Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
133 -- the number of
For the first three quarters of Sunday's 34-17 loss, the
Four -- games this season in which Ravens running back
One week after setting a season-high in rushing yards in the loss to the
64.9 -- percentage of Ravens tight end
I wrote before the season that tight end Dennis Pitta was poised to have a breakout season, one of the few predictions I have actually nailed. His production has been spotty on a game-by-game basis, but if you add up his numbers, Pitta is having one of the best seasons by a tight end in team history. Pitta has seven receiving touchdowns, tying
Though he has only played about two-thirds of the defensive snaps this season, rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw has subtly been a pretty impactful run defender for a team that has struggled to tackle running backs. Upshaw is tied for fifth on the injury-riddled unit with 57 tackles, and his seven tackles for a loss lead the Ravens. He has missed just five tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, though four have come in the past three weeks. However, they say he had three defensive stops -- they define that as forcing an offensive failure, like tackling a runner after a minimal gain or knocking down a pass -- against the Broncos, and eight in the past three weeks. With 29 of his 34 tackles resulting in a stop on 281 snaps against the run, Upshaw is second among 3-4 outside linebackers with a run stop percentage of 10.3 percent.
Less than 1 -- percent chance the Ravens had of coming back Sunday after their touchdown made it 34-16 with 4:08 left to play.