Highest and Lowest Rated Baltimore Ravens Week Five

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Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) reacts after making a stop on third down in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Highest Rated Defensive Players: Terrell Suggs (13.3), Pernell McPhee (10.4), C.J. Mosley (8.4), Haloti Ngata (6.3), Elvis Dumervil (6.0)

Terrell Suggs had a slightly bad day against the Colts and received his first negative grade of the season.  Suggs was whistled on two penalties, but did register 2 quarterback hurries and 2 hits.  Suggs came into the game as questionable and has been nursing an injuriy for the last couple of weeks, so it’s reasonable to think that is affecting his play a bit.

McPhee has been a disruptive force through five games while playing in a situational role.  McPhee has only played on 48.5% of the team’s snaps (70% of which were on passing downs), but has registered one sack, 3 hits, and 11 hurries as he lines up all over the field.

Mosley continued his rise to stardom against the Colts and had his best game of the season so far.  Rising up the ranks, Mosley now sits at number two on PFF’s list of top NFL 3-4 inside linebackers, behind only the great Luke Kuechly.  We expect Mosley to continue rising up our ranks in weeks to come as well.

Haloti Ngata has two interceptions, which currently leads the team.  That silly stat is unlikely to continue, but it goes to show you that this big man can move and has ball skills.  Ngata had his best game of the season in week five, adding one hit, one hurry, and a batted pass to his stats.

Elvis Dumervil has been a consistent force in the Raven’s pass rush, and added another sack against the Colts to bring his season total to 3.5.  Dumervil also racked up two hits and a hurry against the mobile Andrew Luck.  According to PFF, Dumervil is second only to Justin Houston for the NFL sack lead among 3-4 outside linebackers.

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