By the Numbers: Comparing the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens
By Dan Dahlke
The Packers currently rank third in the league in both total offense averaging 453.2 yards per game and scoring averaging 29.5 points per game. Green Bay clearly has a high-powered offense that will put any defense to the test. They know how to move the chains and average 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks fourth in the NFL. Where the Packers could improve on offense is in turnover ratio and time of possession. The Packers are 21st in time of possession with an average of 29:31 per game, and they’re -2 in turnover ratio, which is rare for a Coach McCarthy team and puts them 23rd in the league in this category.
The Ravens paint quite a different picture on offense. They rank 21st in total yards with an average of 330.8 yards per game, and they’re 14th in points per game with a 23.4 average. Baltimore has struggled to sustain drives as they only average 18.8 first downs a game and have a 38% third down conversion rate. The Ravens do have an advantage over the Packers in time of possession with a 30:43 per game average, but they’re also ranked 26th in turnover ratio (-4).