Behind The Numbers: Tracking the Ravens Passing Game

Street Talk Behind The Numbers: Tracking the Ravens Passing Game

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Ray Rice has been the breakout offensive player for the Ravens this season. But is Cam Cameron using Rice too much?  Rice leads all running backs in the NFL in receptions with 46 and ranks 9th overall.  Would anybody have predicted that half way through the season Rice would have more catches than Brandon Marshall or Chad Ochocinco?


 

It’s time for the offense to be more aggressive and take more shots down the field. Keeping defenses honest will only make Rice a more dangerous weapon. Unless the wide receivers become a bigger part of the passing game, you can bet top-notch defenses like

Indianapolis
and

Pittsburgh
will stack the box and dare the Ravens to go vertical.


 

Check BTN next week to see where Joe Flacco and the passing game stand.


 

Ravens Passing Game

 

Statistic

2008 Rank

2008 Avg. / total

2009 Rank
(thru week 9)

2009 Avg. / total
(thru week 9)

Yards per game

27th

192.8

11th

255.5

Comp. %

18th

60.3%

10th

64.9%

Yards per comp.

T-12th

7.1

T-13th

7.2

Att. Per game

30th

27.1

7th

35.2

Total Completions

29th

261

6th

183

Touchdowns

T-22nd

16

15th

12

Interceptions

T-9th

12

T-17th

7

Sacks

18th

33

T-18th

16

QB Rating

16th

82.8

11th

90.2


 

2009 Pass Distribution

Position

2008 %

2009 % (thru week 9)

WR

52.5%

44.9% (83 / 185)

RB

31.8%

38.4% (71 / 185)

TE

15.7%

16.7% (31 / 185)

 

Ravens Next Three Games

Opponent

Record

Offensive Rank*

Defensive Rank*



Cleveland

1-7

T-30th

28th



Indianapolis

8-0

T-5th

1st



Pittsburgh

6-2

13th

6th

* – Rankings are based on points per game

 

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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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