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 19-3 win over the New York Jets.
Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun:
Joe Flacco, pictured, had 273 passing yards, but 126 of those came on two passes — one each to Jacoby Jones and Torrey Smith. Overall, Flacco moved in the pocket and threw the ball well, but he occasionally held onto it too long.
Running backs: C-
The Jets have one of the best run defenses in the NFL, and the Ravens had only 67 yards on 31 carries. There weren’t many holes, but at least the Ravens stayed committed to the run.
Offensive line: C-
The Ravens still have problems providing protection up the middle and are allowing too much penetration on running plays, giving the running backs no chance for big runs.
Daryl Smith had a sack and three pressures on Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Elvis Dumervil had two tackles and a sack
The Ravens rebounded well after the disappointing loss to Chicago last week. It was nice to see the Ravens be creative on offense and stick with the new plays, and the defense was dominating.