Continuing these threads, and why the hell not? I've done them the last three weeks and the Skins have won all three games, so we may as well keep it going even though I risk going to the well once too often. As before, rankings are from ESPN.com statistics, with an occasional assist for clarity from footballdb. There are no more bye weeks, so now we have true rankings.
Redskins Rushing YPG = 167.2 (1) vs. Ravens Rush Defense YPG = 125.8 (23) = Major Advantage Washington
Redskins Passing YPG = 216.5 (21) vs. Ravens Pass Defense YPG = 246.5 (23) = Push
Redskins Total YPG = 383.7 (7) vs.Ravens Total Defense YPG = 372.3 (25) = Advantage Washington
Redskins Scoring PPG = 26.0 (8) vs. Ravens Defense PPG = 20.2 (8) = Push
Ravens Rushing YPG = 102.4 (23) vs. Redskins Rush Defense YPG = 91.5 (4) = Major Advantage Washington
Ravens Passing YPG = 240.8 (15) vs. Redskins Pass Defense YPG = 299.0 (31) = Advantage Baltimore
Ravens Total YPG = 343.2 (19) vs. Redskins Total Defense YPG = 390.5 (29) = Edge Baltimore
Ravens Scoring PPG = 25.3 (9) vs. Redskins Defense PPG = 25.1 (23) = Advantage Baltimore
Redskins Punting Average = 43.9 (25) vs. Ravens Punt Return Average = 9.8 (15) = Edge Baltimore
Ravens Punting Average = 47.3 (10) vs. Redskins Punt Return Average = 6.6 (29) = Major Advantage Baltimore
Redskins Kickoff Return Average = 23.9 (17) vs. Ravens Kickoff Return Average = 28.7 (2) = Advantage Baltimore*
Redskins Turnover Margin = +11 (6) vs. Ravens Turnover Margin = +13 (5) = Push
Redskins Penalties PG = 8.08 (30) vs. Ravens Penalties PG = 7.33 (28) = Push
Redskins Sacks = 21 (26) vs. Ravens Sacks Allowed = 29 (22) = Push
Ravens Sacks = 27 (17) vs. Redskins Sacks Allowed = 26 (17) = Push
Redskins 3rd Down Conversion % = 32.9% (28) vs. Ravens 3rd Down Defense = 37.9% (14) = Advantage Baltimore
Ravens 3rd Down Conversion % = 36.3 (22) vs. Redskins 3rd Down Defense = 44.8% (32) = Edge Baltimore
Redskins 1st Downs PG = 21 (10) vs. Ravens 1st Downs Allowed PG = 21.9 (26) = Advantage Washington
Ravens 1st Downs PG = 19.7 (16) vs. Redskins 1st Downs Allowed PG = 22 (27) = Edge Baltimore
*Just an FYI, I compared Kickoff Return Averages rather than Kickoff Average vs. Return Average, since there are so many touchbacks.
As for the designations at the end, it went like this. 1-6 ranks difference was a push, 7-12 ranks was an edge, 13-18 was an advantage, 19-24 was a major advantage, and 24+ is DOOM (a word I rather enjoy).
***This seems similar to the Giants game from last week. We enjoy significant advantages in the ground game and almost nowhere else, so our formula for winning should be similar. I pray we don't get killed by Ray Rice catching passes out of the backfield. Flacco and the receiving corp. don't scare me too much, which is saying something considering how atrocious our pass defense is, but the Ravens just aren't as prolific as the Cowboys/Giants. Hopefully this week plays out just like the last three.