Ravens report card versus the Bills: the Offense
The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Buffalo Bills 23 to 20, the Ravens had a chance to win it or tie it late but failed.
Quarterback: Joe Flacco had one of his toughest games of his career, he threw a career high five interceptions. Flacco’s final quarterback rating was 46.4 which is really bad. To Flacco’s defense two of the interceptions were on deflections from the receivers. Some of the interceptions were Flacco’s fault. Flacco did throw for 374 yards. Grade D
Running backs: Ummmm where were these guys, the Ravens just gave up trying to run the ball. The Ravens rushed for 15 total yards in the first half and ran it twice in the second half. Ray Rice has not even been used in the passing game. Grade E
Receivers: Torrey Smith finally got his first touchdown of the season and added a big 74 yard reception. Smith played great along with Marlon brown who made some really tough catches. Ed Dickson deflected a ball for an interception but actually made two receptions. The Ravens really liked having Deonte Thompson back who had four catches for 50 yards, including a really good 33 yard reception that he took a heavy hit on. Dallas Clark and Tandon Doss also had four receptions. Grade B
Offensive line: The offensive line allowed four sacks and let Flacco get hit way too much. The line also had way too many penalties and when the Ravens tried to run they could not open anything up. This unit has to improve or Flacco will get hurt. Grade D
Overall: The Bills were short on defensive backs and had trouble covering Smith. There is no excuse for this loss and the run game needs to do something. Rice has been invisible and it has made Flacco’s job very tough. The receivers are young and talented but with no time it has really hurt. Way too many third and longs because of the run game. Grade D