Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Position by Position Grades

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Defensive Line

Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle

Timmy Jernigan

(97) sacks Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback

Blake Bortles

(5) during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This front seven of the Baltimore Ravens never fails to amaze me. Although the linebackers have been the most impressive group, this D-line has done a terrific job all season long.

In the absence of the recently-suspended Haloti Ngata, other players have come through and contributed big-time for Baltimore. Brandon Williams recorded five tackles, which was the most among defenisve linemen in this game, but some other players impressed even more.

Rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan recorded the first multi-sack game of his career, finishing with two sacks and five quarterback hits. Pernell McPhee has gone under the radar the entire seaosn. He accumulated 1.5 sacks in this game, upping his season total to 5.5.

Grade: A

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