The Ravens/Patriots grades are in from Pro Football Focus and there were some surprising ones to say the least.
The Ravens’ Terrell Suggs earned the highest grade of any player in the game and set a personal season-best with a rating of 3.7. Suggs, who broke out of his sack slump, finished with a team-high five stops. He was one of seven defensive players to earn a positive grade.
Joining Suggs on the defensive side of the football with positive grades were DeAngelo Tyson (2.8), Daryl Smith (2.3), Elvis Dumervil (2.3), Arthur Jones (1.7), Courtney Upshaw (0.7) and rookie Arthur Brown (0.1).
On the offensive side of the ball the Ravens had eight players with positive grades (though two played ten snaps or fewer), Marshal Yanda getting the highest mark with a 1.4 grade. Despite playing just 32 snaps tight end Dennis Pitta ranked second with a 0.9 grade.
Rounding out the top eight were Torrey Smith (0.6), Eugene Monroe (0.5), Marlon Brown (0.5), Jah Reid (0.5), Tandon Doss (0.3) and Ray Rice (0.2).
On the flip side of the positive grades, the Ravens had eight offensive players that graded out negatively. Quarterback Joe Flacco graded the lowest on offense with a -2.3 mark.
On defense, ten players graded out with negative marks. Linebacker Jameel McClain had a team worst -3.2 grade despite playing 58 snaps.
Heading into the final week of the season with their playoff hopes on the line it is clear you pretty much are what you are this time of year. That’s not to say the Ravens haven’t shocked us all and the world as well over the last year or so. While they will need some help to earn their sixth straight postseason appearance the Ravens must find a way to get it down in Cincy on both sides of the ball.
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