Pitta lined up next to an offensive tackle as a traditional tight end on 15 plays and was not targeted once by
But usually, Pitta was lined up in the slot, where he did most of his damage in a game where he led the team with eight catches and with 65 receiving yards. He was targeted eight times on the 16 plays in which he lined up as a slot receiver to Flacco's left and four times on the 15 plays where he was in the slot to Flacco's right -- including a third-quarter interception when Flacco tried to squeeze a pass between three Eagles defenders.
"It was a matter of me going through progressions and him maybe being the guy we're trying to target," Flacco said Wednesday when asked about the connection he has with the tight end. "Or just going through and by the time I get to his point in the progression, he's open. I don't really know what to attribute that to."
Meanwhile, Dickson played 40 of the team’s 70 offensive snaps against the Eagles, and was usually lined up as a traditional tight end. Dickson, the better blocker of the two, was blocking on a little over half the plays he was in the game, including sealing the edge on
Dickson was targeted four times and had one catch for 23 yards.
On Tuesday, while chatting with Boston media about the Ravens offense,