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Predicting the Ravens 2017 interception total and distribution

June 1st, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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The 2016 Baltimore Ravens defense completed a dramatic turnaround in the interceptions category. After posting a league worst six interceptions in 2015, the Ravens tied for the NFL team lead with 18 picks last season. Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley led the way, snaring four interceptions apiece; followed by Zack Orr with three, then Tavon Young and Jerraud Powers with two. Lardarius Webb, Timmy Jernigan and Will Davis each secured one interception last year.

While there is definitely some inherent randomness in takeaway totals, upgrading the personnel with Weddle, Orr and Young last season played a large role in the Ravens rebound. Ordinarily, a regression to the mean would be expected, especially since the team lost Orr and Powers to …

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Brandon Carr, C.J. Mosley, Ed Reed, Eric Weddle, Jerraud Powers, Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb, Tavon Young, Timmy Jernigan, Tony Jefferson, Will Davis

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