The Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 34 to 27 on Monday Night Football. Sorry that this report card is so late, it has been a busy Thanksgiving week. For the report card on the offense go here.
Defensive Line: The defensive line played very well, the numbers somewhat lie about what happened. The defense allowed 126 rushing yards but 67 of those came from a wide receiver. The defensive line helped sack Drew Brees four times. Grade A
Linebackers: To this point the Ravens can not say enough good things about C.J. Mosley. Mosley lead the Ravens with nine tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss. Terrell Suggs also had a sack and Elvis Dumervil had two. The linebackers are one of the Ravens strongest units. Grade A
Secondary: This unit still had a rough game minus Will Hill’s pick six. Hill is becoming a bright spot for the Ravens struggling secondary. The Ravens allowed 420 yards through the air, which is not good. This unit will be overhauled in the offseason. Grade C
Overall: The front two units are playing great for the Ravens but the secondary has been the worst part of the Ravens. Grade B
Special Teams: Justin Tucker had a perfect day kicking field goals including a 55 yard field goal. This unit has not felt the absence of long time long snapper Morgan Cox. Grade A
Coaching Staff: Road wins are not easy, the Ravens finally return home after a must win game. Grade A