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Week 11 Game Recap: Baltimore Ravens 23, Green Bay Packers 0
What you need to know
The Ravens offense struggled to sustain drives and produce big plays for the majority of the game against the Packers. Joe Flacco
did not play well and nearly threw two first half interceptions. The Ravensí offensive line struggled to create holes for Alex Collins
and protect Joe Flacco
without left tackle Ronnie Stanley in the lineup. Collins ran hard and was more efficient as the game progressed. Collins led the Ravensí backfield in snaps, targets and carries. Danny Woodhead
played a limited role but Flacco looked to him frequently when he was in the game. Mike Wallace
got back on track with a couple of catches over the middle and a spectacular one handed touchdown catch with Damarious Randall in tight coverage. Jeremy Maclin
saw limited opportunities because of conservative play calling. Ben Watson
made a single catch and played fewer snaps than Nick Boyle
and Maxx Williams
In case it isnít obvious by now, this offense is a dumpster fire without Aaron Rodgers
, or rather,
without Rodgers but with Brett Hundley
. Add in a banged up backfield and the only player with
any value is Davante Adams
, who seems to be the only guy Hundley can find on the field
wearing his own jersey.
|QB Joe Flacco, 59 offensive snaps, Pass: 22 - 28 - 183 - 1 TD / 1 INT, Rush: 2 - -1 - 0|
The Ravens first possession showed promise but stalled thanks to a wild snap from Ryan Jensen going over the head of Joe Flacco
as he tried to call timeout. The Ravens moved into the red zone on their second possession but had to settle for a field goal after a run stop on 3rd and 2. The most notable play of the drive was Flacco overthrowing Nick Boyle
down the seam. The pass should have been intercepted by Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, but Dix could not make the catch. Following a big play by Alex Collins
and a 15 yard penalty Flacco threw an ugly interception down the seam targeting Danny Woodhead
who was blanketed by Clinton-Dix. Flacco responded to the interception with a nice streak of positive plays. Flacco connected with Maclin to set up a field goal attempt to close the first half. Then Flacco found Ben Watson
wide open off play action for 33 yards to open the second half and capped the drive with a perfect throw into tight coverage for a 21 yard touchdown to Mike Wallace
. Upon establishing a two score lead the Ravens offense became significantly more conservative and leaned on Alex Collins
to carry the load. For the remainder of the game Flacco made one attempt to throw downfield that resulted in sack. The remaining pass attempts were mostly underneath to running backs and tight ends.
|RB Alex Collins, 38 offensive snaps, Rush: 20 - 49 - 1, Rec: 4 - 22 - 0 (7 targets)|
assumed the role as the clear lead back for the Ravens. Collins ran very hard and made the most of his carries. Collins led the team in carries and targets. It is worth noting that 3 or 4 of his targets were passes that were thrown away by Flacco. However, Collinsí role in the pass game is clearly growing. Collins caught his first target on screen pass but the Packers did an excellent job of giving him nowhere to run. Collins slipped and fell after making a catch in the backfield losing 6 yards on the play. Collins made Blake Martinez miss as he made a catch on a check down and broke into the open field for a 21 yard gain. Collins found more running room particularly attacking the edges of the Packerís defense as the game progressed. Collins had a 9 yard carry off right tackle featuring a nice stiff arm along the sideline. Collins followed Patrick Ricard and Austin Howard through a big hole for 9 yards.
|RB Danny Woodhead, 13 offensive snaps, Rush: 1 - 2 - 0, Rec: 5 - 21 - 0 (6 targets)|
played a role as a pass catcher but was significantly behind Alex Collins
in terms of usage. Woodhead made his first three catches over the middle underneath trying to exploit the Packerís linebackers in coverage. The most notable was a 7 yard gain to convert a 3rd and 6. Woodhead was not able to create yards after the catch as he was hit almost immediately upon making each catch. Woodheadís next catch was on a screen pass and he failed to follow his blockers resulting in a 1 yard gain.
