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Ravens-Panthers in review: Highlights, notables and quotables from a Week 11 victory

The Ravens struggled to get their offense out of first gear in a 13-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Their defense stood tall, however, sacking Baker Mayfield four times and forcing three turnovers as they moved to 7-3 on the season. Their fourth straight win was marred by injuries to left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and first-round pick Kyle Hamilton (knee).

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (6) is greeted by linebacker Justin Houston (50) after making a tackle for a loss during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Players of the game

ILB Patrick Queen: The 2020 first-round pick has changed the course of his career with consistently stellar efforts over the past six games. This might have been Queen’s best yet as he led the team with 12 tackles, shared a sack and acted as a violent countermeasure to Carolina’s sturdy running game.

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CB Marlon Humphrey: Humphrey has covered well all season and essentially created a no-fly zone around the receivers he checked Sunday, allowing zero receptions. He swooped in for his third interception of the season to help put the game away in the fourth quarter.

WR Demarcus Robinson: He continued to make his case as the team’s top wide receiver in the absence of Rashod Bateman, catching all nine passes thrown his way, with six of those going for first downs. Robinson cleared 100 yards receiving for just the second time in his career while the rest of the team’s wide receivers combined for one catch.

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Snap-count analysis

Linebackers Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen played every snap, a sign of how central they are to coordinator Mike Macdonald’s surging defense. Odafe Oweh played a season-low 40% of defensive snaps, falling behind both Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Houston in the edge rotation. With outside linebacker Tyus Bowser playing 72% of defensive snaps in his second game back from a torn Achilles, Malik Harrison wasn’t left with much to do, playing a season-low four defensive snaps. After Kyle Hamilton suffered a knee injury in the third quarter, Brandon Stephens stepped in at nickel back, playing 26 defensive snaps while Damarion “Pepe” Williams played none.

Tight end Mark Andrews played 64 of the team’s 69 offensive snaps, so he was not at all limited after he missed the Ravens’ previous game with shoulder and knee injuries. With Andrews back, rookie Isaiah Likely dropped from 52 offensive snaps to 22. Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson played a season-high 54 snap, a reward for his production and a sign of how important he might be for the offense going forward. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman said wide receiver James Proche might be due a bigger role, but we did not see it in this game as Proche played 17 offensive snaps, same as in Week 9. With Gus Edwards out again, Kenyan Drake was the featured running back, playing 35 snaps, but Justice Hill came closer to matching his workload with 28 offensive snaps.

Number crunch

205: Yards allowed by the Ravens’ defense, the ninth-lowest total in the NFL this season.

36: Rushing yards allowed by the Ravens’ defense, their third straight game allowing fewer than 50.

6: Games in a row the Ravens have recorded at least three sacks.

1: Pass caught by Ravens wide receivers not named Demarcus Robinson.

Quote of the day

CB Marlon Humphrey on the Ravens’ defensive dominance: “Last night, we were talking as a defense, and [coordinator] Mike [Macdonald] asked us what we were thinking going into this game, and everybody said the same thing: We wanted to have a goose egg today. So, obviously, three … You can’t be too mad with three [points allowed], but we’re really trying to chase Ravens’ defenses [from] the past that have just showed an elite greatness. So that’s kind of what we’re chasing, and we’re looking better and better every week.”

Next up

Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field, Sunday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m.

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The Jaguars will face the Ravens coming off their bye week, having lost six of their past seven games. But their offense does move the ball, and they have outscored their opponents by 11 points total thanks to early blowouts against the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts. Trevor Lawrence, the 2021 No. 1 overall pick, has been inconsistent in his second season as Jacksonville’s franchise quarterback. When he plays well, the 3-7 Jaguars are no pushovers.

Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Carolina Panthers 11/20/22

Ben Powers G 69

Kevin Zeitler G 69

Morgan Moses T 69

Lamar Jackson QB 69

Tyler Linderbaum C 69

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Mark Andrews TE 64

Devin Duvernay WR 58

Demarcus Robinson WR 54

Ronnie Stanley T 47

Patrick Ricard FB 38

Kenyan Drake RB 35

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Justice Hill RB 28

Josh Oliver TE 23

Isaiah Likely TE 22

Patrick Mekari T 22

James Proche WR 17

Nick Boyle TE 3

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Tylan Wallace WR 2

Mike Davis RB 1

Ravens defensive snap counts vs. Carolina Panthers 11/20/22

Geno Stone SS 57

Chuck Clark SS 57

Marlon Humphrey CB 57

Patrick Queen LB 57

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Roquan Smith LB 57

Marcus Peters CB 56

Tyus Bowser LB 41

Calais Campbell DE 36

Justin Madubuike DT 33

Jason Pierre-Paul LB 33

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Brandon Stephens CB 26

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Justin Houston LB 25

Odafe Oweh LB 23

Kyle Hamilton FS 21

Travis Jones DT 17

Brent Urban DE 14

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Broderick Washington DT 13

Malik Harrison LB 4


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