Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens Week 3

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Sep 21, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) tries to break free from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) and strong safety Matt Elam (26) during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Ravens won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Lowest Rated Defensive Players: Matt Elam (-4.3), Asa Jackson (-3.9), Chykie Brown (-3.8), Daryl Smith (-3.4), Chris Canty (-2.2)

Matt Elam gets the prize for worst defensive player after many expected him to break out this year.  He is out of excuses after moving back to his natural position this season, and almost single-handedly lost the game for the Ravens in week 3 while giving up two huge plays.

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Jackson and Brown have been almost equally as bad, though Jackson muffed his chance at overtaking Brown in week three. He redeemed himself a little on special teams by blocking a punt.  To be honest, both are stretched as defensive players and need to stay on special teams.  But the Ravens just don’t have a better answer at corner right now.

Smith is a surprise after looking like he was reborn last season.  His play has really fallen off this season, and father time may be catching up to him quickly.  Canty was a candidate to be released this offseason before the Ravens lost two defensive linemen to season ending injuries and one to PUP.