Ravens snap-count analysis: Emphasis on run means big nights for Miles Boykin, Patrick Ricard

"Every week is an opportunity to get better and to win. That’s what our focus is; moving on to next week and beating Cleveland," said Queen.

Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Dallas Cowboys 12/8/20

Orlando Brown Jr. T 55


Bradley Bozeman G 55

Lamar Jackson QB 55


Patrick Mekari C 55

Ben Powers G 55

Miles Boykin WR 48

Marquise Brown WR 45


Devin Duvernay WR 44

D.J. Fluker T 31

Patrick Ricard FB 30

Luke Willson TE 27

Tyre Phillips T 24

J.K. Dobbins RB 21

Gus Edwards RB 18

Eric Tomlinson TE 14

Mark Ingram II RB 11

Matt Skura OL 7

Justice Hill RB 6

James Proche II WR 4

Observations: The Ravens seem comfortable with Powers as their starter at right guard and a near-equal rotation between Fluker and Phillips at right tackle. The offensive line performed well, so look for this configuration to persist. With Dez Bryant sidelined by a last-minute COVID-19 diagnosis and the Ravens needing stout blockers for their high-volume running game, Boykin matched his season-high offensive snap count. Duvernay also received his greatest workload so far. With their emphasis on power, the Ravens leaned heavily on Ricard, who delivered one of his best games. On the other hand, they did not work any of their running backs too hard, distributing 37 carries between four players.

Ravens defensive snap counts vs. Dallas Cowboys 12/8/20

Chuck Clark SS 79

DeShon Elliott FS 79

Marcus Peters CB 79

Marlon Humphrey CB 78

Derek Wolfe DE 64

Yannick Ngakoue DE 56

Anthony Averett CB 55

Tyus Bowser LB 55

Patrick Queen LB 52

Jihad Ward DE 38

Pernell McPhee LB 38

Chris Board LB 37

L.J. Fort LB 33

Brandon Williams NT 29

Justin Ellis NT 25

Calais Campbell DE 23

Jaylon Ferguson LB 23

Davontae Harris CB 12

Malik Harrison LB 10

Anthony Levine Sr. SS 4

Observations: Campbell returned to the lineup but not to a full snap count; his mobility was still reduced by the calf strain he suffered in Week 9. Wolfe played as few as 27 snaps earlier in the season, but he’s become the stalwart of the defensive front, rarely leaving the field. With Jimmy Smith and Tramon Williams out, Averett stepped right back into a major role in his first action since Week 6. Bowser, whose coverage skills make him a more versatile option than Ferguson, served as Matthew Judon’s chief fill-in for a second straight week. Ward returned from a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list and a stretch of healthy scratches and was the team’s most productive pass rusher. After a brief run of starter’s workloads, Harrison fell back behind Fort and Board on the depth chart at inside linebacker as the Ravens sought to cover Dallas’ many pass catchers. Board hit a season-high defensive snap count while maintaining his usual load on special teams.

— Childs Walker