Baltimore Ravens vs San Diego Chargers: Position by Position Grades

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Nov 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcolm Floyd (80) catches a pass over Baltimore Ravens cornerback Anthony Levine (41) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The secondary did not play well at all in this game, but for once I will not put all the blame on them. On a given week, the Ravens’ front seven applies pressure and the secondary still fails to cover their receivers and accomplish their assignments. So normally, they have no excuse.

This week, however, is a different story. The front seven did not help these guys out at all. Philip Rivers was sitting in the pocket for four or five seconds on almost every single drop-back in the second half. It’s hard to cover your men when the quarterback has that much time to throw.

I can also prove that this is true by telling you that three of the Ravens’ top five tacklers in this game were defensive backs. That only occurs when receivers have the ball in their hands down the field. It was not a good performance by the secondary, far from it; but don’t put all the blame on them.

Grade: C