Baltimore Ravens Grades vs Jacksonville Jaguars, Week Fifteen

1 of 5

Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens tackle Timmy Jernigan (97) tackles Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

I worried all week that the Baltimore Ravens matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week fifteen would not go as expected. And my fears came to life as the now 2-12 Jaguars put up a serious fight in a game the Ravens seemed to be disinterested in at times.  Were it not for a ferocious pass rush, the outcome might have been very different.

The offense seemed to take the week off against an underrated and emerging Jaguars defense.  The Ravens’ top five rushing offense just couldn’t gain any traction, and outside of one drive the passing offense wasn’t much better.  The secondary made Blake Bortles look like a seasoned veteran for long stretches while the Ravens continued their trend of losing at least one or two guys to injury each week.

More from Ebony Bird

Thankfully, all wins count just the same in the NFL.  The pass rush once again saved the day, racking up eight sacks in another dominant performance.  Timmy Jernigan continued his emergence by collecting two of those sacks, while the dynamic duo of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil continued their streak of terror.

As we do each week, we have assigned letter grades to each unit based on their performance.  While we oftentimes focus on the final stats, it’s usually best to look at the big picture when you want to get the whole story.  Here are my Baltimore Ravens grades for week 15.

Next: Offense: You mean we're playing the 28th ranked NFL defense?