Ravens’ Week 16 snap counts vs. Giants: Getting the job done

Neil Dutton
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The Baltimore Ravens have their playoff fate back in their own hands following their fourth-straight win, this time over the New York Giants, 27-13. At 10-5, Baltimore is now the No. 6 seed in the AFC and can clinch a Wild Card spot with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17.

The Ravens have been hampered by injuries all season long but put together their strongest gameday squad of the last few weeks against the Giants. However, they were still down cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Jimmy Smith, who will hopefully heal up and be ready for a potential playoff matchup.

With Baltimore seemingly finding the right combination of players at the end of the season, the snap counts will tell quite a lot about which players the Ravens are leaning on to get into the playoffs.

Let’s check out Baltimore’s offensive and defensive snap counts from Week 16.

Ravens offensive snap counts vs. Giants

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The Ravens deployed a sixth offensive lineman on a fair number of plays against the Giants, but they were also hampered by an injury to starting center Patrick Mekari as well. Mekari was only able to play 23 snaps, with the bulk of Matt Skura's 50 snaps coming in his stead. Orlando Brown, Bradley Bozeman, and Ben Powers all played 100% of the offensive snaps, 68 in all, pointing to those guys being locked into their starting roles at this point. J.K. Dobbins played one snap more than Gus Edwards with a 35-34 advantage. But Dobbins was forced out of the game after sustaining a heavy hit, meaning more work for Edwards. Edwards led the team with 15 carries that saw him gain 85 yards. Dobbins had 11 attempts, finishing with 77 yards and a touchdown, the fifth game in a row in which the rookie has found the endzone. Marquise Brown once again led the wide receivers in snaps played, appearing on 43 of the 68 offensive plays. He caught 100% of his targets on Sunday, but as he only saw four and gained just 24 yards it's nothing to get too excited about. He did score a touchdown though. Miles Boykin played one fewer snap than Brown but he drew just two targets, catching one for 13 yards. Dez Bryant (19) and rookie Devin Duvernay (23) both out-snapped Willie Snead who played just 12 snaps. The trio combined for four targets, all of which were caught for 45 yards and a score, Bryant's second in two weeks. Mark Andrews continues to play a healthy number of snaps as the main tight end on the roster, He played 45 on Sunday and led the team with 11 targets. Andrews finished with six catches for 76 yards. Eric Tomlinson was in on 23 plays but was not targetted. The selflessness of Patrick Ricard needs to be called out for special praise. Ricard was in on 39 plays on offense against the Giants, his fourth game in a row with a snap share in excess of 50%. Yet in these four games, he has only three targets for two grabs and 10 yards. A true unsung hero on the Ravens' offense. Here’s the full snap count for the offense:

Player

Position

Snaps

%

Orlando Brown

T

68

100%

Bradley Bozeman

G

68

100%

Ben Powers

G

68

100%

Lamar Jackson

QB

68

100%

D.J. Fluker

G

54

79%

Matt Skura

C

50

74%

Mark Andrews

TE

45

66%

Marquise Brown

WR

43

63%

Miles Boykin

WR

42

62%

Patrick Ricard

FB

39

57%

J.K. Dobbins

RB

35

51%

Gus Edwards

RB

34

50%

Patrick Mekari

C

23

34%

Eric Tomlinson

TE

23

34%

Devin Duvernay

WR

23

34%

Dez Bryant

WR

19

28%

Tyre Phillips

G

15

22%

Ben Bredeson

G

14

21%

Willie Snead

WR

12

18%

Justice Hill

RB

3

4%

Chris Moore

WR

2

3%

Ravens defensive snap counts vs. Giants

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With no Peters or Smith, Anthony Averett continued to play a full-time role on defense for Baltimore. He played 100% of the defensive snaps for the second week in a row. Averett had five combined tackles and two pass breakups against the Giants. Marlon Humphrey played 92% of the Ravens 64 defensive plays, his lowest snap share in any game this year. He had three pass breakups but has had recorded an interception since Week 1. Patrick Queen led the linebackers in snaps played, appearing on 60 of the 68 plays. But it was Chris Board who was the most productive linebacker on Sunday. Playing just 23 snaps, Board had three solo tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hits, and two tackles for loss. Matthew Judon played 44 snaps, the most among the outside linebackers against the Giants. He enjoyed himself on these plays, with a sack, a quarterback hit, and two tackles for loss. Tyus Bowser was in on 35 plays while Pernell McPhee played 22. McPhee sacked Daniel Jones once while also laying a hit on the Giants quarterback. Bowser also had a quarterback hit. The Ravens were able to rotate their guys up front on the defensive line against the Giants to good effect. Derek Wolfe (39) and Yannick Ngakoue (30) played the most snaps, but the Ravens managed to coax three quarterback hits and two sacks from Jihad Ward and rookie Justin Madubuike on 40 combined snaps. Check out the full Ravens snap counts on defense below:

Player

Position

Snaps

%

Chuck Clark

S

64

100%

Anthony Averett

CB

64

100%

Patrick Queen

LB

60

94%

DeShon Elliott

S

59

92%

Marlon Humphrey

CB

59

92%

Tramon Williams

CB

55

86%

Matthew Judon

OLB

44

69%

Derek Wolfe

DE

39

61%

Tyus Bowser

OLB

35

55%

Yannick Ngakoue

DE

30

47%

L.J. Fort

LB

30

47%

Chris Board

LB

23

36%

Justin Madubuike

DT

23

36%

Pernell McPhee

OLB

22

34%

Brandon Williams

NT

21

33%

Justin Ellis

NT

20

31%

Calais Campbell

DT

20

31%

Jihad Ward

DE

17

27%

Malik Harrison

LB

9

14%

Jordan Richards

S

5

8%

Pierre Desir

CB

5

8%