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Ravens snap-count analysis: On historic rushing day, Patrick Ricard and Eric Tomlinson bear heavy loads

Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Cincinnati Bengals 1/3/21

Orlando Brown Jr. T 74

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Bradley Bozeman G 74

Trystan Colon-Castillo C 74

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Ben Powers G 74

Lamar Jackson QB 57

Patrick Ricard FB 51

Marquise Brown WR 43

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Mark Andrews TE 42

Tyre Phillips T 41

Eric Tomlinson TE 38

Miles Boykin WR 37

D.J. Fluker T 33

J.K. Dobbins RB 32

Devin Duvernay WR 30

Dez Bryant WR 23

Gus Edwards RB 19

Ben Bredeson G 17

Mark Ingram II RB 17

Tyler Huntley QB 17

Chris Moore WR 12

Justice Hill RB 9

Observations: The Ravens produced a franchise-record running performance without working any of their backs unusually hard. In fact, they reduced Edwards’ workload after he popped up on the injury report Friday. Ingram played his highest snap count since Week 10 after two straight healthy scratches. Ricard and Tomlinson were the ones who shouldered heavy loads to pave the way for all those runs; both hit season-high snap counts. The Ravens maintained a similar rotation at wide receiver without the injured Willie Snead IV, though Moore’s role increased. Colon-Castillo played the entire game in place of Patrick Mekari, who was inactive because of a back injury. Bredeson rather than Matt Skura served as the team’s sixth lineman in heavy formations. Phillips played more than Fluker at right tackle. It’s not clear if that was because Fluker appeared on the injury report Friday or because the veteran committed an early penalty.

Ravens defensive snap counts vs. Cincinnati Bengals 1/3/21

Chuck Clark SS 41

Anthony Averett CB 40

DeShon Elliott FS 38

Marlon Humphrey CB 32

Marcus Peters CB 32

Patrick Queen LB 29

Brandon Williams NT 28

Calais Campbell DE 27

Matthew Judon LB 26

Derek Wolfe DE 26

Tyus Bowser LB 24

Jaylon Ferguson LB 19

Pernell McPhee LB 18

Jihad Ward DE 15

L.J. Fort LB 12

Tramon Williams CB 12

Justin Madubuike DT 12

Nate Brooks DB 11

Chris Board LB 10

Kristian Welch LB 8

Malik Harrison LB 7

Jordan Richards SS 6

Observations: The defense enjoyed a light day in general because of the Ravens’ offensive dominance. That had to be a relief for Clark, Elliott and Humphrey, who’ve rarely left the field this season. With Peters back from a calf injury, Tramon Williams saw his workload cut while Averett remained a de facto starter. The Ravens seem ready to lean harder on veterans Campbell and Brandon Williams. With Justin Ellis inactive, Williams played his highest snap percentage of the season. The Ravens used all of their inside linebackers less than usual while giving ample snaps to their edge defenders, including Ferguson, who was a healthy scratch for Week 16. They needed him and Ward to cover for Yannick Ngakoue, who was inactive because of a thigh injury. Brooks and Welch played their first defensive snaps of the season.

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