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Crockett Gillmore's career-high 101 yards latest step in breakout season

Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore¿s breakout season continued Sunday with a career-high 101 receiving yards on five catches.

Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore's breakout season continued Sunday with a career high 101 receiving yards on five catches, leading a Ravens passing attack that needed a spark for most of the game.

But despite what was, yardage-wise, the most productive game of his career, Gillmore was more focused on his own shortcomings and the team's success after the game.

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"I think I had two drops, and that's what I'm worried about," said Gillmore, who had scored touchdown in the previous two games. "But I think the most important thing as a team is that we have to do whatever it takes to get back in the this thing. And today, we were able to do that."

Gillmore's longest career reception, a 46-yard rumble through space down the left sidelines, helped set up the game-tying field goal that kicker Justin Tucker hit from 20-yards out.

The most notable drop came on the left sideline, when Gillmore didn't come up with the catch at the end of an out route that could have helped jumpstart a drive. Overall, however, his production has been one of the only consistent things the Ravens have had this season.

Gillmore has 29 catches for 385 yards and a team-high four touchdowns despite missing essentially a quarter of the season because of injury.

Last week, the Ravens ran more tight end-heavy sets than they have all season, and the group had its most productive game yet, but without rookie Nick Boyle it was up to Gillmore and rookie second-round NFL draft pick Maxx Williams to carry the load. Williams caught three passes for 20 yards.

Going forward, Gillmore will be the constant in an offense that has seen injury ravage basically every skill position group, except his own. His production will depend on how he connects with backup quarterback Matt Schaub, whom Gillmore has worked with often in pre-practice throwing sessions, he said.

"Matt and I have some chemistry," Gillmore said. "We throw every day together. We're the first two out there, and the last two out there. I'm very comfortable with Matt."

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