The Ravens ran 71 scored snaps (excludes accepted penalties resulting in no play and 2 kneels).
Stanley: Ronnie gave up a peculiar sack to offset an otherwise outstanding game. He appeared to forget the snap count and did not get out of his stance (Q2, 0:58), which allowed Garret to move by untouched to sack Jackson for a loss of 7. He shared a QH with Hurst (Q3, 12:57) when Garrett and Avery chased Jackson from the pocket where he was knocked down. He had 5 blocks in level 2, delivered 1 pancake, and connected on 4 of 5 pulls. On the back side of Dixon’s 37-yard run right (Q2, 10:50) he blocked Garrett, then the blitzing Boddy-Calhoun to take 2 Browns out of the play.
Scoring: 71 plays, 65 blocks, 4 missed, ½ QH, 1 sack, 1 false start, 54.5 points (.77 per play). That’s a B with adjustment. The Ravens run power to the right side primarily to take advantage of the combination of Yanda and Brown. That tends to create more need to make high-effort blocks from Stanley at LT, who must often move well past the LoS to find a target. Fortunately, Stanley has the mobility to impact run plays from the back side and that mobility is critical to sealing the left edge for some of Jackson’s runs.
Hurst: James bounced back with the most prolific pulling game of the Harbaugh era. He pulled 19 times on just 52 scored snaps which equaled the total of Yanda in the 2009 AFC WC game at NE (1/10/10, 59 snaps). Yanda connected on 15 of his pulls in the 33-14 win over the Pats, while Hurst went 16 for 19 against the Browns. He allowed 2 partial pass rush events, a pressure shared with Skura (James was bulled by Garrett while Skura was bulled by DT Brian Price, Q1, 6:18) and the aforementioned QH shared with Stanley. Of his 7 missed blocks, just 2 were losses at the LoS. He made 2 blocks in level 2 and delivered 2 pancakes. I did not score any of his blocks as a highlight.
Scoring: 52 plays, 43 blocks, 7 missed, ½ pressure, ½ QH, 40.5 points (.78 per play). That’s a B after adjustment. James left with an injury and was replaced by Eluemunor for 1 play. He also rotated with Bozeman for 18 others.
Skura: Matt was an effective contributor to the Ravens run success, but had some difficulty with inside pressure in the pass game. Among 3 full pressures, he was bulled twice by DT Ogunjobi and once by the stunting Garrett. Among his 4 missed blocks, 3 were losses at the LoS and 1 was a missed screen block in L2. He had 5 blocks in level 2, but was not assigned to pull. His highlight was a combination block to tee up Ogbah for Yanda then block Schobert in level 2, which cleared the way for Edwards’ 18-yard run (Q3, 11:13).
Scoring: 71 plays, 63 blocks, 4 missed, 3.5 pressures, 1 false start, 53 points (.75 per play). That’s a C- with adjustment.
Yanda: I need to set up a Mad Lib (if anyone still knows what those are) line to handle the first sentence of Marshal’s paragraph each week, since his performance is so consistent. He did not have a single negative event and missed only 3 blocks, only one of which was a loss at the LoS. Remarkably, he made no blocks in level 2, nor did he register a pancake. He connected on his only pull. I scored him for only 1 highlight, when he maintained his block on Coley (Q4, 2:41) for 10+ yards on the Ravens’ last scored snap. However, the Ravens power run game to the right, which was most responsible for the 10 Ravens runs of 11+ yards included a contribution from Yanda on each such snap.
Scoring: 71 plays, 68 blocks, 3 missed, 68 points (.96 per play). With adjustment, that’s the first A+ I have scored this season.
Brown: Zeus was Yanda’s outside complement for the power run game. He surrendered 2 pressures as a pass blocker (beaten inside by Avery, Q2, 0:52 and bulled by Ogbah for PD, Q3, 12:27), but had no other negative events. Among his 4 missed blocks, 2 were losses at the LoS and 2 others were cases where he was unable to find a level 2 block. He made 6 blocks in level 2 to support runs of 2, 24, 6, 1, 11, and 2 yards. He did not have a pancake, pull, or highlight, but was consistently effective with either seals or kickouts in the run game.
Scoring: 71 plays, 65 blocks, 4 missed, 2 pressures, 61 points (.86 per play). That’s an A after adjustment.
Bozeman: Bradley split 21 snaps between LG (18) and as a 6th offensive lineman in jumbo formations (3). He was flagged for a false start, but did not have any other negative events. As usual, he entered fresh and delivered with mobility and mauling that included 1 block in level 2, 3 pancakes, and a 3 for 3 performance on pulls.
Scoring: 21 plays, 20 blocks, 1 missed, 1 false start, 17 points (.81 per play). That’s a B with adjustment.
Eluemunor: He entered for 1 snap at LG and made his only block.
Game-by-game scoring trends are charted here.