Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

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    Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    Wow,
    Probably the most surprising stat yesterday given the fact that the Ravens were ahead for most of the game.

    Ravens rush the ball 34 times for 99 yds. a 2.9 per carry average.

    Patriots Rush the ball 26 times for 127 yds. a 4.9 per carry average.

    Granted the Pats had 2 very successful end around plays that netted them 40 yards but Woodhead averaged 5.7 yds per carry which is amazing to me.
    Are these Offensive and defensive lines (And LB's) finally getting their act together? It would appear that way.
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    Well, in fairness, the Pats were clearly ganging up on the run and, for most of the game (until it really mattered near the end), Flacco was completing almost every pass he threw.

    You take what the defense gives you.


     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    In Response to Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?:
    [QUOTE]Well, in fairness, the Pats were clearly ganging up on the run and, for most of the game (until it really mattered near the end), Flacco was completing almost every pass he threw. You take what the defense gives you.
    Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]

    I'll take it..Last year we had trouble stopping the run no matter what we tried.
    Besides, who wants to be fair.Wink
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    The other teams are plunging through the middle of the Ravens line.  That doesn't work.

    The Pats have highly mobile linemen and two extremely mobile blocking tight ends.  For the Patriots, going around end works. 
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    TE's make all the difference when they can block in the run game.  Love our TE's
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    Good Points on the TE's. Mike Reiss did a snapshot of the Multiple Tight End formations and we're running them at almost a 68% clip on the season.Even higher yesterday(77%) Gotta love that game plan.

    Per Mike Reiss-

    When looking at the positional groupings that the Patriots utilized in their 23-20 overtime win over the Ravens, it highlights how the attack is featuring more multiple tight end packages this season:

    2 WR/2 TE/1 RB – 47 of 76
    3 WR/1 TE/1 RB -- 17 of 76
    1 WR/3 TE/1 RB -- 8 of 76
    1 WR/2 TE/1 FB/1 RB -- 2 of 76
    3 TE/1 FB/1 RB -- 1 of 76
    3 WR/2 TE -- 1 of 76

    So all told, 59 of the team's 76 snaps came with two or more tight ends on the field as the offense continues to evolve from more of a three-receiver attack to one that has more formation options with multiple tight ends.

    For the season, the Patriots have run 219 of their 325 snaps (including penalties) with multiple tight ends on the field. That's a 67.3 percent clip.
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    Its all coming together... Still wish we would have ran in the 1st half, but it worked out in the end. Chung and Merriweather were laying the wood in the 4rth and OT. The enforcers! Mayo is everywhere! Big win over a really good team.
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    I think yesterday the Patriots went in refusing to let Ray Rice beat them again.  Joe Flacco was not tested last year in the playoffs, and they wanted to make him beat them.  Flacco was completing every pass early on, but most of them were short, and the Ravens offense was fairly well contained, considering the Pats offense had left the D on the field a lot.  Then they shut Flacco & co. down in the 4th quarter and OT.  Yesterday's performance was reminiscent of the veteran Pats' D of old.  The bend-but-don't-break, make the clutch plays in crunch time style.  Very nice to see. 

    My favorite stat from yesterday was that it took Ray Rice almost 30 carries to gain the same number of yards he gained in one play in that playoff game.  Smile
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    Shut down the run, check.
    Stop the ravens from scoring in crunch time, check.
    Im loving this defense!!
    Im also loving woodhead, he just continues to produce every single game, love him. Thanks Jests for cutting a big time playmaker!!! lol
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    In Response to Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?:
    [QUOTE]Its all coming together... Still wish we would have ran in the 1st half, but it worked out in the end. Chung and Merriweather were laying the wood in the 4rth and OT. The enforcers! Mayo is everywhere! Big win over a really good team.
    Posted by TrueChamp[/QUOTE]

    Mayo-18 Tackles, Spikes I think had 16. That's nice!
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    The hidden ingredient this time was Danny Woodhead.  It's great to have two tight ends that can block and rugged guards that can pull, but Woodhead was on the field more than half the plays.  At 11 runs he got more carries than the Law Firm, and he had a 5.7 yard rushing average and 50% of the whole team's rushing yards.  Next, he collected 5 passes at 10.4 yards per pass. 

    I'm sure that Rex Ryan has Danny Woodhead in his fantasy league.  So does Mike Tannenbaum, Jets GM.
     
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    Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?

    In Response to Re: Who would have thought the Pats would out rush the Ravens?:
    [QUOTE]Well, I did say this last Thursday Re: Patriots vs. Baltimore Preview posted at 10/14/2010 2:32 PM EDT www.boston.com/community/persona.html?UID=23caebed6e059472ff81e0ed1a1e70e2&plckUserId=23caebed6e059472ff81e0ed1a1e70e2 " /> Sam-Adams Posts: 1297 First: 9/29/2009 Last: 10/18/2010 The entire country is saying how Ed Reed is out and the secondary is their weakness so Brady should sit back and pick them apart and how............ I say screw that! Take the ball and smash it straight down their throats and then do it some more and then a lot more. Don't give up on the run, they need to be tougher straight up the middle and only when the Ravens start committing everything they have, then open it up and blow the game wide open tossing it over everyone's head. The Ravens won't have any respect for a team passing every down. They'll bring the house every play so I say let them know how the day's going to be right off the opening kick.
    Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]

    You made the call Sam!
     

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