Injury impact metric says Ravens lost the fewest games due to injuries in 2018
Injuries are always part of the game in the NFL—costing teams games or even their season. The Baltimore Ravens were one team who were able to avoid any serious injuries to key contributors.
According to FootballOutsiders.com, the Ravens had the least “adjusted games lost” due to injury in 2018. This means that they had the least amount of injuries that affected them to the point of losing games.
Baltimore had three of their offensive lineman who helped affect this metric. Alex Lewis, James Hurst, and Ronnie Stanley all missed games due to injury during the 2018 season.
Also, three other players contributed to the Ravens adjusted games lost due to injury in 2018. Tony Jefferson and Marlon Humphrey missed games in the secondary but the Ravens are deep at those positions.
In addition, Joe Flacco missed time due to an injury earlier in the season. Although, Lamar Jackson replace him under center and helped lead the Ravens into the playoffs.
Before Flacco went down, the Ravens were under .500 and their playoff chances were looking bleak. Then, Jackson came in and provided a much-needed spark to the offense.
Baltimore became a run-heavy offense with Jackson under center but he took a few unnecessary hits in the process. That’s a constant issue with mobile quarterbacks in the NFL though.
Baltimore is hoping they can avoid the injury bug again in 2019 so they don’t see any of their key guys missing games.
Keeping Jackson healthy as their franchise quarterback is the main priority though heading into 2019.