The Ravens flirted with disaster once again when Justice Hill’s fumble ended an impressive drive that could have sealed their victory over the Cleveland Browns on the ice. They survived, 23-20, atop the AFC North thanks to Malik Harrison’s blocked field goal that topped off a dominant special teams performance. Gus Edwards, playing for the first time since January 2020, Scored both of the Ravens’ touchdowns.

Game players

RB Gus Edwards: Edwards’ 66 yards on 16 carries won’t blow you away, but he looked like himself after a 21-month layoff, coming off a tough-yard run in a tight divisional game. He helped the Ravens improve their efficiency on third and fourth down, giving them a short-yardage weapon when they were lacking when they were injured. As quarterback Lamar Jackson said, “All that power.”

LB Patrick Quinn: The Ravens’ defense manhandled the Browns for nearly 2 ½ quarters, giving Jackson and the offense great field position with turnovers. Queen exemplified that big-play success with a pair of tackles and a sack for a loss deep in Browns territory. He has maintained that consistency in his first two seasons, putting together three efficient games.

OLB Justin Houston: Houston’s back injury flew under the radar compared to the Ravens’ other health concerns, but they were without the veteran, their most productive edge rusher. He quickly reasserted himself with a pair of sacks and a forced fumble in just 16 defensive snaps.

Snap count analysis

Outside linebacker Udafe Oh He played 55% of the defensive snaps, similar to his load in Week 6 when he was the starter in the first five games. Fellow outside linebacker Justin Houston Returned to play 16 snaps after missing the previous three games with a back injury. He made the most of his time with two sacks and a forced fumble. Safety Geno Stone Played all 60 defensive snaps, solidifying his grip on the vacant starting job. Marcus Williams‘ Hurt. Rookie Demarion “Pepe” Williams Played 34 more snaps than Brandon Stephens After the two shared the workload almost equally at cornerback in Week 6. Linebacker Dion Kennard Played 11 defensive snaps in his Ravens debut, but Tyce Bowser When he comes back in Week 8 or Week 9, he’ll probably soak them up.

Left tackle Ronnie Stanley Continued to ramp up, playing 55 of the team’s 64 offensive snaps. Correct handling Morgan Moses 49 ruled out a heel injury to play the snap. Patrick Macari Both played 24 snaps in relief of the starting tackles. Wide receiver Rashid Bateman He played 36 snaps, a full workload due to a sprained foot in his first game that cost him two weeks. Fullback Patrick Rickard And the other tight end Josh Oliver Played a season-high snap count, indicative of how heavy the Ravens were with their offensive sets. run back Gus Edwards Played 23 snaps and carried the ball on 16 of them in his first game since January 2021. Fellow running backs Justice Hill And Kenya Drake Played 20 and 17 offensive snaps, respectively. Rookie tight end Isaiah is likely. Played a season-low seven offensive snaps.

Lack of no

120: Lamar Jackson passing yards, his lowest full-game total since Week 17 of the 2020 season.

44: The Ravens ran out of 63 total offensive plays.

9: Remaining games against opponents with Ravens losing record.

8: The Ravens’ short-yardage conversions returned to their lineup with Gus Edwards on third and fourth down.

Quote of the day

Outside linebacker Justin Houston on the importance of surviving another tense fourth quarter: “It just helps build momentum, and I think what we’re going through is just growing pains. I’d rather go through this at the beginning of the season than at the end. We all know you to be hot at the right time. I love our team. I think we have everything we need to win it. We just have to keep building and growing. That’s what we do. have been, and it is shown today.

Next

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, 8:15 p.m

The Bucs are a team in crisis coming off a 21-3 loss to the lowly Carolina Panthers. Coach Todd Bowles told the Tampa Bay Times his team was in a “dark place” after its fourth loss in five games. The Buccaneers’ offense, led by quarterback Tom Brady, has failed to reach 20 points four times this season after averaging 30.1 per game in 2021. It could be the last time the Ravens face Brady, 45, who was one of their chiefs. Names of the last 20 years

Ravens Offensive Snap Count vs. Cleveland Browns 10/23/22

Ben Powers G64

Kevin Zeitler G64

Lamar Jackson QB 64

Tyler Linderbaum C 64

Patrick Rickard FB 56

Mark Andrews TE 56

Ronnie Stanley T 55

Morgan Moses T 49

Devin DuVernay WR 42

Rashid Bateman WR 36

Josh Oliver TE 31

Patrick Macari T24

Gus Edwards RB 23

Justice Hill RB 20

Kenya Drake RB 17

DeMarcus Robinson WR 15

Nick Boyle TE 9

James Prushe WR 8

Isaiah possibly TE 7

Ravens Defensive Snapshot Count vs. Cleveland Browns 10/23/22

Chuck Clark SS60

Marilyn Humphrey CB60

Marcus Peters CB60

Genostone SS60

Patrick Quinn LB 59

Calais Campbell DT 40

Jason Pierre Paul LB 38

Demarion Williams CB 37

Justin Madobike DT 37

Josh Bynes LB 33

Odafe Oweh LB 33

Malik Harrison LB 27

Travis Jones DT 23

Broderick Washington DT 23

Kyle Hamilton FS 21

Brent Urban DE 16

Justin Houston LB 16

Dion Kennard LB 11

Christian Welch LB 3

Brandon Stephens CB3

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