Baltimore Ravens Grades vs Houston Texans, Week Sixteen

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Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) rushes Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens came into week 16 fully in control of their playoff destiny and as five point favorites over the Texans, who were forced to resign part time 2013 starter Case Keenum to start.  We wouldn’t blame you for thinking that this game might get ugly. And it did get ugly, but not in the way we thought it would be.

The Ravens’ offense easily had their worst game of the entire season, capped off by three Joe Flacco interceptions and an offensive line that had no answer for a dominant J.J. Watt.  For the second straight week the Ravens struggled to move the ball on the ground as Justin Forsett continues to look hobbled.

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 16.

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