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Baltimore Ravens snap count analysis: Defense takes on new look against run-heavy Patriots

Below, you’ll find the Baltimore Ravens' snap totals and playing time percentages from Sunday’s 23-17 loss to the New England Patriots, with analysis to follow.

A unfamiliar defense

The Patriots used a run-heavy attack Sunday that tested the Ravens' bruised defensive line and forced the team to rely on personnel packages that appear sparingly against most other opponents.

Backup nose tackle Justin Ellis has been a healthy scratch at times this season and played more than 25 snaps in a game just once before Sunday. Against New England, he was on the field for 47 of the defense’s 58 plays — that’s a whopping 81%, a sky-high rate for a 29-year-old defensive tackle in any circumstance.