Mike Preston covers the Ravens and writes a column for the Baltimore Sun sports section.
Every Monday morning following a Ravens game Mike gives out his report card to every aspect of the Ravens performance.
Mike started with the offense giving Joe Flacco a grade of A saying “Joe Flacco might have played his best game this season.” Mike graded the skill positions lower than Joe giving the running backs a grade of B- and the receivers a grade of B. As for the offensive lin Mike graded them a D saying “the only player to bring his A game was right guard Marshal Yanda.”
Mike then went to the defense giving the D line a grade of D+ saying “San Diego was without three starting offensinve lineman and still rushed for 81 yards on 26 carries.” The linebackers received a grade of C- as well as the secondary receiving a grade of C- with Mike saying “Coach John Harbaugh raved about this group after the game, but the Chargers still threw for 209 yards.”
Mike gave the special temas a grade of A saying “the Ravens held returner Jacoby Jones in check and returned a punt for 17 yards.” And finally Mike gave the coaching staff a grade of B- saying “Without talent, the Ravens are just trying to find any way the can to win…the Ravens still lack consistency on both offense and defense, but they did win.”Grade The Ravens Win Over The Chargers