The Ravens continued their march towards the postseason with another convincing victory over a contender in Week 11. Baltimore outgained Houston by 259 yards, secured a 13 minute advantage in time of possession and posted a plus-two turnover differential.
The usual suspects propelled the NFL’s top scoring offense. Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram and Mark Andrews all turned in excellent performances. Role players Seth Roberts and Gus Edwards also found the end zone.
Driven by stellar coverage from cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters and Jimmy Smith, the Ravens defense was equally impressive. Jaylon Ferguson, Tyus Bowser and Brandon Williams recorded sacks. And Matthew Judon dominated the line of scrimmage.
A few unsung Ravens also deserve praise for their play in Week 11:
S Earl Thomas III
Thomas was rarely targeted in this game, indicating strong coverage. He effectively bracketed a deep post shot to Kenny Stills the end zone, leading to a fourth down stop. The free safety deserves credit in any game that includes four coverage sacks and zero completions of longer than 20 yards.
DB Brandon Carr
Carr’s transition to a deep safety role in the dime package has been overshadowed by defensive scores in recent weeks. Against the Texans, Carr helped create a turnover when he put pressure directly in Deshaun Watson’s face, forcing an interception to Josh Bynes. The veteran also showed off his range by racing to the sideline to stop a potentially long Watson scramble.
LT Ronnie Stanley
Anchored by Stanley, the Ravens offensive line has been outstanding during the past month. Ronnie completely stonewalled Whitney Mercilus’ pass rush this week. He also paved the way for Edwards’ 25-yard run and Jackson’s 39-yard scamper with a pair of textbook down blocks.
Who was the Ravens Unsung Hero of Week 11?
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