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Overall Grade: D
Fourth Quarter: F
There were some questionable decisions, to say the least, late in this game. Before the Ravens had the chance to throw the deep ball to Jones that tied the score, Denver had a 3rd-and-7 and chose to run the ball.
After the play to Jones, there was around 30 seconds left and they had two timeouts to use with the ball on their own 20-yard line. They chose to take a knee and go into overtime.
The play-calling in overtime was way too conservative and that, just as much as anything, is the reason the Broncos saw their season end Saturday night.
Third Quarter: C
Baltimore has been able to take advantage of the Denver defense many times in this game and on offense, they still haven't tried to go to the no-huddle.
Through three quarters, Demaryius Thomas has just two catches for 20 yards. They really need to find a way to get him the ball, especially if he is matched up one-on-one with Cary Williams.
Second Quarter: D
If Denver continues to let Smith run freely down the field, they're looking at an upset. Bailey simply can't handle Smith on this day and will need help from one of the safeties.
The decision to kick the field goal before the half turned out to be a bad one. Although Prater has the leg, the temperature is in the low teens and it allowed Baltimore to have great field position. They made Denver pay big for the miscue.
First Quarter: B
Champ Bailey may be going to his 12th Pro Bowl, but he is being used by Smith. The Ravens look content to keep challenging him so the Broncos need to adjust and give him some help, forcing Flacco to look elsewhere.
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio needs to figure out how to beat this Baltimore offensive line and get some pressure in the face of Flacco.
Offensively, Denver has called a good game and they need to stick with the run, despite its failures to this point.