Ravens report card: 12/3/2017

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Detroit Lions 44 to 20 in Baltimore.  The Ravens offense showed up and Joe Flacco looked like the Super Bowl MVP Flacco.  

Quarterback: Joe Flacco had his best game of the season.  Flacco had two touchdowns and zero interceptions with 269 yards.  Flacco was on target and overcame several drops from his receivers.  Grade A

Running backs: Alex Collins had two touchdowns and 75 rushing yards.  Collins averaged five yards per carry.  Buck Allen and Danny Woodhead made plays when called upon.  Grade A

Receivers: Mike Wallace had five receptions for 116 yards and came up big.  Jeremy Maclin also had four recptions but also missed two important catches.  Chris Moore and Ben Watson also had three recptions.  Grade B

Offensive line: The offensive line had one of its best games.  Flacco was not sacked and the runners had some good running lanes.  A very good game from the offensive line.  Grade B

Defensive line: The Ravens allowed a couple big runs but for the most part they smoothered the Lions offensive line.  The Ravens only allowed 75 rushing yards and sacked Matthew Stafford three times.  Grade B

Linebackers: This unit is always solid.  From C.J Mosley to Matthew Judon this unit is strong.  Grade A

Secondary:  Losing Jimmy Smith is going to be a huge loss for the Ravens.  Marlon Humphrey stepped in and was beat a few times but had a big interception.  Eric Weddle has a sack fumble and an interception that he took back for a touchdown.  This unit is full of playmakers.  Still they allowed nearly 300 passing yards.  Grade B

Special Teams: Justin Tucker was three for three on field goals and perfect on extra points.  Sam Koch continues to punt well.  Return game had some plays too.  Grade A+

Coaching staff: This team looked hungry from beginning to finish.  Grade A

Overall: The Ravens dominated from start to finish.  The third quarter questionable but the Ravens came up big at home.  Grade A

Brian Hradsky

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