|WR Jeremy Maclin, 44 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 34 - 0 (5 targets)|
was efficient but not heavily involved against the Packers. Maclin made his first catch running a comeback route for an 11 yard gain. Maclin caught a check down in the flat for 4 yards. Maclin ran a curl route and eluded two defenders getting up field for 14 yards. Maclin picked up 5 more yards running another curl.
|WR Mike Wallace, 41 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 56 - 1 (4 targets)|
had one of his most productive games of the season against the Packers. Wallace made his first catch on the Ravens first play from scrimmage. Wallace came open running a crossing route off play action and picked up 16 yards. Wallace beat his man running a slant route and got up field after securing the catch for 16 yards. Wallace gained 3 yards running a shallow crossing route. Wallace made a spectacular one handed catch that was as well contested as it possibly could be by Damarious Randall for a 21 yard touchdown.
Green Bay Packers
|QB Brett Hundley, 67 offensive snaps, Pass: 21 - 36 - 239 - 0 TD / 3 INT, Rush: 3 - 19 - 0|
Hundley had a disastrous opening to the game with interceptions on his first two possessions.
He would go on to fumble the ball later and throw another interception. Hundley was a mess,
and while some of that was because he was often pressured, plenty of that was Hundley just
not being good. He misses receivers, sometimes not even seeing them, makes poor choices
and is clearly not ready for prime time even after three years in coach Mike McCarthyís system.
While the Packers are sticking with him, and he has played better, itís clear he is not going to
get the job done by any means.
|RB Jamaal Williams, 59 offensive snaps, Rush: 18 - 57 - 0, Rec: 4 - 38 - 0 (6 targets)|
Williams had to carry the ball a ton as Brett Hundley
struggled but had his own problems with a
stacked front and issues along the offensive line. He could only average 3.2 yards per carry and
was constantly bottled up by multiple Ravens defenders.
Mays is firmly in the dog house after fumbling twice, and losing one of them. After that he was
sidelined and itís likely could remain so for some time.
|RB Joe Kerridge, 3 offensive snaps, Rec: 1 - 3 - 0 (1 targets)|
Kerridge was on the field for just three snaps, but did see a target on one of them.
Ripkowski continues to play very little - just ten snaps - and mostly blocks during those moments
he is on the field.
|WR Davante Adams, 64 offensive snaps, Rec: 8 - 126 - 0 (10 targets)|
At least Brett Hundley
still has a good rapport with at least one receiver. Davante Adams
to find himself on the same page as Hundley more often than not, even if he failed to get in the
end zone against Baltimore. Hundley did manage to miss Adams on a deep pass in the fourth
quarter when Adams could have made a reception with a better thrown ball, but overall Adams
was able to get open and Hundley was able to find him.
|WR Randall Cobb, 48 offensive snaps, Rush: 1 - 0 - 0, Rec: 3 - 34 - 0 (6 targets)|
Cobb worked mostly out of the slot but couldnít take advantage of what should have been a nice
mismatch against the Baltimore linebackers. Cobb and Jordy Nelson
were the most frequently
targeted member of the offense after Davante Adams
, but he struggled to gain separation, and
when he did, Brett Hundley
struggled to deliver the ball.
|WR Jordy Nelson, 62 offensive snaps, Rec: 2 - 24 - 0 (6 targets)|
While Nelson still saw a good amount of targets, he and Brett Hundley
are just not in sync and
many of those targets were not in places the Packers receiver could make a play on. Nelson,
more than anyone, has struggled with Aaron Rodgers
out and this game was no different. While
he can occasionally gain separation on a defender, Nelson usually makes his big plays by high
pointing a perfectly placed ball. Those just donít seem to exist with Hundley under center.
Kendricks was targeted four times, but only made one catch and one of his other targets was
picked off by Ravens safety Eric Weddle. Aside from that, Kendricks spent a lot of time as an
Rodgers caught his sole target, a three yard catch on a short pass to the right side of the field.
He did spend a significant amount of time on the field, mostly as a blocker.