The Baltimore Ravens defeated Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers 13-3 in Week 11. The Panthers are currently 3-8 and in fourth place in the NFC South after the loss.
Against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, the Panther’s defence played well. The Ravens’ 13 offensive points were their fewest of the season as a result of their defence.
The Panther’s defence did a fantastic job of restricting the offence in addition to keeping them out of the endzone. Jackson only completed 209 of his passes while intercepting one. He was fired three times as well.
The Panthers restricted the ferocious Ravens’ running game on the ground. On 30 total carries, they gave up just 115 rushing yards and one touchdown. The Ravens only gained 3.8 yards per carry on average.
Sadly, the Panthers’ offence found it difficult to be as productive. They only managed three points. This was the first game this season in which they failed to score double digits.
The Panthers’ season has not gone as planned, and this defeat simply serves to confirm that. However, there is still a chance for things to change. They only face one team with a winning record out of their six remaining games.
The Panthers may have pulled off an unexpected victory in this game. Fortunately, this team’s situation wasn’t typical.
Here are the three Panthers who contributed most to their defeat by the Ravens in Week 11.
3. WR, DJ Moore
Wide receiver DJ Moore for the Panthers has had an erratic season in 2022. He has had trouble putting up regular numbers due to quarterback changes and an offence that hasn’t lived up to expectations. The Panthers’ No. 1 WR would like to forget his performance in Week 11.
On five different targets, Moore concluded the day with three receptions and 24 receiving yards. He has been restricted to fewer than 30 receiving yards for the third game in a row.
Moore has occasionally displayed hints of his typical personality this season. He only recorded a 100-yard receiving game once all season, in Week 8. He has six receptions for 152 receiving yards and one touchdown in this game. He hasn’t previously surpassed 69 receiving yards in a game until this performance.
Although the Ravens’ secondary features a number of top players, Moore is anticipated to perform well regardless of who he is matched up with. The Ravens weren’t the target of that. The Panthers’ fourth-leading receiver for the day was Moore.
Moore will have the chance to recover in Week 12 when the Denver Broncos are the opponent. He will need to be ready to line up against Patrick Surtain, an exceptional cornerback if he wants to turn things around.
2. RB, D Onta Foreman
Since Christian McCaffrey left the Panthers, D Onta Foreman has emerged as a star in the offence. But he had trouble being productive in Week 11.
D’Onta Foreman had trouble on the field in what was his second subpar performance in the previous three weeks. On 11 carries in all, he gained 24 yards while running.
He performed almost exactly the same way in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals. On just seven carries in all, he gained 23 rushing yards for the game.
With the exception of his games in weeks 9 and 11, Foreman has dominated this backfield. Foreman has run for 413 yards and four touchdowns in the last five games.
His play in Week 11 slowed down the Panther’s offence. However, he has already shown how successful he can be in a leading position. The Panthers RB1’s future nonetheless appears promising.
1. QB, Baker Mayfield
Baker Mayfield was anticipated to see a career renaissance with the Panthers going into the season. Instead, he found it difficult to be efficient.
He started six games with a 1-5 record. He passed for 1,117 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions during this span. The Panther’s offence failed to be efficient with him as the leader.
Mayfield lost the starting position to P.J. Walker as a result of his poor performances. But a severe ankle sprain made it possible for Mayfield to make a comeback in Week 11. But he once more found it difficult to maintain this offence.
In total, Mayfield had two interceptions and 196 passing yards for the day. He was fired four times as well. The Panthers had a difficult time advancing the ball through the air. All day, Mayfield only had one completion of more than 15 yards.
One could argue that the Panthers could have snatched this victory with just a couple of potent runs down the field. This game was easily theirs to win thanks to their defence, which limited the Ravens to just 13 points. However, Mayfield’s and this offence’s dismal performance prevented this from happening.