Bottom 5 Passing Matchups Week 10

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Top 5 Rushing Matchups for Week 10


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New England vs Baltimore

The Patriots pass game hasn’t always been fun to watch here in 2020, and it’s been made even shakier by a handful of crucial injuries. Wideouts Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry have been shelved over the past few weeks, forcing the likes of Jakobi Meyers (35% of targets) and Damiere Byrd (18%) into prominent roles. It’s hard to argue with the moderate production they’ve put up (a combined 136 yards a game), but it’s equally hard to get excited about it. Cam Newton simply doesn’t have much firepower to throw to, and he hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass since Week 3. It’s fair to look at Monday night’s modest outing - 274 yards on 35 attempts - as a relatively hard ceiling for this attack.

The Ravens, armed with a star-studded pass rush and secondary, continue to throttle down virtually every opposing pass game. They haven’t let an opponent reach 230 yards through the air - nor a single receiver to hit 80 - since back in Week 4. The Ravens boast the league’s best cornerback trio, which stifled the Colts without the services of All-Pro Marlon Humphrey (COVID-19). He’ll likely be cleared by this weekend. Humphrey, Marcus Peters, and Jimmy Smith are all skilled, physical playmakers on the ball, and it’s rare to see a wideout get the better of them. And tight ends have fared no better - only one opponent, Travis Kelce, has been able to top 55 yards. Plenty of credit for all of this goes to the pass rush, which has steadily improved following a slow start to the year. They now sit top-10 league-wide in pressures, knockdowns, and sacks. Calais Campbell won’t suit up Sunday, but this is a deep group capable of generating pressure from all over the formation. Newton can work the blitz just fine but will need to get creative to produce against this unit.

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