Joe Flacco had a pretty 28-yard touchdown pass during second quarter, but was otherwise off-target and plagued by bad decisions for most of the day.
RUNNING BACK: B-plus
Ray Rice had limited touches, especially in the second half, but was impactful when involved. He had a 34-yard scoring run late in the third quarter. Rookie Bernard Pierce got some extended work in the first half and continues to impress with his toughness and physicality.
WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: B-minus
Anquan Boldin was flagged for offensive pass interference in the third quarter, but had five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. Torrey Smith had just three catches, but drew a long pass interference pass penalty that set up Justin Tucker's second field goal and consistently got behind the Steelers' secondary during the first half, although Flacco wasn't able to connect with him.
OFFENSIVE LINE: C-plus
This unit fared well in the run game - paving the way for Rice and Pierce to rush for 112 yards on 20 carries - but Flacco was sacked three times. Left tackle Michael Oher was beaten for a critical strip-sack by James Harrison early in the fourth quarter.
DEFENSIVE LINE: C
This group had trouble generating pressure, but helped limit the Steelers' ground to just 96 yards on 26 carries, an average of just 3.7 yards per attempt.
Paul Kruger had an early sack, and this unit fared well for the most part against the run, but had multiple breakdowns in coverage, including one that led to a 43-yard catch-and-run early in the third quarter.
Ed Reed had an interception, but struggled otherwise and reserve cornerback Chykie Brown, filling in as the team's nickel back, was repeatedly targeted by Pittsburgh quarterback Charlie Batch. Corey Graham continues to play well, though, and finished with 11 tackles and an interception.
SPECIAL TEAMS: B-minus
Justin Tucker connected on both of his field goal attempts, but Jacoby Jones was limited to an average of just 24.7 yards on three kick returns while Baltimore's kick coverage team was gashed for a 42-yard return by Steelers kick returner Chris Rainey to set up a Pittsburgh field goal late in the first half.