Aug 2, 2018; Canton, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens tight end Maxx Williams (87) reacts to scoring a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the first half at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Ravens kicked off the 2018 NFL preseason with a victory over the Chicago Bears, 17-16. While much has been made of the quarterback performance of both Ravens QBs Lamar Jackson’s NFL debut and Robert Griffin III’s bad interception luck, there were other notable and standout performances during the contest.
Kicking off the PFF ReFocused series for the preseason, utilizing our first ever preseason grades available from Premium Stats 2.0, here are the game’s top performances, from a grading standpoint, on each side of the ball, for each team:
Baltimore Ravens, top-graded defensive players
Kamalei Correa tops the charts here on defense for the Ravens while Za’Darius Smith was close behind. Smith’s 18.4 pass-rush productivity led all edge defenders in the game as he recorded three QB pressures on just 12 pass-rush snaps. Correa though, had the impact plays, with three sacks and five defensive stops.
Chicago Bears top-graded defensive players