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Baltimore Ravens: Report Card – Ravens 24 Ravens 16


Just like the final time the Ravens visited the UK, there was lots to digest after the sport. Not like the final time, nonetheless, issues are inclined to style a bit of higher after a win than an un-pantsing to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Let’s get to the grades.

Offense

General: B-

It was a story of two halves, but once more. The Ravens generated 242 yards of offense and 18 factors within the first half, and solely 118 yards and 6 factors within the second. The one punt that they had within the first half resulted within the Titans muffing the catch and the Ravens stealing a area purpose earlier than the break. However that second half went punt, interception, punt earlier than they considerably figured issues out to lock down a pair of area targets. These have been two large drives on the finish. However that well-celebrated red-zone offense took a nap at present.

Quarterback: B+

The numbers gained’t essentially bear it out — 21-30, 223 yards, a landing and interception, to go together with 62 speeding yards — however Jackson was fairly good at present. The throw up the seam to Mark Andrews for 38 was completely attractive, and the landing to Zay Flowers was prime Lamar set-scramble-find. The interception was ugly, however seemed like a miscommunication (cease us in case you’ve heard that one earlier than) between Jackson and Rashod Bateman. He picked up a number of first downs along with his legs, too.

Operating Backs: C

Each Gus Edwards and Justice Hill had a number of moments, however neither had a very productive recreation. Edwards picked up 41 yards on 16 carries, however did have an enormous 12-yard catch on third down on the finish of the third quarter. Hill garnered 35 yards on eight carries, and produced precisely 0 yards on three catches. Lamar was the massive runner on the day.

Receivers: B

This group bounced again from final week’s catastrophe with an excellent efficiency. Andrews led the best way with 69 yards on 4 catches, and Flowers had six grabs for 50 yards and his first profession landing. Odell Beckham Jr. tantalized the gang with an electrical 32-yard catch-and-run, and Nelson Agholor produced 40 yards on two catches. Bateman had two catches for 15 yards and was the goal on that choose. He might use an enormous week.

Offensive Line: C-

That they had a tricky time in opposition to a really stout entrance. The holes have been simply not there within the conventional run recreation, however there have been some well-executed passing lanes that allowed Jackson to hit some simple inside throws and take off for good positive aspects on the bottom. Andrews had nowhere to go on his keeper play, and the road was simply typically moved backwards manner an excessive amount of. The cross blocking appeared higher this week, however the Ravens positively centered on fast passes once more.

Protection

General: B+

The Titans usually are not precisely an offensive juggernaut with Ryan Tannehill at middle. They’re, nicely, beneath no matter that standing could be with Malik Willis taking snaps. The Ravens held the Titans to 233 complete yards of offense. Think about this: Derrick Henry ripped off a 63-yard run and Tyjae Spears had a 48-yard catch-and-run. Exterior of these two performs? 122 yards. The Ravens additionally had six sacks and an interception. Huge performs depend. And so they harm. However they gave the impression to be the outliers at present on an excellent defensive day.

Defensive Line: B+

Henry had a number of splash performs, however the line principally gained the battle up entrance, usually transferring the Titans’ line backwards. Justin Madubuike had a monstrous day, with 5 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and 4 quarterback hits. Jadeveon Clowney was in all places, too, with two sacks, two tackles for loss and 4 quarterback hits, himself. Broderick Washington was lively with three stops. Michael Pierce acquired flagged for successful on Tannehill, however… I assume that’s at present’s NFL.

Linebackers: B+

Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith — week in and week out — are making their collective case as the perfect linebacking duo within the Nationwide Soccer League. Right this moment, every produced 9 tackles, and Queen significantly stood out, with a sack, a sort out for loss and a quarterback hit. The 2 mixed to carry down Willis in need of the markers on third all the way down to power a punt. Did Roquan Smith truly let a Titans receiver to get again up off the bottom earlier than tackling him so the clock would wind all the way down to the two:00 warning? It seemed prefer it. Let’s simply agree he did so we are able to add it to his legacy right here that merely builds each week. Malik Harrison is having his greatest season this yr. He made an enormous sort out on the sideline of the primary play of the second quarter that compelled a third-and-one and the Ravens then compelled a punt. These are large performs throughout a protracted season.

Defensive Backs: B

Kyle Hamilton acquired ejected from this recreation and I’m nonetheless a bit of upset about that, so let me catch my breath. OK, I’m advantageous. And I truly get the choice, although I don’t assume Hamilton meant hurt as a lot as he meant to interrupt up a doubtlessly large play. The breakup Marcus Williams had on that deep play late within the first half confirmed large vary and toughness as he needed to lengthen his reverse arm due to the restrictions on his different shoulder. Brandon Stephens was within the mixture of loads of performs at present, with the nice being his cross break-up ultimately zone and an excellent sort out to stop a protracted achieve, together with getting beat a number of instances and getting bailed out on a cross interference when the cross was deemed uncatchable.

Marlon Humphrey was principally good, and Ronald Darby had an enormous play ultimately zone to power an incompletion. Geno Stone confirmed once more that he’s a “plus” on the sector with an enormous interception.

Particular Groups: B+

Have an additional level blocked and a penalty that wipes out a two-point conversion? Absolutely the ceiling in your grade as a particular groups unit is a B+. They acquired it. Justin tucker kicked six area targets, Devin Duvernay had a 70-yard punt return and averaged 30.3 on the day, and Jordan Stout had one other good recreation punting, touchdown two of his three contained in the 20, one among which was muffed and recovered by Del’Shawn Phillips.

Teaching: B

Once more, I like how Mike Macdonald calls a protection, and the way he makes use of his greatest pass-rushers to be his, nicely, pass-rushers. Keep in mind when individuals used to complain about Greg Roman’s incapability to regulate his offense in the course of the course of a recreation? Are we seeing this once more this yr, the place the offense seems to be good from the beginning, will get adjusted to and falls flat exterior of Jackson creating performs out of nothing? The Ravens confirmed glimpses late once they unfold out once more and used velocity to make performs. That appears to be the drugs for this staff. I appreciated the conservative fourth-down choices in opposition to this Titans’ offense and coach. Take the factors wherever you will discover them.

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