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Baltimore Ravens vs Miami Dolphins: PFF Grades and Notes for Week 13

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The Baltimore Ravens fall to 4-8 after losing to the Miami Dolphins 13-15. The loss ends the chance of a three-game winning streak for the Ravens and helps close the door even more on a potential playoff game. Our friends over at Pro Football Focus have given us the grades and notes for the Baltimore Ravens offense and defense.

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The Baltimore Ravens fall to 4-8 after losing to the Miami Dolphins 13-15. The loss ends the chance of a three-game winning streak for the Ravens and helps close the door even more on a potential playoff game. Our friends over at Pro Football Focus have given us the grades and notes for the Baltimore Ravens offense and defense. This will help us figure out who did well and who did not. First we'll look at the offense.

The offense was a mixed bag and mostly just alright. The Ravens are getting starter quality play out of rookie running back Javorius Allen and wide receiver Kamar Aiken, but that is about it for the skill positions.

On the offensive line, it is a tale of two player types. Guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele would play well with Osemele hitting an elite level on both his run and pass blocking. However, left tackle James Hurst continues to be a major problem for the offensive line as he had a bottom five run and pass block rating. John Urschel wouldn't be much better as he rated about the same for the center position. Even right tackle Ricky Wagner was poor when it came to run blocking.

Let's turn our eyes over to the defense now.

The Ravens once again had great play out of their defensive line. Getting regular penetration has allowed the Ravens to mix up their pass rush and get to the quarterback more often. A big part of the reason the defense is performing better is on the backs of guys like Brandon Williams, Lawrence Guy, and Timmy Jernigan.

Swapping out veteran linebacker Daryl Smith with his younger counterparts on obvious passing plays helped Smith stay fresh and play better overall. Both Smith and second-year linebacker C.J. Mosley would rate in the top-10 on run defense.

In the secondary, things have finally settled down. While there are no major standouts in a positive way, there are also none in a negative way either. The combination of Jimmy Smith, Lardarius Webb and Shareece Wright have combined to create an average cornerback grouping. The addition of Will Hill and Kendrick Lewis at the safety spots have done well for the Ravens in coverage.

All in all, it's a pretty basic performance according to Pro Football Focus. Not dominant in any way, but also not terrible in any way, the Ravens were able to show that they weren't done playing yet and being competitive.