Mike Preston writes a column for the Baltimore Sun in the sports section.

Every week Mike grades the Ravens performance, and here are his grades for the Ravens 23-20 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears.

Quarterback: C-

Joe Flacco finished with a quarterback rating of 53.4, and the wind played a factor in some of those poor passes. B

Running backs: A

Chicago had one of the worst run defenses in the NFL, and the Ravens took advantage. Ray Rice had 131 rushing yards on 25 carries, including a long of 47 yards in the first quarter.

Receivers: D

Torrey Smith had five catches for 32 yards and a touchdown, but he didn’t play a big factor until the second half. Tandon Doss couldn’t hold onto two big passes that cost the Ravens.  Grade: D

Linebackers: D

Inside linebacker Daryl Smith hustled all over the field and finished with six tackles and forced a fumble. Grade: D

Read the full grades at The Baltimore Sun


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