We've already graded the Ravens offense after their 35-6 blowout loss to Seattle. Now it's time to grade the defense and special teams. Is there enough red ink in the pen?
DEFENSIVE LINE: D
The Ravens were pushed around up front from the start. The Seahawks first series was way too easy, with running back Thomas Rawls usually 3 yards beyond the line of scrimmage before any Ravens even made contact. Rawls averaged more than 7 yards a carry before leaving with a broken ankle. The Seahawks No. 3 and No. 4 running backs -- remember, Marshawn Lynch is already hurt -- didn't do as well, but the Seahawks still managed 123 yards rushing. And the Ravens got virtually no pressure up the middle on Russell Wilson.
Pass rush? Russell Wilson could have ordered a pizza with all the time he had in the pocket, just waiting and waiting for his receivers to come open. Daryl Smith is looking his age, and tackling was suspect at best across the board. C.J. Mosley had the Ravens' only quarterback hit on Wilson, but his tackling left a lot to be desired. Courtney Upshaw is solid against the run but just not a factor in the passing game. At least Elvis Dumervil recovered a fumble.
On one of his touchdowns, Doug Baldwin was so open that literally no Ravens were even in the TV frame on the replay. That's because Lardarius Webb got faked out, twisted around and fell down. On another touchdown, Tyler Lockett just blew by Webb, who had a horrible day. Shareece Wright wasn't much better, despite his game-high nine tackles. Forget all that talk of improved secondary play. This wasn't Case Keenum or Ryan Tannehill anymore. Russell Wilson embarrassed the Ravens, and Seahawks receivers were wide open all day long. There were communication errors, technique errors and poor tackling, and the Ravens again failed to come up with an interception. It was the same old story for this group.
SPECIAL TEAMS: C
Sam Koch had a couple of uncharacteristically bad kicks, including a 41-yard touchback that wasn't close to landing in play, but he also dropped a 56-yard beauty to the 5-yard line, and the field position swing ultimately led to a Ravens field goal. Justin Tucker was 2-for-2 on short field goals, though he never got a chance to redeem himself from 50-plus. Kaelin Clay averaged 15.3 yards on three punt returns, and Zachary Orr came within a fingernail of blocking a Seahawks punt.