Baltimore Ravens vs Miami Dolphins: Position by Position Grades

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Defensive Line

Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata (92) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

After the impressive performance that the defensive line displayed on Sunday, we have now figured out that Haloti means Ngata. That’s trademarked. After starting nose tackle Haloti Ngata received a four-game suspension last week for the use of adderall, Ravens’ fans were quick to panic. However, after a game in which the D-line held its ground and stopped the Miami rushing game, that panic looks like it might have been over nothing.

The Dolphins recorded 63 yards on the ground, but they only ran the ball 16 times. As I said last week, this defensive line of the Baltimore Ravens has built a reputation, and now team’s are scared to run on them.

If it weren’t for this defensive line, this already depleted Ravens’ passing defense would look a lot worse.

Grade: A-