Baltimore Ravens Grades vs Jacksonville Jaguars, Week Fifteen

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Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) runs past Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker J.T. Thomas (52) for a first down during the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated Jacksonville Jaguars 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Offense: C

The lack of a running game really held the Ravens back against the Jags, who once again played beyond their ranking.  This is a defense that has come a long way the last few weeks, giving quarterbacks like Eli Manning and Andrew Luck fits.  It’s no surprise they created problems for a good Ravens offense as well.

Joe Flacco was perhaps the highlight of a dull day, going a respectable but not flashy 20 of 30 for 221 yards and a touchdown.  He didn’t take a sack or turn the ball over, and that was without getting any assistance from Torrey Smith or Steve Smith, and without the benefit of a rushing attack.

The offensive line did a great job in pass protection against a Jags defense that has been getting to the quarterback lately, but couldn’t open any lanes for the running backs.  A pretty dissapointing result considering the Ravens came in with the NFL’s 5th ranked rushing offense and the Jaguars with the 28th ranked run defense.

Next: Defense: Get your list of free agent corners and safeties ready.