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PFF: Ravens bounce back strong in Week 15

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

A bounceback effort by the Ravens defense lands them in a strong contending position for the wildcard position. The offense also performed, though the worry was whether the defense, specifically, could regroup after a rough night at Heinz field.

​​Week 15 Ravens Offensive Stats:

QB Joe Flacco bounced back from a poor game against the Steelers, posting a 83.7 game grade on Sunday. He connected on all three deep passes for 73 yards and had an accuracy percentage of 62.5% when under pressure.

C Ryan Jensen was the Ravens’ highest graded offensive lineman at 77.2. He was the only lineman to not allow a pressure on 44 pass block snaps.

TE Ben Watson was efficient on his 41 offensive snaps in Cleveland. He caught all four targets thrown his way for 74 yards and a touchdown, recording 2.47 yards per route run.

HB Alex Collins struggled after an impressive couple of weeks. He forced two missed tackles, but averaged only 2.0 yards after contact per attempt.

In keeping with usage patterns over the season to date, Ben Watson was utilised in the passing game, while fellow TEs Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle saw most of their work as run blockers in heavy personnel. Watson released into a route on 73% of his snaps, while Boyle and Williams both did so on 21% and 11% respectively.

​​Week 15 Ravens Defensive Stats:

​​OLB Terrell Suggs again lead the team in total pressures with one hit and nine hurries, his highest single game mark so far this season.

DT Michael Pierce’s 80.1 game grade topped all front seven defenders against the Browns. He recorded one hurry and two run stops, and now ranks 6th among DTs this season in run stop percentage at 12.3%.

Rookie OLB Tyus Bowser struggled to a 42.9 game grade this week, managing zero pressures on eight pass rush snaps.

CB Brandon Carr fared better this week against the Browns’ receivers, recording a 78.9 game grade. He allowed three completions on eight targets for 36 yards and an interception.