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Breaking down Raven’s backfield usage in Week 8

We break down the Baltimore Ravens backfield in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kenyan Drake #17 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball after a catch during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 27, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Final Update: Edwards ended up suffering a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and didn't return. He finished with 11 carries for 65 yards. Drake had seven carries for 62 yards with four receptions for five moe yards and a touchdown. Hill ran the ball four times for 28 yards.

Despite having two high-octane teams playing in this week’s Thursday Night Football game we head to halftime with a 10-3 score. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the Baltimore Ravens and this is a surprise from what we saw last week. Gus Edwards and Kenyan Drake are splitting work in the backfield, but after two touchdowns last week, Edwards has largely disappeared from the offensive game plan. He dealt with injuries in practice on the short week and it appears to be getting the better of him.

Baltimore Ravens RB usage in Week 8 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Ravens only ran the ball seven times in the first half. Edwards had four carries for 18 yards. Third-string running back Justice Hill had one carry for eight hards and Drake hasn’t seen a carry yet. Drake has caught all three of his targets for a whopping zero yards. Neither Edwards nor Hill have been targeted. Drake has played 28 snaps, but only has three touches. Hill is second for running backs with seven snaps and Edwards has only logged six first-half snaps.