Baltimore Ravens Highest and Lowest Rated Players Week Eight

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Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur (59) intercepts a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the third quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Lowest Rated Offensive Players: James Hurst (-14.2), Jacoby Jones (-5.5), Torrey Smith (-2.8), Bernard Pierce (-2.7), Marlon Brown (-2.0).

James Hurst might stay atop our list for the remainder of the season if Eugene Monroe stays healthy.  Speaking of Monroe, he finally drops out of our worst five list following a solid performance in his first game back from minor knee surgery.  It was actually his second best grade of the season, though he’s only played in four games.

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Jacoby Jones had one target once again against the Bengals, and zero catches once again.  It’s becoming a theme, but at least he didn’t drop it this time.  Jones even appeared to be losing his returner job to Michael Campanaro before Camp injured his hamstring and left the game.

Torrey Smith recorded a goose egg after two OK weeks and he continues to look nothing like the emerging star that he once was. To make matters worse, he was shaken up on a route and stopped, leading to Joe Flacco’s second interception of the day. Smith had only two targets on the day, a clear indication that he isn’t getting open and is beginning to lose his role in the offense.

Pierce was thankfully a healthy scratch as the coaching staff finally realized that Lorenzo Taliaferro gives the team a better chance to win.  Marlon Brown posted another yawner, catching one pass for two yards.

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