Ravens report card: 9/10/2017


The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cinninncati Bengals 20 to 0.  The Ravens dominated the entire game and forced five turnovers.  The Ravens played well on all stages.  

Quarterback: Joe Flacco was coming off a back injury and missed all of camp.  Flacco was 9/17 for just 121 yards most of that was in the first half.  Flacco threw one touchdown and had an interception that was not his fault.  Grade B+

Runningbacks: The running backs carried the load in this one.  The Ravens ran the ball 42 times with Buck Allen getting the most carries.  Terrance West had 19 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown.  West did cause an interception by missing a catch.  Danny Woodhead was great until he got hurt.  Grade B

Receivers:  The receivers did not get much action but Jeremy Maclin did have a huge 48 yard touchdown on a critical third down.  Grade B

Offensive line: With Flacco coming off of a big I jury the line needed to keep Flacco clean.  For the most part the line did only allowing one sack.  Flacco was hit hard.  This line will improve throughout the season.  Grade B

Defensive line: Terrell Suggs had two sacks and forced a fumble and forced and INT.  The Ravens line is stacked and they showed it with five sacks.  Grade A

Linebackers: C.J. Mosley led the linebackers with eight tackles.  Mosley also had an interception in the end zone to prevent a scoring drive.  The linebackers are a solid group.  Grade A

Secondary: The newly upgraded secondary showed what they are made of.  The secondary had 3 of the four interceptions.  New Raven Tony Jefferson led the Ravens with nine tackles.  Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, and Ladarius Webb all had interceptions.  Carr looked great in his first game as a Raven.  Grade A++++

Special Teams: Justin Tucker was a perfect two for two on field goals, both were easy for him.  Sam Koch was solid as always and the coverage teams were great.  Grade A

Coaching staff: The Ravens were clearly more prepared for this game despite having more injuries to worry about. Grade A

Overall: The Ravens defense will be a historically great group if they remain healthy.  The Ravens offense ran conservatively in the second which is why they had low numbers.  Great team game.  Grade A

 

 

Brian Hradsky

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