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NFL Week 7 PFF ReFocused: Baltimore Ravens 30, Seattle Seahawks 16

Lamar Jackson was on the money, as was the Ravens' defense, as Baltimore came away with a 30-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

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Final Score

Baltimore Ravens 30, Seattle Seahawks 16

Baltimore Ravens

The rain appeared to wreak havoc on the passing game, as Lamar Jackson was woefully short or behind on several throws, particularly during the first half. However, that didn't slow him down on the ground, as he continually gashed the Seahawks in the second half with a number of huge scramble plays. His speed was frequently on display, as he seemed to glide by Seattle's front seven.

Tight end Mark Andrews has had an excellent start to his season, but today was a game for him to forget. He had multiple drops on accurate passes into his frame, and he was unable to secure what would have been a touchdown when a ball was batted away late by a defensive back.

What a debut for cornerback Marcus Peters! While everyone will remember the pick-six, something he's been known for throughout his career, he actually had a good game in coverage. He wasn't targeted often as he was tight on his receiver and only gave up one catch all afternoon. The interception was a perfect Peters play, as his eyes never left the backfield while he baited the throw.

Brandon Williams was wreaking havoc along the interior of the defensive line in this game, both as a pass-rusher and run defender. He finished the game with multiple run stops and added a couple of hits on the quarterback when he was asked to rush the passer.

Seattle Seahawks

This was a tough game in what has been an MVP-level season by Russell Wilson. The Ravens defense did a great job getting pressure on him and also playing tight on the receivers, but Wilson still missed too many passes. He made a couple of nice throws, but he also made a terrible throw that changed the game when he threw a pick-six to cornerback Marcus Peters.

Chris Carson was a bright spot for the Seahawks offense. He broke multiple tackles and was helping the Seahawks move down the field throughout the first three-quarters of the game despite very minimal help from his run blocking.

The secondary had a solid day, essentially limiting the Ravens to two big gains early and not much afterward. The unit certainly benefited from a number of drops and inaccurate throws, but tight coverage forced Lamar Jackson to hold on to the ball too long at times and extend plays with his feet.

Seattle's pass-rush was not very effective, and while this was presumably an effort to contain Jackson in the pocket, it still did not work, as he escaped numerous times and made the bulk of his plays on scrambles. Jadeveon Clowney, in particular, did not seem to show up much on his pass-rush assignments, although he did make a number of impressive run stops.

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