Ravens report card versus the Redskins: The defense and special teams

redskinsravensThe Baltimore Ravens beat the Washington Redskins Saturday night 23 to 17.  To find the report card on the offense go here.

Defensive Line: The defensive line showed its youth and talent against Robert Griffin, III. Tommy Jernigan had a sack and Brandon Williams also played lights out.  This unit may be short a few players but Williams looks like a guy about to break out.  The line only allowed 81 total rushing yards.  Grade A

Linebackers: C.J. Mosley, for the third straight game, stood out with an interception and two tackles. Elvis Dumbervil added a sack and Daryl Smith looked sharp. The linebacking unit will be a strong suit for the Ravens like it is in most years. Arthur Brown also had a very good game leading the team in tackles with five.  Grade A

Secondary: The secondary was down their top three corners but still held up very well. They only allowed 127 yards in the air, which is outstanding considering who was missing. Terrence Brooks looked very impressive and fast with a sack and three tackles.  Grade B+

Overall:  The defense was great both the starters and the backups. The Ravens came into the game short on defense but it did not look that way.  Grade A

Special Teams:  Justin Tucker hit all three of his field goals and the team did not allow any big returns. Nothing special happened on special teams but another solid performance.  Grade B+

Coaching staff:  The Ravens got what they needed out of their starters resulting in another preseason win. The Ravens look ready to go for the opening of the season.  Grade A

Brian Hradsky

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