Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
The Ravens were on a tear coming into last week’s game against the Bengals, both as individual players and collectively as a team. Joe Flacco was a top ten NFL quarterback, Justin Forsett was a top ten running back, and several other players held high rankings among the best players in the rest of the NFL.
Unfortunately the Bengals tapped the proverbial brakes on a Raven’s hot streak that had seen them win five of the previous six games. A team that dominated in the red zone gave up three one yard rushing touchdowns, and what was already questionable depth in the secondary got really shallow when Jimmy Smith went down.
Meanwhile, the offense that dominated the Bucs and Falcons was nowhere to be found. Joe Flacco made numerous questionable throws while none of the wide receivers could get open against a relentless secondary. The icing on the cake was an offensive pass interference penalty on Steve Smith that nullified a go ahead touchdown with seconds left on the clock.
As we do each week, we like to highlight the players who are contributing to the Raven’s successes, and point out those that are actually hurting the team, in our weekly segment devoted to the players who have the highest and lowest grades from the stats gurus at Pro Football Focus.
Based on those stats, here are your Baltimore Ravens highest and lowest rated players through eight weeks of NFL action. Click next to see them all.
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