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Ravens vs. Steelers final: No MVP, 4 Stock-up and many Stock-down

Shut it down. The Ravens are 4-5

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What felt like an ugly blowout loss at home ended with an embarrassing close-game failure. Ultimately, Baltimore choked on both offense and defense and find themselves 4-5 and on a three-game losing streak.

Stock up:

Mark Andrews — The tight end was the Ravens biggest producer on offense today. If not for a better pass. He hauled in big-time catches and did everything he could to keep the chains moving.

Justin Tucker — Completed every kick and provided points when needed. Nothing more could be asked of Tucker.

Willie Snead IV — Nearly perfect in catches and provided the most yards through the air. Snead’s been a great target all season for Joe Flacco.

Sam Koch — A solid set of punts and one pinned inside the 20. Good work by Sam.

Jimmy Smith — Two goal line passes swatted. That’s enough to make it into this column in my books. Yes, the third-down completion to Antonio Brown hurt, but a rub-route put him further out of position. Maybe a zone play could have helped when all game they lost to man coverage by getting bullied with pick plays?

Stock down:

C.J. Mosley — Dropped interceptions and incapable of covering. I don’t know of a linebacker capable of covering Juju Smith-Schuster, so I can’t knock Mosley for that, but he can’t cover anybody on the Steelers’ offense.

Eric Weddle — Josh Dobbs comes in and completes a 23-yard pass on 2nd & 20 from his own endzone. What the hell was that.

Run defense — James Conner produced over 100 yards rushing. There are far too many players on this defense being paid to stop the run. They weren’t around today.

Pass rush — Another absolute dud from the defensive attack. Baltimore’s surplus of pass rushers are obsolete against any decent offensive line.

Third-down defense — This “number one defense” is gone. They’re over. The Steelers completed 10 of 15 third-down conversions. Can’t win when you never get off the field.

Don Martindale — A single sack. No takeaways. What happened to the aggressive team with a knack for creating a positive turnover differential? The unique concepts to keep their opponents guessing? The successful goal line stands?

Joe Flacco — Misses Lamar Jackson for an easy touchdown. Can’t deliver a better pass to Mark Andrews in the endzone. Two critical plays to flip this game into a possible W.

Jermaine Eluemunor — Ravens finally started rolling with little time left in the second quarter. He proceeded to jump before the snap and then hold a defender the next play.

Alex Lewis — The chances of coming back were incredibly small but he still had a false start.

John Harbaugh — Three-game losing streak and Cincinnati to play after the bye. Some are speculating he’s on the hot seat. I would agree.