The Ravens defense was trampled by the Raiders offense in week 2, a source of concern for Ravens fans everywhere. It was even more surprising after the same Ravens defense handled the Peyton Manning led Broncos offense, which has is more loaded than the offense the Raiders were fielding, holding them without an offensive touchdown.
There were plenty of scapegoats, from Dean Pees for his vanilla gameplan, to the pass rush for staying in Denver, to Kyle Arrington giving away the winning touchdown, to Jimmy Smith having a subpar game, to the defensive line not being able to contain the run.
But none of those players were bad enough to make PFF's list of worst players of week 2. Only one Raven was selected for that distinction, and that was free agent signee Kendrick Lewis.
Safeties: Landon Collins, Giants (-4.1) and Kendrick Lewis, Ravens (-3.5)
Despite being a safety, Collins was targeted six times. He allowed four receptions for 81 yards, and all were for first downs. He also missed two tackles, but luckily for him, the one that led to a touchdown was called back by a penalty. Lewis had a pass interference penalty, was pancaked once, missed two tackles, and lost outside-contain on a 24-yard run by Derek Carr.
Let us hope Lewis can bounce back, because another week like this and he will probably be coming off the bench behind Terrence Brooks.