Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens, Week Four
Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (34) carries the ball against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
Worst Rated Offensive Players: Jacoby Jones (-4.7), Eugene Monroe (-2.9), Bernard Pierce (-2.1), James Hurst (-1.9), Lorenzo Taliaferro (-1.3)
Jacoby Jones saw increased action on Sunday following Dennis Pitta’s season ending injury, and he proceeded to commit an awful drop on his only target. Flacco never looked his way again, and Jones ended up with 6 snaps to Marlon Brown’s 31.
Monroe is out following knee surgery and didn’t play Sunday. Neither did Bernard Pierce, who was supposedly healthy but watched from the sidelines as Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro took all the snaps at running back. Taliaferro has been solid for the most part but hasn’t played well in pass protection. It’s likely why the Ravens aren’t trusting him with more work yet.
Hurst was making his first NFL start at left tackle. He is an undrafted free agent, so we can’t knock him too bad. He didn’t give up any sacks or hits, but he was beaten a couple of times, which forced Joe Flacco to check down. Hurst also gave up four tackles around the line of scrimmage in the run game.
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