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Ravens vs. Chargers Offensive Report Card

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After the past few weeks of offensive struggles, the Ravens offense found their stride against the San Diego Chargers. The success was mostly found through the passing game. Below are the grades for all sections of the offense.

Joe Flacco: A-

Joe Flacco had his best game by far against a struggling Chargers secondary. Flacco was 25/37 for 319 yards and 1 touchdown. Flacco finished the game with a season-best passer rating of 103.3, Flashing that old Joe that we've been waiting for all year. He also went his first game this season without tossing a pick. Let's hope he can get on a hot streak and elevate the offense the rest of the season to maybe piece together a few wins.

Running Backs: C-

Playing a depleted chargers defensive front, Forsett and Allen had a difficult time getting the run game established. If there was a game this season for them to have a large role in it should have been this one, but that wasn't the case. The running backs earn a C- this week purely due to a lack of chances in Sunday's game, but you could argue it to be lower.

Justin Forsett: B-

Forsett had a decent game at best this week against one of the worse rushing defenses this week, rushing 17 times for 69 yards for an average of 4.1 per rush. One could also blame his lack of production this week on a very pass-heavy attack that had a great day, so there wasn't a great need to run the ball.

Javorius Allen: F

Allen performed terribly in a game that many believed he would break out in, instead he laid egg rushing 4 times for just 1 yard. Sure, he had a lack of chances in the game, but he didn't do really anything with the chances he was given.

Wide Receivers: B+

The receiving corps showed up big time against the Chargers last week, making sure to give Joe Flacco a chance to show what he is actually capable of.

Steve Smith Sr: A+

May we mourn his loss. Agent 89 was piecing together another great game against the Chargers, accumulating 5 receptions for 82 yards on 7 targets before obtaining a season ending tear in his Achilles. Please come back next year Steve, a legend doesn't need to end like that.

Kamar Aiken: A

Kamar had a great game against the Chargers with the opportunity given to him once Steve was out. Aiken caught all 6 of his targets totaling 62 yards, coming off one of his worst weeks in Arizona. Let's hope he can step up the rest of the season and become a consistent part of the Ravens offense.

Chris Givens: A

Givens had his breakout game totaling 3 receptions for 57 yards on 4 targets. Givens had a game-changing catch in the win for the Ravens when Flacco threw a 39 yard bomb to Givens on a streak that put the Ravens in the position to score. He has shown the ability to stretch the field and be the guy to go deep to in an offense that has desperately needed a deep threat all year.

Jeremy Ross: C-

Ross didn't have a great game against the Chargers, totaling 3 receptions for 21 yards and 1 drop. Hopefully Ross can bounce back from a lack-luster performance in two weeks against the Jaguars.

Marlon Brown: F

This experiment needs to end. Marlon Brown was once again nonexistent dropping the only pass thrown his way.

Tight Ends: D

Crockett Gillmore and Nick Boyle failed to get open against the third worst defense against tight ends last Sunday. The tight ends were expected to also be a big part of the offense Sunday against the Chargers, but ended up disappointed.

Crockett Gillmore: D

Crockett was primed to have a fantastic game against the Chargers, but had a lack-luster performance totaling 2 catches for 8 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Nick Boyle: C+

Overall Boyle didn't have many opportunities Sunday against the Chargers, totaling just one catch for 15 yards on 2 targets.

Offensive Line: C

The Offensive line played ok Sunday against the Chargers. The pass protection was better than normal, giving Joe Flacco enough time to get the ball to his receivers which has been an issue in past weeks. Run blocking could have been much better, which would have helped Forsett and Allen contribute more. The main reason for just a C grade, is the fact that they allowed three sacks to a Depleted San Diego pass rush.