Running the Numbers: The Stats on Ravens’ Defense
At DallasCowboys.com, I took a look at the Ravens’ defense. This isn’t your uncle-who-is-just-five-years-older-than-you’s Ravens defense.
6.9: Net yards-per-attempt (YPA) allowed by the Ravens through the air.
In terms of efficiency, the Ravens rank just 22nd in the NFL in pass defense. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re one of two teams to surrender only two passing touchdowns all season.
3.5: Yards-per-carry allowed by the Ravens.
Baltimore boasts the seventh-most efficient run defense in the NFL. Nonetheless, opposing teams have tested the Ravens on the ground, rushing the ball 170 times (fifth-most against any defense).
4.8: Percentage of plays the Ravens have recorded a sack.
That mark ranks them 23rd in the NFL. In comparison, the Cowboys have a sack on 8.0 percent of their defensive snaps.