Ravens report card: The defense and special teams 10/5/2014

C.J. Mosley: Photo Baltimore Ravens
C.J. Mosley: Photo Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Indianapolis professional football team 20 to 13.  The offense played poorly but the defense had one of their best games of the season, keeping the Ravens in the game and forcing timely turnovers.  C.J. Mosley had a Ray Lewis like game against Indy.

Defensive line: The defensive line held Indy’s running game to only 117.  The defensive line needed to pressure Andrew Luck more they only recorded one sack and gave him way too much time in the pocket.  Haloti Ngata did have an important interception.  Grade B Read more about Ravens report card: The defense and special teams 10/5/2014

Ravens position analysis: The middle linebackers

C.J. Mosley: Photo Baltimore Ravens
C.J. Mosley: Photo Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens have had a history of great middle linebackers.  With Ray Lewis retired, the Ravens did not miss much of a beat with Daryl Smith stepping in in 2013 and providing leadership and great play.  Now the Ravens have added C.J. Mosley to the linebacking core and further strengthened the position.

The middle linebacking core should be a strength for the Ravens in 2014. They are young and talented and lead by a great leader in Smith.

Now onto the analysis.  Read more about Ravens position analysis: The middle linebackers