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Ravens snap-count analysis: Running game de-emphasized as team entered catch-up mode vs. Chiefs

Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Kansas City Chiefs 9/28/20

Bradley Bozeman G 56

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Orlando Brown Jr. T 56

Tyre Phillips G 56

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Lamar Jackson QB 56

Matt Skura C 56

Ronnie Stanley T 56

Willie Snead IV WR 47

Myles Boykin WR 46

Marquise Brown WR 44

Mark Andrews TE 44

Nick Boyle TE 26

J.K. Dobbins RB 24

Mark Ingram II RB 18

Gus Edwards RB 13

Patrick Ricard FB 11

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Devin Duvernay WR 7

Observations: The Ravens went away from their running game once they entered catch-up mode, and that was evident in the low snap counts for their backs and for Boyle, who received his lightest workload since Week 15 of the 2018 season. Dobbins played the most snaps of any running back, a sign that the Ravens were essentially in third-down mode for much of the game. Andrews played a career-high 79% of the team’s offensive snaps. The Ravens have relied on a tight three-man rotation at wide receiver. It will be interesting to see if they incorporate Duvernay more.

Ravens defensive snap counts vs. Kansas City Chiefs 9/28/20

Chuck Clark S 75

DeShon Elliott S 75

Marcus Peters CB 75

Marlon Humphrey CB 74

Jimmy Smith CB 66

Matthew Judon LB 56

Calais Campbell DE 53

Patrick Queen LB 47

Derek Wolfe DE 45

L.J. Fort LB 43

Tyus Bowser LB 38

Pernell McPhee LB 35

Jihad Ward DT 32

Brandon Williams NT 31

Anthony Averett CB 28

Jaylon Ferguson LB 17

Justin Ellis NT 17

Malik Harrison LB 11

Chris Board LB 7

Observations: With the Chiefs throwing the ball all over the field, the Ravens asked a lot of their defensive backs, especially Smith, who played his second-highest snap count of the season. Judon’s workload returned to 2019 levels after the Ravens gave him relatively lights weeks against the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. Campbell also played a season-high snap count as the Ravens tried, in vain, to put pressure on Patrick Mahomes. The Ravens have increasingly relied on Fort over the rookie, Harrison. Queen’s usage rate declined slightly to 62.7% as the first-round pick remained on the sideline for a late Chiefs drive.

— Childs Walker

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