Ravens report card: The Offense 10/9/2014
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans 21 to 7 Sunday in a game where the Ravens got off to a very slow start. The Ravens defense got moved around in the first quarter and the offense barely saw the field. The offense did end up heating up.
Quarteback: Joe Flacco played well when he was protected. The Titans were pulling some all out blitzes in the first half. The Ravens changed things later in the game and Flacco did catch on fire. Flacco finished with 169 passing yards and a touchdown. Flacco’s qb rating was 89.9. Grade B
Running backs: Justin Forsett had another awesome game, he scored the first two touchdowns for the Ravens. Forsett had great success running outside as the Titans shut down the Ravens inside runs. Bernard Pierce was the number two back as Lorenzo Taliaferro did not see much action until later in the game. Grade B
Receivers: Torrey Smith seems to be coming along after a slow start to the season. Smith had a touchdown and lead the Ravens with five receptions for 75 yards. Marlon Brown had two receptions and Steve Smith Sr. had three. The receivers still need to improve, this unit has too much talent for what they are producing. Grade C
Offensive Line: Flacco was pressured but they only allowed one sack. The offensive line struggled making running lanes up the middle which seems to be their weak spot. The line did play much better than last week. Grade C+
Overall: If the Ravens had more chances in the first quarter they might have heated up sooner. The Ravens made good adjustments throughout the game and ended up doing enough to win. Grade B