Behind The Numbers: Tracking the Ravens Passing Game

Street Talk Behind The Numbers: Tracking the Ravens Passing Game

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Over the last three games Joe Flacco has thrown only one touchdown while taking eight sacks.  There’s clearly something wrong with the Ravens passing game when Flacco completes the same number of passes in a game as Brady Quinn; 13.


 

Let’s not sugar-coat the current state of the passing game…it stinks! It was embarrassing to see the offense get shut out in the first half against Cleveland. The only other team to score less than 23 points versus the Browns all year was Buffalo back in week five.


 

By this point in the season the offense should be improving; yet it’s clear in a state of regression. Maybe it’s time to let Kelly Washington be the #2 WR. Maybe it’s time to take some shots down the field in the first half to keep the secondary a little more honest. Whatever the problems are, Cam Cameron needs to find the answers starting this week or the season will be over before the game at Green Bay.


 

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 10)

2009 Avg. / total
(thru week 10)

Yards per game

27th

192.8

12th

244.3

Comp. %

18th

60.3%

9th

65.3%

Yards per comp.

T-12th

7.1

13th

7.3

Att. Per game

30th

27.1

10th

33.3

Total Completions

29th

261

8th

196

Touchdowns

T-22nd

16

T-15th

12

Interceptions

T-9th

12

T-14th

7

Sacks

18th

33

T-18th

18

QB Rating

16th

82.8

13th

90.7


 

2009 Pass Distribution

Position

2008 %

2009 % (thru week 10)

WR

52.5%

43.4% (86 / 198)

RB

31.8%

38.9% (77 / 198)

TE

15.7%

17.7% (35 / 198)


 

Ravens Next Three Games

Opponent

Record

Offensive Rank*

Defensive Rank*

Indianapolis

9-0

4th

1st

Pittsburgh

6-3

15th

6th

Green Bay

5-4

T-7th

10th

* – 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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