The Baltimore Ravens beat the Oakland Raiders 30 to 17 on the road in Oakland. The Ravens came out and scored a touchdown on their opening drive and looked sharp all game. Quarterback Joe Flacco was great the entire game.
Quarterback: Joe Flacco looked much better and much more comfortable in this game. The offensive line protected him very well. Flacco was 19 for 22 for 222 yards. Flacco broke his interception streak but did not score a touchdown. The Ravens offense looked good. Grade A
Running backs: Terrance West was hurt on the opening drive so Buck Allen and Alex Collins had the majority of the rushes. Allen and Collins both ran extremely well. Allen 73 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards. Allen converted several key first downs and had a touchdown. Collins held onto the ball, which is is one weak spot. Grade B+
Receivers: Mike Wallace had three receptions for 133 yards, that is an average of 44.3 yards per catch. Wallace made big plays for the Ravens right from the start of the game. Jeremy Maclin had six big receptions and even Breshad Perriman had two catches. Ben Watson was not targeted as much as normal and only had a yard. Much better out put from this group. Grade B
Offensive line: The offensive line allowed ZERO SACKS!! Flacco had time to make plays and was rarely hit. The offensive line was much improved and really did a great job in the running game. The Ravens offensive line helped seal the win for the Ravens on the Ravens final drive. Grade A
Defensive line: The Ravens are really missing Brandon Williams on the defensive line. Carl Davis got hurt early in the game. The Ravens have up an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Willie Henry stood out for the Ravens. Grade B
Linebackers: Terrell Suggs had a big sack and continues to play well. Patrick Onwuasor had five tackles the forced fumble that led to a touchdown. C.J. Mosley continues to be a beast at middle linebacker.
Secondary: This unit sure made some plays, Jimmy Smith returned a fumble for a touchdown. Anthony Levine and Tony Jefferson both had sacks. Marlon Humphrey was targeted but played well. Brandon Carr did give up a big touchdown. All together this unit only gave up 159 passing yards. Grade B+
Special Teams: Justin Tucker was three for three in field goal attempts. Sam Koch was great again on punts. The coverage teams did a great job. Grade A
Coaching staff: Unlike the past two weeks the Ravens were ready to play. The Ravens came out throwing and the offense was much better. Grade A
Overall: The Ravens won on all phases of the game and never trailed in the game. Great game overall. Grade A