Mike Preston covers the Ravens and writes a column for the Baltimore Sun Sports section.
Mike grades the Ravens after every game and here are his grades for the season ending loss to the Patriots 35-31.
Mike gave the offense high grades and rightfully so as the offense played excellent at times in the Divisional round loss. Mike gave Flacco a grade of A- saying “he played well enough to win.” The running backs received an A and wide receivers received an A- with Mike saying about Forsett “he was outstanding in this game, and turned in a big-time performance.” As for the offensive line Mike gave them an A- and said “the Ravens had success starting two rookies.”
On the defensive side of the ball Mike started with the D line giving them a grade of C. Mike gave the linebackers a grade of C- saying “New England spread out Suggs and Dumervil with four receiver sets, and they couldn’t get pressure on Brady.” The secondary received a grade of F with Mike saying “Tom Brady took turns carving up this group. They couldn’t cover and couldn’t tackle after short receptions.”
As for the special teams Mike gave them a grade of C+ and the coaching staff received a grade of B with Mike saying “the Ravens were mentally prepared and played with intensity.”
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