Ravens' snap breakdown vs. the Patriots

December, 24, 2013
12/24/13
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Here are the Baltimore Ravens' snap counts against the New England Patriots:

OFFENSE (Based on 76 snaps)

Quarterback: Joe Flacco 68, Tyrod Taylor 8.

Running backs: Bernard Pierce 35, Ray Rice 32, Bernard Scott 9, Vonta Leach 5.

Wide receivers: Torrey Smith 69, Jacoby Jones 69, Marlon Brown 68, Tandon Doss 10.

Tight ends: Ed Dickson 47, Dennis Pitta 30.

Offensive line: Marshal Yanda 76, Eugene Monroe 76, Michael Oher 76, A.Q. Shipley 76, Gino Gradkowski 76, Rick Wagner 4, Jah Reid 2.

Analysis: For one of the few times this season, Rice didn't get the most playing time at running back. Pierce played three more snaps, a sign that Rice isn't at full strength. He missed a day of practice with a thigh injury was listed as questionable for the game. … Flacco played the game's first 68 snaps with a sprained left knee before giving way to Taylor in the final two minutes. … Pitta has played at least 29 snaps in three games since returning from a hip injury. … Smith, Jones and Brown nearly all had the same amount of playing time. …. TE Dallas Clark didn't play for the third straight week. He has been inactive twice and didn't play a snap in last week's game.

DEFENSE (Based on 67 snaps)

Defensive line: Haloti Ngata 54, Arthur Jones 40, Chris Canty 34, Terrence Cody 21, DeAngelo Tyson 19.

Linebackers: Daryl Smith 64, Jameel McClain 57, Terrell Suggs 53, Courtney Upshaw 49, Elvis Dumervil 27, Pernell McPhee 16, Arthur Brown 11, Josh Bynes 2.

Secondary: James Ihedigbo 67, Matt Elam 67, Jimmy Smith 67, Lardarius Webb 66, Corey Graham 23.

Analysis: McClain's playing time continues to increase throughout the season. It's not much of a platoon system anymore at weakside linebacker. Brown played 11 snaps in passing situations and one-time starter Bynes received two snaps on defense. … Daryl Smith, one of the ironmen on defense, missed three plays because of an Achilles injury but he finished the game. … Suggs once again played less than 80 percent of the snaps. I spotted him on the sideline on one third down, which is unusual. … Ngata has played 50 or more snaps in two straight games.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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