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QUARTERBACK: B-plus

Joe Flacco struggled in the first half - and completed just 12 of his 23 pass attempts - but finished with 282 yards and two touchdowns. He completed eight passes that went for gains of 18 yards or longer.

RUNNING BACK: B

Ray Rice lost two fumbles, but the combination of Rice and Bernard Pierce combined for 220 yards from scrimmage. Pierce accumulated 103 yards on 13 carries and Rice had 70 yards on 15 carries as well as a 47-yard catch-and-run that set up a short Vonta Leach touchdown run.

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: B-plus

Tandon Doss struggled with drops, but Anquan Boldin had five catches for a Ravens postseason record 145 yards and a touchdown. Boldin, Torrey Smith, Dennis Pitta and Ed Dickson each had at least one catch of 20 yards or longer.

OFFENSIVE LINE: A

The reshuffled unit paved the way for 172 yards on the ground and held a capable Colts pass rush to just one sack. Bryant McKinnie was impressive in his first start of the season - both in pass protection as well as in the run game.

DEFENSIVE LINE: C-plus

What was a less than impressive Colts running game during the regular season accumulated 152 yards while averaging more than five yards per carry. The nose tackle position continues to be a problem for Baltimore's defense.

LINEBACKERS: B

Paul Kruger was a difference-maker - finishing with 2.5 sacks, five quarterback hits, a pass deflection and a forced fumble - and Dannell Ellerbe was a presence in the run game. Ray Lewis had a team-high 13 tackles in his return from a torn right triceps.

SECONDARY: B

Andrew Luck threw for 288 yards but completed just 28 of his 54 pass attempts (52 percent). Corey Graham played well and Cary Williams had a key interception midway through the fourth quarter.

SPECIAL TEAMS: A

Jacoby Jones - as he consistently did throughout the regular season - provided a spark on both kick and punt returns while Justin Tucker connected on his lone field goal attempt and all five of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

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