Ravens report card: The defense and special teams 11/24/2014

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

Brian Hradsky

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