Baltimore Ravens Week 11

Baltimore Ravens get their 1st ever win in Lambeau and beat the Green Bay Packers 23-0

The Baltimore Ravens shut out the Green Bay Packers as they pitch their third shutout in 2017; forcing 5 turnovers in their 23-0 win.

Nov 19, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

This game against Brett Hundley and the Green Bay Packers was essentially a must-win game after their Week 10 bye. Even though the offense was pretty stagnant for most of the game, Joe Flacco was better in Week 11 other than one interception he threw to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. In this game, Flacco had a 78.6 completion percentage, a 90.9 quarterback rating, and threw for 183 yards with 1 touchdown to Mike Wallace and the 1 interception mentioned. Although he did not throw for over 200 yards, Flacco was 22/28 and was relatively accurate in this game.

The offensive line did have to be reshuffled in this game as Ronnie Stanley was out with a concussion in this game.

The Ravens moved James Hurst to left tackle from starting left guard and moved Luke Bowanko at left guard from backup center. Hurst did allow a sack from Clay Matthews and the offensive line did allow Dean Lowry and Kyler Fackrell to notch one sack each. Stanley should be cleared next week and the offensive line should perform better as they get their best offensive lineman back.

Mike Wallace has scored a touchdown the last two games he has played ( Week 9-10) after doctors cleared him of the concussion he suffered in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Nov 19, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) celebrates his touchdown reception against Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) and cornerback Damarious Randall (23) during an NFL game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports

Mike Wallace stepped up in the passing game as Flacco threw a dime to Wallace in coverage as he caught the ball one-handed in the end zone. Wallace had 4 catches for 56 yards with that touchdown and Jeremy Maclin was also involved with 4 catches for 34 yards. harbaugh demoted Breshad Perriman as he has been inconsistent and a non-factor in the passing game over 10 games. He had trouble catching the ball that would cost the Ravens turnovers for the opposing defenses. He could eventually start but it was clear Sunday that he was not missed in the passing game.

The running backs and tight ends were also involved in their win against the Packers.

The running backs were also a key part of the passing game. Alex Collins had 4 catches for 22 yards. Danny Woodhead also had a key part in moving the chains as well. The team activated Woodhead on Saturday from the injured reserve and had 5 catches for 21 yards. He was important on 3rd downs and should still be the running back in the receiving role moving forward instead of Javorius Allen. Benjamin Watson had 1 big catch for 33 yards as Maxx Williams ( 2 catches for 6 yards) and Nick Boyle (1 catch for 2 yards) were not as involved in this game.

Even though Alex Collins did not have a big rushing day yards wise, he did rush for his 1st touchdown as a Raven in this game.

Nov 19, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins (34) tries to break a tackle by Green Bay Packers safety Marwin Evans (25) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Collins finally got the 20 carries he deserves. Yet he rushed for around 49 yards the whole game with the offensive line banged up. Collins should stay as the featured back as he works well in the passing game. According to Pro Football Focus, Collins has been one of the top running backs in creating big running plays with an 8.8% in running plays that go for plus 15 yards this season.

Danny Woodhead and Javorius Allen were not that involved in the running game. In fact, Woodhead had 1 carry for 2 yards and Allen had 3 carries for 8 yards. Terrance West was a healthy scratch as he was practicing this week after recovering from a calf injury. He could be a part of the offense moving forward.  However, as of now, his role in the offense is unknown.

The pass rushers had a field day on Sunday in their win at Lambeau. Creating havoc on the Green Bay Packers offensive line and on Brett Hundley.

Nov 19, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) puts pressure on Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley (7) in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers offensive line has been banged up all year. They had no answers for the Ravens pass rush and defensive line. It had Brett Hundley constantly under pressure and made some errant throws all game. Terell Suggs, Matt Judon, and Willie Henry all recorded 2 sacks each. The Ravens had 6 total sacks in this game. According to Pro Football Focus, both Suggs and Judon had 3 combined hurries. As well as the multiple sacks they recorded in this game.

Suggs is still doing it at age 35 and has 7.5 sacks so far this season. Judon recorded his 5th sack this season, which is one more than his 4 total sacks all last year. Judon has been more consistent as of late as the other pass rusher complimenting Suggs on the right side. He forced 1 fumble as C.J. Mosely also forced 1 fumble in this game. According to Pro Football Focus, Judon was one of the many bright spots on the Ravens defense as he had a 23.4 pass rush productivity rating and had an 84.3 game grade overall.

The Baltimore Ravens recorded 3 interceptions against Brett Hundley. Rookie Marlon Humphrey grabbed his 1st interception in his NFL career.

Nov 19, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive back Marlon Humphrey (29) runs after an interception as cornerback Anthony Levine (41) celebrates during the 4th quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti /Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports

With the pass rush getting to Hundley, the Ravens secondary caught 3 of his passes. They denied the Green Bay Packers any points when they were in the red zone. Eric Weddle recorded his 4th interception as he had 1 interception in Week 9 as well against the Tennesee Titans. Jimmy Smith, according to Pro Football Focus, has allowed the lowest passer rating when thrown to through week 10 and denied potential points in the red zone for the Packers. Even with an Achilles injury, he still has 3 interceptions this season. Showing he is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL right now.

With Brandon Carr struggling recently, rookie Marlon Humphrey has more snaps in the cornerback rotation. He has filled in for Carr and Smith occasionally due to his injury the past few weeks. Humphrey played more snaps than in any game this year and each week up to now, his snaps have increased. According to Pro Football Focus, Humphrey allowed 2 catches on 5 targets and only allowed 25 yards with 1 pass deflection and 1 interception in 34 snaps. He had a 16.7 passing rating in coverage. The Ravens could start him instead of Carr. Especially if Carr continues to not play as well in the next few weeks. The rookie cornerback out of Alabama could be the future at outside cornerback for the Ravens. He will continue to develop and gets more snaps this year.


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