Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens Week 3

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Oct 20, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele (72) blocks Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Highest Rated Offensive Players: Kelechi Osemele (8.2), Marshal Yanda (7.2), Rick Wagner (4.2), Jeremy Zuttah (3.3), Justin Forsett (1.5)

Is it any surprise that four of the five top rated offensive players are linemen?  As we pointed out in yesterday’s feature, the line has been the driving force behind the Raven’s offensive success in 2014, bar none.  Their performance in the run game has made it possible for any back to succeed, and their pass blocking has been among the NFL’s best as well.

Joe Flacco is facing pressure on a whopping 50% less snaps than he did last season, and has only been sacked twice.  He is completing 61.5% of his passes after spending most of his career in the 50%+ range.  And the Ravens running backs are averaging 4.6 yards per carry through three games, even though three different guys are splitting the load.

Kelechi Osemele has been a revelation this season and is the number one overall rated guard in the NFL right now.  He has been a real road grader up front and plays with a nasty disposition.  Yanda is right behind him at number two, and not surprisingly the Ravens have had most of their success rushing behind their guards.

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