Our friend, the vertical passing game, only stayed for one week. His quick exit left QB Joe Flacco with a horrid stat line and the Ravens wide receiving corps with cold hands. Flacco was 10/31 for 163 yards with one interception and one fumble against the Jets. He completed only three passes to the wide receivers.
While the offense did just enough not to waste a defensive effort for the ages by putting up 13 points, it did not leave a feeling of accomplishment before heading into the bye week.
The offense is gaining its yards between the 20s and struggling in the red zone. While they rank 14th in red zone attempts per game with 3.8, they rank 26th in conversion percentage through four games and over the last three games the Ravens have the lowest conversion rate in the NFL at 22.2%.
If the offense received a grade at the quarter mark it would be a C+. The potential is there to reach the “A” level, but the teacher and his students need to do some extra work.
BTN will track the progress here on a weekly basis. Keep in mind for some categories a decrease is positive, as in the case of Fumbles lost, and an increase is negative, in as the case of Penalties.
|Category||2010 (rank)||2011 to date||2011 Ranking||Difference|
|Pts / Gm||
|Tot Pts||357 (16)||119||6th|
|Yds / Gm||322.9 (22)||358.5||14th|
|Rush Yds/Gm||114.4 (14)||123.8||8th|
|Pass Yds/Gm||208.4 (20)||234.8||19th|
|1st downs/Gm||18.9 (18)||18.2||T-21st|
|3rd Down Pct.||39% (T-16)||37%||T-14th|
|4th Down Pct.||40% (T-21)||50%||T-13th|
|Fumbles Lost||10 (T-17)||4||T-8th|
|Red Zone %||49.2% (22)||33.3%||26th|
|Flacco QB Rating||93.6 (7)||79.9||22nd|