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Ravens film study: The missing ingredient in the running game?

After the greatest rushing season in NFL history, the Ravens wanted more. In December, Gus Edwards said the plan was to break the single-year rushing record they’d just set. In May, Mark Ingram II said the ground game could be even better in 2020. There was more talent, more experience, more speed.

But heavy is the head that wears the crown. Through six games, the Ravens lead the NFL in yards per carry (5.4), are third in yards per game (164.3) and fifth in rushing efficiency, according to Football Outsiders. Their running game isn’t historic. It’s also not broken. It’s just not what it used to be.

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