Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Baltimore Ravens Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Baltimore Ravens in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Non-QB MVP: MLB Roquan Smith

He's the quarterback and leading tackler on a defense that has allowed the fewest points in the NFL this season at 13.8 -- an average of two points less per game than any other team. Smith is all over the field, recording 87 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 5 passes defensed. What can't be measured is his impact as a vocal and emotional leader. Just like Ray Lewis years ago, Smith talks to the team in the final pregame huddle on the field. He's the unquestioned tone-setter for the team. "His energy is infectious," Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton said. "You don't want to be the guy that isn't matching his energy when you're out there. We go as he goes." -- Jamison Hensley -- Rank: 2

Much of the buzz around this team surrounds Lamar Jackson, and there's little mystery as to why. But the defense deserves heaps of praise, too. Baltimore now leads the NFL in points allowed (13.8 points per game), ranks second in yards per game allowed (262.6) and is third in sack percentage (9.4%). Any time you can rack up four sacks and hold a quality opponent to six first downs and three points, you've dominated. The Ravens gave up 24 points to Arizona in Week 8 (with all but seven of those points coming in the final seven minutes) but have allowed only 45 points combined in the other five games since Week 3. Now they have back-to-back home games against the Browns and Bengals. Ladies and gentlemen, the AFC North race is officially on. Baltimore looks really tough to beat now.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 2

They don't have a lot of stars on defense, but they have a lot of guys making plays. They might not be the 2000 Ravens defense, but it's not far off at this point.

USA Today -- Rank: 1

Baltimore? Tops in the league? Consider — no team is allowing fewer points per game (13.8); the +115 point differential is 35 clear of the next-closest club; and the Ravens have blown out two NFC divisional leaders (Detroit, Seattle) by a collective 75-9 in their past two home games, outgaining the Seahawks by nearly 400 yards. And when WR Odell Beckham Jr. scoring his first TD since Super Bowl 56 and rookie RB Keaton Mitchell rushing for 138 yards with his first NFL touches are mere gravy? Look out — meaning Cleveland and Cincinnati, teams headed to Charm City the next two weeks.

The Athletic -- Rank: 1

Report card: A-plus

The Ravens outgained a good Seattle team 515-151. Baltimore has won four games in a row by an average of 20 points (including a 32-point win over the Lions) and is first in the league in offensive EPA (32.21) and third in defensive EPA (44.73) in that period. It has allowed nine touchdowns (first in the league) and scored 27 (third in the league) this season, and its point differential (plus-115) is the best in the league and 35 points higher than second place.

FOX -- Rank: 2

Even with some mind-bending losses, you could make the argument the Ravens have the best resume in the NFL to date. Two games against NFC division leaders in three weeks, and the Ravens won both by a combined score of 75-9. Dominant as their erasing of Seattle was on Sunday, it could've been more emphatic with slightly better red-zone execution.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 1

In the past three weeks, the Ravens have two 30-point wins over first-place teams from the NFC. They have a couple of disappointing losses to the Colts and Steelers, though both were close and every team has its bad games. After the Ravens destroyed the Seahawks, with the defense shutting down Seattle and the run game putting up nearly 300 yards, the Ravens take the top spot in the NFL. They have the most impressive résumé, top to bottom. This team can win a Super Bowl.

PFT -- Rank: 2

The most balanced team in the AFC, if not the entire NFL, is ready for a Super Bowl run.

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