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Joe Flacco and the Ravens were all smiles after the lopsided victory.
Joe Flacco: B
Stats: 17-of-26 (65%) for 273 yards (10.5 YPA), 1 TD, 1 INT, Passer Rating 97.1
As usual, there were good Joe Flacco moments and bad Joe Flacco moments.
Starting with the bad, he wasn't really able to keep drives going. Excluding the two huge plays, he only threw for 147 yards on the day, which is somewhat disappointing considering the weaknesses of the Jets secondary.
The interception he threw wasn't completely his fault, but he easily could have thrown two other picks had the New York defenders been able to make a play. The offense was also unable to convert any of their four red-zone trips into a touchdown, and the quarterback deserves the majority of the blame.
On the flip side, Flacco was dealing with pressure and had to improvise and avoid pressure—something he did very well. He also did complete a high percentage of his passes (for Flacco) and finally connected on some deep balls. Overall, it was a solid performance against a challenging defense, but you would like to see Flacco lead a more successful offense.
Tyrod Taylor: C+
Stats: 0-of-1 passing, 4 carries for 7 yards (1.8 YPC), 1 reception for 6 yards
Taylor's grade would be higher if the Jets didn't clamp down on his plays in the second half. He added a jolt of energy to the offense in the first half (to everyone except Flacco, who refused to move when he was lined up at receiver) and kept Rex Ryan's defense guessing.
It wasn't guessing in the second half, however, and was on top of all the two-QB formations used in the last 30 minutes, which limited Taylor's effectiveness.