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The Offensive Line Imposes Their Will On The Patriots, Earl Thomas Has His Best Game Yet In Purple And Black

November 4, 2019
Here at Glenn Clark Radio, we always reflect on the Baltimore Ravens game in a more jovial manner.  In retrospect, we like to choose five players on the team who -- depending on the outcome of the game -- deserve a Pat On The Ass or Slap To The Helmet.

The rules are simple: pick two players on defense, two players on offense, and one "wild card" (an offensive player, defensive player, special teamer or coach) who stuck out from the pack.

As you all are surely aware, the Ravens turned in a statement win against the Patriots, and as a result, we have some Helmet-Slaps to hand out.

They will count down in sequential order before we name the ultimate honor -- Two Slaps To The Helmet.  That one player who one single Slap just wouldn't sit right.

Without further ado:

Glenn's Pats on the Ass:

5. S Earl Thomas

What was missing with Thomas this season was those "game-changing" types of plays that the Ravens paid him big money to make. Those were back last night.

4. TE Mark Andrews

It's not that he had a "brilliant" game per se, but he made the biggest offensive play of the game and that got him on the list. (Admittedly, after the top three I think there were about seven worthy candidates.)

3. CB Marlon Humphrey

Made the biggest defensive play of the game and helped hold the Patriots in check outside of one particular long drive.

2. QB Lamar Jackson

He's Lamar Jackson. I'm sort of cheating in order to just not make him number one again. 

1. OL Marshal Yanda (pat on both cheeks)

This is a bit of a reflection of the entire offensive line, which has been awesome and was a massive part of the story in their last two season-changing wins. 

Kyle's Pats on the Ass...

5. Marlon Humphrey

Right place at the right time, but that appears to happen pretty often for him. He is also one of the best cover and run-stopping corners in the league. He good.

4. Patrick Onwuasor

After being critical of him earlier, he made one of the biggest plays on defense when he punched the ball out for Marlon Humphrey to take to the house. Good to see him back contributing.

3. Marshal Yanda

A guy who doesn't get credit due to the nature of his work, he deserves all of it in the world. Just a constant, dominant presence.

2. Earl Thomas

That play at the goal line, his work in the backfield and his interception on what was essentially a punt made for his best game of his Ravens' career.

1. Lamar Jackson

I mean, it's kind of just an obligatory placement on this list. He is the engine.

Listen to the segment in its entirety below.