In Week 6, Lamar Jackson powered the Ravens to their fourth win of the season.
The running back committee, along with matchup tight end Mark Andrews, assisted an efficient offensive output that included a 60-percent conversion rate on third down, 6.5 average yards per play and 39-plus minutes in time of possession.
A workmanlike defensive effort allowed less than 2.5 yards per rush and a single completion of longer than 23 yards. And lockdown corner Marlon Humphrey recorded the team’s only takeaway.
A few unheralded Ravens also contributed to the divisional victory:
LB Josh Bynes
Bynes was signed off the street after Week 4 and has provided stability in the middle of the defense these last two weeks. His assignment-sound play helped contain Cincinnati to a paltry 33 total rushing yards on Sunday.
With the Bengals approaching field goal range early in the second quarter, Bynes shot the gap on first down to bring Joe Mixon down for a loss. That drive ended with a punt and on their next possession, Josh stopped another potential scoring opportunity by tipping a pass that Humphrey secured for an interception deep in Baltimore territory.
C Matt Skura
Ronnie Stanley has been a dominant left tackle this season, Marshal Yanda remains a top level guard and Orlando Brown Jr. is a fine right tackle. But Skura’s noticeable improvement has been another catalyst for the Ravens potent rushing offense.
In Week 6, Matt consistently stonewalled Geno Atkins and Andrew Billings. He also paved the way for a few chunk plays with impressive reach and second-level blocks. Skura has developed a reliable pivot.
S Chuck Clark
Tony Jefferson’s injury forced the versatile former backup safety into a prominent role. Against Cincinnati, Clark was selected as the defensive signal caller who relayed the play calls to his teammates on the field.
Clark’s contributions, especially his excellent coverage of Tyler Eifert, were not truly displayed on the box score. He was credited for three solo tackles without a highlight play. Nonetheless, his on-field leadership and communication were instrumental in holding the Bengals offense to just ten points and 250 total yards.
Who was the Ravens Unsung Hero in Week 6?
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