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Ravens Week 3 Unsung Hero : Chuck Clark

NFL: SEP 28 Chiefs at Ravens Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

To call any Ravens player a ‘hero’ in Week 3 would be a little misleading. Frankly, if Baltimore had a true hero this week, it was probably all the Andy Reid memes that distracted from how bad the Ravens were. That, however, is not an eligible selection.

That being said, Chuck Clark actually had a pretty good game. He racked up 10 tackles, by far the most in the game, and didn’t miss a single tackle along the way. He played a key role in trying to get Baltimore back in this game by forcing a fumble on Darwin Thompson early in the 3rd quarter.

He was only targeted three times by Patrick Mahomes for a total of 38 yards, however most of those were screen passes, and it’s hard to fault him for not being able to predict the screen perfectly.

Overall, even though the game was trending in a nosedive downward spiral, Clark’s attempted to keep Baltimore in it. Through secure tackling and forcing a fumble, he gave them the life they needed to at least try and put a comeback together, even if that was ultimately a lost cause.

Chuck Clark played every single defensive snap of the game, one of three Ravens players to do so, but the only one of them that didn’t have a bad game. Do yourself a favor and don’t look at Marcus Peters’ advanced stats from this game. Clark at this point is one of the biggest presences on this defense, and has slowly proven to his team, his coaches, and the fans that he deserves to be respected like one.