Behind The Numbers:  Breaking down the Ravens and the Titans

Street Talk Behind The Numbers: Breaking down the Ravens and the Titans

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The Ravens and Titans have had their fair share of closely fought brawls dating back to the days of the AFC Central Division. The games almost always boiled down to a pivotal play or two to separate the former rivals on the scoreboard. Judging from what we witnessed back in October when these two physical teams clashed, there’s little reason to think that Saturday’s Divisional Playoff Game will be any different.


 

Don’t think so?


 

Then take a close look at the numbers below.  You’d be hard pressed to find two teams that are more similar.  BTN predicts déjà vu all over again – another low scoring, hard hitting game decided by less than a touchdown.


 

Statistic

Ravens

Titans

Offense (team)


 


 

Points per game

24.1

23.4

Total yards per game

324.0

313.6

Pass yards per game

175.5

176.2

Rush yards per game

148.5

137.4

3rd down conversion %

40.9%

36.1%

4th down conversion %

63.6%

45.5%

Time of possession

33:22

29:18

Red Zone TD %

47.1%

62.2%

Turnover ratio

+13

+14

Sacks allowed

33

12

Field goals

28/35

29/33

Touchdowns

42

41

Offense (player)


 


 

QB rating

Flacco: 80.3

Collins: 80.2

Comp. %

60.0

58.3

Total passing yards

2971

2676

Pass yards per game

185.7

167.3

Touchdowns

14

12

Interceptions

12

7

Rush yards / TD

McClain: 902 / 10

Johnson: 1228 / 9

Rush yards / TD

McGahee: 671 / 7

White: 773 / 15

Rec. / yards / TD

Mason: 80 / 1037 / 5

Gage: 34 / 651 / 6

Rec. / yards / TD

Clayton: 41 / 695 / 3

Scaife: 58 / 561 / 2

Rec. / yards / TD

Heap: 35 / 405 / 3

Jones: 41 / 449 / 1

Special Teams


 


 

Field Goals

Stover: 28/35

Bironas: 29/33

Punt Avg.

Koch: 45.0

Hentrich: 42.8

Inside 20

34

27

Blocked

0

0

Punt return avg. (team) / TD

8.6 / 0

9.7 / 0

Kick return avg. (team) / TD

20.1 / 0

25.4 / 0

Defense (team)


 


 

Points per game

15.3

14.6

Total yards per game

261.1

293.6

Pass yards per game

179.7

199.8

Rush yards per game

81.4

93.9

Interceptions

26

20

Forced fumbles

13

23

Sacks

34

44

3rd down conversion %

33.5%

35.0%


 

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Scot Kleinfeld

About Scot Kleinfeld

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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