Good special teams play has been one of the staples of the Ravens, especially during the John Harbaugh era. The Ravens have benefited from good kicking and excellent blocking which has allowed the Ravens to have success at returns, even with a rotating cast of kick returners. The Ravens' special teams unit draws in high honors once again, as PFF has them ranked as the best special teams unit in the NFL with a grade of +79.1.
The ranking site has Justin Tucker as their top-graded kicker, with the highest kick-off grade and third-highest field goal/extra point grade. Tucker might have had a down year by his standards, as he "only" made 82.4% of his field goals, but six of those seven misses were from beyond 50 yards. Tucker was also perfect on extra points in a year where a lot of kickers struggled with the new distance. Only 13.5% of Tucker's kicks were returnable, which was also the second-best figure in the league.
Pro Bowl punter Sam Koch was the third-ranked punter in the NFL, with a net average of 43.1 yards per punt that is good for second best in the league. That can be largely attributed to the Ravens punting unit allowing only 176 return yards this season, 26th most in the league, but Koch also had one of his best seasons with a 46.7 average, 3rd highest for his career. The Ravens also have not allowed a special teams touchdown for the third straight season.
In additon, the Ravens had a five week streak from Week 6 to Week 11 where they were able to block a kick or a punt. Brynden Trawick led the Ravens in special teams tackles with 10 and he didn't miss a single one.
The offense and defense might need some work, but you know that the special teams unit will be something you can count on. The Ravens should be able to bring Morgan Cox and Justin Tucker back for 2016, which should keep the Ravens' special teams unit going.