Ravens Report Card vs. Bengals

Todd Karpovich

The Ravens routed the Cincinnati Bengals 49-13 in Week 10. Baltimore has won five straight games -- its longest winning streak since 2010 -- and improved to 7-2. 

Here are the grades:

PASSING OFFENSE: The Bengals tried to stack the box, so quarterback Lamar Jackson beat them through the air, Jackson completed 15 of 17 passes for 223 yards with three touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 rating. He is just the second player in NFL history to produce a perfect passer rating (158.3) in multiple games in a single season, joining Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who accomplished the feat in 2007. Marquise Brown had 40 receptions for 80 yards with a touchdown. Nick Boyle had four receptions for 78 yards . GRADE: A

RUSHING OFFENSE: Jackson had a highlight-reel 47-yard touchdown run where he juked several defenders and made a spin move to get into the end zone. It was the longest rush by a quarterback since Cam Newton on Dec 10, 2017 (62 yards), according to ESPN. Overall, the Ravens ran for 136 yards. GRADE: B

PASS DEFENSE: Marcus Peters had his second pick-six since being acquired by the Ravens prior to Week 7. Bengals rookie quarterback Ryan Finley was just 16 of 30 for 167 yards with a touchdown and interception (66.9 rating). GRADE: A

RUSH DEFENSE: This unit struggled when Michael Pierce had to leave the game with an ankle injury. Bengals running back Joe Mixon finished with 114 yards on 30 carries. Overall, the Bengals ran for 157 yards on 40 carries. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams did manage seven tackles. GRADE: C-

SPECIAL TEAMS: It was a quiet day for this unit. Justin Tucker did not attempt a field goal and Sam Koch had just one punt for 35 yards. Recent addition De’Anthony Thomas returned one punt for 8 yards and one kickoff for 18 yards. Grade B

COACHING: The Ravens tightened their grip on the AFC North. John Harbaugh has the team buying into the overall plan. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman continues to confuse teams with his game plan. Defensive coordinator Don Martindale has been smart with his schemes. Grade A

Comments (2)
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JanetW
JanetW

I still have some concerns about the defense, but the Ravens can outscore most teams.


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