The game was about the trenches this week, and the Ravens surprisingly held up to decent expectations. With a victory it was clear this match was which defensive line outperformed the other, and the Ravens came up big.
Defensive Line: B+
The line didn't allow Todd Gurley to dictate the match. No big gains or highlight reel runs. Good job. Brandon Williams in fact broke three blocks and forced a fumble. Unreal movement by the big man.
Inside Linebacker: C-
The unit did nothing to truly change to game. McClellan with the biggest play by falling down on a fumbled exchange. Disappointing constantly.
Outside Linebacker: B+
An absolutely great effort here to shut down Rams quarterback Case Keenum. Elvis Dumervil forced pressure, and Courtney Upshaw had a game-winning strip sack to get the Ravens the ball back. That set up a field goal. Good job here by the team. That's what this unit has needed all season.
Honestly a good game against Keenum. They didn't allow loads of deep catches and constant playmaking. The team played great.
Great coverage, not allowing any deep attempts over the top. But some missed tackles down the stretch. Overall good effort, and didn't contribute to a Ravens demise.