By: Ian Logue
The Patriots defense had their moments, but unfortunately in the end it was the Ravens that managed to do just enough to come away with the win.
After taking a closer look and compiling their stats, here’s a look at where Baltimore had the most success in their passing game against New England’s defense:
You’ll see in the chart above that Baltimore worked the middle and right side against the Patriots secondary, targeting the short right part of the field a staggering 17 times, and also had a fair amount of success throwing the ball down the field.
Going deep against New England they completed 60% of their passes to the deep left and middle part of the field, while finishing just 2-of-6 to the right – which was Devin McCourty’s side of the field.
Here’s a look at the running game:
You’ll see in the above diagram that the Ravens had success running behind left guard, which is where they ran the most Sunday night. They carried the football 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Bill Belichick didn’t have much to say when this one was over, saying his team simply came up short.
“Well it was a good football game, tough loss,” said Belichick. “I thought both teams competed hard, in the end we just came up a little bit short tonight. Not really too much more to say than that.”
They’ll come home now and have to start planning for another road game next Sunday out in Buffalo against the Bills.
*These numbers were compiled based on the official numbers provided by the NFL.