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Ravens vs. Bengals final: MVP, stock-up and stock-down

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There are no MVP’s for the Ravens in this game. The team didn’t start playing until halfway through the second quarter. Even then, the defense never produced as they should have.

Stock-up

Alex Collins — He ran the ball well for a player who didn’t receive much blocking. He also turned short passes into much more with great footwork and agility.

Kenny Young — After the loss of C.J. Mosley, the Ravens desperately needed a linebacker to step up. Not long after, Young produced some decent plays. He even sniffed out a screen pass from Dalton.

Justin Tucker — Drilled a 55-yard field goal to put the Ravens in range.

Sam Koch — A 71-yard punt and a 60.0-yard punt average. Great work by the specialist.

Stock-down

Joe Flacco — Come into Paul Brown stadium and produce yet another bad game. I don’t know what it is about this field, but Flacco can’t hang. His O-line did him no favors, but that doesn’t excuse the overthrows, underthrows and his first interception.

Janarion Grant — Two-straight fumbles in two games. Can’t happen. Shouldn’t happen.

Anybody covering A.J. Green: Tavon Young couldn’t contain him. Marlon Humphrey lost in the endzone. He feasted.

Pass rushers: Zero pressure. Zero sacks. Zero winners. How do the Colts create more pressure than the Ravens?

The offensive line: From Ronnie Stanley to James Hurst, the blocking was bad tonight. Geno Atkins and the Bengals wrecked trenches.


Overall, this was a terrible game for the Ravens. They blew out the Bills and their confidence got the best of them. Hopefully they learn quick, because they play Von Miller, Bradley Chubb and the Denver Broncos next week.