Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
Quarterback Joe Flacco has evolved as a downfield passer this season, and the Ravens entered Sunday’s game against the
5.2 -- average yards per carry by the Texans against the Ravens' base 3-4 defense Sunday, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
The Ravens defense has been outmuscled up front the past three weeks, and this interesting stat from the guys at ESPN reflects that. Baltimore only used its base 3-4 defense on 27 of Houston’s 80 offensive plays. On those plays, the Texans averaged 5.2 yards per carry with a stable of runners that included
26:06 -- average time of the possession for the Ravens in 2012.
After allowing the
12 -- tackles by linebacker
Understandably overlooked after the 30-point loss to the Texans was the play of inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who made a game-high 12 tackles while filling in for the injured
John Harbaugh clearly learned one valuable thing from his mentor,