Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans: Position by Position Grades

7 of 9


Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Darian Stewart (24) celebrates with inside linebacker Daryl Smith (51) after making an interception during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Though the middle linebackers continued to perform well, the normally fierce pass-rush of the Baltimore Ravens was nowhere to be seen. Terrell Suggs was pretty active, accumulating seven tackles on the day including one tackle for a loss.

However, the NFL’s sack leader Elvis Dumervil did not even get close to recording a sack in this game. In fact, he recorded just one tackle. These games happen, and considering how good of a year Dumervil was having prior to this, a performance such as this was bound to come.

Other than that, Daryl Smith led the charge with 11 tackles and one pass defended. Rookie C.J. Mosley recorded six more tackles on the day, putting his season total at 126.

Grade: C