on further review
1. Seven busy photos of Stern. Rookie S. Caiden Stern played only seven of the Broncos’ 73 snaps against Baltimore, but he took full advantage. A week after his first interception, Stern dismissed Ravens QB Lamar Jackson twice – in 2.44 seconds on six-man pressure (unblocked) and 2.41 seconds on seven-man pressure (unblocked). Stern was the first NFL rookie defensively with two sack games since Pittsburgh’s Mike Hilton in 2016. But as coach Vic Fangio put it, Stern’s best play was a pass break-up from 44 yards, when he released his man. Ravens WR Sammy Watkins.
2. Sending pressure. The Broncos ran five or more players on Jackson’s 60.3% drop-back (26 out of 43), the highest rate for Fangio’s tenure. The previous high rate was 44.9% for Buffalo last year and the high blitz number was 22. The Broncos ran five players 13 times, six players 11 times and seven players twice. Jackson completed 20, 49, 14, 17, 13 and 32 yards against extra runners. The Broncos scored a total of 10 “interruptions” – three sacks, four knockdowns and three pressures. OLB Von Miller’s split with DL McTelvin Agim made Jackson his 55th quarterback against whom to post at least half a sack.
3. Striking Downfield. QB Teddy Bridgewater was 0 out of 3 on attempts traveling at least 16 “air” yards and QB Drew Locke was 1 in 5 for 32 yards (to WR Cortland Sutton with less than a minute in play). To complete).
4. Javonte’s thunder. A breakdown of RB Javonte Williams’ 31-yard carry that set up the Broncos’ only touchdown. First of 40 and -10 of Ravens. CB Taven Young beat Sutton’s block attempt, but missed a tackle at 40. … Williams left on the line. … OLB Tyus Bowser missed an arm tackle on 34. … CB Marlon Humphrey jumps onto Williams’ back on 30. … CB Anthony Everett begins to go football at 23. … WR Tim Patrick gets Everett out of the way 19. … OLB Odafe Oweh helps Humphrey take Williams down on 9. A splendid play.
5. Base Defense Thrust. In their first three games, the Broncos played a combined 30 snaps in their base defense (3 DL-2 OLB-2 ILB-4 DB). But in an attempt to hem the Ravens in the run game, the Broncos played 46 snaps in “base” and another seven in “heavy base” front (4 DL-3 OLB-4 DB). He played only 19 sub-packages (over 4 dB) snaps. Against the run, the Broncos had seven “stuff” (one or fewer yards). Miller led with 1 1/2 accessories.
6. Crows wreak havoc. Baltimore ran five or more players on 16 of the Broncos’ 44 drop-backs (36.4%). The Broncos allowed season highs in sacks (five) and total disruptions (15 – four knockdowns and six pressures in addition to sacks). Booked for the sacks were Patrick, RT Bobby Massey, LT Garrett Bowles, RG Netten Muti, C Lloyd Cushberry and Patrick. It was a planning error for Patrick Sack to ask him to block Bowser.
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8.5 – Average yards to go third for the Broncos’ offense (3 out of 14).
10 — Punts by Sam Martin of the Broncos, only the third time the team had double-digit punts since 1986.
3 – “Bad” run play by the Broncos, lowest this season; The previous low was five in 1 week.
1 – Phantom Snap in the league-issued snap-count total, which had 73 for the Broncos’ defense but only 72 in the play-by-play log.
Time breaking. WR were Cortland Sutton (58 out of 61) and Tim Patrick (56 out of 61) and OLB Malik Reid (67 out of 72) and Vaughan Miller (62 out of 73). RB Javonte Williams (31) played more snaps than Melvin Gordon (30) for the first time this year. DL McTelvin Agim played 17 snaps at the start of his season.
Aimed. Broncos CB Pat Suren II was being preferred by the Ravens, before leaving with a mid-section injury late in the fourth quarter. Jackson was making 8 of 5 passes from 56 yards against Sureten in man coverage. The other big target in man coverage was Justin Simmons, who had a two pass break-up and allowed two completions for 36 yards.
Bad day for officers. It was a bad day for referee Craig Wrolstad’s crew. They missed individual fouls on the Ravens’ Chuck Clark (injured WR Dionte Spencer) and OLB Odafe Owe (injured QB Teddy Bridgewater), blocked the Broncos’ Mike Ford with a 42-yard punt return from Devin DuVernay and the Broncos’ Justin Simmons in the back. to be done. Grabbing the face-mask of the Ravens Ball-Carrier. QB Lamar Jackson was also upset with what was considered a late hit by NT Mike Purcell after a 49-yard touchdown to WR Marquis Brown.
RB Melvin Gordon’s blitz pick-up gave QB Teddy Bridgewater just enough time to throw his three-yard touchdown to TE Noah Fant, who opened when his defender opted to take a wide route around WR Tim Patrick. … on the opening series, does TE Albert Okwegbunam need to dive for Bridgewater’s 34-yard effort? Possibly. … QB Drew Locke’s almost-best throw was a 40-yard dart to WR Cortland Sutton down the right edge that was dislodged. … Bridgewater, Purcell and DE Shelby Harris all penalized the Ravens.