How Mason Rudolph Will Try To Attack The Ravens
The approach worked last week against the Bengals
Mason Rudolph was efficient on short passes, completing 22 of 24 on attempts of less than 10 air yards.— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 1, 2019
Rudolph took what the defense gave him, targeting open receivers (3+ yds of separation) on 79% of attempts, the highest rate in a game since 2016.#CINvsPIT | #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/sJnLmLkh4t
It’s safe to say that the Baltimore Ravens defense was exposed in a 40-25 loss to the Cleveland Browns in front of their home fans last week.
Mason Rudolph, who had a remarkable Week 4 performance of his own, was ultra-efficient on short passes and took what the Cincinnati Bengals defense gave him.
Look at these first-half numbers:
Mason Rudolph went 17-18 for 132 yards in the 1st half, but didn't stretch the field...— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 1, 2019
- Completions averaged 1.2 air yards
- Deepest completion was 9 air yards
- Lone incompletion was only attempt of 10+ air yards
- 111 of 132 pass yards came after the catch pic.twitter.com/Ig6sznIS4D
Expect James Conner and Jaylen Samuels to add their multi-dimensional skills to the Steelers' game plan and for Rudolph to continue to capitalize on short-yardage throws in Week 5. It remains to be seen if the Ravens will try to take away those high-percentage passes and force him to drive the ball down the field, though.
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