Ravens on pace to break all-time record for rushing yards in a season

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As soon as Lamar Jackson was anointed the starting quarterback, everyone expected the Ravens to have a strong running attack. But no one could have expected what the Ravens are doing this season.

Through six games, the Ravens have 1,230 rushing yards. No other team is even at 1,000.

At an average of 205 rushing yards per game, the Ravens are on pace to finish the season with 3,280 rushing yards. That would break the all-time record of 3,165, set by the Patriots in 1978.

Baltimore also leads the league with 223 rush attempts, although San Francisco, which has played one fewer game, has actually averaged more attempts per game. The Ravens are also averaging an NFL-high 5.5 yards per carry, have picked up 71 rushing first downs (no other team has more than 50) and have gained a first down on 31.8 percent of their rushing attempts, most in the league.

With Jackson on pace to break the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback, keeping him healthy may be the only thing standing in the way of a historic season in Baltimore.

31 responses to “Ravens on pace to break all-time record for rushing yards in a season

  1. “Surprised the record has lasted this long – I think in 78 it was still a 14 game schedule”

    Back then teams would run it 50 times a game if they had to.

  2. Every opponent is different, puts in different prep, and different effort. They are only “on target if they get to play Cincinnati or Miami twice a month.

  3. zmoney88 says:
    October 14, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    Also on pace to go 11-5 and lose in the wildcard round to the Bills

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    11-5? Petty generous. 9-7 and miss the playoffs again.

    Their defense is horrible and their QB is exposed. It will only get worse as the season goes.

  4. “Back then teams would run it 50 times a game if they had to.”

    And defenders could knock the crap out of receivers and QBs. Most of those teams would get flags on half their hits these days.

  5. Those 1975-78 Chuck Fairbanks teams were the best team in the league during that time period. The Hamilton call killed them and for all those Raider whiners who think the Tuck Rule was a bag job check out the Raiders Pats playoff game in 1976. Not only was the phantom roughing call made on Hamilton, Russ Francis was getting mauled all day by raider linebacker Phil Villapiano

  6. 1978 was the first 16-game season.

    I don’t believe the Pats have the per-game record, just the highest total, due to the additional games.

  7. teams will start stacking the box daring them to throw.

    and then, well… we all know what happens.

  8. dmccormack27 says:
    October 14, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Surprised the record has lasted this long – I think in 78 it was still a 14 game schedule
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    First year they went to 16 games

  9. chuckshontaspads says:
    October 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Those 1975-78 Chuck Fairbanks teams were the best team in the league during that time period. The Hamilton call killed them and for all those Raider whiners who think the Tuck Rule was a bag job check out the Raiders Pats playoff game in 1976. Not only was the phantom roughing call made on Hamilton, Russ Francis was getting mauled all day by raider linebacker Phil Villapiano
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    Are you forgetting the interference call that the Pats got away with in the 4th quarter? Raiders TD then would have iced it..

  10. chuckshontaspads says:
    October 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Those 1975-78 Chuck Fairbanks teams were the best team in the league during that time period. The Hamilton call killed them and for all those Raider whiners who think the Tuck Rule was a bag job check out the Raiders Pats playoff game in 1976.

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    Key difference: The Hamilton call didn’t come after 10 minutes of replay review and consultation with the league office before overturning the correct call on the field.

  11. zmoney88 said:

    Also on pace to go 11-5 and lose in the wildcard round to the Bills
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    You really expect the Bills would win on the road in Baltimore in January? They’re a good team, but I don’t think they’re that good.

  12. Why hate on Lamar Jackson is beyond me. He leads from the front. Stacks wins. Seems mature and likable and he is 22. Also he is unlike any running qb the league has ever seen. And did I say he can throw a bit?

  13. Refs definitely handed that 76 game to the Raiders The roughing the passer call would not have been called in even tooday’s game!!

  14. Lamar has a 97 passer rating 1500 yards, and is leading the NFL highest scoring offense (at least going into this week, not sure where it is now). The kid is a QB, and a darn good one.

  15. They’ve got to play the NFC west teams still. That’s gonna bite into those numbers a bit. However, great job so far. Keep it going.

  16. Most impressive thing is Lamar don’t take hits; he’s either getting out of bounds, breaking ankles or getting pushed down

  17. Look who they’ve played. They’ve played one good team and they lost. Now look at their schedule. I can make an argument that they win 1 game remaining on the schedule. They’re not any good.

  18. Whudda thunk in 2019 we’d see rushing records broken?!

    Been saying forever, the league is too pass happy. Good run game and defense still needed to win a title.

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