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Personnel breakdown: Patriots-Ravens

Posted by Albert Breer  January 13, 2010 03:07 PM

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Here's how the Patriots employed their offensive personnel on their 63 offensive snaps, and the Ravens put their guys out there on their 59 snaps (excluding three kneeldowns) ...


PATRIOTS

"11" personnel (1 RB/1 TE): 42 of 63 snaps (18 1st half/24 2nd half)
"20" personnel (2 RB/0 TE): 11 of 63 snaps (3/8)
"12" personnel (1 RB/2 TE): 6 of 63 snaps (6/0)
"21" personnel (2 RB/1 TE): 2 of 63 snaps (2/0)
"22" personnel (2 RB/2 TE): 1 of 63 snaps (1/0)
"23" personnel (2 RB/3 TE): 1 of 63 snaps (1/0)

RAVENS

"21" personnel (2 RB/1 TE): 21 of 59 snaps (13/8)
"22" personnel (2 RB/2 TE): 16 of 59 snaps (6/10)
"11" personnel (1 RB/1 TE): 9 of 59 snaps (3/6)
"12" personnel (1 RB/2 TE): 8 of 59 snaps (5/3)
"23" personnel (2 RB/3 TE): 5 of 59 snaps (4/1)


BREAKDOWN: If it seems like the Patriots varied personnel groupings less, well, it's the truth. A large part of that was that the offense spent most of the second half in the no-huddle, which meant staying with personnel sets for entire series. On the other side, the Ravens emphasis on the running game, and their ability to stay in manageable down-and-distance situations allowed the team to stay in bigger sets. Overall, Baltimore did a bang-up job moving the chains through the running game, and protecting an injured Joe Flacco by keeping the ball on the ground.
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