Ravens-Buccaneers Recap: Highlights, Notables and Quoteables from a Week 8 Victory – Childs Walker
player of the game
QB Lamar Jackson: Jackson threw often but had little effect in the first half. After halftime he was outstanding, mixing clutch runs with fast, precise throws and avoiding mistakes. He finished with 238 passing yards and two touchdowns with 43 rushing yards on nine carries, three of which produced first downs.
TE Isaiah probably: The rookie played a season-low seven offensive snaps in Week 7, but the Ravens needed a lot more from him with Mark Andrews out with a shoulder injury. He responded with what was probably the best game of his young career, raking in five first downs and a touchdown on his six catches and struggling for extra yards as the Ravens roared back in the second half. He also excelled as a run blocker.
RT Morgan Moses: The offensive line deserves credit for the Ravens’ overwhelming ground attack in the second half, and Moses was the best of the bunch. He protected Jackson and earned an elite run blocking mark from Pro Football Focus.
204: Raven’s rushing yards on 26 attempts in the second half.
27: Raven’s rushing yards on seven attempts in the first half.
6: Missed tackles forced by Gus Edwards on just 11 carries, according to Pro Football Focus
1: Number of games the Ravens will play through the third weekend of November.
Defensive Notes vs Buccaneers Week 8 2022 – Ken McKusick
Justin had a fine pressure game spoiled by a ticky tock QH.
Justin had contributions to 2 drive ending plays. He had another that earned 4th and 3rd places and another that thwarted a 2-point attempt. He appears to have benefited significantly from reduced usage (20 snaps vs. TB) over the past 2 weeks when he was the Ravens’ defensive MVP and the most efficient defender on a per-snap basis.
Kyle played 32 snaps, 28 of which came in cents. He was a football regular and missed just part of Brady’s record-breaking sack. He was involved in 3 drive ending plays.
Brady tested Stone at least 5 times but only completed 1 pass for 7 yards (see above). Geno has contributed to 3 drive ending games. His play during Marcus Williams’ absence has helped hold the defense together.
‘Boom!’ Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is “a home run just waiting to be hit” – Jamison Hensley
“Lamar really is a home run just waiting to be hit. You never know when it’s coming,” said Ravens right guard Kevin Zeitler. “It might be the darkest of times – but boom! He is the sun that just comes.”
Thursday’s 27-22 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a reminder of how Jackson can turn a mess into a masterpiece of sorts. After being stuck at a field goal in the first half for the third time in his five-year career, Jackson completed all eight passes including two touchdown throws after halftime and rushed for 42 yards in the second half.
The home run play that set the tone for Baltimore’s most productive second half of the season was a 25-yard streak on the Ravens’ first snap of the third quarter. Holding the ball on a run option, Jackson ran past three Tampa defenders who lunged at his legs before spinning out of a tackle 18 yards further. According to NextGen Stats, he covered 59.8 yards on that run.
Jackson and the Ravens had 24 points after halftime and scored on all four drives before kneeling in the end.
“I think he put the game on his shoulders,” Ravens outside linebacker Justin Houston said. “You saw the plays he did. They were big chunks. I don’t think he was panicking at all. I think he showed what he’s about and what he is [does] best and he made it.”
Ranking of all 32 starting NFL quarterbacks by pressurized passing class in Week 7 – Kambui Bomani
20 LAMAR JACKSON, BALTIMORE RAVENS
45.7 Passing the grade under pressure
Jackson has had mixed results when coming under fire as a passer. His big shot percentage is 6.8% through Week 7, but he’s also holding a turnover percentage of 4.7% and has thrown two picks under pressure. Jackson has one of the highest average target depths under duress this season (14.3).
Looking at the Ravens’ potential trade targets as the deadline nears – Jeff Zrebiec
Jerry JeudyWR, Broncos: Of all the receivers being passed around before the trade deadline, Jeudy might make the most sense for the Ravens. The 2020 first-round pick is a big-play receiver who has one more year left on his rookie contract. The Broncos have already invested quite a bit in their receiving room, and it hasn’t yielded good results. Jeudy and Lamar Jackson are also good friends, so perhaps he would welcome a move to Baltimore to play on an offense that isn’t considered wide receiver-friendly. Jeudy’s cost may not be much more than a Day 2 pick at this point.
Denzel MimsWR, nozzles: The third-year receiver and 2020 second-round pick doesn’t matter much in New York, and he didn’t have that last year either. The Jets have stuck by him and reportedly wanted a fourth-round pick for Mims in the summer. He’s young and has a lot to offer, but the Ravens have some young receivers with advantages. They need a recipient to come in and make a difference, and it’s not clear if Mims is that guy. If the Jets thought he was, why has he barely played?