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Ravens vs. Jaguars Postgame: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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It’s been a day since the London blowout, and I believe the emotions ramped sky-high have begun to fall back into the atmosphere. I will not mince words, the game was terrible, but multiple Ravens did produce on both sides; though it sure didn’t feel like it during the game. PFF submit five offensive and defensive producers and grades, though they’re not all good.

Ravens Offense

Alex Collins, as I praised yesterday, was the hardest working offensive player. He forced three missed tackles, and averaged six yards after contact per attempt. He was getting hit in the backfield, nearly every play, but constantly turned the tackles into positive gains.

Ryan Jensen, after his third best center grade in the league during week two, produced another good game. Jensen scored an 85.0. On 33 pass blocking snaps, Jensen allowed only one QB hurry. His contributions to this team are paying off, as he managed to jump through the depth chart into a starting role.

After a great two weeks, Austin Howard didn’t get the job done. The Jaguars defense bullied him often, and he gave up four pressures in Week 3. For comparison, in the last two weeks, he only allowed two.

The entire offensive line is to blame for the offense, as they allowed 13 total pressures on 29 passing plays. Joe Flacco was under duress for almost 50% of his dropbacks. Can’t put this on Joe Flacco when half the time you have one-or-more pass rushers attacking you.

Ravens Defense

An ugly game for the Ravens defense. They allowed only 10 points in two games, yet allowed 44 points against Blake Bortles and the Jaguars, without Allen Robinson.

The good news, both Jimmy Smith and Marlon Humphrey produced great pass defense. Jimmy allowed only one of four passes thrown his way, and received two defensed passes. He led the entire team with an 85.7 grade. Marlon added one more pass defensed. Even better news, he has allowed only one catch for three yards, on five targets this season.

The bad news, the Ravens were burned on go-routes. Bortles threw four touchdowns, three of which were on go-routes. Nine go-routes were thrown, five of which were caught for 98 yards.

As Harbaugh said, the Ravens are 2-1. This team is still tied for first in the AFC North, and now they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Hopefully this game is behind them, as they focus on their third divisional win in four weeks.