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PFF: Crown Marlon Humphrey and the three-headed beast of a running game

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NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

As always, shout out to PFF for sending us some great notes to post and talk about after each and every game. Without further ado, let’s get into it.

OFFENSE

The Ravens’ ground game was on fire on Sunday afternoon, with both Kenneth Dixon and Gus Edwards grading solidly (69.7 and 80.5 respectively). Dixon, Edwards and QB Lamar Jackson combined to force an impressive 16 missed tackles.

Lamar’s breaking NFL records and Gus Edwards has yet to rush for a loss in over 100-straight carries. Kenneth is back to abusing defenders with his elusive maneuvers or power running and the offense has rushed for over 190 yards in five-straight games. This is what a freight-train looks like; hopefully the Los Angeles Chargers aren’t the ones to stop it.

WR Willie Snead was the highest graded offensive player (83.6), catching five-of-six targets for 58 yards. His 6.9% drop rate is the best among Ravens WRs so far this season.

Thankfully, Snead IV is locked down for next season. I can’t praise this man enough. I knew going into the season he was a player to keep moving the chains in situations, but I didn’t expect such physical play to be involved. He’s everything you’d ask for in a slot receiver and I’m thrilled to see he and Jackson build on their output.

DEFENSE

CB Marlon Humphrey had his best game of the season, recording a team-high 91.3 game grade. He allowed two-of-six targets to be completed into his coverage for only 13 yards, and added an interception and pass break up too.

He’s too much fun to watch. He jams, he battles and he doesn’t give up on the play. I’m excited to see him catch his first interception of the season and he’s looking like a Raven for life. A great first round pick by Ozzie and Eric.

On a wet day in Baltimore, the defense did well to avoid missing any tackles. As a team they’ve been strong in that regard all season, missing tackles on 10% of their attempts, tied for seventh in the league.

The entire defense stepped up in this game. Yes, the rain played a factor in Baltimore’s early success but they held the best passing yards offense to a minimum and only allowed one touchdown. Now, they’ll be competing against the Chargers who completed a comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.