Ravens report card: The offense 10/26/2014

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Lorenzo+Taliaferro+Baltimore+Ravens+v+New+D6p3muFZ9ejl.jpgThe Baltimore Ravens fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 27 to 24 on a late drive by the Bengals.  The Ravens had a late lead after the defense forced two turnovers but the Ravens were not able to hold onto it.  The offense was good for most of the game but two interceptions by Joe Flacco and a failure to score on the opening drive really hurt.  Read more about Ravens report card: The offense 10/26/2014

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 report card: The defense and special teams 9/7/2014

20140728-154057-56457968.jpgThe Baltimore Ravens lost against the Cincinnati Bengals 23-16. For the report card on the offense go here. (I apologize for having the report card up so late.)

Defensive line: The defensive line played very well but still needed to get more pressure on Andy Dalton.  The Ravens did not record a single sack and only had one tackle for loss. DeAngelo Tyson and Chris Canty were the most impressive on the defensive line. Haloti Ngata only had two tackles and was out of a lot of plays. The defensive line did help shut down the Bengals’ running game, giving up only three yards per carry.  Grade B Read more about Ravens report card: The defense and special teams 9/7/2014

Ravens report card: The offense 9/7/2014

20140711-232836-84516884.jpgThe Baltimore Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 23 to 16 and the offense struggled greatly in the first half of the game. The Ravens debut of the Gary Kubiak offense did not go as planned.

Quarterbacks: Joe Flacco’s numbers were not great and he was not helped by his receivers. Flacco had two big mistakes: getting sacked before the half and his bad interception. He simply didn’t seem to be on the same page as his receivers. Flacco’s final numbers were: 35 for 62 with a touchdown, an interception and a quarterback rating of 71.0.  Grade C+ Read more about Ravens report card: The offense 9/7/2014

Ravens report card versus the Bengals: The Offense

450px-Dennis_Pitta_2011_stadium_practiceYes this is a few days late but heck these are the last two report cards of the season so why rush it.  For the story on the Ravens losing go here.

Quarterback:  Joe Flacco did not have much left in the tank and Tyrod Taylor was warming up several times.  It was hard to watch Flacco take hit after hit after he was already injured.  Flacco completed 30 out of his 50 passes with three interceptions and one touchdown.  Grade C
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Ravens report card versus the Patriots: The offense

96px-Ray_Rice_2012The Baltimore Ravens lost to the New England Patriots 41 to 7. The score was not pretty but the score was close until the last two five minutes.

Quarterback: Joe Flacco was obviously hurt in this game. Flacco sprained his knee against the Detroit Lions and it was obvious that his performance was hampered. Flacco went 22 out of 38 for 260 yards and two interceptions and honestly it was probably the best he could do. The numbers were not pretty. Grade C
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