (12th)
56 (T-14th)
– 6.3%
Sacks allowed
12 (14th)
14 (T-7th)
+ 21.9%
Turnover margin
+ 7 (3rd)
+ 13 (1st)
+ 6.3%
Held under 20 pts**
3-6  = 50%
0-3 = 0%
 
**Not an official NFL statistic.  Stat provided by BTN.

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Scot is a Baltimore native, a Towson University graduate, and has followed sports since the early 1980's. Scot likes to go inside the numbers and get the real "411" on the wins and losses,  hence his Behind The Numbers column.   Besides being an avid sports fan, Scot has been involved with televison sports production as an Associate Producer since 1993 for WMAR, ESPN, ESPNU,ESPN2, and the former Home Team Sports network.  In addition to his television work Scot has written articles for Baltimore Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine and Patuxent Publishing.  These experiences make him a natural as the creator of the Media Watchdog, another of SK's fine contributions.   More from Scot Kleinfeld

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