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Ravens vs Cardinals Final Score: PFF notes and grades

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Continuing our partnership with Pro Football Focus, we get some of the important notes and grades on Monday's game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Arizona Cardinals.

The Ravens continue their slide down the charts to 1-6 as we creep closer to the halfway mark of a season that originally had Super Bowl expectations. Even though the game was close, the Ravens were unable to pull it out given the chance yet again to do so.

Offense:

  • Joe Flacco had his first positive grade as a passer this season (+1.8), ranking 9th out of all QBs this week.
  • Steve Smith continues to excel, as his +2.9 overall grade ranks 4th among all WRs this week. Both Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown struggled (-2.6 combined receiving grade).
  • Eugene Monroe had the worst run blocking grade of any OT this week (-4.0), and Ricky Wagner wasn’t much better (-1.4, 47th).
  • Marshal Yanda was the only member of the OL to have a good day with his +2.4 overall grade ranking 4th among RGs this week.

Defense:

  • Timmy Jernigan was the only member of the DL to grade well last night and his +1.2 pass rushing grade ranks 7th best among all 3-4 DEs this week.
  • Brandon Williams did not grade up to his usual excellent standards as his +0.9 run defense grade ranks 11th among all DTs.
  • Once again Elvis Dumervil got some good pressure while his teammates struggled. His +2.3 pass rushing grade tops all 3-4 OLBs for the week, while his 5 total pressures dwarf the combined total of Courtney Upshaw and Za’Darius Smith (1). The duo combined for a -1.7 pass rushing grade and both ranked in the bottom 10 on the week.
  • Daryl Smith’s slide continues with another poor grade in coverage, this time a -1.8 that ranks 41st among all ILBs.
  • Both Lardarius Webb (-3.0) and Jimmy Smith (-1.1) were roasted, the former ranking in the bottom 5 and the latter failing to crack the top 60.
  • Brynden Trawick, filling in for the injured Kendrick Lewis, graded in the bottom 5 out of all safeties with a -2.5 overall grade.