Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals: Position by Position Grades

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Offensive Line

Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Lorenzo Taliaferro (34) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

You would figure that with starters Kelechi Osemele and Eugene Monroe back in the lineup that the O-line would perform better this week. That was not the case though. They didn’t perform badly, but it certainly wasn’t what you would expect from a fully healthy line.

The numbers look good on paper. The Ravens rushed for 107 yards as a team on 26 carries, and Joe Flacco only got sacked once. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. Flacco did not have a whole lot of time to throw in this game. I’m not saying he was constantly under pressure, but he wasn’t sitting back there in the pocket with all day to throw either.

Overall, I’d say it was a mediocre performance by the offensive line, which is okay for now, but as Osemele and Monroe continue to see the field more (that is if they stay healthy), then this line is more than capable of making a larger impact.

Grade: C+