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Refocused: Baltimore Ravens 13, Buffalo Bills 9

By PFF Analysis Team
Aug 27, 2017

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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 26: Quarterback Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Buffalo Bills is sacked against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter during a preseason game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. Taylor left the game after the tackle. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

As Joe Flacco missed the game for Baltimore, and Tyrod Taylor exited the game with a concussion for Buffalo, both teams found themselves limited on offense. The first half’s lone touchdown came with just six seconds left in the second quarter, as Bills FB Mike Tolbert managed to punch the ball into the end zone.

The Ravens would edge out a 13-9 victory as a Josh Woodrum touchdown to RB Taquan Mizzell would prove to be the difference. With that. we give you our PFF exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

Top 5 Grades:

LB Bam Bradley, 84.6 overall grade

ED Tim Williams, 84.5 overall grade

S Chuck Clark, 83.3 overall grade

DI Willie Henry, 83.2 overall grade

S Otha Foster, 82.4 overall grade

 

Performances of Note:

G Jermaine Eluemunor, 80.8 overall grade

Eluemunor did have some issues with pass protection allowing two pressures on 22 pass block snaps. However, he did make up for that with some strong blocks in the run game, finishing the game with a game-high 89.8 run block grade.

QB Ryan Mallett, 67.5 overall grade

Ryan Mallett was solid if nothing spectular in his limited time playing against the Bills. He completed every pass under 10 yards while completing another for 15 yards on a pass that traveled over 10 yards in the air.

DI Willie Henry, 83.2 overall grade

While Willie Henry only caused one QB hurry on the stat sheet, he was too quick and strong against the Bills interior OL seemingly all night he was on the field, as he recorded a several other beats of the offensive line that did not go down as pressures as the ball was thrown too quickly.

ED Terrell Suggs, 81.5 overall grade

Terrell Suggs put together a solid performance, in knocking down two passes on 11 pass-rushes. His pass-rush grade of 80.2 was the fifth-highest in the game.

Top 5 Grades:

 

LB Preston Brown, 87.8 overall grade

ED Ryan Davis, 85.8 overall grade

CB E.J. Gaines, 83.2 overall grade

T Dion Dawkins, 82.0 overall grade

ED Jerry Hughes, 81.4 overall grade

Performances of Note:

T Dion Dawkins, 83.2 overall grade

With Dawkins looking to start the season at LT, the game against the Ravens defensive front was a tall task for him on his first start, and he came out looking very solid with not allowing a single pressure and also looking very good in the run game. His 85.2 run block grade was second in the game, and a team-high.

QB Nathan Peterman, 71.9 overall grade

Once starting QB Tyrod Taylor left the game early, we got to see a lot of rookie QB Nathan Peterman. Peterman struggled to throw the ball downfield only completing one pass over 10 yards on five targets.

ED Ryan Davis, 85.8 overall grade

Ryan Davis was a force as a pass-rusher, recording one hit and four total pressures on only 11 pass-rush snaps, as he caused havoc in the Ravens backfield all game long. He finished the game with a ridiculous 34.1 pass-rush productivity rate.

CB E.J. Gaines, 83.2 overall grade

E.J. Gaines finished the game with only one targeted pass, in which he knocked down. While Gaines didn’t get the starting nod, he is however, starting to look like the cornerback they hoped they traded for earlier this season. Gaines’ 83.0 coverage grade was a team-high, and second highest in the game.

PFF Game Ball: Preston Brown, LB

*Grades subject to change pending review

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