Ravens report card: 12/2/2018
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Atlanta Falcons 26 to 16 in a game in which the defense played very well and scored another touchdown.
Quarterbacks: Lamar Jackson made one of the leagues worst defenses look good, only scoring one offensive touchdown. The Jackson went 12 for 21 for only 125 yards and a passer rating of 74.5. Jackson also fumbled twice, one of which was returned for a touchdown by the Falcons. Robert Griffin III saw some time and played well in backup duty. Grade D
Running backs: Undrafted Rookie Gus Edwards continues to play well, even with an ankle injury Edwards rushed for 82 yards. Kenneth Dixon and Ty Montgomery played well too. Grade B
Receivers: Mark Andrew lead the Ravens with three catches for 47 yards. Michael Crabtree had three important catches. Other than that this unit has not been used much in the Lamar Jackson offense. Grade C
Offensive line: Jackson was sacked twice and Ronnie Stanley continues to battle through injury. This line has been solid. Grade B
Overall Offensive: I hope the Ravens turn back to Joe Flacco when he is healthy. Putting up one offensive touchdown against one of the worst defenses in the league is bad. Grade D
Defensive Line: The Ravens sacked Matt Ryan three times. Most impressive is the fact that the Ravens held the Falcons to just 34 rushing yards the entire game. The Falcons averaged just 2.3 yards per carry. Grade A
Linebackers: C.J. Mosley continues to play well and Terrell Suggs is playing like a younger man. This unit is solid. Their biggest weakness is covering tight ends. Grade B
Secondary: The Ravens held Julio Jones to just 18 yards receiving. Marlon Humphrey was brilliant in coverage: Grade A
Overall Defense: Keeping the high flying Falcons to just nine offensive points is very impressive. Grade A
Special Teams: Sam Koch completed a pass for a first down. Justin Tucker was perfect on kicks. Grade A
Coaching Staff: Great road win for this team. Grade A
Final Thoughts: The Ravens need Flacco back for a big run. The defense is playing great.