Baltimore Ravens Grades vs Jacksonville Jaguars, Week Fifteen

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Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (97) hits Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated Jacksonville Jaguars 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Defense: B-

It’s a real, real shame that the Ravens have most likely totally botched their shot at a Super Bowl this season with their joke of a secondary.  I say this because the front seven is so very good.  This is a unit that just simply shuts down opposing running games and dominates the line of scrimmage while terrorizing quarterbacks on a weekly basis.

This week, the front seven was good enough to once again mask the giant void behind them.  The Ravens allowed 0 touchdowns to go along with 8 sacks and a whopping 15 quarterback hits.  Combine that with 82 rushing yards allowed, and this is simply one of the best, if not the best unit in the entire NFL.

As hot as this pass rush is the last few weeks, we almost feel sorry for Tom Savage next week.  Facing the second rookie quarterback in two weeks, the Ravens’ outstanding pass rushers should be licking their chops.  Hopefully the team can find enough warm and healthy bodies to trot out at corner and safety.

Next: Special Teams: You mean Justin Tucker can miss field goals?