The Baltimore Ravens have a losing record and have fallen behind in the division. Nevertheless, the bye week is an opportunity to be introspective and scout themselves. Which positions have been a weakness, and which have carried the Ravens so far? This is an assessment of each position group and how they've performed so far.
A common sight has been an Baltimore offense plagued by poor offensive line play and an inability to run the ball. The running back and O-line grades reflect those inadequate performances.
On defense, the secondary has given up some big plays, and the team has struggled against the run in recent weeks. Despite that, the pass rush has been excellent all year, led by the outside linebackers.
The grades are based on the statistical output of each group and how well they've done their jobs. Without further ado, here are the midseason grades for the defending champions.