I knew the Ravens used shotgun formations a lot last season. The team often went shotgun not only in two-minute-type situations, but also when they went hurry-up to breathe some life into their offense. Still, it was surprising to see that the Ravens used shotgun on more than two of every five of their snaps, according to Football Outsiders. And what is even more surprising is that the Ravens, even at 41 percent of their plays, were just 23rd in the NFL in shotgun snaps in 2012. Across the NFL, the shotgun (or pistol) was used on a record-setting 47.5 percent of the plays, according to Football Outsiders. In 2001, shotgun was used on just 14 percent of the plays.