Baltimore Ravens Highest and Lowest Rated Players Week Thirteen

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Nov 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Eddie Royal (11) makes a catch defended by Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam (26) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Lowest Rated Defensive Players: Courtney Upshaw (-4.2), Pernell McPhee (-3.9), Elvis Dumervil (-2.2), Anthony Levine (-2.0), Matt Elam (-1.2)

Upshaw played 23 snaps and did nothing outside of committing two penalties and recording one tackle.  McPhee easily had his worst game of the season and received his first negative grade since week one.  Despite playing 41 snaps against a substandard offensive line, the pass rush specialist failed to get to the quarterback and also committed a penalty.

Speaking of penalties, Dumervil was a whistle generating machine, getting called three times.  That’s simply unacceptable for a veteran of his stature, even though he did land a couple of hits on Phillip Rivers to (somewhat) make up for his mistakes.

Levine will be remembered for drawing the pass interference flag that ultimately cost the Ravens a win, but he had a bad game overall for the second straight week after a promising first two games as a cornerback.  This week Levine was routinely abused in coverage as he gave up 9 receptions on 10 targets for 75 yards, a touchdown, and a cool 131.3 quarterback rating.

Elam makes the cut every week, yet the Ravens’ coaching staff hasn’t thrown in the towel yet.  This week he played more snaps than any game since week six, and he rewarded the team by giving up 3 receptions on 4 targets for 26 yards and a 91.7 QB rating. And it was only his fourth worst grade of the season.