The typical Ravens comeback game. When all the chips are in, the Ravens come out and beat up on a team that is still deep in the rebuilding process. Let's see how the Ravens did against the now 2-7 Titans.
At some point, you have to question what is happening to quarterback Joe Flacco. Being at the game, you could easily see Flacco stare down receivers, miss easy throws and miss his signature deep throws. While he didn't make any major errors by throwing 0 interceptions, it isn't a positive that he has the same number of completions on attempts as he counterpart Zach Mettenberger (16 of 27) for 10 less yards. Like most weeks, he had some of the toughest throws in the league that were on-point only to follow it up with a wildly missed swing pass. This was the type of game where Flacco should be padding his stats for the year and instead, it looks like a defensive battle on the stat sheet.
Running backs: B+
Justin Forsett again shows a great outing by posting up 112 yards and 2 touchdowns. Great burst inside and to the edge as well as some toughness after contact. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk finally is getting some notice with 3 catches for 26 yards. Bernard Pierce got the second back nod notching 8 rushes to Taliaferro's 3 and averaging 3.9 yards per carry, likely because of Taliaferro's fumble last week.
Offensive Line: C
Quarterback Joe Flacco was only sacked once but did face increasing pressure from A gap blitzes and delayed blitzes on what is becoming a pattern with this line. The right side of the line has been a force in the rushing game as it has been all season. A week off should get everyone's nagging injuries patched up to finish the season strong.
Tight Ends: C
It was a quiet day for this unit as they had a combined 2 catches on 5 targets, a falldown due to Flacco's inconsistency for sure. However, the tight ends were good blockers, which is why the Ravens love to use 2 tight end sets at times.
Wide Receivers: C-
Another quiet day for Steve Smith as he is the focus of the defense another week. With the defensive focus on Steve Smith, you would assume incorrectly that the other receivers had better days. However, Torrey Smith had a few misses and the combination of Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown had only 3 catches on the day for a total of 31 yards. No Ravens receiver came close to cracking 100 yards, with Torrey Smith being the closest by far with 5 receptions on 8 targets for 75 yards (most of that on a single 32 yard touchdown). The lack of quality depth at this position is beginning to show itself weekly.
The Ravens came out flat in the first quarter all around. Not being able to stop a third down and nearly letting up multiple touchdowns on defense while stalling completely on offense. The adjustments made after halftime though separated the Ravens and their superior talent from a Titans team that should have never been in the game. The Ravens definitely need the bye week to get healthy and start fresh for a rush at the end of the season for a playoff position. Hopefully the bye week inspires the Ravens coaching staff to look over what has worked and what hasn't and to study their week 12 opponent better than they have against their recent opponents.