Baltimore Ravens Highest and Lowest Rated Players Week Fourteen
Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) runs off the field after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Ravens won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The roller coaster ride continues, Ravens fans. The Ravens have now pulled off two road wins in three weeks as underdogs, yet lost a heart breaker at home in between. In a season full of distinct highs and lows, we are still trying to figure out just how good or bad this team is. At least this week, they seem very good.
Despite a slow start, the Ravens woke up with a Joe Flacco 18 yard dash while the offense was pinned against their own end zone and never looked back. Despite playing without Torrey Smith, Flacco found nine other receivers to hit with at least one completion. And despite having a limited Justin Forsett, the Ravens got effective running from both Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
Couple that with a strong pass rush, and you have a recipe for a win. The Ravens racked up 9 hurries and 6 sacks, which helped mask the secondary deficiencies that doomed the Ravens last week. For whatever reason, the Dolphins didn’t really try and run the ball against the NFL’s 4th ranked rush defense, even though it was working early.
As we do each week, we like to highlight the players who are contributing to the team’s successes, and point out those that are actually hurting the team, in our weekly segment devoted to the Baltimore Ravens highest and lowest rated players based on grades from the stats gurus at Pro Football Focus.
Based on those stats, here are your Baltimore Ravens highest and lowest rated players week fourteen of the NFL season.
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