Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the
You could probably dig up dozens of noteworthy stats about the struggles of quarterback Joe Flacco the past few weeks, particularly his struggles on the road. There is no question he has been inefficient after his hot start. In Flacco’s first four games, he completed 63.5 percent of his attempts and averaged 8.13 yards per attempt. In the past four games, he has completed just 55 percent of them for an average of 6.01 yards per attempt. In two of those games, Flacco completed less than 50 percent. Overall, he has completed 59.8 percent of his passes this season. Ravens coach
Two -- quarterback pressures by
Two weeks after outside linebacker Terrell Suggs recorded a sack, a quarterback hit and another pressure while playing 44 snaps in a 30-point loss to the
90 -- Baltimore’s
After finishing in the middle of the pack in red-zone touchdown percentage a season ago, the Ravens rank sixth in the league in that critical category this season, scoring touchdowns 62.5 percent of the time after reaching the opponent's 20-yard line. But once the Ravens get a first down inside the 10-yard line, they are the most efficient team in the NFL. According to Ravens media relations, the Ravens have scored touchdowns nine of the 10 times they faced a Goal-to-Go situation, the league's highest success rate. Eight of those touchdowns were scored on running plays.
+7 -- The Ravens' turnover differential, tied for seventh in the NFL.
Looking for a stat that might help explain why the Ravens are 6-2 despite having the NFL's 19th-ranked offense and 26th-ranked defense? Try turnover differential. The Ravens enter Week 10 tied for seventh in the league with a plus-seven differential. They have turned the ball over just eight times in eight games, and they have only coughed up two fumbles this season. And the opportunistic Ravens defense has recorded 15 takeaways, 10th in the NFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin, who often gets compared to